SENATOR HEIDI HEITKAMP

Former Senator Heitkamp Joins McCain Institute

The Washington, D.C., institute is part of Arizona State University and is named for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp has joined the board of the McCain Institute. The Washington, D.C., institute is part of Arizona State University and is named for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain. The nonpartisan institute champions character-driven leadership and civic engagement. One of the areas it works on is human trafficking, a focus of Heitkamp’s….

Savanna’s Act Hits Roadblock In House of Representatives

"Savanna's Act" was passed in the Senate last week, but the bill has been placed on hold in the House of Representatives.

FARGO (KFGO) – A bill named in honor of Fargo murder victim Savanna Greywind has hit a roadblock. “Savanna’s Act” was passed in the Senate last week, but the bill has been placed on hold in the House of Representatives. The measure was introduced last year by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Heitkamp says the bill is being blocked by Virginia Republican…

Senator Heitkamp Drums Up Support For Campaign Through Door-Knocking

The Senator teamed up with Democratic House Candidate Mac Schneider to knock doors

FARGO, N.D. — Less than 24 hours after she went head–to–head with her opponent, Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND), on the debate stage, Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) fought through the rain to bring her message to the streets. Heitkamp says going from door–to–door gives her a more intimate connection with her supporters. “That opens up a whole new avenue of discussion. Just…

Sen. Heitkamp Speaks to Seniors on Importance of Social Security and Healthcare Programs

Heitkamp focused the discussion around Social Security and bettering healthcare programs

FARGO – Senator Heidi Heitkamp spoke to North Dakota senior citizens at Touchmark at Harwood Groves about the importance of their benefits. The Democrat focused the discussion around Social Security and bettering healthcare programs. Heitkamp said she is standing firm to reduce the cost of healthcare because it is crucial for parents with disabled children, elderly in nursing homes, and people…

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp “Confident” about Passing Farm Bill

With the bill headed for conference, she is ecstatic about bipartisan support in Senate

WAHPETON, N.D. — When Senator Heidi Heitkamp entered the room with several eager farmers, she quickly eased the fears of producers concerned about the Farm Bill. “You can’t promise anything for certain, but I feel pretty confident that we’re going to get a farm bill ahead of the September 30 deadline,” said Heitkamp. While the bill is heading towards the conference…

Farmers, SNAP Recipients Applaud Senate Farm Bill

The bill is bipartisan

FARGO, N.D. — The Senate Agriculture Committee passed the Farm Bill on Wednesday. In addition to farmers, the measure will have a huge impact on those who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, or SNAP, program. More than 54,000 people in North Dakota rely on SNAP program benefits, including Ricky Belgarde’s family. “We’ve use it our whole lives. Being a…

Students Begin Canvassing Across Town to Support Heidi Heitkamp

The "Students for Heidi" groups also take form on college campuses across North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Several students walk around neighborhoods in the metro to convince potential voters to support Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The “Students for Heidi” group knocked on several doors and asked voters questions about their preferences heading into the election. Students say Heitkamp’s support of their needs in education and other issues fuels their ambition to help her campaign. “She always…

PART 2: A Conversation With Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Talk About Savanna's Act, Pension Reform and Toxic Politics Across The Country

FARGO, N.D. — Our conversation with Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota concludes. We sat down with the senator on Tuesday to talk about politics, Savanna’s Act, pension reform and more. TJ: “Let’s talk about some of your work in the senate. You have introduced Savanna’s Act in honor of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind who went missing from her Fargo apartment…

Heitkamp And Hoeven Have Concerns About President Trump’s Tariffs

Concerned About The Loss Of American Jobs And Trade Wars

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota’s Senators seem to be in agreement on President Trump’s new tarrifs. They both say they could harm the state’s economy. The president was joined at the White House by American steel and aluminum workers as he signed tariffs that international allies and congressional Republicans have warned against. The tariffs will go into effect in 15…

Vice President Joe Biden To Address North Dakota Democratic Convention

Mr. Biden will speak in support of U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp in her bid for re-election.

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Democratic-NPL announced former Vice President Joe Biden will headline the 2018 Convention in Grand Forks on Saturday, March 17. Mr. Biden will speak in support of U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp in her bid for re-election. In a statement from the state Democratic-NPL Biden said,”Heidi lives and breathes North Dakota, she fights with every fiber…