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Local 9th graders grab spotlight after shutdown ends

October 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

It was all about timing last week for a group of 9th graders on a field trip to Washington, D.C.

Thirty-one students from Discovery Middle School and their eight chaperones arrived in D.C. on October 16, just as there was a sliver of hope that the…continue reading on echopress.com

Local 9th graders grab spotlight after shutdown ends

October 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

It was all about timing last week for a group of 9th graders on a field trip to Washington, D.C.

Thirty-one students from Discovery Middle School and their eight chaperones arrived in D.C. on October 16, just as there was a sliver of hope that the…continue reading on echopress.com

What’s next in Washington?

October 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer summed up the past few weeks of federal political debates, including a 16-day government shutdown, like many Americans would: “What in the Sam Hill is wrong with this town?”

Most around Washington seem to ex…continue reading on dglobe.com

What’s next in Washington?

October 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer summed up the past few weeks of federal political debates, including a 16-day government shutdown, like many Americans would: “What in the Sam Hill is wrong with this town?”

Most around Washington seem to ex…continue reading on dglobe.com

Congress votes to end shutdown

October 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late last night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic politic…continue reading on dglobe.com

Congress votes to end shutdown

October 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late last night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic politic…continue reading on dglobe.com

Noem votes against shutdown deal; Thune, Johnson vote in favor

October 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Kristi Noem stood alone among South Dakota’s congressional delegation Wednesday night as she voted against a deal to end the federal government shutdown.

Noem, a Republican and the state’s lone member of the House of Representatives, cast a no…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Johnson, Thune vote to end shutdown

October 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

South Dakota’s U.S. senators both voted in favor of legislation to end the federal government shutdown tonight.

The Senate approved the legislation 81-18-1. The one non-vote was Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., who is recovering from bypass surgery. …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Johnson, Thune vote to end shutdown

October 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

South Dakota’s U.S. senators both voted in favor of legislation to end the federal government shutdown tonight.

The Senate approved the legislation 81-18-1. The one non-vote was Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., who is recovering from bypass surgery. …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Cramer: Short-term debt ceiling increase needed

October 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON As the government shutdown continued through Wednesday as Republicans and Democrats continued to slug it out politically over budget issues, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., said he thinks a short-term solution could be reached soon, giving lawmakers more time to negotiate. Continue Reading