Sen. Cramer Attends ND National Guard Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony

MANDAN, ND – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees, attended the North Dakota National Guard’s Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony today held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

Alongside Governor Doug Burgum, Senator John Hoeven, Major General Al Dohrmann, and keynote speaker Major (Retired) Arnie Strebe, Senator Cramer delivered remarks honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. 

“President Lincoln’s Gettysburg...

Sen. Cramer Leads Bipartisan Legislation to Help WWII Veterans Receive Health Benefits

WASHINGTON – Ahead of Memorial Day, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees, with Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the WWII Veterans Hospital and Medical Eligibility Act

This bipartisan legislation would ensure all World War II (WWII) veterans are eligible for health care services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

“The United States would not be a free country today without the sacrifice and service of those who...

Sens. Cramer, Schumer, Shaheen Request Unanimous Consent to Pass USS Frank E. Evans Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) requested unanimous consent on the Senate floor today to pass the USS Frank E. Evans Act, a bipartisan bill to honor the 74 sailors who died in the sinking of the USS Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War.

“The Lost 74, their loved ones, and their shipmates have waited long enough,” said Senator Cramer. “No matter how it could be spun, the choice before this chamber is whether to give these veterans the recognition they deserve, or to stand in their...

Sen. Cramer Notice: ND Dept. of Human Services and UND Receive HHS Grants

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded two grants totaling $590,000 to the North Dakota Department of Human Services and the University of North Dakota.

The North Dakota Department of Human Services received $300,000 through the Administration for Community Living’s Center for Consumer Access and Self-determination to fund North Dakota's Information and Referral network. This will help enhance existing services...

Sen. Cramer Statement on President Trump Signing The Emergency GI Fix for Coronavirus School Closures Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee member, issued the following statement on President Trump signing into law S.3503, the “Emergency GI Fix for Coronavirus School Closures”:

“I’m grateful to President Trump for signing this important legislation quickly. Schools moving to online classes because of the coronavirus exposed an obvious flaw in the GI Bill, which threatened to upend the education of many of our veterans simply because they could not...

Senate VA Committee Passes Sen. Cramer's Legislation on HBOT and Tribal Affairs

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WASHINGTON – During a committee markup this week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs (VA) passed S. 785, the “Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019.” This bill contains several provisions to improve mental health services for veterans, including an expansion of the VA’s research into Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), an issue championed by U.S....

Sen. Cramer, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Improve Transportation Services for Rural Veterans

Bipartisan bill will permanently expand travel assistance programs & clarify requirements for volunteer drivers to connect more veterans to care

(U.S. Senate) – U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) are spearheading bipartisan legislation to help rural veterans travel to and from their medical appointments more easily.

The Senators introduced the Rural Veterans Travel...

Sen. Cramer Joins Event to Give Veteran a Mortgage-free Home in North Dakota

LINCOLN, ND – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Senate Banking committees, participated in an event today hosted by Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) where veteran Joe Sielski was presented with the keys to a mortgage-free home.

“While we can never fully repay our veterans for what they have given us, we should always try,” said Senator Cramer. “I was honored to participate in an event honoring Joe and his family. I join the...

Sen. Cramer Delivers Opening Remarks at the United Patriotic Bodies’ Veterans Day Ceremony

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FARGO – U.S. Senator and Senate Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) delivered opening remarks at the United Patriotic Bodies’ Veterans Day ceremony today.

“Today we reflect on what it means to be a free American and honor those who were willing to pay the ultimate price to protect our freedom,” said Senator Cramer. “I am deeply grateful to our veterans for their sacrifice and bravery.”

The United Patriotic Bodies of the Fargo-Moorhead Area...