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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded two grants totaling $82,097 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The first AFRI competitive grant of $49,250 was awarded to fund the project entitled “Indirect calorimetry equipment to enhance multidisciplinary research, teaching, and extension programs on beef cattle production systems.” Read details here.The second AFRI... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News this afternoon to discuss potential COVID-19 relief packages and the Defund the Police movement. Click Here to Watch CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) selected SkyWest Airlines, Inc. to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Devils Lake and Jamestown for the next three years from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023.  SkyWest is required to provide the communities of Devils Lake and Jamestown with air service of 12 round trips per week to Denver International Airport using a 50-seat aircraft. Find details about today’s announcement here. CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON — Senator Kevin Cramer cosponsored Senator Josh Hawley’s “amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to remove the congressionally-mandated renaming of names of military bases and installations, instead creating a one-year commission with public input to determine the best path forward.”Please see the release from Senator Hawley’s office for more information. CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chairman of the Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Subcommittee on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $176,800 to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ). This EPA grant will fund the Brownfield State Response Program. Specifically, the funds will be used for timely surveys and inventory of brownfield sites to investigate expansion, redevelopment,... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) awarded $437,709 to the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education through DOL’s Employment and Training Administration. The funding announcement comes as part of a $80 million investment.The “Building State Capacity to Expand Apprenticeship through Innovation” grants support activities that improve and expand statewide Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) models by strengthening... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today theU.S. Department of Labor awarded $889,285 to the North Dakota Department of Human Services for demonstration projects to provide work-based job training for low-income, unemployed older Americans as part of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The funding announcement comes as part of a $6.2 million nationwide investment.These funds, authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965, support innovative approaches to... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) today praised the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule establishing a system to advance high quality, Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). “I strongly support finding new, innovative ways to help the next generation enter the workforce equipped with both knowledge gained in a classroom and skills learned from on-the-job experience. This rule is an excellent step in that direction,” Senator Cramer said. “This... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) coming into effect today:“North Dakota has waited years for this day to come. President Trump kept his promise and did what his predecessors failed to do, successfully putting America first on the world stage and securing an improved trade deal that levels the playing field for our workers, producers, and businesses. I look forward to seeing our country reap the... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Senate Banking Committee members, today introduced the Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act, bipartisan legislation to streamline forgiveness ofPaycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses.“We can avoid the burdensome cost of superfluous bureaucracy required to arrive at the foregone conclusion of loan forgiveness by implementing a few commonsense... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today theFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded a combined $9,546,208 to North Dakota through FY 2020 competitive preparedness grant programs. The funding announcements come as part of a $385 million nationwide investment.North Dakota received $4,287,500 through the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP). SHSP is designed to provide funding to support theimplementation of... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the following grants to airports in North Dakota: $2,811,324 to Watford City Municipal Airport to reconstruct over 6,500 feet of runway.$366,693 to Edgeley Municipal Airport to acquire a replacement carrier vehicle with blower, plow, and sweeper equipment.$166,666 to Robert Odegaard Field Airport to rehabilitate runway, taxiway, and... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Stuart Varney on Fox Business this morning to discuss the oil industry and North Dakota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click Here to Watch CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $1,071,922 to the North Dakota Department of Health through the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP).This HPP Cooperative Agreement was approved by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. The HPP is a cooperative agreement program that establishes a foundation for national health care preparedness and seeks to promote a consistent national... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the following grants to airports in North Dakota: $10,000,000 to Watford City Municipal Airport to reconstruct over 6,500 feet of runway.$10,000,000 to Hector International Airport to expand and existing cargo apron to meet Federal Aviation Administration standards.$2,000,000 to Hillsboro Municipal Airport to construct a 2,000-foot... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded three grants totaling $1,932,459 to Turtle Mountain Community College, the North Dakota State Department of Health, and North Dakota State University. Turtle Mountain Community College received $1,717,460 through the Administration for Children and Families Office of Family Assistance to fund their Health Education Access through Rural Training (HEART) Project.North Dakota... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a contract worth $782,115.10 to the Scientific Applications and Research Associates, Inc. (SARA).The FAA contract will be used to research unmanned aerial systems (UAS) detect and avoid capabilities conducted through the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. The contract was made available through the FY 2019 appropriations bill, which provided $6... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the Dickinson Public School District a Farm to School grant totaling $49,571. These funds come as part of $12.1 million investment into 159 farm to school projects.The Dickinson Public School District will use these funds to increase local fruit and vegetable procurement and agricultural education for its 4,085 K-12 students in Stark County, North Dakota. The district will develop an... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Energy announcing its intent to make approximately $122 million available, through a competitive process, to establish coal products innovation centers: “Secretary Brouillette and the Trump Administration are making significant investments in research and development aimed at creating new, innovative markets for coal. North Dakota would be an excellent choice to host one of these innovation... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development (RD) awarded the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa a grant totaling$3,389,800.This Water and Waste Disposal Grant will be used to make essential infrastructure improvements to the water treatment plant in Belcourt County. The Bureau of Reclamation and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa provided a combined $3,158,966 in additional funds to complete the plan.... CONTINUE READING