Minnesota Native News: U.S. Senator Tina Smith on the CARES Act and American Indian Communities

Minnesota Native News: U.S. Senator Tina Smith on the CARES Act and American Indian Communities


The CARES Act that was signed into law on March 27th provides emergency assistance and health care response for people, tribes and businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The law includes 8-billion dollars for tribes and urban Indian communities across the U-S. Reporter Melissa Townsend talked with U.S. Senator Tina Smith about provisions for Native communities. Smith represents Minnesota and serves on the U-S Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.