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11/21/08 - No tribal aid in 1st lame-duck congressional session

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As Congress wrapped up the first of two lame-duck sessions on Thursday, lawmakers failed to pass any legislative proposals that would assist tribes during the country's economic storm.

The National Congress of American Indians, an organization of more than 250 tribes, had been pushing Congress to address infrastructure spending and access to capital as part of the broader multibillion-dollar economic stimulus bill.

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