With Asian carp spreading up the Mississippi River, members of Minnesota's congressional delegation are introducing legislation designed to counter the invasive fish.
Cathy Wurzer talks with MPR's Brett Neely about the politics at work in Congress to pass a bill for a new bridge.
The U.S. House passed on Thursday morning a bill authorizing the construction of a new four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River by a vote of 339-80.
The proposed new bridge over the St. Croix River near Stillwater moved one step closer to a vote in the U.S. House. Saying it was "a once in a lifetime magic moment," the bill's chief House sponsor, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann urged her colleagues to support the measure.
The U.S. House is expected to debate today and vote Thursday on a bill to allow a new $700 million, freeway-style bridge across the St. Croix River. Lobbying to sway the final outcome are both the bill's sponsor and its biggest opponent.
Long-delayed legislation to authorize a new, highway-style bridge to take the place of an aging river crossing in Stillwater could receive a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives as soon as Wednesday.
Outside groups are pouring money into Minnesota's 8th District where a race for a Congressional seat is likely to be one of the most hotly contested elections in the state this year.
The House of Representatives today will likely pass a bill to tighten ethics rules for members of Congress and federal employees, banning congressional insiders from trading stocks based on information they gleaned on the job.
The Minnesota Democrat says House Republican leaders are trying to undermine his bill outlawing insider trading by members of Congress.
Two transportation bills in Congress have some important implications for Minnesota, not the least of which is a potential for fewer federal dollars to flow into the state.
Rep. Tim Walz, DFL-Mankato, is looking forward to a vote in the House next week on a bill that would tighten rules on insider trading by members of Congress.
Sen. Al Franken is one of a group of Democratic Senators asking the Susan G. Komen Foundation to reverse its decision this week to halt funding for Planned Parenthood breast cancer screening.
DFL Senator Amy Klobuchar raised more than $900,000 towards her re-election campaign in the last three months of 2011, and is just short of raising $6 million total in this election cycle.
Congress must come up with anywhere between $6 billion and $10 billion annually in additional revenue just to keep highway spending at current levels.
Republicans heard little to move them towards compromise, and DFLers were cautious about progress given the deep divide on Capitol Hill.