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Sen. Cramer Introduces Bill to Examine America's Insulin Affordability Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. [11/14/19]—In association with World Diabetes Day, U.S. Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) today introduced bipartisan legislation—along with Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)—to create a national study to more fully understand the scope of the insulin affordability crisis in America.

Earlier this year, Sens. Smith and Cramer introduced bold, bipartisan legislation to bring down the...

Sen. Cramer on the Senate Rejecting Democratic Attempts to Raise North Dakotans' Health Insurance Premiums

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement after the Senate rejected Democrats’ efforts to repeal 1332 State Innovation Waivers which allow states to waive certain provisions of Obamacare:

“Fortunately, reason prevailed today. This was a reckless political stunt by Senate Democrats and I am glad to see it fail. The 1332 waivers provide states like North Dakota the flexibility they need to increase choice and lower cost, resulting in an expected 20% decline in...

Sen. Cramer Statement on Senate Democrats Forcing a Vote to Raise North Dakotans' Health Insurance Premiums

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on Senate Democrats forcing a vote to reverse 1332 State Innovation Waivers which allow states to waive certain provisions of Obamacare:

“Last week they wanted to raise taxes. The week before, they wanted to raise electricity bills. Now, Senate Democrats are demanding we consider raising health insurance premiums. If passed, this would dramatically increase the cost of health care for North Dakotans while doing...

ICYMI: Sens. Cramer, Grassley Op-Ed: How Congress can fix high drug prices

How Congress can fix high drug prices

By Senators Chuck Grassley and Kevin Cramer

Washington Examiner


Washington is consumed with wall-to-wall coverage of impeachment, Ukraine, and transcripts. Every question we receive from the D.C. press corps is about that. But do you know who isn’t obsessed with this? Our constituents.

Every day, we hear from people across North Dakota and Iowa. Most of them are not talking to us about impeachment. They are coming to us because they worry about...

Sen. Cramer, VA Sec. Wilkie Visit Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Clinic in Fargo

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FARGO – U.S. Senator and Senate Veterans Affairs (VA) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) hosted VA Secretary Robert Wilkie for a tour of Healing with Hyperbarics of North Dakota, a Fargo-based Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) clinic.

“The primary point of the federal government is the defense of our nation. Part of that means defending those who defend us, which is why it was important to have Secretary Wilkie visit North Dakota,” said Senator Cramer. “We stand...

Murphy, Cramer, Braun, Jones Resolution Supporting Diaper Banks Passes Senate

Legislation Recognizes Important Work Done By Diaper Bank

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.),on Friday hailed U.S. Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution that recognizes the importance of diaper banks across the country. Diaper banks, which provide diapers free of charge, are critical to communities in need. These banks also play a huge role in the aftermath of natural disasters. The National Diaper Bank...

Sens. Cramer, Smith Call for A Hearing on Their Bipartisan Bill to Lower the Cost of Insulin and Provide Relief to Patients

Senators Call for A Hearing on Their Bipartisan Bill to Lower the Cost of Insulin and Provide Relief to Patients

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today U.S. Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) urged the U.S. Senate Finance Committee to hold a hearing on their bipartisan bill to address the skyrocketing price of insulin and help people with diabetes access the life-saving medication they need to survive. 

The two lawmakers said that during the hearing they also hope to have pharmaceutical...

en. Cramer Notice: $4.6 million in HHS Grants Awarded to State Programs

BISMARCK—U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $4,595,488 in grants to seven North Dakota programs.

The North Dakota Department of Human Services received a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Grant totaling $3,000,000 from the Center for Mental Health Services. It will fund North Dakota’s program to improve the mental health outcomes for children and youth, birth through age 21. 

North Dakota State University...

Sens. Cramer, Rosen Introduce Legislation to Reimburse Veterans For Emergency Services

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Jacky Rosen (D-N.V.) last week introduced the Veterans Reimbursement for Emergency Ambulance Services Act (S.2392), a bill to authorize veterans’ expenses for emergency ambulance services to non-VA facilities to be reimbursed by the VA.

“Emergency ambulance bills deliver huge financial burdens to our veterans,” says Senator Cramer. “Our bill corrects unfair regulations that harm those who offered their lives for our country and ensures they...

Sen. Cramer, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Cut Costs of Prescription Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced the bipartisan Phair Relief Act on Wednesday to lower drug costs for seniors and improve financial certainty for community pharmacies. 

“Pharmacy DIR fees are unpredictable for...