Brett Neely Feature Archive

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar says time is a key factor in the legislation she and DFL Rep. Keith Ellison introduced this week to try to slow the spread of Asian carp. (03/07/2012)
With Asian carp spreading up the Mississippi River, members of Minnesota's congressional delegation are introducing legislation designed to counter the invasive fish. (03/06/2012)
Cathy Wurzer talks with MPR's Brett Neely about the politics at work in Congress to pass a bill for a new bridge. (03/05/2012)
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. (03/01/2012)
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. (02/29/2012)
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. (02/28/2012)
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. (02/27/2012)
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. (02/13/2012)
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. (02/09/2012)
The Minnesota Democrat says House Republican leaders are trying to undermine his bill outlawing insider trading by members of Congress. (02/07/2012)
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. (02/03/2012)
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. (02/03/2012)
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. (02/02/2012)
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. (01/31/2012)
Congress must come up with anywhere between $6 billion and $10 billion annually in additional revenue just to keep highway spending at current levels. (01/30/2012)