U.S. House examining tribal 8(a) contracts

The U.S. House Natural Resources committee held a hearing today in Washington to gather testimony about the effectiveness of tribal 8(a) contracting. 8(a) contracts enable Alaska Native Corporations (among other minority groups) to secure federal work that covers a wide range from military base security to NASA engineering. We spoke with Congressman Don Young, committee chair, about the issues up for discussion before the committee.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage