Several members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation are calling for an investigation of alleged misconduct at a Veterans’ Affairs clinic in Hibbing. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Reps. Tim Walz and Rick Nolan asked the VA’s inspector general to look into claims by some ex-employees that they were ordered to backdate appointment records to make waits appear shorter.
The Veterans Administration reports that an internal investigation found no evidence that a Minnesota veteran’s appointment data was doctored after he died, three members of the state’s congressional delegation said Friday.
The Republican and Democratic candidates competing for Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District both expressed a willingness to cross the aisle to get things done Tuesday in Rochester during their first debate ahead of the November election. Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz said he was willing to turn his back on party leadership in favor of his constituents.
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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will visit the University of Minnesota to talk about new programs for farmers. The USDA says Vilsack will appear on the St. Paul campus Thursday to announce new initiatives to help farmers across the country better manage their risks.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she supports President Barack Obama’s plans for U.S. airstrikes to battle Islamic State extremists.
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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.
Government dysfunction aside, landing or keeping a job in the Washington power structure can be a pricey endeavor. Candidates for the U.S. House and Senate demonstrated that again Tuesday with fundraising reports showing the collective millions they’ve raised and spent to seek elected office. The reports cover activity from July through September, seed money most will need to remain competitive by the time next fall’s elections roll around.
Minnesota government officials say they’ve activated a special contingency team to assess the potential impact of the federal government’s partial shutdown. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter took the step Tuesday.
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers won’t be getting paid for the foreseeable future. That had many of you emailing, wanting to know: Do members of Congress get paid during a government shutdown?
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.
Democratic Rep. Tim Walz says he’s opposed to current proposals for U.S. military strikes in Syria.
Another Republican is seeking the party’s nod to run against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in southern Minnesota’s 1st District. Jim Hagedorn announced his candidacy on Wednesday at a farm in Good Thunder. He is the son of former GOP Congressman Tom Hagedorn, and a former legislative staffer and federal employee. He is calling for the repeal of Obamacare.
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.