Minn. senator rejects talk of Anderson hearing snub
Friday, October 24, 2003

Minnesota Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) says reports of his dissatisfaction over Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee Dave Anderson are greatly exaggerated.

Dayton told The Minneapolis Star Tribune that he was upset he was not invited to Anderson's hearing on Wednesday. But a spokesperson now tells The Native American Times that while the quote was accurate, it was a "misrepresentation."

Anderson was introduced to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee by Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), who has received $4,000 in campaign contributions from Anderson and his wife.

The committee advanced Anderson's nomination by a 13-0 vote. You can watch an archive of the broadcast thanks to C-SPAN at

Get the Story:
Senator denies Anderson snub (The Native American Times 10/23)

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

Relevant Links:
Famous Daves -
LifeSkills Center for Leadership -

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