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Hoeven describes investigation into power outages

By: Amanda Rooker WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Thousands of households across North Dakota and Minnesota had their power cut off last week without any kind of warning. Now, two federal agencies have launched a joint inquiry into what went wrong and North Dakota Senator John Hoeven says we need to feel more confident in our access to power. “This cold snap…

Hoeven & Armstrong discuss importance of Keystone XL after President stopped it

By: Amanda Rooker WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Congress took new action on the Keystone XL Pipeline this week. Two new bills aim to revive the project’s construction. During his first day in office, President Joe Biden put a stop to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. At the Capitol, several North Dakota lawmakers say a presidential permit is not required and introduced…

Smith & Murkowski introduce bills on mental health & substance abuse

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Senator Tina Smith introduces bills to fund mental health initiatives and help those with substance abuse. The Stopping the Mental Health Pandemic Act would give federal money to states, tribes and communities to address behavioral health needs that may have gotten worse during the pandemic. Money would be used for training, technology upgrades and suicide prevention. The…

Sen. Cramer reacts to idea of Biden possibly pardoning President Trump

WASHINGTON – Should President-Elect Biden consider pardoning President Trump in the interest of the nation? Senator Kevin Cramer was asked if that would be a good idea. “Wow. I hadn’t thought about that. Here’s what I do think. I think Joe Biden has a wonderful opportunity to play the pastoral role really. Nobody has that opportunity like the President of…

Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith keeps seat, says her priority will be Covid-19 relief package

Smith says she was re-elected because Minnesotans are looking for leadership that can focus on them and what they need.

MINNESOTA – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith wins re-election and says she will continue to get work done to accomplish things for Minnesotans. Smith says she was re-elected because Minnesotans are looking for leadership that can focus on them and what they need. She adds even during a time where Washington has been so divided, she has been able to get…

Former Sen. Heitkamp believes Biden will bring our country a ‘rural renaissance’

NORTH DAKOTA – Since leaving the Senate in January 2019, Heidi Heitkamp has been fighting to get Democrats in rural areas elected through her organization One Country Project. The Democrat  feels Joe Biden will do more for our part of the country than President Donald Trump. The biggest issue concerning voters this year is the coronavirus pandemic. More than 219,000…

Senator Cramer reacts to POTUS and FLOTUS testing positive for COVID-19

He says he's praying for them to have a speedy recovery.

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer says he and his family are praying for President Trump and The First Lady following their positive Covid-19 tests. He says the President is still working and is only showing mild symptoms. Senator Cramer met with Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett and other White House Officials on Thursday hours before…

Sen. Kevin Cramer champions a bill to lower veteran suicides

WASHINGTON – On Suicide Prevention Day, North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer introduces a bill to build on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ suicide prevention efforts. It’s called the VA Zero Suicide Demonstration Project Act. The Zero Suicide model aims to eliminate suicide through improvements in our health care systems. A companion bill was introduced in the House this year. A…