Faced with high poverty and unemployment, native Alaskans rely on ANC contracts to pull themselves up.
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Elaine Kaplan also is a former special counsel.
Senior official says existing options offer the best avenue for accelerated spending.
Salazar notes that in the last seven weeks the department has sold seven oil and gas leases worth $33 million in federal revenue.
Floor action on the budget resolution is expected for the week of March 30.
The first weekly reports submitted by agencies vary in level of detail; most only provide general information on how the money will be spent.
President announces interagency working group and says funds will go toward increasing the number of food inspectors.
AT&T and Qwest join Trusted Internet Connection initiative under Networx contract.
A forthcoming executive order from President Obama of government information could include plans to create a National Declassification Center.
Republican says Democrats have double standards for pursuing claims of perjury.