BIPARTISAN

Senate Passes Massive $867 Billion Farm Bill, Now Headed To The House

The mammoth package will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years

WASHINGTON —┬áThe Senate has passed a massive new farm bill and it’s now headed to the House. The measure bears a price tag of $867 billion over 10 years. The bill passed in the Senate on a bipartisan vote of 87-13. The mammoth package will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes…

Klobuchar and Peterson Meet With Ag Leaders and Growers About Bipartisan Farm Bill

The two traveled to American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead to discuss the 2018 harvest and regional farming issues

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Collin Peterson met with area growers and leaders to discuss the need for a bipartisan farm bill. The two traveled to American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead to discuss the 2018 harvest and regional farming issues. As the weather has warmed up, their worries have lessened but some priorities still remain; protecting…

Bipartisan Committee Formed To Find Solution to Pension Crisis

Threatens 2,000 North Dakotans and 400,00 Retirees Across The Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A solution for the country’s pension crisis didn’t make it in the final budget, but a bipartisan committee has been set up as a compromise. The pension crisis is threatening 2,000 North Dakotans and 400,000 retirees across the country who paid into Central States Pension Fund and others. The committee will be required to hold at least…

Senator Franken Says Latest Health Care Proposal is Worse than Previous Plan

The development comes as the GOP has revived its partisan attack on Obamacare

NATIONAL — A bipartisan attempt at shoring up the Affordable Care Act is officially over in the Senate. The development comes as the GOP has revived its partisan attack on Obamacare, with Senate leaders and President Trump pushing repeal and replace legislation. Senator Franken is blasting the latest attempt by the GOP to replace Obamacare and calls the “Graham-Cassidy” bill…

Citizen Initiative for Medical Marijuana in ND Battling Lawmakers Over Bill

Rilie Morgan, who headed the initiative campaign, believes lawmakers have changed the intent of the voter approved measure

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Backers of a successful North Dakota citizen initiative to allow medical marijuana are contesting new rules written by the Legislature. A bipartisan bill removed provisions that would have allowed growing marijuana as medicine and only allows patients to smoke it if a physician finds that no other form of marijuana would help. Rilie Morgan, who headed…