September 16, 2022

Dem-NPL Statement On Tentative Railway Labor Agreement

After nearly 20 hours of in person negotiations at the Department of Labor, rail companies and unions have a tentative agreement, averting a potential railway strike. President Joe Biden said, “For the American people, the hard work done to reach this tentative agreement means that our economy can avert the significant damage any shutdown would […]

September 13, 2022

Dem-NPL Celebrates Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

As President Biden celebrates Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act becoming law at the White House today, North Dakota Democratic-NPL leaders reflect on how it will help North Dakotans. Democratic-NPL Party Chair Patrick Hart lauded, “The Inflation Reduction Act has two amazing highlights that stand out amongst the once in a lifetime changes the Biden Administration delivered on in the […]

Dem-NPL lawmakers support childcare improvements, push for more

Democratic-NPL lawmakers expressed support for the childcare proposals shared today but said more may be required to address the crisis. “As long-time champions for making childcare more accessible and affordable in North Dakota, we support these proposals, and we believe they don’t go far enough because of the scale of the crisis,” said Sen. Kathy […]

August 24, 2022

Dem-NPL Lawmakers dismiss Burgum Tax Proposal as “Just another giveaway to the wealthy”

After Governor Burgum revealed a proposal relating to income tax today, Democratic-NPL lawmakers expressed doubt that it would provide meaningful relief for North Dakotans, and fear it will further hurt already beleaguered services North Dakotans rely on. House Minority Leader Josh Boschee (D-Fargo) emphasized, “We support lower taxes for working and middle class families in […]

August 19, 2022

Dem-NPL Chair Reacts To Governor’s So-Called “Red Tape Reduction Working Group”

After Governor Burgum announced a “Red Tape Reduction Working Group,” Democratic-NPL Party Chair Patrick Hart reacted skeptically saying, “Burgum has made a habit of creating initiatives that are all talk and no substance, and in at least one case literally left North Dakotans out in the cold. If the Governor is truly committed to meaningful […]

August 16, 2022

Dem-NPL Lawmakers, Candidates applaud signing of Inflation Reduction Act

Today, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. The new law will help to reduce inflation and lower health care and energy costs for North Dakota families – and does not raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000 a year U.S. Senate Candidate Katrina Christiansen remarked, “This will lower energy costs, insulin […]

August 15, 2022

Dem-NPL Senate Candidate Christiansen blasts Hoeven incompetence, Becker extremism

On Monday morning, State Rep. Rick Becker entered the U.S. Senate Race as an “independent conservative,” making it a three-way race among him, John Hoeven, and Katrina Christiansen. Christiansen, the Democratic-NPL candidate, said, “Becker entering the race indicates just how weak Hoeven is—the whole federal delegation is the weakest one ND has ever had. At […]

August 9, 2022

AG Candidate Lamb applauds N.D. Supreme Court Decision in Landowners’ Rights Case

Tim Lamb, candidate for North Dakota Attorney General, applauds the recent North Dakota Supreme Court decision in favor of landowners’ rights. In Northwest Landowners Association v. State, 2022 ND 150, the Court held that landowners’ sub-surface land rights are protected by the constitution. The case challenged a new law giving sub-surface rights or what is […]

August 1, 2022

Dem-NPL Lawmakers Request AG Opinion to Clarify ND Abortion Law

Two Democratic-NPL lawmakers today requested an opinion from North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley to clarify the state’s abortion restrictions. Reps. Zac Ista (D-Grand Forks) and Karla Rose Hanson (D-Fargo) said conflicts in statute could result in doctors not treating life-threatening ectopic pregnancies or victims of rape requiring permission from a spouse to obtain an […]

July 29, 2022

Sens. Heckaman and Potter demand answers at Press Conference Thursday

Calls for investigations mount as Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman and D-35 Senator Tracy Potter demand answers regarding multiple issues that have engulfed the Attorney General’s office over the past few weeks. “There seems to be a lack of authority to even lease this building, let alone pay for improvements to a building the state […]