U.S. Senator Heitamp releases statement after meeting with President-elect Trump

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp met with President-elect Donald Trump today in New York.

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today issued the following statement after her more than hour-long meeting on Friday afternoon with President-elect Donald Trump.

“President-elect Trump and I had a thoughtful and wide ranging discussion on a variety of issues important to North Dakota and the country,” said Heitkamp. “We talked about finding a realistic path forward for coal and combating human trafficking, as well as the Export-Import Bank and keeping jobs in the U.S., energy infrastructure including the complexities of the Dakota Access pipeline and the challenges for law enforcement as well as the Keystone pipeline, and the issues facing small community banks that help support rural towns. We also discussed my background as I’m from a town of just 90 people from a rural state and my upbringing as the daughter of a seasonal construction worker and a school cook. I appreciate him being generous with his time, and I look forward to working with him and all of my colleagues in Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, to reach results for North Dakota and the country.”

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