Congress

Rick Berg Unanimously Elected To Full Term As North Dakota GOP Chairman

He was first elected party chairman in 2018 to fill out the term of Kelly Armstrong

BISMARCK, ND — Former U.S. Congressman Rick Berg of Fargo has been elected to his first full term as chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party. Members of the party’s state committee unanimously backed Berg at their meeting in Bismarck on Saturday. He was first elected party chairman in 2018 to fill out the term of Kelly Armstrong, who stepped down…

Sen. Smith Introduces Bills Aimed to Lower Drug Prices

The bills have bipartisan support

WASHINGTON – With the cost of medicine rapidly rising, Democratic Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith introduces two bills to help lower the cost of drugs. One is called the Ensuring Innovation Act, which would stop companies from extending their patents by making insignificant changes to drugs by adding ingredients. The other is called the FAIR Drug Pricing Act, which would require…

Judge orders Trump accounting firm to hand over records to Congress

Washington (CNN) A federal district judge has told the accounting firm Mazars it will need to turn over Donald Trump’s accounting records from before he was President to the Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee. In a 41-page opinion, Judge Amit Mehta of the DC District Court rejected Trump’s attempt to block the committee’s subpoena, asserting that Congress is well within its authority to investigate the President….

Mark Kennedy Tells Colorado Crowd That Is He “Fully Committed To Diversity”

UND President is touring the University of Colorado campus system where he is the lone finalist for president

DENVER, CO (FOX 31 Denver)  — UND President Mark Kennedy told a forum in Colorado that he is “fully committed to diversity”. Kennedy is touring the University of Colorado campus system where he is the lone finalist for president. The controversial pick to be CU’s next president has been criticized for his conservative voting record, and history of jumping from…

UND President Begins Job Interview Tours In Colorado

Kennedy has been the target of demonstrations and online petitions Against His Nomination

BOULDER, CO — UND President Mark Kennedy is in Colorado this week. He is meeting with administrators, students and faculty at the University of Colorado, where he is the lone finalist to become the next president. Kennedy’s first stop was to speak with administrators and foundation members. Visits are also planned Tuesday through Friday at campuses in Colorado Springs, Aurora,…

Chancellor Considers Kennedy Announcement “De facto” Notice of Resignation

Kennedy has sent a letter to North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott explaining that he has not yet resigned

GRAND FORKS, ND — UND President Mark Kennedy has sent a letter to North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott explaining that he has not yet resigned. Hagerott said he considers the announcement from Kennedy that he’s the only finalist for President of the University of Colorado his “de facto” notice of resignation. Last week, Kennedy sent an email to faculty…

Students Protest UND President Mark Kennedy At University of Colorado Boulder

Kennedy is the sole candidate for president of the University of Colorado system

Courtesy: Hart Van Denburg/CPR NewsBOULDER, CO — Dozens of students at the University of Colorado Boulder are protesting UND President Mark Kennedy. He is the sole candidate for president of the University of Colorado system. Some students showed up with signs encouraging the Board of Regents to block the nomination. They are concerned with Kennedy’s votes while he was a Republican…

MN Congressional Hotdish Competition Displays The Diversity of the State’s Delicious Dish

WASHINGTON – The Minnesota delicacy hotdish is so powerful that it brings lawmakers from both parties together in Washington. Sen. Tina Smith hosts the ninth annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition. Congresswoman Betty McCollum from the state’s fifth district takes home the gold with her Hotdish A-Hmong Friends. Other dishes showing off Minnesota’s diversity include Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s Little Moga-hot-dishu and…

President Trump Declares National Emergency To Pay For Border Wall

Trump says he shouldn't be sued but predicted ``we will be very successful in court.

WASHINGTON, DC — President Donald Trump says he expects legal challenges to his decision to declare a national emergency to erect barriers between the U.S. and Mexico but says he’ll be vindicated. Trump announced Friday that he has signed the appropriate paperwork to declare an emergency on the border so he can build the wall. In a sing-songy tone of…

Former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Continues to Push Congress to Pass Savanna’s Act

Former North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is still trying to get Congress to pass Savanna’s Act even though she’s left office. The bill would would improve crime databases and start reporting missing and murdered indigenous people. The National Crime Information Center says there were more than 5,700 reports of killed or missing Native American women and girls in the United…