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Lawmakers Put Finishing Touches on Spending Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of secretive work, senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill are trying to put the finishing touches on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would put last year's budget battles to rest.

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Rep. Krisit Noem And St. Senator Deb Soholt On Viewpoint U.

Congresswoman Kristi Noem will discuss federal issues, including the farm bill today(Monday) on Viewpoint University at 4 P.M

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STUDY: Some, Not All Northern Plains Congresspeople Have Statehouse Experience

Before they hit the “big league” in Washington, D.C., how many legislators served in the “minor leagues” of Pierre, Bismarck, St. Paul, Lincoln, Cheyenne and Helena?

For example, two-thirds of South Dakota’s Congressional delegation previously “did time” in Pierre in the dead of winter in January and February

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Any Winners in the Shutdown?

The pundits are tallying up the wins and losses in the federal government shutdown, which came to a merciful end, but won't stop the rancor between the parties.

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Why Not Pay Congress What We Get Paid?

Here's a crazy idea: How about paying members of Congress what we get paid?

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Report: S.D. Children Would Benefit from Tobacco Tax Increase

(NPN) Anti-smoking groups say South Dakota children will benefit if Congress passes President Obama’s proposal to expand early childhood education and fund it with an increase in federal tobacco taxes. 

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Substantial Cuts to Nutrition Programs Coming In November

According to Cathy Brechelsbauer, South Dakota volunteer coordinator of Bread for the World, residents on SNAP(food stamps) will experience benefit cuts starting in November.

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Kristi Noem Continues Push for Farm Bill [AUDIO]

The Farm Bill deadline is approaching soon. Congresswoman Kristi Noem has optimism that something will get done.

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USA Has Become ‘Police’ State

The National Security Agency has been gathering phone records from Verizon Wireless customers. Do we actually have privacy anymore?

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Reduction of Federal Spending Ideas Well Received by a Senator

Received a call from Senator John Thune's office last Friday.

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