Minn. Representatives Join Pelosi On Rare Visit To TibetU.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led a delegation of congressional Democrats on a rare trip by foreign politicians to Tibet, during a visit to China that included meetings with officials in Beijing.
Hagedorn Wants 2016 Congressional Rematch Against WalzBlue Earth businessman Jim Hagedorn wants a 2016 rematch against the Democratic congressman who beat him last year. Hagedorn announced another run for Minnesota's 1st Congressional District on Tuesday.
Lawmakers Call For Hearings On VA Pain ManagementSome Wisconsin and Minnesota lawmakers are calling for congressional hearings after allegations of overmedication at the VA Medical Center in Tomah.
Talking Points: Gas Prices, Keystone PipelineAs gas prices continue to drop, the debate over building the Keystone pipeline is heating up. Supporters say the pipeline will help keep prices low. But critics warn the pipeline could actually increase prices in our region and will only lead to few permanent jobs.
VA Inspector General Investigating Hibbing ClinicThe Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General is investigating allegations of misconduct at a VA clinic in Hibbing. Last month, 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 practice is known as schedule "scrubbing."
Delegation Members Want Hibbing VA InquirySeveral 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.
Probe: No Evidence Of False VA Data In Vet's DeathThe 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.
1st District Candidates Meet In 1st DebateThe 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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Ag Secretary To Talk Up Farm Programs In MinnesotaU.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.
Klobuchar Praises Obama's Airstrikes Plan 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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