REP. RICK BECKER

Hoeven faces rar-right challenge at state GOP convention

Sen. John Hoeven & Rick BeckerBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — John Hoeven has spent more than two decades handily winning the support of delegates to the state’s Republican Party convention, first as governor and later as a U.S. senator. This year, though, may be different. Hoeven faces a challenge from state Rep. Rick Becker, the leader of a growing faction of…

GOP move to kill emergency order would cut food stamp funds

BISMARCK, N.D. – A plan by some members of the North Dakota Legislature to terminate a pandemic-related emergency declaration could discontinue food assistance to the state’s neediest residents. North Dakota and other states that have emergency orders in place have been getting additional money for food stamps under a package passed by Congress. If lawmakers end the emergency declaration, North…

Rep. Rick Becker Wants To Eliminate COVID-19 Mass Testing & Contact Tracing

Republican state representative wants to become North Dakota's next state health officer

BISMARCK, N.D. — A former candidate for governor and current Republican state representative wants to become North Dakota’s next state health officer. It is a position from which three people have resigned during the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. Rep. Rick Becker, who is a plastic surgeon in Bismarck, says he has a plan for addressing COVID-19. He would call for eliminating…