Senator Hoeven Meets with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Nominee

President Trump nominated James to the Civil Works post earlier this year

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator John Hoeven is pushing for flood protection from the nominee for Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. Hoeven met with R.D. James to introduce him to flood protection efforts in the Red River Valley and in Minot. President Trump nominated James to the Civil Works post earlier this year. If confirmed, James will play…

President Trump Nominates Former U of M Professor to U.S. Court of Appeals

His nomination requires Senate confirmation

  WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump has nominated Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice David Stras to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Stras formerly clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The 42-year-old former University of Minnesota Law School professor was on Trump’s short list of possible U.S. Supreme Court nominees. His nomination requires Senate confirmation. It would give…

Sen. Heitkamp to Vote for President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

She said her vote does not diminish how disturbed she was by Republicans refusal to hold a hearing on President Obama's last Supreme Court nominee Judge Garland

WASHINGTON D.C. — Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, says she “will” vote for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. She was the target of an ad by the NRA to vote in his favor. “President Trump chose a pro-gun judge for the Supreme Court,” the television ad said. “Tell Heidi Heitkamp, ‘say no to Chuck Schumer and the liberal elites’. Vote…

Senator Heitkamp Meets with President’s Nominee for Ag Secretary

Senator Heitkamp will vote yes on Perdue, but will not vote in support of Betsy DeVos, the pick for Education Secretary

WASHINGTON D.C. — Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she will support President Trump’s Ag Secretary nominee. Heitkamp met with former Gov. Sonny Perdue of Georgia to talk about her agriculture priorities. She also reintroduced a bipartisan bill to lift restrictions on U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba. Heitkamp and Perdue also talked about the need for a strong Farm Bill in 2018….

How the Supreme Court Nominee Impacts a Generation

We ask a local political scientist why this important decision can reshape the constitution

  It’s a decision which affects all of us, and could affect us for a whole generation. MSUM political science professor Dr. Barbara Headrick said this is one of the most important positions in Washington D.C. “You only have nine people on the Supreme Court and that is the final arbiter of what does the constitution mean, what do federal…