Congress

House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, Returns to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, has returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since he was shot while at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Scalise was greeted by standing ovation from the House as he walked in. He participated in Thursday’s vote series and addressed his colleagues on the House floor, thanking Rep. Brad Wenstrup,…

Governors Burgum and Dayton Agree to Meet on F-M Diversion Project

The two governors talked over the phone to quote "to try to find a path forward'' for the $2.2 billion project

  REGIONAL — Governors Doug Burgum and Mark Dayton have agreed to discuss ways to restart the F-M flood diversion project. The two governors talked over the phone to quote “to try to find a path forward” for the $2.2 billion project. The 30-mile channel has been approved by Congress and work had begun but a federal judge from Minnesota…

Understanding DACA and Why it Affects People in the Valley

More than 800,000 of them are about to be affected by President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program

FARGO, ND — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, affects more than 800,000 people in the United States. With President Trump’s announcement that he will rescind the program, people all over the country are reacting, including here in Fargo. They’re called DREAMERS. More than 800,000 of them are about to be affected by President Trump’s decision to end the…

Fargo-Moorhead’s Thoughts on Comey: Many Don’t Know Who He Is

We asked locals about what they think of Comey's testimony to congress

FARGO, N.D. — We asked people in Fargo what they think about Comey’s testimony to congress. One woman told us off camera she’s very sad about the widespread opposition to the President and thinks firing Comey was the right decision. A lot of the people we asked said they didn’t even know who James Comey is. Meanwhile, people who say…

From Farmers to Congress: Growers Talk 2018 Farm Bill with Area Politicians

Farmers meet with politicians to make suggestions for the 2018 Farm Bill

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a bill which affects every farmer in the country. The congressional delegation in North Dakota wants to make sure they get it right. The 2018 Farm Bill, which is in the debate stage, acts as a federal safety net for farmers in the U.S. When something bad happens to farmlands, a little extra financial help can…

Minnesota Congressman Announces Run for Governor

Walz is the top Democrat on the Veterans Affairs Committee

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A five-term congressman from Minnesota is running for governor. Rep. Tim Walz, a Democrat, is seeking to replace Gov. Mark Dayton, who is not running for another term. Walz is the top Democrat on the Veterans Affairs Committee. He first won election to his rural district along Minnesota’s southern border in 2006. He has survived…

Sen. Franken Talks Health Care, Medicaid and the “Right to Bear Arms”

Franken says after a pretty grueling and divisive election year, his annual hotdish contest brought a little fun to the halls of Congress

WASHINGTON D.C. — It was a day of both fun with colleagues and serious topics for Minnesota Senator Al Franken. Franken says after a pretty grueling and divisive election year, his annual hotdish contest brought a little fun to the halls of Congress. He spent the rest of his day giving interviews to talk about his opposition to Republican’s new…

North Dakota Lawmakers’ Reaction to President Trump’s Address to Congress

President Trump wrapped up his first speech in front of a joint session of congress and fellow Republican lawmakers from North Dakota say they are inspired by his speech. Kelly Wang reports from Washington

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump wrapped up his first speech in front of a joint session of congress. He outlined his plans on immigration, health care and the budget. Fellow Republican lawmakers from North Dakota say they are inspired by his speech. “It was so great to have a president who didn’t apologize for American exceptionalism,” said Rep. Kevin Cramer….

North Dakota Senator John Hoeven Sworn in for Second Term

The Senator was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden and named to five Senate committees

Congress is also back in session and North Dakota Senator John Hoeven was sworn into office for his second term. Vice President Biden administered the oath to Hoeven who was joined by his wife, Mikey. The Republican senator has been named to five Senate committees including Appropriations; Energy and Natural Resources; Agriculture; Homeland Security and Indian Affairs. Categories: Local News,…