Minn. senator upset over Anderson hearing snub
Thursday, October 23, 2003

Minnesota's senior senator, Democrat Mark Dayton, is upset he wasn't invited to the confirmation hearing of Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee Dave Anderson.

Dayton told The Minneapolis Star Tribune he hasn't met Anderson, a resident of Edina, and hasn't decided whether ot support him. Anderson did meet with several members of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Tuesday. He also met with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is concerned about "out-of-state" tribes seeking to assert their rights on ancestral territory in New York.

The Indian committee voted 13-0 to advance Anderson to the Senate floor. Two members, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) did not vote yesterday.

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Famous Dave's ties don't give Senate panel pause (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 10/23)
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Senate panel approves Dave Anderson for BIA post (AP 10/22)
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'Famous Dave' gets warm D.C. welcome (The St. Paul Pioneer Press 10/23)
BIA Nominee gets Nod From Senate Panel (The New London Day 10/23)
'Famous Dave' offers BIA hope (The Oklahoman 10/23)
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Schumer speaks with Indian Affairs nominee (The Finger Lakes Times 10/23)
Grand Casinos founder nominated for Indian Affairs post (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 10/23)

Relevant Documents:
Witness List, Testimony (October 22, 2003)

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