WASHINGTON — To truly talk about a national energy strategy for our country, we should look to North Dakota. And this past week, we did. Last week in Bismarck, U.S...
Every year since 1776, we celebrate our country’s independence. On July 4, perhaps more than any other day, we are reminded that with independence comes collective responsibility.
I’m responding to a recent letter to the editor by State Rep. Rick Becker, R-Bismarck, that criticized my efforts to raise the federal minimum wage (“Heitkamp’s wage plan would boost unemployment,” Page A4, May 16).
Last month, hundreds of young girls in Nigeria were doing what North Dakota children do every day: sitting in their classroom, learning the skills necessary to move forward in life. Tragically, more than 300 of them were then kidnapped, with terrorists threatening to sell them to other terrible individuals who would use them for sex or labor.
Today, our land is just as majestic, but in recent years, roads have become much busier, as thousands of people have been coming for plentiful job opportunities and a great way of life — helping to define the extraordinary story that is North Dakota today. To keep pace with this growth and to make sure that North Dakotans and our goods can travel safely and efficiently, our state needs the necessary resources.
WASHINGTON — When asked why I am so passionate about making sure our energy policies work for coal, I point out two numbers: 80 and 13,000. Coal provides nearly 80...