During her first post-election interview, Rep.Â Stephanie Herseth Sandlin said she has many offers for work and service.
We’re starting to find out how she will spend her time once she leaves Congress in two weeks.
Herseth Sandlin, D-S.D, was named to the Indian Law and Order Commission Tuesday. The commission was created by the Tribal Law and Order Act, a bill she introduced in the U.S. House that was signed into law by President Obama earlier this year.
The act gave the speaker of the House two appointments to the commission.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Herseth Sandlin and Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., to the panel. The commission will have nine members; not all have been named yet.
Pomeroy, like Herseth Sandlin, was defeated for re-election.
Commission members will not be paid. They will receive per diem and reimbursement for travel expenses. Members of the commission will travel to Indian Country to consult directly with experts.
â€œI look forward to serving on this important commission as we seek to study ways to better address law enforcement on tribal lands,â€ Herseth Sandlin said.
We’ll have the full story in the Wednesday Daily Republic.