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Abourezk was elected as a Democrat to the House of Representatives, and
served from 1971 to 1973. He then was elected to the U.S. Senate, where
he served until 1979.
As a senator, he criticized the Office of Public Safety (OPS), a U.S.
agency linked to the USAID and the CIA that provided training to foreign
police forces. He also was instrumental in the creation of both the
American Indian Policy Review Commission and the Select Committee on
Indian Affairs. He chaired the Policy Review Commission the entire time
it existed, and then took the gavel as chair of the Indian Affairs
Committee from its creation in 1977 to 1979, when he retired. Abourezk
was an early supporter of a National initiative and with fellow Senator
Mark O. Hatfield (R-OR) introduced an amendment allowing more direct
democracy. However, this initiative failed.
In 1974, TIME magazine named Senator Abourezk one of the 200 Faces for
In 1978, Abourezk chose not to run for re-election and was succeeded by
Republican Larry Pressler, with whom he has had a long-running feud that
has lasted until the present day.
Following his retirement in 1980, Abourezk founded the American-Arab
Anti-Discrimination Committee, a grassroots civil rights organization.
In 1989, he wrote Advise and Dissent: Memoirs of South Dakota and the
U.S. Senate (ISBN 1-55652-066-2) and he is the co-author—along with
Hyman Bookbinder of Through Different Eyes: Two Leading Americans — a
Jew and an Arab — Debate U. S. Policy in the Middle East (ISBN 0917561392)
Abourezk now works as a lawyer and writer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Huffington Post writer James Zogby praised Abourezk as a "bold and
coureagous former Senator" for protesting to the FBI after the ABSCAM
operation and calling all Arab-Americans to "reclaim the right to defend
and define their heritage."
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