senate

North Dakota GOP Has Concerns About Sen. Heitkamp’s Leadership

They don't agree with her choices on healthcare, jobs, the security of American people and agriculture

FARGO, ND — North Dakota’s GOP wants people in the U.S. Senate who will work in accordance with President Trump’s agenda. They held a press conference to voice concerns they have with legislation by Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat. They don’t agree with her choices on healthcare, jobs, the security of American people and agriculture. North Dakota Young Republicans and…

Grafton’s Tom Campbell Announces 2018 Race for the U.S. Senate

The potato farmer says he wants to bring "conservative, North Dakota values to Washington D.C.''

GRAFTON, ND — The 2018 race for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Heidi Heitkamp begins. “What Tom Campbell started with a combine and a prayer is a true North Dakota success story,” the video states. “Hundreds of jobs, one of America’s biggest potato farms. Tom Campbell. Hard working. Conservative. Outsider. Exactly what North Dakota needs in Washington.” Republican…

North Dakota’s Judge Erickson Appears Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Erickson was nominated by President Trump to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A North Dakota judge appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven introduced U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson to the panel. Erickson was nominated by President Trump to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Both senators encouraged the committee to approve Judge Erickson’s nomination and move it to the Senate for confirmation. “Judge…

President Trump Gives High Praise to the Senate for Health Care Vote

Republicans voted to advance floor debate on their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump is praising the Senate for moving forward on a bill to repeal Obamacare. Vice President Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. “The vice president votes in the affirmative and the motion is agreed to,” he said, then tapped the gavel down to close the vote. Republicans voted to advance floor debate on their efforts to repeal…

North Dakota Senators Speak Out on New GOP Health Care Bill

The reworked bill pushed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seeks conservative support

  NATIONAL — Republican Sen. John Hoeven says he needs more time to evaluate a revamped GOP health care bill. The reworked bill pushed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seeks conservative support by letting insurers sell low-premium policies with skimpy coverage. Hoeven says he wants to see the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s evaluation of the bill before he decides. Democratic…

Senate Majority Leader Delays Recess; White House Accuses Senate Democrats of “Campaign of Obstruction”

When it comes to health care, even Republican Senators say they are just being thorough

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With no deal in sight for a new health care plan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is delaying recess until the third week of August. The White House is coming down hard on Senate Democrats, saying they are leading a campaign of obstruction after a slow confirmation process. Only 49 presidential nominations have been confirmed…

Senator Franken Says GOP Health Care Bill is a Really a Tax Cut

It comes after delaying a vote on the initial draft

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican senators are taking time to draft a new version of its health care bill that all members of their party can agree on. It comes after delaying a vote on the initial draft. Senate Democrats, including Minnesota Senator Franken, want the bill’s negotiations to be done in open committees. Franken sees the bill as something more…

North Dakota Lawmakers Getting to Work on Next Session

Each committee will compile a report and any suggested legislation for the 2019 session

  BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Legislature’s 141 members are already at work on the next legislative session. The Legislative Management committee has assigned the lawmakers to conduct 50 studies on topics such as state retirement funding, health care and the financial condition of the state’s 11 public colleges and universities. Each committee will compile a report and any…

Governor Dayton Reverses Decision on Minnesota’s Tax Bill

Some Republicans say Dayton exceeded his constitutional authority

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Governor Dayton has reversed course on his decision not to sign the Tax Bill and allow it to become law without his signature. He issued a statement around 11 o’clock last night saying he “did” sign the bill to fulfill the requirements to protect the funding for the Department of Revenue. There is still…

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…