Corey Mitchell

Reporter | Washington Bureau
Phone: Washington: 202-383-6121 Minneapolis: 612-673-4491
Corey Mitchell covers Minnesota-related issues in Congress.

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Nearly half of Congress members are millionaires

U.S. Sen. Al Franken reported a net worth in the millions of dollars when the Senate released personal financial disclosure reports for its members this year. He wasn’t alone: Nearly half of lawmakers in the Congress, 48 percent, have an estimated net worth of more than $1 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Updated: August 10, 2013, - 05:58 PM

Recess is test time for Minnesota's House Republicans

Liberal activists plan to use the break to press the congressmen on hot-button issues, but Erik Paulsen and John Kline...

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 08:23 PM

U.S. Senate confirms B. Todd Jones as ATF director

To secure his nomination, Democrats were forced to scramble to find enough votes to prevent a filibuster.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 06:19 AM

Showdown on Jones' nomination to head ATF could come Wednesday

Senate Democrats force a vote on whether he should permanently lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 09:50 PM

House passes U.S. Rep. John Kline's No Child Left Behind rewrite

But a White House veto threat looms for the bill, which would slash the federal government’s role in education.

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 10:44 PM

House GOP passes farm bill without food stamps

GOP succeeded in splitting off food stamp program from the bill.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 12:20 AM

With $1.1M, Kline is way ahead of Democratic challenger in fund-raising

U.S. Rep. John Kline has banked $1.1 million to defend his south suburban congressional seat against national Democrats targeting him...

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 11:11 PM

Kline makes another bid to rewrite No Child Left Behind

But chances of brokering a bipartisan deal this year appear slim, insiders say.

Updated: July 04, 2013, - 09:29 PM

Minnesota students fret over loan hikes as deadline passes

Nearly 200,000 Minnesota college students will see interest rates double on future federal loans after Congress and the White House failed to reach a compromise to keep the rates low before today’s deadline.

Updated: July 01, 2013, - 06:22 AM

Minnesota Poll: Franken's approval rating ticks up

Ahead of 2014 election, job marks are highest yet for the former comedian.

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 07:02 AM

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