COVID-19 in Indian Country
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U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued a statement on the passage of the Heroes Act – critical relief legislation to bolster our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, support workers, and provide much-needed aid to local, state, and Tribal governments.

The HEROES Act includes $64 million for urban Indian health organizations.

The Heroes Act is the House Democratic plan to improve public health and support the American people through the coronavirus pandemic.

We have not seen a catastrophe like this in over a century, and that requires extraordinary measures to protect this country and save lives.

The HEROES Act, a bill that provides $20 billion for tribal governments, and rule changes to allow remote proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic are up for debate in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) are hosting a roundtable on May 15, 2020, with three national tribal organizations to discuss the newly introduced Heroes Act.

The HEROES Act is a step in the right direction by providing $1.5 billion to address the 'digital divide,' the National Education Association and the National PTA says.

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) is pleased that the Heroes Act includes $24 billion in funding for tribal governments and tribal organizations.

'We implore our lower 48 tribal partners: it is time to stop efforts that divide us. We must work together to fight this global pandemic,' Alaska Native corporations said.

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released a statement today after House Democrats introduced the next COVID-19 emergency response bill, The Heroes Act(H.R. 6800).

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for introducing new comprehensive legislation, The Heroes Act, to help respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

House Democrats today introduced The Heroes Act, a bold and comprehensive coronavirus response bill that will meet the challenge this pandemic poses to our nation.

Tribal governments -- and only tribal governments -- will be in line for another $20 billion in coronavirus relief under a new bill introduced in the U.S. Congress.