Cynthia Dizikes

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Collin Peterson: Health-care legislation moving in right direction

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The lone Minnesota Democrat to oppose the House health-care overhaul bill said he’s open to supporting health-care reform, so long as the final bill looks more like the middle-of-the-road Senate plan currently under consideration.

Klobuchar’s food safety bill headed to Senate floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A food safety bill meant to improve the Food and Drug Administration’s food-borne illness prevention, detection and response in the wake of the widespread salmonella outbreak that killed at least three Minnesotans this year is hea

Klobuchar, Franken praise Senate health care bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A health care bill before the Senate will cost $849 billion over the next 10 years and extend coverage to 98 percent of legal residents, according to a Congressional Budget Office estimate released Wednesday that Minnesota Sens.

State’s House delegation votes to extend fire department grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota’s House delegation unanimously voted on Tuesday to extend a $2.2 billion a year fire department grant program.
The final vote on the Fire Grants Reauthorization Act was 395 to 31.
Minnesota received $13 million through

Franken co-sponsors H1N1 sick-leave bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., co-sponsored legislation Wednesday that would guarantee up to seven days of paid sick leave for U.S.

Health care vote in Senate could be delayed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Politico is reporting that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus of Montana has flown back to his home state because of a family emergency.
With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid set to unveil his health care reform bill t