Tag Archives: John Hoeven


On Television: Heidi Heitkamp Tries To Bully The Media Again

On Television: Heidi Heitkamp Tries To Bully The Media Again

My segment last night with Chris Berg on Valley News Live’s 6:30 Point of View program began with some comments from VNL reporter Bradford Arick. Arick described a phone call he got from U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s office complaining about some questions he asked during the Heitkamp-guided visit by embattled Department of Homeland Security official


Hoeven On Filling Senate Vacancies: “I’m Always Good With Going To The People”

Rep. Roscoe Streyle set off something of a firestorm with legislation that would change how North Dakota would fill vacancies in its representation in the U.S. Senate. Currently the U.S. Constitution requires that House vacancies be filled by a special election, but because Senators used to be picked by the state governments (up until the

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No Senator John Hoeven Is Not A Traitor

A group of U.S. Senators, including North Dakota Senator John Hoeven, recently signed a letter to the Iranian government warning the country that any diplomatic agreement with President Barack Obama must be approved by Congress. Now the New York Daily News has branded these Senators “traitors,” and a WhiteHouse.gov petition is calling for their arrest. It’s


Video: U.S. House Sends Keystone Legislation To President Barack Obama

The U.S. House today approved the Senate’s version of the Keystone XL pipeline legislation, sending the matter to President Barack Obama without the need for conference committee. Rep. Cramer, who introduced the House iteration of the legislation, spoke in favor of the Senate version and in favor of the House sending legislation to President Barack


Poll: 61% Of North Dakotans Approve Of Legislature, Dems As Unpopular As Tea Party

I have more polling data available today courtesy of DFM Research taking a look at how North Dakotans see their political leaders and institutions. You can read the full report, complete with all the cross-tabs and other info, below but here’s a summary of the findings: The only real surprise I saw here was the

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Heitkamp Vote Doesn’t Match Her Words On Immigration Or The Filibuster

Today the U.S. Senate took up legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security which contains a provision, passed by the U.S. House, to overturn President Barack Obama’s executive order granting de facto amnesty to certain illegal immigrants. Democrats managed to filibuster the bill as it failed to get the 60 votes needed. Among those voting to


Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline With 62 Votes

A bi-partisan majority of Senators voted to approve legislation to authorize the long-delayed Keystone pipeline project. All 53 Senate Republicans voted in favor of the bill, along with 9 Democrats (including North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp who voted for final passage of the bill despite playing some partisan games with amendments). So what happens next? The


Heidi Heitkamp Helping Partisan Democrats Hold Keystone Bill Hostage

When Republicans won control of the U.S. Senate they promised a return to regular order for business in that chamber. Which is to say that unlike the Senate under Democrat control, the minority party would be afforded an opportunity to offer and debate amendments to bills before they’re moved to a vote. The first bill