Tribal Leader COVID-19 Town Hall: $1.9T Reconciliation Package

Tribal Leader COVID-19 Town Hall: $1.9T Reconciliation Package

February 12, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

NAFOA is coordinating with several national organizations to convene a Tribal Leader Town Hall tomorrow Friday, February 12, 2021 at 3:00 EST to discuss the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package - which includes a proposed $20 billion tribal relief fund - that Congress is expected to pass next week using budget reconciliation rules.


"Reconciliation" is a process by which Congress can pass legislation with a simple majority. This process can be enacted once a fiscal year and is limited to items related to taxes, spending, and the debt limit. The narrow Democratic margins for controlling Congress make reconciliation the only available vehicle to pass more COVID-19 stimulus measures without Republican support. 


The proposed legislation has several additional tribal provisions, a summary of these provisions can be found below. Further information including an agenda and speakers will be sent tomorrow morning.  


Tribal Leader COVID-19 Town Hall: $1.9T Reconciliation Package


February 12, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST

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*Please make sure you have downloaded the most recent version of Zoom ahead of the webinar.  

 

The Town Hall will be in a webinar format and will center around how the new legislation impacts tribal governance, health, and economic development. We will discuss the provisions that relate to Indian Country, and will also leave time for questions.