The House has overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy. The vote came more than two months after the storm hit and days after Northeast Republicans erupted over House Speaker John Boehner's decision to delay an earlier vote.
The Minnesota House released a list of committee chairmen Friday dominated by Minneapolis and St. Paul lawmakers. House Speaker-designate Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, announced that urban representatives will lead 13 of the 28 committees.
U.S. Reps. Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, and Michele Bachmann, of Minnesota, are among the top five U.S. House candidates nationwide in money raised during the current two-year election cycle, according to midyear election filings.
The House has approved a precedent-setting resolution to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress. It was the first time a sitting Cabinet member has been held in contempt. A number of Democrats boycotted Thursday's vote.
Republicans were quick to rally behind challenger Kevin Cramer after his win Tuesday in the GOP primary for North Dakota’s U.S. House race. But North Dakota Democrats claim the Republican display of unity was attempting to mask the “blatantly obvious” divide within the party. Kevin Cramer did not seek the GOP endorsement this spring, which was won by Brian Kalk.
Kevin Cramer pulled off a primary election upset Tuesday, beating North Dakota Republican Party-endorsed U.S. House candidate Brian Kalk at the polls to clinch the GOP nomination to run for the U.S. House in November. By Wednesday morning, all of the state’s 426 precincts were reporting their vote totals showing Cramer leading Kalk 54.44 to 45.45 percent. The secretary of state’s office tallied 99,735 votes as of 6:45 a.m., with 54,298 backing Cramer and 45,324 supporting Kalk.
Despite the Republican-endorsed candidate having his most successful fundraising stretch to date, Democrat Pam Gulleson maintains a strong lead in the fundraising battle in North Dakota’s U.S. House race, according to new financial disclosure documents filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.
That never has been the case with Brian Kalk. He is not your glib, fast-talking career politician. With his military background, time spent as a college professor and now service as a public service commissioner, he is ideally equipped to take the reins from Rep. Rick Berg, R.N.D. and make an impact in the House. He will make a difference for North Dakota.
Gulleson: Results showing her behind both potential opponents ‘deeply flawed’ The top three candidates vying for North Dakota’s U.S. House seat offered mixed reviews today of a Forum Communications Co. poll that found the two Republicans with a sizeable advantage in the contest.
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