Tag Archives: John Hoeven

If Democrats Are Worried About Trade, Why Aren’t They Ratifying the USMCA?

If Democrats Are Worried About Trade, Why Aren’t They Ratifying the USMCA?

North Dakota Democrats are trying to make hay on trade, hoping to leverage some of the pain farmers may be feeling as a result of the trade war with China into political progress. That talking point didn’t get a lot of traction during the 2018 election cycle, but it’s hard to blame them for keeping

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), who is running for re-election, talks to voters at AFL-CIO House of Labor in Bismarck, N.D., Nov. 5, 2018. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Heidi Heitkamp’s New Job Is Working to Ratify a Trade Agreement She Once Described as “Disappointing”

According to this report from National Public Radio’s White House correspondent Tamara Keith, former Senator Heidi Heitkamp has a new gig. She’s joining an advocacy group which is backing the USMCA, the trade deal the Trump administration negotiated with Canada and Mexico to replace the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): Former Democratic Senator @HeidiHeitkamp

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) before the start of the Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 30, 2019. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: Senator Hoeven Says Democrats Will Face Consequences at the Ballot Box if They Don’t Compromise on Border Wall

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) talks about his role on a conference committee which is tasked with finding a compromise on border security to avoid another government shutdown. The committee had its first meeting this week, and Hoeven says he’s optimistic about finding an agreement. “The President is offering

Podcast: Senator Hoeven Says Trump Must Find a Way to Enforce Immigration Law Without Breaking up Families

  On my radio show today I spoke with Senator John Hoeven about the issues with separating children at the border from parents/adults charged with crossing that border illegally. “They need to find a way where we do both, we enforce the law and keep children together,” he told me. Hoeven said he voted for

Sen. John Hoeven checks out the simulation lab at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences during a tour Wednesday, July 5, 2017. At left is School of Medicine & Health Sciences employee Kristen Petersen. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Podcast: Senator Hoeven Says Trump “Certainly” Deserves Nobel Prize if Korean Peninsula Is “Denuclearized”

Senator John Hoeven wasn’t quite ready to endorse President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize just yet, as his fellow North Dakota Republican Kevin Cramer has done, but he did say that the President could be worthy of it. “If he can denuclearize the Korean peninsula then certainly,” Hoeven said. I also spoke to

Mary Wakefield, who served in the Obama administration as acting deputy secretary of health and human Services, cheers on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp at Saturday's Democratic convention. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Poll: Heitkamp Approval Has Gone From 60 Percent to 47 Percent Over Last Four Quarters

According to new polling released by Morning Consult, Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp has seen a significant drop in her approval numbers as she begins what will likely be the toughest re-election campaign of her political career. Not only did the Senator see a nine point drop in her net approval rating in the first quarter

Trump Signs Heitkamp’s Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation, but It May Do More Harm Than Good

Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s staff is touting the fact that President Donald Trump signed legislation she sponsored which supposedly cracks down on human trafficking: .@HeidiHeitkamp getting results for North Dakota. #NDSen #NDPol https://t.co/fkG8Ad8I3l — Sean Higgins (@smhigg) April 11, 2018 North Dakota’s other Senator, Republican John Hoeven, also voted for the bill. The legislation is called

Podcast: Live From the NDGOP Convention

I broadcast my radio show live from the NDGOP state convention at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, sponsored by First International Bank & Trust. I spoke to Congressman Kevin Cramer and NDGOP Chairman Rick Berg about the convention and upcoming campaign season. Senator John Hoeven joined, saying the number of delegates registered for the

Ron Ness: BLM Rule Enables Waste Rather Than Preventing It

This guest post was submitted by Ron Ness, President of the North Dakota Petroleum Council. It’s now been nearly one year since the United States Senate had the opportunity to rescind an Obama-era regulation that aimed to prevent venting and flaring on public and tribal lands. In reality, this rule targeted North Dakota and the

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