Brett Neely Feature Archive

The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the Mayo Clinic on a case involving patents on medical tests. (03/21/2012)
A prominent Minnesota voice on agricultural issues says the Republican budget road map proposed today in the U.S. House means the prospects are dim for a farm bill this year. (03/20/2012)
Members of Minnesota's congressional delegation are responding to a new budget proposal by Wisconsin Republican Congressman Paul Ryan. (03/20/2012)
President Barack Obama signed a bill Wednesday authorizing the St. Croix River bridge project near Stillwater. Federal approval was needed to exempt the project from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. (03/14/2012)
The U.S. Senate has approved a new two-year highway bill that could be worth as much as $700 million a year for Minnesota transportation projects. (03/14/2012)
First Lady Michele Obama will visit Minnesota this Friday to meet with military families. (03/12/2012)
Though there's plenty of disagreement among members of Minnesota's congressional delegation on what to do regarding Iran, DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen agree on the latest sanctions from Washington. (03/09/2012)
Amid the partisan bickering in the nation's capital, Minnesota's Republicans and Democrats took a few minutes Wednesday to celebrate one piece of their state's heritage they could all agree on: hotdish. (03/07/2012)
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)