Minnesota congressional members have introduced bills to honor the late U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar. The legislation would rename the Chisholm (CHIS’-uhm) Post Office and portions of Highways 35 and 61 in Oberstar’s memory. U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, who now holds Oberstar’s seat, introduced the bipartisan bill. Minnesota Reps. Collin Peterson, Betty McCollum, Michele Bachmann, Keith Ellison and Tim Walz signed on as sponsors.
U.S. Reps. Peter Welch of Vermont and Rick Nolan of Minnesota are proposing a reroute of the North Country Scenic Trail that they say would protect Minnesota wetlands and create a unified system of trails from North Dakota to Vermont.
Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken is calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.
A new television ad from a conservative group is targeting Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan’s votes around the nation’s new health law.
The Congressman talks Football and Obamacare with Dave Lee.
Six of Minnesota’s eight members of Congress Friday voted for a bill to allow insurance companies to sell policies to anyone who wants them, even if it violates the new Obamacare rules.
A Minnesota Democratic congressman has added his voice to GOP calls in Washington for administration officials to be fired over the rocky rollout of the new health care law.
A Minnesota senator is one of the key players hammering out a deal that could end the federal government shutdown. Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar is helping write a compromised version of a plan drafted by Republican Senator Susan Collins and credited GOP moderates. “We are friends,” Klobuchar said. “Senate Republicans really came to the fore, more moderates, saying ‘We want to work on a compromise,’ and that’s exactly what’s happening today in the Senate.”
Here’s a look at where Minnesota politicians stand in regards to President Obama’s plan to strike the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
Minnesota’s congressional delegation appears deeply divided by pressure to take military action against Syria. Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen calls the President’s request “too broad, too open-ended, too risky” — so does Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
There appears to be little disagreement about the evidence of Syria’s use of chemical weapons, but amongst Minnesota’s Congressional delegation – there are major differences over what to do about it. At the Minnesota State Fair, members of Congress were giving all sorts of advice. Democrat Keith Ellison says he supports a limited, tactical military response to chemical warfare.
With just days until automatic budget cuts will start slashing 13 percent from federal defense budgets and 9 percent from the rest of the federal government, many viewers are asking if politicians will feel the pain.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is granting $2 million to help repair a 3-foot wastewater pipe damaged by Duluth storm damage last June.
Debt and deficit will dominate the start of this new term in Congress. But in the meantime, many in Washington are also pushing for laws to make this country safer, with a focus on gun laws.
Minnesota’s members of Congress who were elected in November are being sworn in at the U.S. Capitol.
Congressman-elect Rick Nolan says a bill to swap state-owned land in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for federal land is probably dead, and will need revisiting in the next Congress.
Democrat Rick Nolan began preparing Wednesday for a return to Congress after 32 years away, while Rep. Michele Bachmann, who barely survived her toughest race yet, said she’s ready to get back to work.
Minnesota voters have reinforced the state’s liberal reputation by handing Democrats near-total victory in Tuesday’s election.
Democrat Rick Nolan has beaten Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack (kruh-VAK’) to recapture a northeastern Minnesota seat long considered Democratic turf.
Democrat Rick Nolan took an early lead Tuesday as he attempted to take back a northeastern Minnesota House seat his party lost in an upset to Chip Cravaack two years ago.
Democrats are watching a northeastern Minnesota race as one of their top chances for a pickup in the U.S. House.
Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack and Democrat Rick Nolan both hunted before dawn Saturday as one of the nation’s top House races enters the final phase.
It’s among the most closely watched Congressional races in the country — Minnesota’s Eighth District race between Democrat Rick Nolan and Republican Chip Cravaack is too close to call.
Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack and Democrat Rick Nolan reprised their disagreements on Medicare, jobs and the effectiveness of Congress in their final debate in a nationally watched House race in northeastern Minnesota.
An autism advocate accused Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack on Monday of revealing his son’s autism to get sympathy as he faces questions about his Minnesota ties in a tight congressional race.