Sen. Barrasso to serve as Indian Affairs vice chair
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), a first-term senator, is being sworn in as vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee today.

Since joining the Senate in June 2007, Barrasso has been an advocate for Indian health care and law enforcement. He has supported the two tribes in his state.

Barrasso replaces Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who stepped down from the post to serve in other leadership positions during the 111th Congress. He will take the gavel during an organizational meeting, to be followed by a hearing on health care, at 11am.

Committee Notice:
BUSINESS MEETING to organize the Committee, to be followed immediatly by an OVERSIGHT HEARING on Advancing Indian Health Care (February 5, 2009)

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