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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…

Jason Lewis wants to defeat Sen. Smith and ‘restore public order & protect liberty’

MINNESOTA – Jason Lewis says he wants to defeat Democratic Senator Tina Smith to reform health care. Lewis says premiums, deductibles and copays have skyrocketed because of the Affordable Care Act. The former congressman also wants to end what he calls burdensome Covid-19 lockdowns he says are devastating Greater Minnesota. Lewis said a model the Minnesota Department of Health relied…

Save Our Stages Act aims to help struggling venues stay afloat with Covid-19 funding

UNITED STATES – The curtain has closed on many venues because of the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic Minnesota Senator Klobuchar and Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas introduced the Save Our Stages Act. It would provide six months worth of Small Business Administration grants to independent venues affected by Covid-19 stay-at-home orders. The legislation would fund either 45 percent of operational…

Sen. Tina Smith visits Moorhead to discuss COVID-19 effects

Smith also made stops in Detroit Lakes, at the White Earth Reservation and on the MSUM campus

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Senator Tina Smith stopped by Junkyard Brewing to talk with local leaders about the effects of COVID-19. This was one stop on a day-long trip around northwest Minnesota. Smith was also in Detroit Lakes, White Earth Reservation and on the MSUM campus. She talked about COVID-19 effects on small businesses, on tribal communities and in rural…

Sen. Smith concerned USDA moved funds that help minority & veteran farmers

WASHINGTON – Minnesota¬†Senator Tina Smith demands answers after she says the Department of Agriculture is moving funds from a program supporting producers who are veterans and from diverse backgrounds. The Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program aims to reverse disparities for historically underserved communities. It funds outreach and technical assistance programs through community organizations,…

Sen. Smith believes funding the post office shouldn’t be a political fight

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith says funding issues with the Post Office should have been dealt with before this year. The Democrat believes funding the agency is important because she says Minnesotans are not getting their prescriptions sent to them in time. Last week the House approved giving $25 billion to the Post Office. The bill is unlikely to…

Sen. Smith wants to make a future coronavirus vaccine free

WASHINGTON –¬†Minnesota Senator Tina Smith introduces a bill that would make a coronavirus vaccine free once it is available. The Free Covid-19 Treatment Act would provide states the option and financial incentive to expand Medicaid to cover the cost of coronavirus treatment for those without insurance. It would also waive cost-sharing for coronavirus treatment and medically necessary items and services…