Sen. Cramer, Colleagues Request Full Investigation of Planned Parenthood Improperly Receiving PPP Loans

WASHINGTON — Senator Kevin Cramer joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) on a letter requesting that Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), conduct a full investigation into how 37 Planned Parenthood affiliates applied for and improperly received a total of $80 million in loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Please see the release from Senator Rubio’s office for more information and text of the letter.

Sen. Cramer Statement on Planned Parenthood Affiliates Receiving COVID-19 Relief Funds

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on Planned Parenthood affiliates receiving $80 million in Paycheck Protection Program funds:

“Paycheck Protection Program funds are for saving jobs, not killing babies. We established that Planned Parenthood would not be eligible to receive these funds when we passed the CARES Act, but apparently some of its affiliates missed that part of the law. Planned Parenthood reported over $1.6 billion in income and bragged last...

Sens. Cramer, Loeffler, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Halt Taxpayer Funds for Abortion Providers, Allow PPP Access for Larger Faith-Based Groups, Nonprofits

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) today in introducing the “Limiting Infant Fatality and Empowering Nonprofit Organization Workforces (LIFE NOW)” Act.

This legislation eliminates the affiliation rules and 500-employee cap for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to allow larger nonprofits to receive PPP loans. It also prohibits taxpayer dollars from funding abortion providers.

“Paycheck Protection Program funds are for saving jobs and helping...

Sen. Cramer, Colleagues Urge Leadership to Consider Nonprofits in Next Relief Proposal

WASHINGTON — Senator Kevin Cramer joined “a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to advocate that they do not overlook nonprofits, charities, and houses of worship in the fourth-phase relief proposal for the coronavirus pandemic.”

See the release Senator Lankford’s office for more information and text of the letter here

Sen. Cramer Notice: North Dakota Airports Receive Transportation Grants for COVID-19 Relief

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded funds to North Dakota airports as a part of their $10 billion nation-wide allocation to commercial and general aviation airports through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Airport Grant Program.

 

This funding will support continuing operations and replace lost revenue resulting from the sharp decline in passenger traffic and other airport business due to...

Cramer, Klobuchar, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Sustain Rural Broadband Connectivity During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), along with Tina Smith (D-MN), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Steve Daines (R-MT), Doug Jones (D-AL), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jon Tester (D-MT), John Barrasso (R-WY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Todd Young (R-IN), and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the Keeping Critical Connections Act to help small broadband providers ensure rural broadband connectivity for students and their families during the...

Sen. Cramer Statement on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement after voting in favor of S. 311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:

“This legislation should not be controversial. It merely ensures a child born alive after a failed abortion will be given the same immediate medical attention as any other human being whose life is in peril. Allowing the cries of an already-born baby to go unanswered is haunting, and it...

Sen. Cramer Statement on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement after voting in favor of S.3275, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:

“I promised the people of North Dakota if they sent me to the Senate I would fight for life, and I intend to keep that promise. Late-term abortion is choosing to end the life of an unborn child who can feel pain just like the rest of us. It has no place in a society which values life, and...

Sen. Cramer, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Teleabortions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) this week introduced legislation to protect the sanctity of human life by prohibiting chemical abortions from being performed without the supervision of a healthcare provider. U.S. Senators John Kennedy (R-LA), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MT), James Lankford (R-OK), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Cassidy as original cosponsors of the bill.

The Teleabortion Prevention Act would make it a federal...