KEYC: Rep. Walz Calls on House to Pass Farm Bill

Congressman Tim Walz is calling on the House of Representatives to bring forward the new Farm Bill. This morning Walz and other farming leaders spoke at Minnesota Soybean in Mankato.

Winona Daily News: Klobuchar bill to expand outreach to homeless vets signed into law

“When we ask our men and women to fight and sacrifice in defense of our nation, we make a promise that we’re going to give them the support they need when they come home,” Klobuchar said in a statement.

Huffington Post: Building a ‘Made in Wisconsin’ Economy

As I travel across Wisconsin, I do a lot of listening and wherever I go, people tell me about the frustration and insecurity they feel. They are frustrated with the ‘disconnect’ between the debates in Washington and the reality of their lives. Wisconsinites believe Washington just doesn’t get it, and they are right. They also…

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HRC Blog: Elizabeth Warren: Champion for Equality

Elizabeth Warren is a champion for LGBT equality. She supports marriage equality and has vowed to fight the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA); she backs federal workplace protections for LGBT employees; and she recognizes the pervasive problem of bullying in our youth community. She has proven, time and again, to be a strong and reliable advocate for the LGBT community—but we need to help her get to the Senate first.

Sunshine State News: After Supreme Court Decision, Bill Nelson and Connie Mack Spar Over Health Care

With the Supreme Court deciding on Thursday to uphold most of the federal health-care law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010, the issue moves to the center stage of the close battle in Florida as Democrat U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson looks to win a third term.

Nelson, who voted for the health-care law back in 2010, doubled down on his support of it on Thursday after the court ruled to uphold it.

The Hill: Dem Senator: Human’s Causing Climate Change, Saying Otherwise is ‘Bogus’

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) declared on the Senate floor Thursday that the debate over whether humans are causing climate change is over, and that it has been shown conclusively that human activity is leading to global warming.

“People say there are questions about the theory,” he said. “No, there are not.”

Minnesota Daily: Congress Halts Loan Rate Increase

Congress passed legislation Friday to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling, giving students another year before the scheduled increase.

“It’s very difficult to afford college right now, so you want to do everything you can to lift that burden, and that includes making the interest rates lower,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

KIMT: Walz Speaks on Wind Energy

It’s becoming more common for our electricity to come from the wind.

Today more than 48,000 megawatts of the nation’s power comes from wind turbines. That’s up from 5600 just six years ago.

KOB: National conservative PAC buys attacks ads against Heinrich

The first negative ad of the general election is on the TV airwaves in New Mexico, and it looks like it will be the first of many to come.

Review-Journal: New Berkley spot promotes role in securing VA hospital

Shelley Berkley, the Las Vegas congresswoman running for U.S. Senate, has unveiled a new television commercial that promotes her role in securing a veterans hospital for Southern Nevada, a facility touted to create “hundreds of jobs” as well as improved health care for retired military.