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February 12, 2019
The sun sets on the Mojave National Preserve in Kelso, Calif., on Feb. 5. The public lands bill passed by the Senate Tuesday would connect the preserve with Death Valley National Park. Photo for The Washington Post by Jenna Schoenefeld
Senate passes the decade's biggest public lands package
February 12, 2019 - 5:59pm
January 28, 2019
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp concedes the North Dakota senate race, at an election night event in Fargo, N.D., Nov. 6, 2018. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
McFeely: Heitkamp says there is 'great irony' the way some in ND voted
January 28, 2019 - 7:00am
January 26, 2019
President Donald Trump walks to the White House Rose Garden to announce the plan to end the partial government shutdown. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
Inside Trump's decision to end standoff
January 26, 2019 - 9:40am
January 24, 2019
North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp gives her farewell speech on the U.S. Senate floor Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in this screenshot of a livestream of the address.
McFeely: Heitkamp was 'realistic' about re-election chances, but 'surprised by margin'
January 24, 2019 - 6:42pm
January 22, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 8, 2019. Bloomberg photo by Al Drago
Senate sets votes to reopen government
January 22, 2019 - 9:48pm
President Donald Trump makes an announcement on border security and immigration, at the White House in Washington, Jan. 19, 2019. Trump cast the proposal, which offered extended deportation protections for undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion for a border barrier, as a compromise as he sought to shift pressure to Democrats to end the government shutdown. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)
Trump prepares two versions of State of the Union address as shutdown tensions escalate
January 22, 2019 - 7:48pm
January 20, 2019
Sen. John Thune
U.S. Senate bill attacks growing number of robocalls
January 20, 2019 - 6:25pm
January 15, 2019
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks while Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., right, listens during a news conference on Jan. 2, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Al Drago
Rank-and-file Democrats reject Trump's invitation to shutdown talks
January 15, 2019 - 5:06pm
December 28, 2018
Rep. Kevin Cramer holds a press conference the morning after his Senate win in November.  Forum News Service file photo
Sen.-elect Kevin Cramer will serve on energy and armed services committees, but not ag committee
December 28, 2018 - 12:03pm
November 29, 2018
Ag committee leaders reach agreement on farm bill
November 29, 2018 - 11:31am
November 14, 2018
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Heitkamp advocates for public safety in Indian Country as Savanna's Act advances
November 14, 2018 - 7:23pm
Sen. John Thune
Thune elected Senate majority whip, second in Senate majority command
November 14, 2018 - 6:35pm
November 7, 2018
Senator-elect Kevin Cramer speaks at a post-election press conference on Wednesday morning in Bismarck. Cramer answered questions on a wide range of topics but stated he would be back in Washington next week to work on finalizing a farm bill among other items in his last days as North Dakota's lone congressman. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Cramer says Heitkamp's voting record helped North Dakotans contrast candidates
November 7, 2018 - 5:48pm
November 4, 2018
Commentary: Heitkamp drags North Dakota through the mud to the finish line
November 4, 2018 - 6:00am
October 21, 2018
Commentary: Heitkamp has yet to answer serious questions about campaign ad victimizing sexual assault survivors
October 21, 2018 - 6:46am