Military Pay Raises And Funding For ND Military Missions Passes Senate

Bill Now Goes To The U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Service members are closer to getting a three percent pay raise. It’s included in the latest National Defense Authorization Act which was just passed by the Senate. The bill includes funding for a number of North Dakota defense missions. It restricts the retirement of the global hawk at Grand Forks Air Force Base and provides for B-52…

House Passes Resolution Sparked By Minnesota Congresswoman’s Comments

Rep. Ilhan Omar Voted For The Resolution

UPDATED 4:50 PM 3/7/19 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House has passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination and bigotry. The measure stemmed from controversial comments about Israel made by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The vote was 407-23, with one member voting present. A two-thirds majority was needed to pass. Omar voted for the resolution. Some lawmakers…

Democrats Condemning Anti-Semitism In Wake Of Comments By Minnesota Congresswoman

FBI Also Investigating Threat Directed At Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Democrats will offer a resolution Wednesday condemning anti-Semitism in response to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s latest remarks on Israel. The declaration, supported by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, comes after Omar made new remarks about Israel that critics are calling anti-Semitic. Meanwhile, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies are looking into a report of a threatening graffiti message…

Former U.S. Ag Secretary Bob Bergland Dies In Roseau Nursing Home

Bergland's funeral is planned for Saturday in Roseau

Bob Bergland/U.S. Ag Secretary During Carter AdministrationROSEAU, MN — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Roseau, Minnesota. He was 90. His daughter, Linda Vatnsdal, says he died at a nursing home. Bergland served as Agriculture Secretary for President Jimmy Carter. He had the difficult job of defending Carter’s unpopular decision to embargo grain sales to the Soviet Union…

Donald Trump, Jr. Visits North Dakota To Encourage People To Vote For Cramer And Armstrong

Polling shows both men with wide leads over their competitors

WILLISTON, N.D. — President Donald Trump’s eldest son is in North Dakota tonight at a campaign event for Republican Kevin Cramer’s U.S. Senate bid. Donald Trump, Jr. and his girlfriend, former FOX News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, posted this picture to Twitter of a Get Out the Vote event at Williston High School. Cramer posted video to Facebook of the crowd rushing…

Senate Passes Farm Bill, Still Needs To Be Reconciled With House Version

Lawmakers will meet later this summer to try and find an agreement on the $428 million bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There will be a showdown in Congress now that the Senate has passed its version of the Farm Bill. It needs to be reconciled with the bill passed last week by the House. A fight is expected over food stamp work requirements, farm subsidies and conservation. Lawmakers will meet later this summer to try and find an…

Kelly Armstrong And Mac Schneider To Debate In Race For U.S. House Seat

Republican And Democrat Both Won Endorsements At Their Party Conventions

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota U.S. House candidates are holding their first debate next month in Bismarck. Republican State Sen. Kelly Armstrong of Dickinson and Democrat Mac Schneider of Grand Forks both won endorsements at their recent party conventions. The debate is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on May 5 at the Bismarck Radisson Hotel. The event is sponsored by the…

Mac Schneider to Run for U.S. House

The democrat plans to kick-off his campaign for the U.S. House on Tuesday

BISMARCK, N.D. — A former North Dakota Senate Minority Leader is running for Congress. Mac Schneider will kick-off his campaign for the U.S. House on Tuesday. The attorney is planning stops in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck to announce his intention to seek the Democratic-NPL endorsement for the job. He’ll face off against fellow Democrats Ben Hanson and John Grabinger….

The Great Money Divide In North Dakota’s U.S. House Race

Incumbent Has Huge Financial Lead Over Democratic Challenger

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) / Ben Hanson (D)North Dakota Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer has a more than $900,000 financial advantage over Democratic challenger Ben Hanson. Cramer’s most recent Federal Election Commission disclosure filing says he has raised over $1 million in his re-election bid. Filings show Hanson has raised about $115,000. Hanson is a commercial real estate broker from…