Obama pressed for $2B in Indian Country funding
President-elect Barack Obama is being asked to support $2 billion in funding for Indian Country.

Congress authorized the money as part of a $50 billion global health bill. It specifies $1 billion for water projects, $750 million for law enforcement and $250 million for health care.

Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota), who led the push for the money, and 21 other senators wrote Obama to ask him to include the funds in his budget.

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Thune seeks aid for tribes (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 12/17)

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