Franken to join Senate Indian Affairs Committee
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will be getting a new member -- Democrat Al Franken of Minnesota.

Franken learned of his assignment to the committee yesterday after winning a court decision that prompted the concession from Republican Norm Coleman, who was the incumbent U.S. Senator. The two had been locked in a battle that now gives Democrats 60 seats in the chamber.

Franken, who campaigned on reservations several times last year, will be the ninth Democrat on the Indian Affairs Committee.

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