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MN House and Senate Choose Leadership

November 9, 2018

Moving quickly to assemble leadership posts, both the Minnesota House and Senate members-elect chose their leadership yesterday and today in the first steps toward forming their overall governing structure and priorities. 


Elections Bring New UMN Alums to Congress and MN Legislature

November 8, 2018

With the results of Tuesday's election, there are many new UMN alums serving in elected office in Minnesota and Washington, D.C. 


Happy New Year

October 17, 2018

The federal government began FY2019 on October 1 with the passage of 6 out of 12 appropriations bills and a Continuing Resolution until early December for the balance of the federal government's funding.


Summer in Washington

July 26, 2018

It's an election year –– the Minnesota primary is August 14. There's a Supreme Court opening. The Farm Bill is awaiting action. The Higher Education Act is on hold. And the Senate, but not the House, will be back in session in August.