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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member, joined Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) in introducing the Federal Land Freedom Act, a bill to give states the right to develop all of the energy resources on the federal lands located within the state’s borders.“Since he came into office, President Biden has worked to hamstring American energy production, starting with the abundant natural resources on America’s publicly owned lands which were... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Banking Committee member, joined Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and John Kennedy (R-LA) on a letter to Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Gary Gensler demanding the SEC implement and enforce the unanimously-passed Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, a bill Senator Cramer cosponsored last Congress which ensures foreign companies traded in the United States are subject to the same independent audit requirements... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee member, joined EPW Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and fellow EPW Republican members on a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jaime Pinkham about the Biden Administration’s plans to repeal the Trump Administration’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule known as the Navigable Waters Protection... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download video. Click here for audio.***WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Budget Committee member and the Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, joined Ana Cabrera on CNN this afternoon to discuss the benefits, amendment process, and criticism of the bipartisan infrastructure package, as well as the COVID-19 vaccine. Excerpts and a link to the full video are below.On Voting to... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member, issued the following statement on Great River Energy approving the sale of Coal Creek Station and the high voltage direct current system to Rainbow Energy Center and Nexus Line today:“Congratulations to the GRE members who approved this sale and to the leaders and workers of Coal Creek, Falkirk Mine, and Rainbow on their newly-forming partnership. I also want to thank Governor Burgum and... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download video. Click here for audio.***WASHINGTON – At a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee hearing this week, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ranking Member of the EPW Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, spoke with National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O’Mara and the Larson Strategies Principal Amy Larson about water supply management issues, using as an example the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ management of the Snake... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) in reintroducing the Repeal Insurance Plans of the Multi-State Program (RIP MSP), Act, a bill to terminate an Affordable Care Act program known as the Multi-State Plan program. They are joined on the bill by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Braun (R-IN), James Lankford (R-OK), Jim Inhofe (R-OK),... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and over 200 members of Congress in filing an amicus brief supporting the State of Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi’s law protecting life.“Mississippi’s case provides the [Supreme] Court a chance to release its vise grip on abortion politics, as Congress and the States have shown that they are... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here for video from Fox Business. Click here for audio.******Click here for video from Newsmax. Click here for audio.***WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Budget Committee member and the Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, participated in two television interviews this afternoon where he discussed the latest on the bipartisan infrastructure package... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, joined EPW Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) in introducing legislation to codify the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), the Trump Administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.“The Navigable Waters Protection Rule is sound environmental and legal policy for protecting America’s waterways while respecting... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Provider Relief Fund Deadline Extension Act today, a bipartisan bill to extend the initial deadline for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) recipients to spend the funds they were given before having to return them.“We established the Provider Relief Fund to offer financial assistance to members of our health care industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, but imprecise guidance from the Health and Human... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Head Start awarded$1,038,570 to Mayville State University. Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote school readiness for young children and toddlers from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development as well as early learning, health, and family well-being. CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Armed Services Committee member, issued the following statement on the Senate passing a $2.1 billion emergency security supplemental appropriations bill today:“This year we have asked both the Capitol Police and the National Guard to go above and beyond what is normally required of them, and while they have done so admirably, their increased activity has drained their available resources much faster than usual. The bill we passed today will... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined his Senate Banking Committee colleagues on a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen informing her of their intent to oppose two Treasury Department nominees until the Biden Administration imposes mandatory sanctions on Nord Stream 2.“The Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline directly harms the national security interests of the United States and our allies and partners. If completed, this project will increase Vladimir Putin’s malign... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download audio.***WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (SVAC) member, announced today the SVAC has voted to advance two of his bipartisan bills, the WWII Veterans Hospital and Medical Eligibility Act and a bill to strengthen the Solid Start program. The SVAC also voted to advance the Guaranteeing Healthcare Access to Personnel Who Served (GHAPS) Act, which Senator Cramer helped introduced as an original cosponsor.“Today our... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here for video on the spending package. Click here for audio.******Click here for video on inflation. Click here for audio.***WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Budget Committee member and the Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, delivered remarks at a Senate Republican press conference today, where he denounced Democrats’ proposed spending plan and announced he will vote to begin debate... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download audio.***WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Tina Smith (D-MN) this week in introducing the CRP Flexibility Act, bipartisan legislation to improve the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) ability to allow emergency haying of eligible Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres prior to August 1 in response to drought and other weather-related disaster events.“As North Dakota producers have worked to overcome... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $2,063,090 to the University of North Dakota (UND).The funds will be used for pharmacology, physiology, and biological chemistry research. CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today a slate of fifteen federal grants awarded in North Dakota totaling $1,432,956. The following three grants came from the National Science Foundation (NSF):$755,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) for its effort to develop and build on an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) that focuses on bioplastics and biocomposites with other universities in the region.$202,374 to NDSU to purchase two... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) called on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today to provide more relief to North Dakota producers suffering because of the recent drought in the state. The request came as part of a bipartisan, bicameral effort letter led by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to open relief programs to producers in the western United States who have lost crops and culled herds because of recent drought,... CONTINUE READING