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Sen. Hoeven Congratulates FCS Champion Bison on Senate Floor

Courtesy: CSPAN2WASHINGTON – North Dakota Senator John Hoeven takes to the floor of the Senate to praise the North Dakota State Bison football team and their fans. “I want to recognize all of Bison Nation for their vibrant and unwavering support of the team during another successful season,” Hoeven said. The Bison won a 7th FCS national championship in Frisco, Texas…

Sen. Kevin Cramer Shows Support For “Right to Life” in First Floor Speech

Courtesy: CSPAN2WASHINGTON – North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer holds his first speech on the floor of the Senate Tuesday to discuss what he calls the largest, most deadliest and silent war the world has known: abortion. “To deny 60 million innocent children the right to these things is the highest injustice to our people and the highest offense of our god……

Sen. Heitkamp in Farewell Speech “I want you to continue to dream and continue to believe”

WASHINGTON – North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp had an emotional goodbye to Washington after one term in a farewell speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday. The Democrat told her colleagues “gridlock and partisanship does not have to rule the day.” The 63-year-old says she fought every day for rural America. That includes what Heitkamp believes are her biggest successes like…

Sen. Klobuchar Says Farm Bill Adds New Provisions for Issues Farmers are Facing

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar says it’s important to get a farm bill done because the difficult time farmers are going through. The Democrat believes farmers are facing a lot because of tariffs, volatility in the dairy market and low commodity prices. Klobuchar says the new farm bill, which has been agreed to in principal between House and Senate leaders,…

Three of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Opioid Bills Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON – President Trump signs three of Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar’s bills to combat the opioid epidemic. The Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances Act introduced with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina makes it easier to prosecute selling analogue drugs similar to illegal ones. The Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act introduced with Republican Ohio Sen. Rob…

Sen. Heitkamp Will Vote No on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

Judge Brett Kavanaugh & Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)WASHINGTON – North Dakota Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp announces she will vote no on confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She says in a statement, “As I said after Judge Kavanaugh was nominated, and as I’ve continued to say throughout this process, I consider vetting nominees to serve on the U.S….

Sen. John Hoeven Doesn’t Believe Kavanaugh FBI Investigation Will Bring New Information

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court begins a new term Monday with eight justices instead of nine. The fate of nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is still up in the air as the FBI is now investigating assault allegations against him. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven still sides with the longtime judge. “We’ll have to go through this additional background check,…

Sen. Smith says she will vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – Supporters of Planned Parenthood rallied against the Supreme Courtnomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the federal courthouse in St. Paul Friday. Judge Kavanaugh is into his fourth day of confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate. The president of Minnesota Planned Parenthood believes Kavanaugh was evasive this week about whether the Supreme Court could still overturn the landmark abortion law Roe…

North Dakotans go to Washington to ask Sen. Heitkamp and Sen. Hoeven to Protect Obamacare

WASHINGTON – North Dakota families travel to Washington, D.C. to urge Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp to protect the Affordable Care Act. Melissa Schroeder maxes out on her health insurance every year. Her son Tyler has a form of congenital heart disease and caring for his needs costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. “This is all just maintaining his health…