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Tribal leaders from Tucson and across the nation bring litany of needs to federal funding hearing

While members of the House Natural Resources subcommittee sparred over the American Jobs Plan, tribal leaders focused more on the laundry list of needs for Native Americans, from schools and healthcare to roads and public safety, and less on where the money comes from.... Read more»

Arizona mayors call for ‘continued and increased’ housing, transit funds

Government officials testified before the Senate committee on infrastructure needs, calling for “continued and increased” federal funding for affordable housing and public transit as Congress and the White House are wrangling over the Biden administration’s $2 trillion spending plan.... Read more»

New funding to curb wildfires pushed in Congress, as another fire season looms

As wildfires across the United States grow in size, intensity and duration each summer, members of Congress from the West are pushing for massive new investments in ecosystem management and wildfire mitigation.... Read more»

Biden calls for sweeping 'once-in-a-generation investment' to reshape the nation

Standing in the same U.S. House chamber where a violent mob temporarily disrupted the certification of his victory, President Joe Biden on Wednesday heralded the country as “on the move again” as he sketched out his expansive vision for a post-pandemic America.... Read more»

Buttigieg: Indian Country investment a priority of infrastructure plan

Indian Country infrastructure needs, for everything from water to housing to broadband, are a high priority of the Biden administration’s $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said this week. ... Read more»

Biden cites infrastructure needs in Arizona, other states, to push plan

Arizona has 132 bridges and more than 3,100 miles of highway that are in poor condition, the White House said in pitching President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal.... Read more»