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.
Hollywood appears to have lost a fight over two bills that would have tightened penalties for online piracy. Minnesota's eight U.S. House members came out against those bills, which the state's two Senators backed despite the difficult political position.
Two Republicans in Washington D.C. with deep ties to Minnesota are playing major roles with one super PAC you'll likely hear more about as the November election draws near: the Congressional Leadership Fund, which aims to maintain the Republican majority in the House of Representatives.
DFL Congresswoman Betty McCollum isn't afraid of opposition. But this time, she's going against her own party on several issues that are close to home.
Efforts to authorize a replacement for the aging Stillwater Lift Bridge over the St. Croix River are running out of time in Congress. Bills in the U.S. House and the Senate, sponsored by Minnesota lawmakers, have not been scheduled for votes before the end of the current session of Congress.
When Republicans took control of the U.S. House in January, they vowed to end the practice of bundling spending bills together, and promised a return to "regular order" where each bill would be considered at a measured pace and on its own merits.