Sen Sullivan address water concerns at AFN

first_imgU.S. Senator Dan Sullivan spoke at AFN this afternoon about improving water and sewer access in rural Alaska and about helping Alaska Native veterans.Listen Now Sen. Dan Sullivan addresses the 2016 AFN on Oct. 21, 2016 (Screenshot from live-stream of AFN)Sullivan said that he is working to raise awareness in Congress about the more than 30 villages that still don’t have running water or sewers.The federal government will give $1.4 Billion dollars nationwide to build new systems, but Sullivan says they need to start putting the money to work.“The bottom line is we have to get our federal agencies to stop studying these issues and start helping us build these important infrastructure projects that are going to help our communities.”Sullivan is also working on a bill addressing military veterans who missed the opportunity to apply for native allotments because they were on active duty. The bill would give the veterans and their families the chance to apply now.last_img

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