WASHINGTON – An administration official and the chairman of a nonprofit group told Senate committee members on Wednesday that they support a bill that would provide Indian tribal governments with better access to bond financings and capital to support local infrastructure and spur economic development.

Speaking to members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs during a hearing, they said the Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2016 (S. 3234) would help tribal governments by growing their economies, improving their infrastructure, and increasing lenders' willingness to do businesses with them.

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