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Sen. Franken sponsors SANE Act

Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Legislation to Save $100 Billion in Nuclear Weapons Budget WASHINGTON, D.C. [03/23/15]—U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is throwing his support behind a new measure that would make smart savings in the federal budget by cutting back on costly, unnecessary nuclear weapon spending. That Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures (SANE) Act would…

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Rep. McCollum re Netanyahu speech

Why I won’t be attending Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech in Congress Washington Post by Rep. Betty McCollum Feb. 26, 2015 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the midst of a heated reelection campaign. Yet he is traveling 5,900 miles to give a speech before a joint meeting of Congress on March 3 — just two…

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Rep. Emmer’s New Assignment

Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) will serve on the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations as well as Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Regarding this placement, Emmer issued the following statement: “Minnesota proudly boasts one of the country’s highest populations of new African immigrants,…

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2014 in Review

We’ve had a very busy year and believe that our engagement with members of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation has made a significant difference in their thinking, their public statements and actual votes on foreign policy issues. Senator Klobuchar, Senator Franken, Rep. Nolan and Rep. Ellison met with MPP multiple times during the year, Reps. Walz,…

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MPP’s CD1 Coordinator reports on D.C. Trip

Negotiations with Iran Need Continued Support By Dr. Richard Van Dellen Rochester Post Bulletin, Monday, December 1, 2014 My wife, Marian, and I recently returned from a visit to Washington, D.C., where we urged our Congress members to publicly support the current negotiations with Iran to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb. We were…

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Senator Klobuchar’s New Role

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been appointed as chair of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach committee — a role that gives her additional power in dealmaking with Republicans and special interests on Capitol Hill next year. The steering commitee’s primary purpose is outreach to special interest and outside groups when hammering together compromises. “This is…

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Lara Friedman’s Thoughts on Midterms

What the Midterms mean for America’s Israel-Palestine policy by Lara Friedman Despite the Republican win, U.S. policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the next two years depends first and foremost on President Obama, not Congress. But will he finally stand up to Netanyahu? Tuesday’s election delivered the Senate into Republican hands and gave them the…

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New Palestine Israel Position Paper

Minnesota Peace Project Palestine – Israel Position Paper October 2014 – The Minnesota Peace Project seeks the peaceful flourishing of both Israelis and Palestinians and strives to give voice to the aspirations of all the people of the region. – We urge the U.S. to support negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations or…

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Senator Klobuchar’s New Iran Constituent Letter

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on U.S. foreign policy toward Iran. I appreciate hearing from you on this subject. As you know, on November 23, 2013, the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China negotiated an interim agreement with Iran that imposes new limits and inspections on its nuclear program. That agreement…

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