Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp Introduce Celebration Resolution in Congress for NDSU Football

The football team defeated James Madison on January 6 in Frisco for the national title

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A resolution celebrating NDSU Football’s 6th FCS National Championship title in seven years has been introduced in Congress. “We recognize and we congratulate all of these incredible players also Coach Klieman and tremendous coaching staff has put in countless hours of practice and preparation,” Senator John Hoeven said. “They have made Bison Nation and all North Dakota…

President Trump Appoints New Member to Sen. Heitkamp’s Commission on Native Children

The commission was created to find strategies to help Native American Children overcome poverty, substance abuse and domestic violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she wants Native American children to be given every opportunity to succeed, regardless of the odds stacked against them. President Trump has appointed another member of the Commission on Native Children, which was created by Heitkamp’s bipartisan bill that became law last October. The commission was created to find strategies to…

Senator Heitkamp Says GOP Tax Reform Bill Hurts Middle Income Families

They all say the tax reform wouldn't benefit them in the long run

FARGO, ND — Senator Heidi Heitkamp says the Republican tax reform bill will raise costs for most middle income families in the long-term. She spoke in Fargo alongside a local tax attorney, small business owner, senior citizen, farmer and the president of the North Dakota Building and Construction Trades Council. They all say the tax reform wouldn’t benefit them in…

Savanna’s Act Focus of Hearing for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee

It is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo

  FARGO, ND — The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on Savanna’s Act. The bill was introduced earlier this month by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to help address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women. It is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo. She was 8-months pregnant when she went missing in August. Her baby was…

Senator Heitkamp Named in Top 10 List for Most Effective Senators

Heitkamp was ranked ninth among Democrats in the 114th Congress

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Heitkamp has been named one of the most effective senators by the Center for Effective Lawmaking. It is a joint initiative between the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University. Heitkamp was ranked ninth among Democrats in the 114th Congress. She sponsored 29 bills on a variety of issues and got three of those bills signed…

Senator Heitkamp Working to Crack Down on Secret Campaign Spending

It's already illegal for foreign nationals or governments to contribute to campaigns in the U.S., and this bill would help make sure those laws are followed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of U.S. Senators is going after secret campaign spending. Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota helped reintroduce the DISCLOSE Act. It would require tax-exempt groups and super PACs that spend money on elections to disclose their spending as well as their major individual sources of funding over $10,000. It’s already illegal for foreign nationals or…

Senator Heitkamp Asking Ranchers be Given Tax Break Due to Drought

The deferment would be for a two year period on the sale of cattle

  NORTH DAKOTA — Senator Heitkamp has asked the IRS commissioner to allow ranchers to defer paying capital gains tax due to the drought. The deferment would be for a two year period on the sale of cattle. The action is being requested due to the ongoing severe drought which has stretched for months across nearly half of the state….

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Bringing Assistance to Livestock Producers in Wake of Drought

Senator Heitkamp got the reassurances during a senate hearing

NORTH DAKOTA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing additional assistance for livestock producers dealing with the ongoing drought. The USDA has expanded emergency grazing on land enrolled in the CRP, including those counties where drought conditions are moderate. The agency says the authorization includes any county in which any part of its border lies within 150 miles of…

North Dakota Senators Upset About President Trump’s Cuts to Crop Insurance Programs

The budget battle begins but North Dakota's senators are not happy with the president's decision on crop insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump’s first budget is out and the battle begins on both sides of the aisle. But North Dakota’s two U.S. Senators are in agreement about one section of the budget: crop insurance. Republican Senator John Hoeven and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp both say cuts to the crop insurance program are unacceptable. Heitkamp says the president’s budget leaves…