U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp is the first female Senator elected from North Dakota. Senator Heitkamp sits on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, where she’s been fighting since day one to support North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers and make sure they get the resources and support they need so they can continue to feed North Dakota, our country, and the world. As a member on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Senator Heitkamp is continuing her pledge — from her time as North Dakota’s Attorney General — to stand up for Native American families and make sure the U.S. government lives up to its treaty and trust responsibilities. Through her leadership on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Senator Heitkamp has quickly shown her strong work to reform the nation’s housing finance system, make housing more affordable, and address North Dakota’s housing shortage. Senator Heitkamp also serves on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, which has oversight over government operations generally and the Department of Homeland Security. And she sits on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, where she works on issues critical to small businesses.