STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Westrom considers Peterson job
By Don Davis
State Sen. Torrey Westrom promises a decision by years end about whether he will run for the U.S. House seat that has belonged to Collin Peterson since 1991.
I am giving it serious consid... Posted on 11/21/13 at 4:28 PM
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Well, our government is partially shutdown today because we have legislators that have not been able to come to a majority consensus. It does not imbue me with confidence that these folks are running ... Posted on 10/1/13 at 9:16 PM
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Senates Committee Restores Perkins to Pre-Sequestration Levels
Originally Posted by NASDCTEc at http://blog.careertech.org/(July 14, 2013)
"Last Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed th... Posted on 7/16/13 at 10:17 AM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA House votes to repeal health care reform, Senate repeal unlikely
By Ryan Schuster
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, 244-185 today, but the vote is not expected to end the controversy over the legislation anytime ... Posted on 7/11/12 at 11:29 AM
With pressure rising and no clear path forward for breaking their fiscal impasse, President Barack Obama began inviting lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday for meetings to discuss the government shutdown and raising the debt limit.
David Lawder and Mark Feisenthal
, October 09, 2013
North Dakota Democrats are denouncing Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer’s recent vote to reduce spending on the food stamp program and using the controversy to spur recruiting of a candidate to run against him in 2014. Two Grand Forks legislators appear to be on the short list.
Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will make it harder to revive stalled efforts in Congress to tighten firearm laws.
The Obama administration geared up for the biggest foreign policy vote since the Iraq war by arguing Sunday that new physical evidence shows the Syrian government used sarin gas in a deadly August attack. The United States must respond with its credibility on the line, the country's top diplomat said.
Members of Congress, abruptly handed exactly the war powers many had demanded, grappled Saturday with whether to sign off on President Barack Obama's plan to punish Syria for an alleged chemical weapons attack. Now with a stake in the nation's global credibility, lawmakers were seeking more information about the possible consequences of striking a region without knowing what would happen next.
The chief federal judge in Minnesota urged lawmakers on Wednesday to prevent automatic budget cuts from continuing into the next fiscal year, saying scheduled reductions will slow the judicial process and put public safety at risk.
Members of Congress are split over whether the U.S. should cut off military aid to Egypt, highlighting the difficult choices facing the Obama administration amid spiraling violence on the streets of an important Middle East ally.
An attempt to fix a problem with the national health care law has created a situation in which members of Congress and their staffers could gain access to abortion coverage. That's a benefit currently denied to them and to all federal employees who get health insurance through the government's plan.
Republicans and Democrats will put good will to the test when Congress returns this week to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student loans and the farm bill, and the uncertainty of whether lawmakers have the political will to rewrite the nation's immigration laws.
Dogged by fear and confusion about sweeping spy programs, intelligence officials sought to convince House lawmakers in an unusual briefing Tuesday that the government's years-long collection of phone records and Internet usage is necessary for protecting Americans — and does not trample on their privacy rights.
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