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Dick Weber, Bismarck, letter: Small state is high in the power ratings

The power ratings for Congress are out, and North Dakota is ranked second in the nation. These rankings that have been established by a nonprofit organization tell an interesting story about the effectiveness and the abilities of our congressiona...

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The power ratings for Congress are out, and North Dakota is ranked second in the nation. These rankings that have been established by a nonprofit organization tell an interesting story about the effectiveness and the abilities of our congressional delegation.

Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., ranks 15th in the U.S. Senate. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., ranks 30th. And in the House, Congressman Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., ranks 60th. In addition to the power rankings, Dorgan is a member of the Democratic leadership as chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee.

All of this means that North Dakota as a small state is incredibly lucky to have some exceptional senators and congressman who have positioned themselves to get a lot done for North Dakota. That's good news for our state.

Dick Weber

Bismarck

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