For Immediate Release
August 10, 2021
Manu Tupper or Mike Inacay (Schatz) at email@example.com
VIDEO: SCHATZ HIGHLIGHTS $20.5 BILLION FOR NATIVE COMMUNITIES IN BUDGET RESOLUTION
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the significant funding for Native communities in the Budget Resolution being considered by the Senate.
“For far too long, historical underfunding of federal programs serving Native communities and Tribes has left them vulnerable… The budget reverses these systemic injustices through a $20.5 billion targeted investment,” said Chairman Schatz. “We have already made the biggest investment in Native communities in American history and we’re not done yet. The responsibility of the United States government to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians isn’t just for Democrats or Republicans to live up to. It’s a commitment that we all share. This budget resolution will empower these Native communities like never before.”
The full video of Senator Schatz’s remarks is available here.