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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 –┬áMinnesota 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…

House considering DFL police bills, GOP: “we passed five”

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – As Gov. Tim Walz pushes for police reforms, Minnesota’s House is considering DFL-backed criminal justice and police accountability bills. They include things Senate Republicans oppose like giving the Attorney General control over police killing investigations and overhauling the police arbitration process. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka plans the Legislature to adjourn the special session on Friday….

Jason Lewis Stops In Moorhead As Part Of His Open Minnesota Tour

The former Minnesota Congressman is running for Senator Tina Smith's seat.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Former Republican Congressman Jason Lewis, who’s running for Senator Tina Smith’s seat, launched a statewide tour to visit cities all across Minnesota to talk to local business owners about the impact that COVID-19 has had on them. He says governments should not be quarantining everyone, only those who have been affected the most like the elderly and…

Sen. John Hoeven Announces Funding For Sugar Beet Farmers

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FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven secured a major helping hand for farmers. The Republican announces over a quarter of a billion dollars in disaster assistance. The money will go towards assisting sugar beet farmers across the country following a historically bad growing season. The funds are a part of the additional 1.5 billion dollars in disaster assistance…

Sen. Cramer introduces bill closing incentive pay gap for non-active duty military

Sam Cabral WASHINGTON — Closing pay gaps is not usually a bipartisan effort in the capital, but a bipartisan effort in both chambers of Congress could end a major pay disparity between non-active duty and active duty military. Soldiers who perform tasks such as parachute jumps, explosives demolition and toxic fuels handling are eligible for hazardous duty incentive pay. HDIP…

Sen. Smith to begin Rural Economic Working Group to tackle rural issues

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith will host her first meeting of the rural economic working group with a bipartisan group of senators tomorrow. She created the group with Senators Mike Rounds of South Dakota, Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin to bring local ideas to Washington. The idea is to see how the federal government can…

Sen. Tina Smith pushes for witnesses in impeachment trial

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith has been sending out her notes and thoughts on the impeachment trial on social media after every day of the impeachment trial. Former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s book manuscript claims President Trump froze aid to Ukraine so the country would investigate the Bidens. Smith believes the trial must include information from key people….

Sen. Smith to introduce bill to recruit & retain doctors in rural areas

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith will release a bipartisan bill on Thursday on Rural Health Day to recruit and keep doctors in rural areas. She says many med students don’t learn or train in rural areas, so the idea in working in one may not occur to them. Smith believes if they can train in non-metro areas, they’ll stay…

DFL Chairman discusses why Democrats deserve your vote in 2020

MINNESOTA – Chairman of the Minnesota DFL Party Ken Martin says President Trump hasn’t made Minnesota great in his first term. He lost the state by 1.5% in 2016. His campaign spent only $40,000 in the state. President Trump held rallies in Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester and Fargo since taking office. Vice President Mike Pence stopped by a farm near Glyndon…