U.S. Senate Leaves Tribal Gaming Nominee Twisting Slowly In The Wind

It has been more than ten weeks since a Senate committee agreed in a unanimous voice vote to confirm the nominee to lead the federal agency overseeing Indian gaming, but no one seems to know when a final vote on the Senate floor will be scheduled.

The delay has led to speculation that E. Sequoyah Simermeyer may not take his seat as chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) until 2020.

“I don’t have any guidance or announcements for you on this nominee,” David Popp, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, told GamblingCompliance in an email on Tuesday.

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