Minnesota’s senators say loan refinancing will help struggling graduates avert defaults; Republicans counter that it would spend taxpayer dollars on those who least need it.
The U.S. ambassador’s chair in Oslo has sat vacant for 869 days.
In spite of cuts made to the project in the past year, the rail line remains a top funding priority for the federal government.
For all the hand-wringing about out-of-control campaign spending, there might be a small silver lining for the local economy.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Tim Walz, and Rep. Keith Ellison have all hit the campaign trail in Iowa.
Minnesota’s representatives come from varied ideological, geographic and economic backgrounds. And they all want the medical-device tax to die.
It might be best to temper expectations, but there are several areas where Congress may make meaningful progress in spite of the political climate.
Speakers, including Rep. Betty McCollum, emphasized the positive results when tribal sovereignty is respected.
In a 58-minute speech, Obama gave what several lawmakers described as a valediction.
And if foreign governments are cheating on steel prices, should the U.S. government step in to help support domestic steel producers?
Minnesota representatives sounded optimistic but urgent notes.
For many, the problem with Capitol Hill is that Congress just doesn’t get much work done.
The package yielded big wins, and losses, for both parties, while true believers on the right and left will head home for the holidays disappointed.
Steel industry advocates seeking greater protection from illegal dumping of foreign steel have reason to be skeptical about a new free trade agreement.
With the agreement, Minnesotans see an opportunity for the state to take a national leadership role on clean energy.
Up to now, national security and terrorism have not been signature issues for Klobuchar.
The bill won’t solve all of Minnesota’s transportation problems, but it gives planners a clear picture of what they’ve got to work with.
The fact that Helland doesn’t live in the district and calls himself a “progressive independent” before he calls himself a DFLer? For him, that’s not a problem.
For much of the country, the EPA’s new ethanol standards represented good news about American energy consumption. But in the heart of corn country, producers and politicians are crying foul.
The law has essentially cleared its last major hurdle: it now heads to the Senate, where it is virtually guaranteed to advance, and the president has indicated eagerness to sign it.