Tribal Broadband

Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., listens to wintesses testifying before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee about broadband access in tribal areas. (Photo by Harrison Mantas/Cronkite News)

SACATON -- Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis joined other Arizona tribal leaders in praising recent efforts by Sen. Martha McSall, R-Ariz., on her efforts to secure relief for tribal gaming enterprises.

 “I want to commend Senator McSally for her hard-hitting advocacy on this issue, which is of great importance to many tribes in Arizona," Lewis said in a press release. "There remain many similar issues that remain unresolved, and we are heartened that her strong commitment and advocacy can help educate the Administration to do the right thing when it comes to helping tribes through this crisis.”

McSally announced Friday that small tribal gaming enterprises under 500 employees can now apply for financial relief through the Payment Protection Program.

Other tribal leaders releasing statements praising the senator's action included Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez,  Chairman Jon Huey of the Yavapai Apache Nation, and Chairwoman Lee-Gatewood of White Mountain Apache Tribe,

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