Senator Tina Smith

Sen. Tina Smith Creates Rural Economic Working Group

the goal of the group is to take innovative ideas from small communities and incorporate them to ones who need more help throughout the U.S.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Taking innovative ideas from rural communities in Minnesota and incorporating them at the federal level. Senator Tina Smith says that’s what can really help some change places across the country need. She announced she is starting a bipartisan Senate “Rural Economic Working Group.” And she’s doing it alongside Republican South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds. “Our…

Welcome To The United States Senate, Mr. Cramer

Kevin Cramer was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence for the 116th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota’s new junior United States Senator has been sworn in. Kevin Cramer was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence for the 116th Congress. The Republican defeated Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp for the seat back in November. Senator Cramer said he’s ” honored to work ” on the behalf of North Dakotans. Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and…

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…

Trump Critic Announces Run for U.S. Senate Seat In Minnesota

Richard Painter served as chief White House ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A former Republican White House lawyer and prominent critic of President Donald Trump is running for former Sen. Al Franken’s seat. And he’s running as a Democrat. Richard Painter filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission late last week to run for the seat after exploring a bid for more than a month and formally announced…

Senator Tina Smith Encourages Skills-Based Learning in Minnesota

Senator Smith spoke with local business and agricultural leaders in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Joined by farmers and community members, Senator Tina Smith listened to perspectives on national issues that might affect the lives of Minnesotans. “Well trade is good. We need strong export markets in Minnesota which is such a powerful agricultural producer but that trade needs to be fair,” said Smith. Smith also spoke with  business leaders about how Minnesota…