Nonpartisan report shows uncertainty, mixed signals from stalled Republican health care repeal efforts & potential move from Administration leading insurers to seek higher premiums

August 11, 2017By danielMedia Release, News, Press Release

(BISMARCK, ND) – A new report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation shows that mixed signals from the stalled Republican health care repeal efforts – as well as actions taken by the administration that threaten to disrupt insurance markets – are causing uncertainty “far outside the norm” leading insurers to seek higher premium increases for the coming year. … Read More

Dem-NPL legislators attend roundtable meetings with EPA Admin. Scott Pruitt

August 9, 2017By danielMedia Release, News, Press Release

(BISMARCK, ND) – House minority leader Corey Mock (D-NPL, Grand Forks) and Rep. Alisa Mitskog (D-NPL, Wahpeton) issued the following statements following their participation in roundtable meetings with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. Rep. Mock:  “We appreciate Administrator Pruitt’s visit to North Dakota to discuss federal policies that affect the energy and agricultural industries here at … Read More

Despite Republican efforts to cut addiction services, Sen. Heitkamp works to protect funding and bring communities together

August 8, 2017By danielMedia Release, News, Press Release

(BISMARCK, ND) – Despite partisan efforts in Washington, DC, to severely scale back funding for addiction treatment services in states impacted by the opioid crisis, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp continues working to build support for policies that help address North Dakota’s needs when it comes to fighting addiction. “While congressional Republicans and the administration talk about addressing the opioid crisis, … Read More

Dem-NPL leaders call on Secretary of State to ensure protection of personal voter data

August 7, 2017By danielMedia Release, News, Press Release

(BISMARCK, ND) – Democratic-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen, Senate minority leader Joan Heckaman (New Rockford) and House minority leader Corey Mock (Grand Forks) sent an open letter to Secretary of State Al Jaeger in response to reports that his office is considering handing over personal information about North Dakota voters to a controversial federal commission. Deputy Secretary of State Jim Silrum previously … Read More

Dem-NPL statement on the 52nd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

August 7, 2017By danielMedia Release, News, Press Release

“Within the last week in ND, we’ve seen yet another attempt to curtail our right to participate in elections free from interference” (BISMARCK, ND) – Democratic-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen released the following statement regarding the 52nd anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act: “For North Dakotans, as for all Americans, our right to vote is … Read More