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Both Of North Dakota's Senators Attended NSA Briefing That Most Senators Skipped

Both Of North Dakota's Senators Attended NSA Briefing That Most Senators Skipped

Last week The Hill reported that, despite the NSA domestic spying scandal making big headlines and grabbing the attention of American citizens, most US Senators chose to skip out of Washington DC early rather than attend a briefing on the intelligence programs. The Senate held its last vote of the week a little after noon

Online Sales Tax May End Up Being A Tax On Your Retirement Savings

There’s nothing fair about the Marketplace Fairness Act, which both of North Dakota’s Senators voted for. In addition to lumping more red tape and tax burden onto online shopping – which means higher prices for everyone who shops online – its an expansion of taxation to companies that use none of the services the taxes

Hoeven, Heitkamp Vote To Make Internet Shopping More Expensive

The US Senate just passed the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act on a 69-27 vote. Both of North Dakota’s Senators, John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, voted for the bill which allows states to collect sales taxes from online retailers even if they have no physical presence in the state in question and thus use none of

Hoeven, Heitkamp Both Vote For Cloture On Gun Control

I’ve been a bit remiss in getting this up, being focused on the legislative session here in the state all day, but both of North Dakota’s Senators voted to invoke cloture on the Senate gun control bill. The bill was being filibustered by Senate conservatives. Fifty Democrats, 16 Republicans and 2 independents opposed the conservative

Balanced: Senate Fiscal Deal Has $41 In Tax Hikes For Every $1 In Spending Reductions

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the “fiscal cliff” deal passed by the US Senate late last night has $15 billion in spending growth reductions (it’s not cuts as we’ll still be spending more in 2013 than we’re spending in 2012) and $620 billion in tax hikes, both over the course of a decade. After

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