Consideration of U.S. apology resolution delayed
Thursday, May 20, 2004

Consideration of a resolution to apologize to Native peoples for "official depredations and ill-conceived policies" of the United States was delayed on Wednesday.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee was to take up the measure at a business meeting. But due to a lack of a quorum, Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado), the panel's chairman, said it would be put off until a later date. Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) was unable to attend the meeting because he was returning from a flight from Hawaii.

The apology, introduced by Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) and co-sponsored by Campbell and Inouye, would offer a formal apology on behalf of the federal government.

Relevant Documents:
Text of Apology Resolution [As Introduced] | Sen. Brownback Statement on Resolution | Link to S.J.RES.37

Relavent Links:
Sen. Sam Brownback -

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