Brett Neely Feature Archive

Rep. Michele Bachmann says an investigation by the U.S. House Ethics Committee into her 2012 presidential campaign is nothing more than a political smear. (07/30/2013)
The House Ethics Committee confirmed Friday that it is reviewing an ethics case involving 6th District U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and that a decision on whether to suspend, drop or further investigate the matter is due by Sept. 11. (07/26/2013)
Shelby was a staple of TV news in Minnesota for more than 30 years, until he retired. He says he has been approached to challenge Republican Erik Paulsen in the 3rd Congressional District, which covers the western suburbs of Minneapolis. (07/25/2013)
Nearly all the large, comprehensive bills now before Congress -- bills that require votes and compromise from both sides of the aisle to pass -- appear to be on the rocks. (07/25/2013)
The Republican-controlled U.S. House has passed a bill written by U.S. Rep. John Kline that would overhaul the nation's education laws. (07/19/2013)
That agreement over filibusters in the United States Senate Tuesday could have implications for Minnesota's U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones. (07/16/2013)
It's that time of year again when congressional campaigns have to report their fundraising in the past quarter. (07/16/2013)
The 6th District Republican congresswoman's presidential campaign, which ended in January 2012 after a sixth place showing in the Iowa caucus, continues to chip away at its debts, according to a federal filing on Monday. (07/15/2013)
It's been a busy 24 hours on Capitol Hill. Thursday afternoon, the U.S. House passed a farm bill without a section of the proposal that included food stamps. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Washingon-based reporter Brett Neely about the new bill. (07/12/2013)
President Barack Obama's nomination of B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been sent to the full Senate. (07/11/2013)
The fate of the immigration overhaul in Congress rests with Republicans in the U.S. House, where Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that the vast majority of GOP lawmakers want to tackle the immigration issue piece by piece, largely focusing on border security. (07/11/2013)
The farm bill could be split into two pieces in the U.S. House and get a vote this week. (07/09/2013)
Minnesota college students applying for federally-subsidized student loans this fall will see their interest rate double to 6.8 percent. (07/08/2013)
For decades, Congress rolled food stamps and farm subsidies together into one giant bill. The tactic generated lots of rural and urban votes from politicians in both parties. Everyone got something out of the deal. That longtime marriage, though, is in trouble. With federal money tight, old alliances are starting to fray. (07/08/2013)
Minnesota college students are likely to see interest rates on student loans double starting July 1 as Congress remains deadlocked on the issue. (06/27/2013)