Gonzales to go before Senate Judiciary Committee (January 6, 2005)
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing today on Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General. Gonzales, a former Texas Supreme Court justice, has served as White House counsel to President Bush since January 2001. He has been criticized for his...
McCain opposes Native Hawaiian recognition bill (January 6, 2005)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, opposes federal recognition for Native Hawaiians. McCain said Native Hawaiians are not eligible for the same federal status as American Indians and Alaska Natives. He opposes...
California Republican to head House Appropriations (January 6, 2005)
Rep. Jerry Lewis, a Republican from California, has been chosen as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Lewis, 70, was selected over Reps. Ralph Regula (Ohio) and Harold Rogers (Kentucky), according to news reports. The selection process was reportedly...
Editorial: 'Shameful' dealings of Washington lobbyists (January 6, 2005)
"One of the sorriest chapters of American history, the gulling of native Indian tribes, is continuing apace in Washington, where two Capitol insiders close to the House majority leader, Tom DeLay, are being investigated for allegedly fleecing six tribes of...
Campbell joins Holland & Knight law firm (January 6, 2005)
Retired Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) has joined the law firm Holland & Knight. Campbell, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, will serve as senior policy adviser for Indian affairs. He plans to work on sovereignty, water...
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