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Senate confirmation hearing for McSwain at IHS


Robert McSwain, Indian Health Service The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing this morning for Robert G. McSwain to be Director of the Indian Health Service.

McSwain was introduced by Jacquie Van Huss, the chairperson of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California. McSwain, a tribal member, followed with his testimony[Biography].

The hearing started at 9:30am and lasted about 1 hour and 10 minutes. You can download audio clips in MP3 format:
Opening Statements
Jacquie Van Huss
Sen. Smith
Testimony | Q&A

Hearing Notice:
HEARING on the nomination of Robert G. McSwain, to be Director of the Indian Health Service. (February 7, 2008)

Relevant Links:
Indian Health Service - http://www.ihs.gov
National Council of Urban Indian Health - http://www.ncuih.org
National Indian Health Board - http://www.nihb.org

FY2009 Budget Documents:
HHS In Brief | GPRA Performance | More IHS Documents

Relevant Links:
Indian Health Service - http://www.ihs.gov
National Council of Urban Indian Health - http://www.ncuih.org
National Indian Health Board - http://www.nihb.org

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