Congress

Mac Schneider Announces Campaign for U.S. House of Representatives

The Democrat is a Fargo-native and lawyer at a Grand Forks-based law firm

FARGO, N.D. — Former North Dakota Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider has officially kicked off his campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. Schneider, a lawyer with officers in Fargo and Grand Forks, is seeking the Democratic–NPL endorsement to replace Kevin Cramer, who is running for Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s seat. Schneider’s firm represents clients in disputes with insurance companies and…

Mac Schneider to Run for U.S. House

The democrat plans to kick-off his campaign for the U.S. House on Tuesday

BISMARCK, N.D. — A former North Dakota Senate Minority Leader is running for Congress. Mac Schneider will kick-off his campaign for the U.S. House on Tuesday. The attorney is planning stops in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck to announce his intention to seek the Democratic-NPL endorsement for the job. He’ll face off against fellow Democrats Ben Hanson and John Grabinger….

Trump Administration Wants To Eliminate Low-Income Heating Assistance

Second Attempt To Abolish The Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of low-income heating assistance. The administration is using the same arguments from a year ago when it tried to abolish the program, saying it’s rife with fraud and that no one would be left freezing if the program goes away. Those claims were widely discredited a…

Minnesota’s Republican Party Chairwoman Seeking Commission on Large Donations

Carnahan says her annual salary of 67,000 isn't enough and fundraising is the most important thing she does

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s Republican Party chairwoman wants a personal cut from large donations to the party. Jennifer Carnahan is seeking a 10 percent commission on big donations, though she doesn’t specify what size donations would qualify. Carnahan says her annual salary of 67,000 isn’t enough and fundraising is the most important thing she does. Ted Lovdahl says…

Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp Introduce Celebration Resolution in Congress for NDSU Football

The football team defeated James Madison on January 6 in Frisco for the national title

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A resolution celebrating NDSU Football’s 6th FCS National Championship title in seven years has been introduced in Congress. “We recognize and we congratulate all of these incredible players also Coach Klieman and tremendous coaching staff has put in countless hours of practice and preparation,” Senator John Hoeven said. “They have made Bison Nation and all North Dakota…

Senator Franken’s Last Day, Former Minnesota Representative “Praying” Over Potential Bid, Longest Serving Republican Senator Retires

Another former Republican presidential contender is thinking about running for Franken's seat

NATIONAL — Sen. Al Franken has officially resigned from the Senate. The Minnesota Democrat formally resigned this afternoon. It comes nearly a month after he announced his plans to leave Congress after numerous sexual misconduct allegations in November. Franken joined the Senate in 2009 after winning a months-long recount. His departure sets the stage for Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith…

Governor Dayton Urging Congress to Save DACA

It protects young immigrants from deportation

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton is among 11 governors urging Congress to save DACA. It protects young immigrants from deportation. President Trump phased out the DACA program earlier this year, leaving Congress to negotiate a permanent replacement. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and nine others wrote congressional leaders that their states are…

Protesters are Asking Hoeven to Vote Against GOP Tax Plan

Republicans in Congress have proposed a tax plan that many people in the metro are not happy with

FARGO, ND — Republicans in Congress have proposed a tax plan that many people in the metro are not happy with. A group of protesters brought a check to Senator Hoeven’s office saying the tax plan favors corporations and the top 1% over working people. They say the plan only benefits those who make over 40–thousand dollars a year but…

Sen. Klobuchar, Rep. Peterson Talk with Local Leaders on the Farm Bill

The proposal supports rural development projects, conservation programs, the agriculture industry and the Rural Energy for America program

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Collin Peterson are meeting with farmers, business owners and community leaders from across Minnesota to hear their opinions on the proposed Farm Bill. The proposal supports rural development projects, conservation programs, the agriculture industry and the Rural Energy for America program. Peterson says he wants to hear from those the bill impacts…

Congressman Kevin Cramer Responds to President Trump’s Comment, Las Vegas Shooting

He says if the iran deal is decertified, the next 60 days are vital for congress

FARGO, ND — Congressman Kevin Cramer says he’s not sure what President Trump means when he was quoted saying during a photo-op with military leaders that it was the “calm before the storm.” Cramer, along with Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven and Congressman Colin Peterson gathered at the Fargo VA for a ribbon cutting. Rep. Cramer talked about President Trump’s comments about…