An interview with Senator Heidi Heitkamp about human trafficking in North Dakota and the Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act, a bipartisan bill that treats minors who are sold into sex trafficking rings as victims, not criminals.
Carl M. Cannon
Carl M. Cannon is the Washington Bureau Chief of RealClearPolitics. Carl is a past recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting and the Aldo Beckman Award, the two most prestigious awards for White House coverage. Previous positions include Executive Editor of PoliticsDaily.com, DC Bureau Chief for Reader's Digest and White House correspondent for both the Baltimore Sun and National Journal. He was a 2007 fellow-in-residence at Harvard University's Institute of Politics, a past president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, and is a published author.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp is the first female Senator elected from North Dakota. She took the oath of office on January 3, 2013.
Throughout her life, Senator Heitkamp has stood out as an advocate for North Dakotans – that can be seen from her time in public service in North Dakota, to her work at Dakota Gasification, to her service in the U.S. Senate.
Already in her short time in the Senate, Senator Heitkamp has quickly become a proven Senator who works across the aisle to fight for North Dakotans. Senator Heitkamp has personally shown that if Senators work together, it can lead to real solutions.