Senate Budget Committee Passes Cramer-backed Bipartisan Budget Reforms

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Budget Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) today helped passed through committee S. 2765, the Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act, a bill he cosponsored to change the way Congress debates and passes a budget.

“Congress’s budget system is broken,” said Senator Cramer. “These commonsense reforms supported by both sides of the aisle move us toward a more accountable, functional process.”

Among other reforms, this bill would change the current budget...

Sen. Cramer Statement on Passage of Domestic Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement regarding Senate Passage of a package of domestic appropriations bills:

“I am glad we took this important step forward, and I hope it signifies a return to a more normal appropriations process. I voted for this package because it helps our farmers, invests in Native American communities, improves infrastructure development, and ensures our scientific and environmental programs are properly funded. I now urge my...

Sens. Cramer, Sinema Joint Op-Ed: Reauthorizing the EXIM Bank Must be a Top Priority for Congress

Reauthorizing the EXIM Bank Must be a Top Priority for Congress

By Senators Kevin Cramer and Kyrsten Sinema

The Hill

10.28.19

As the end of the year approaches, Congress faces many important issues, and among the most pressing is the long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank. The EXIM Bank helps create and protect American jobs, and bolsters our national security. Leaders in Congress should prioritize the Bank’s reauthorization before it expires on November 21, 2019. 

Altho...

Sen. Cramer on Senate Democrats' Efforts to Repeal Part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Budget Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on Senate Democrats’ attempts to repeal the cap on the State And Local Tax (SALT) deduction of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

“Just one week after attempting to raise the American people’s cost of living, Senate Democrats are now trying to relitigate the 2017 tax cuts, which put more money in the taxpayers’ pockets and ignited our rocket ship economy. Repealing this cap delivers no...

Sen. Cramer on Congress Passing a CR to Fund the Government through November

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on Congress passing a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government into November:

“I don’t like this. The only thing worse than a short-term CR would be a government shutdown. A CR only funds existing projects, hurting efforts to rebuild our military and preventing new projects from receiving the resources they need. With this additional time, I urge Democrats to put the partisan games aside and return...

Sen Cramer Issues Statement on Labor Secretary's Nomination, Invites Him to North Dakota

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the confirmation of Eugene Scalia’s nomination to be U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary:

“I supported Scalia because he is well-qualified and ready to serve our country in the Labor Department. I look forward to working with him on apprenticeships, the joint employer rule, association health care plans, and other shared priorities. I hope to bring him to our state to hear about these issues directly from...

Sen. Cramer Urges FCC to Explore Ways to Deliver 5G Services to Rural America

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) in a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urged the FCC to explore additional spectrum bands for delivering 5G services to communities across the country, including rural America. 

Click here to view the letter. The text of the letter is as follows: 

Dear Chairman Pai: 

I am encouraged by the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) efforts to explore additional spectrum bands for delivering 5G services to...

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...

'Unacceptable': Sen Cramer on Democrats Obstructing Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on Senate Democrats blocking the appropriations process from moving forward:

“Senate Democrats’ obstruction is unacceptable. They are standing in the way of our troops receiving a pay raise, communities receiving disaster assistance, critical medical research being advanced, and our military community receiving the resources they need to keep our country safe. It is time for Democrats to stop playing politics- and...

Sen. Cramer, ND Bankers Applaud Senate Confirmation of Fed. Reserve Board Community Banking Chair

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Banking Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the Senate confirming Federal Reserve Board of Governors member and Federal Reserve Board Subcommittee Chair on Smaller Regional and Community Banking Michelle Bowman’s reappointment:

“Governor Bowman’s work with community banks is vital to ensuring North Dakota’s banks have a voice at the Federal Reserve. I am glad to see the Senate confirm her to a full term, and I look forward...