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How can the U.S. government better distribute funding to tribal governments?

Nov 4, 2021
A Harvard policy paper out this week on the government's pandemic relief effort calls on the Treasury Department to create a dedicated tribal affairs office.
The U.S. Treasury was widely criticized for how it distributed COVID relief funds to tribal governments.
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Necessities top child tax credit spending

Aug 13, 2021
Payments to households with children have been made for the second month after a first round that cost $15 billion.
Most parents who received a child tax credit used it on necessities, like groceries, utilities or school supplies.
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Congress wants to give restaurants $60 billion more in aid

Jun 14, 2021
Supporters say the original Restaurant Revitalization Fund wasn’t enough.
Restaurant owners, who face more costly goods and a labor shortage, say they need financial aid even as pandemic restrictions ease and businesses reopen.
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What unemployment benefits are included in the new COVID-19 relief bill?

Mar 9, 2021
If passed, eligible Americans will receive $300 weekly payments until Sept. 6. The bill also includes a tax break for unemployment benefits.
President Joe Biden speaks at the White House following the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the U.S. Senate on Saturday.
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