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Senator Heitkamp Announces Re-Election Bid for 2018

Heitkamp made the announcement early this morning on her brother Joel Heitkamp's radio show

FARGO, ND — Senator Heidi Heitkamp is officially seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate. Heitkamp made the announcement early this morning on her brother Joel Heitkamp’s radio show. Sen. Heidi Heiktamp has already spent nearly five years in the U.S. Senate and she wants to continue to serve the people of North Dakota. She is preparing to jump head first…

Sen. Klobuchar Visits with National Guard Members in Moorhead

Klobuchar co-sponsored the "Forever GI Bill" which has been signed into law

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sen. Amy Klobuchar was in Moorhead to inform National Guard and Reserve members about ways she plans to push legislation that will help their families. Klobuchar said she wants to help them because they don’t get the same benefits as one another, despite being on the same mission. She has enacted bills supporting the National Guard in…

Senator Hoeven Holds a Roundtable to Discuss the 2018 Farm Bill

An agriculture roundtable was held to discuss concerns from agriculture producers across the state

CASSELTON ND — North Dakota farmers and ranchers met with Senator Hoeven for an agricultural roundtable to talk about their worries and desires over the 2018 farm bill. Senator Hoeven laid his outline of the 2018 Farm Bill on the table and said getting feedback is the best way to improve any concerns from the producers. More agriculture research, revenue…

Senator Heitkamp on Health Care Vote; Protesters Rally at Senator Hoeven’s Fargo Office

Heitkamp said politics dictates legislation far too often in Congress

FARGO, ND — North Dakota U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp was one of many Democrats who voted against the health care reform. She said if the bill passed, tens of thousands of North Dakotans would lose their health care. Heitkamp said politics dictates legislation far too often in Congress. She claims she’s offered many solutions to help the current health care…

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….

People Line Up Outside Sen. Hoeven’s Office Protesting Senate Health Care Bill

Indivisible FM held a pop–up protest to encourage him to vote against the Senate health care bill

FARGO, ND — Concerned citizens gathered in front of Sen. Hoeven’s Fargo office to make their voices heard about the Republican health care bill. Voting on the bill has been delayed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Senate health care bill is causing concern for people in North Dakota and they are reaching out to their senators for answers….

Secretary of Transportation Scheduled for Fargo’s UAS Event

The event which begins on May 31st will be a gathering of local, national and global leaders in the unmanned aerial systems industry

FARGO, ND — The Secretary of Transportation is coming to Fargo for the 2017 Drone Focus Conference. Elaine Chao was invited to attend by Senator John Hoeven. The event, which begins on May 31st, will be a gathering of local, national and global leaders in the unmanned aerial systems industry. Secretary Chao has agreed to address the conference and meet…

Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp Calling for Further Investigation in Midst of Comey Firing

Comey traveled to North Dakota last year to open a FBI office in Williston and to visit with tribal officials at the Fort Berthold Reservation

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s senators are calling for different investigations into Russian ties to the election after the firing of the FBI director. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp wants a special prosecutor to investigate possible ties between President Trump and Russia following the president’s firing of James Comey. The North Dakota Democrat says Comey’s firing “raises far more questions than…

Longfellow Elementary Students Share Love of North Dakota with Sen. Heitkamp

Heitkmap announced winners for the "Why I Love North Dakota" essays

FARGO, N.D. — Senator Heitkamp took time off from her busy schedule and headed to Longfellow Elementary School. At least 65 fourth graders at Longfellow Elementary shared their personal “Why I Love North Dakota” essays with Senator Heidi Heitkamp just before Valentine’s Day. The Senator decided to make a personal trip to the school to announce her top essay choices…

Sen. Heitkamp Wants Health Care Plan that Works in ND Communities

Senator Heitkamp shares what she would've wanted for the community if the bill was passed

FARGO, N.D. — While many Americans did not want the American Health Care Act to pass, Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she was one of them. Before House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill entirely, there were some concerns of where the act would leave citizens. A nonpartisan analysis estimated the American Health Care Act would immediately leave 14 million people…