Senators

Hoeven, Thune & Business Leaders Offer Financial Advice For Entrepreneurs

Hoeven Says A Great Thing He's Seen Is How Businesses Have Chipped In To Help Support Each Other In This Time Of Need.

FARGO, N.D. — Senators John Hoeven of North Dakota and John Thune of South Dakota and a team of business leaders answered questions at the Founders Only Virtual Town Hall hosted by Emerging Prairie. The two talked about how small business owners could benefit from the two trillion dollar stimulus package as well the positive outlook businesses will survive during…

One of the Biggest Senate Races is in North Dakota: Hear From the Candidates About Major Topics

But for the first time the Democrat and Republican are running against each other, in what some are saying is one of the most important Senate races in decades

One of the biggest Senate races happening around the country is right here in North Dakota. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen sat down with Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer for one–on–one interviews to discuss some of the major topics and get answers to some controversial questions. Six years ago Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer were elected into office on the…

ND Senator Heidi Heitkamp and MN Senator Amy Klobuchar Attend Annual Democratic-NPL Burdick Dinner

The dinner celebrated the party's public service and activism

FARGO, N.D. — Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and  Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) attend the annual Democratic-NPL Burdick dinner to celebrate the party’s public service. Both senators are working together across state lines and hope to reach across party lines on many issues. Even though the senators represent different states, they say there are many similarities in what people are concerned about. They…

Unite for Justice Rally Gathers Advocates Come to Fargo: Why they are Against Judge Kavanaugh

They feel with Kavanaugh in office,  human rights and the rights of workers, women and natives are in danger

FARGO, N.D. — Unite for Justice rallies are happening all over the country and two groups brought one to Fargo. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen explains why those who attended are trying to prevent Brett Kavanaugh from getting on the Supreme Court. “What do you have in a country if you don’t have a rule of law and if you don’t have…

U.S. Senate Taking Action Over FCC’s Repeal of Net-Neutrality

Heitkamp says repealing the net neutrality rules could lead to higher prices for consumers

NATIONAL — One day after attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia sued to block the FCC’s repeal of net-neutrality rules, the Senate is poised to take action. A Senate resolution to reverse the repeal has the support of 50 senators and required the support of just one more senator to pass under Congressional Review Act rules….

Senator Heitkamp Named in Top 10 List for Most Effective Senators

Heitkamp was ranked ninth among Democrats in the 114th Congress

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Heitkamp has been named one of the most effective senators by the Center for Effective Lawmaking. It is a joint initiative between the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University. Heitkamp was ranked ninth among Democrats in the 114th Congress. She sponsored 29 bills on a variety of issues and got three of those bills signed…

Senator Heitkamp Suspicious of Equifax Data Breach After Rumors of Potential Insider Trading

There are claims that officials with the company sold over $1.5 million in company securities within days of announcing a cybersecurity breach

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Heitkamp wants federal investigators to look into Equifax. There are claims that officials with the company sold over $1.5 million in company securities within days of announcing a cybersecurity breach. Heitkamp is one of 37 senators who signed a letter that urges the Justice Department and federal regulators to investigate potential insider trading. “The first thing…

Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven Weigh in on President Trump’s Charlottesville Comments

On Monday, Hoeven told us the president should have been very clear in condemning the neo-Nazi group

NORTH DAKOTA — Politicians on both sides of the aisle say President Trump’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville are dividing Americans. We asked Republican U.S. Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota for his response. “We need to condemn any type of neo-Nazi or white supremacist group any kind of bigotry or racism,” Sen. Hoeven said. “That’s what I said…

Senator Hoeven Says GOP Health Care Bill Needs Improvement

He is just the latest member of his party to criticize their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Sen. John Hoeven says he “doesn’t support” the current GOP health care bill. The Republican made the comment during a discussion Wednesday at UND. He is just the latest member of his party to criticize their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Hoeven said he’s hopeful that the legislation can be improved to lower premium…

ND Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp Working to Secure Funding for DAPL Costs

WASHINGTON D.C. — North Dakota could receive millions of dollars in federal funding to help reimburse the state for costs incurred during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Both Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven have worked to include grant funding in the Department of Justice’s budget. Hoeven is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The state must submit an application to…