. ‘Largest Investment Ever’ on Climate Change Passes Senate, Including $272.5 Million for Tribes « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE – The vote split 50-50 along party lines, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tiebreaking vote to pass the bill. The vote clears the way for the legislation to move to the House, which Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said will pass the bill this Friday. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman Brian Schatz said the bill includes $272.5 million to help tribes endure and adapt to climate change, including the first targeted climate resilience funding to the Native Hawaiian community. “Native communities have the technical expertise, capacity, and place-based knowledge needed to develop effective climate change and energy solutions,” Schatz said.

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