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BIA critic calls on Bush to fire Dave Anderson


Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal, a critic of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is asking President Bush to fire assistant secretary Dave Anderson.

Blumenthal said the BIA is a "dysfunctional" agency, citing a recent recognition case which was decided before Anderson joined the Bush administration. He noted that Anderson has recused himself on recognition, gaming and gaming related land-into-trust matters.

Anderson faced calls for his removal earlier this year when the recusal decision was made public.

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Blumenthal to Bush: Fire BIA overseer (AP 12/16)
Bush urged to fire head of Indian agency (The Waterbury Republican-American 12/16)
Blumenthal Wants BIA Head Fired (The New London Day 12/16)
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Attorney General Calls On President To Fire BIA Leader (Atty Gen 12/15)

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