Heitkamp`s Plans for D.C. | VideoJessica Roose | 11/9/2012
"You came to the rallies, you opened up your checkbook, you donated, you volunteered, you put some skin in the game and you made this happen," she told supporters at a victory party earlier this week.
"I really wasn`t confident until the last Mercer County came in with the last absentees, and then I knew that was a margin that would hold through really even a recount."
"Day one will be going out and visiting with as many of my colleagues as I can, especially ones across the aisle."
"Obviously, health care will be on the agenda in the next Congress. Let`s live in reality, let`s quit talking about this like you could get it repealed. It wasn`t going to get repealed, and so I`ve said all along, there`s good and bad in that health care law. You need to keep the good and get rid of the bad, and I`ve asked Senator Hoeven if he would be willing to think about putting together a biparisian kind of advisory group of providers here in North Dakota to talk about the health care law."
"This I will say. If in the House, they pass a bill that repeals it but in the same bill replaces it, I certainly would consider whatever replacement the House of Representatives would send across. But a simple straight up repeal with no explanation of what you`re going to replace it with, to me is not a way forward."
"I`m extraordinarily grateful to all the people in North Dakota who have put their faith in me, who have given me this opportunity once again to serve. It`s a huge honor but also it`s a responsibility I take very seriously."
Heitkamp also talked about committees she is interested in. They vary from Energy and Agriculture to Indian and Veteran Affairs.