Without an extension, the corporations have just three more weeks to find an authorized way to spend the money, and in some cases they’re running into a spending logjam.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this morning about whether Alaska Native corporations can receive a portion of the $8 billion earmarked in the CARES Act for tribal governments.
Alaska Congressman Don Young, who worked with Haaland on the House Resources Committee, also endorsed her confirmation.
Debbie Atuk took over as the President and CEO of Kootznoowoo Incorporated in February after a career in corporate finance and business.
Department of Justice Attorney Adam Jed said people just make grammatical mistakes sometimes, and you have to go by what Congress meant.
The decision came Tuesday, July 7, 2020, as Tribal nations appeal a ruling in late June that said the Native corporations were eligible to receive the funding.
Calsita and most regional Native corporations are also responding with distinctly corporate help: They’re sending early distributions of cash to their shareholders.
And Sen. Dan Sullivan said the corporations have missions mandated by the federal government beyond those of other corporations.
The Southeast Alaska Landless Corporation is crafting a bill that would divide 115,000 acres between five communities.
Alaska’s two U.S. senators not only helped Republicans pass their tax cuts early Saturday. They made a pair of 11th-hour additions: one kills a new tax on the cruise industry, another helps Alaska Native Corporations.