Sen. Cramer Helps Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Stop Greenlighting Driver Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is introducing legislation that delivers tough financial consequences to states that flout federal immigration enforcement and harm public safety and national security. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) are cosponsoring the legislation and Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) is leading twenty-one members in introducing companion...

Sen. Cramer Concludes Review of Army Corps Procurement Process, Presents Findings to President Trump

Senator Cramer Presented His Findings in a Letter to President Trump

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate and Environment Public Works (EPW) Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), announced today he has concluded his review of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) procurement process.

Senator Cramer presented the findings of his review, which focused on the construction of physical barriers along the southern border, in a letter to...

Sen. Cramer: Army Corps Awards Fisher Industries Contract for Border Wall Construction

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a border wall contract to Fisher Sand and Gravel, a Dickinson, North Dakota-based company.

“Fisher Industries will receive almost $270 million of this nearly $400 million project, which will go toward designing and building physical barriers along about 31 miles of the southern border in Yuma, Arizona,” said Senator Cramer. “I am glad to see more progress...

Sens. Cramer, Kennedy, Ernst Working to Ensure Border Wall Gets Built Quickly and Responsibly

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) led a letter this week with Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) to Office of Management and Budget Director (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney and OMB Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Michael Wooten requesting information about the status of President Donald Trump’s efforts to build physical barriers along the southern border.

“Our government is working with limited resources, and each dollar wasted on incompetent contracting...

Sen. Cramer Introduces "Keep Our Communities Safe Act"

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), yesterday introduced the Keep Our Communities Safe Act, with Sens. John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The legislation would close the legal loophole that requires immigration authorities to release back into the United States illegal aliens who have not been accepted for deportation to other countries after being detained for six months; a practice also referred to as "catch...

Sen. Cramer on CBP Reducing Hours of Operation at 2 North Dakota Ports Instead of 3

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement today regarding the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reducing their hours of operation at two North Dakota ports instead of three:

“This is a positive step taken by CBP for the Maida port of entry, and I applaud them for responding to the concerns of residents in the area. However, their decision to reduce hours at the Antler and Carbury ports will affect those North Dakota communities, and I urge CBP to work with...

Sen. Cramer Votes to Support Fixing the Crisis at the Southern Border

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) voted against Joint Resolution 54, a resolution of disapproval that would terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration to fix the crisis at the southern border.

“I have seen the crisis at the southern border firsthand,” said Senator Cramer. “Our immigration law enforcement officers are the best in the world, but Democrats are playing politics and attempting to hurt President Trump by trying to prevent these officers from receiving the...

Sen. Cramer Pushes Energy, Agriculture, National Security & Immigration Reform with Indian Prime Minister at 'Howdy Modi' in Houston

HOUSTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) was an honored guest at the Texas India Forum’s “Howdy Modi” event in Texas this weekend, where he met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss his priorities and spent time with President Trump and other elected officials. The Prime Minister offered his appreciation for the Senator’s attendance and his commitment towards strong ties between the two countries.

“I am grateful to our hosts and the 55,000 Indian Americans in attendance for...

Sen. Cramer: DoD Will Not Use ND Military Project Funds for Border Wall Construction

GRAND FORKS, ND – U.S. Senator and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will not use funds designated for North Dakota military projects to pay for border wall construction.

 “I am pleased to see no military projects in North Dakota will be impacted. Our National Guard recently broke ground on a Readiness Center in Fargo, which will not only help the local community but will also bolster our entire military’s...

Sen. Cramer Tours Border Wall, Port of Entry Facilities, and Processing Centers at the Southern Border

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EL PASO, T.X. – Today, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) traveled to El Paso, Texas, to tour a port of entry, border wall construction, and an ICE processing center at the southern border with agents from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

“The men and women who work to protect our border are the very best our nation has to offer,” said Senator Cramer. ...