DEMOCRATS

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…

Democratic Leaders Host Summerfest for Metro Area

The event is focused on getting to know their voters while also discussing their plans for the 2018 election

FARGO, ND — Democratic lawmakers for North Dakota are grilling brats and burgers at Rheault Farm in Fargo. The event is focused on getting to know their voters while also discussing their plans for the 2018 election. KVRR’s Nick Broadway joins us live from the farm with more. NICK BROADWAY: I’m at Dem-NPL’s Summerfest 2017. They’ve got burgers and brats…

Fargo Businessman Enters Race for U.S. House of Representatives

Hanson went to Fargo South and graduated from MSUM

FARGO, ND — North Dakota Democrats have their first candidate for the states lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ben Hanson, a broker with Archer Real Estate Services in Fargo, says he believes that North Dakota deserves a congressman who will focus on the needs of hard-working North Dakotans. Hanson went to Fargo South and graduated from MSUM….

Senator Heitkamp on Health Care Vote; Protesters Rally at Senator Hoeven’s Fargo Office

Heitkamp said politics dictates legislation far too often in Congress

FARGO, ND — North Dakota U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp was one of many Democrats who voted against the health care reform. She said if the bill passed, tens of thousands of North Dakotans would lose their health care. Heitkamp said politics dictates legislation far too often in Congress. She claims she’s offered many solutions to help the current health care…

District 16 Cass County Democrats Welcome Special Guest

West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller shared the status of the department

FARGO, ND– The District 16 Cass County Democratic NPL welcomed a special guest at its monthly meeting to talk about a big change in West Fargo. Fire Chief Dan Fuller shared the status of the department. Volunteer firefighters have recently moved to serving full time. Staff is needed as the city is responding to a record amount of calls. Last…

North Dakota Democrat Joins Many Republican Lawmakers Against President Trump’s New Cuba Policy

They Say His Plan Is Bad For American Producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump’s new Cuba policy isn’t sitting well with many Republican lawmakers, Russia and even a North Dakota Democrat. The president is clamping down on some commerce and travel between the United States and Cuba but leaving intact many new avenues President Obama had opened. The Russian Foreign Ministry has criticized the president’s decision and his verbal…

Dayton Eliminates Funding for House and Senate, Said Republicans Launched “Sneak Attack”

Governor Dayton has signed nine so-called "Budget Bills" to avoid a government shutdown

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Governor Dayton has signed nine so-called “Budget Bills” to avoid a government shutdown. But he said he considers some of the Republicans actions a “sneak attack.” He is allowing the Tax Bill to become law without his signature. He used the line-item veto to strip funding for the House and Senate for four years saying the job…

Minnesota Lawmakers Focus on Possible Budget Compromises

But Republicans and Democratic Gov. Dayton have lots of divides to bridge

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers returned from a week-long break with their eyes on the budget. Their return marks the beginning of the rush to agree to a new, two-year budget that will likely exceed $45 billion. But Republicans and Democratic Gov. Dayton have lots of divides to bridge. The GOP is pursuing nearly $1 billion or more in…

DeVos Named Education Secretary, State Senators Speak Out

It is the first time in history the Vice President has had to be the tie-breaker for the Senate when it comes to confirming a Cabinet nominee

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. It is not the first time the Vice President has been called on to break a tie in the Senate, but it is the first time in history the VP has had to do it for…