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  • Sen. Cramer: HHS Awards $1.3 Million to Fargo’s Family Healthcare CenterBISMARCK — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announces today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $1,376,630 to the Family Healthcare Center in Fargo. This award is continuing funding from a previously approved project entitled, “Health Center Cluster.” CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) released a Thanksgiving Day video message today.“However you celebrate today, remember you are never alone, for there is an almighty God who is the source of all our blessings,” said Senator Cramer. “Take stock of those blessings and never forget from whence they come.” Click Here to Watch CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download video. Click here for audio.***BISMARCK — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Hallie Jackson on MSNBC this morning to discuss the latest on President Trump’s legal efforts and the transition.Click Here to Watch CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download video. Click here for audio.***BISMARCK — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) appeared on Meet the Press this morning, where he defended President Trump’s legal efforts and called on the Trump Administration to allow Joe Biden’s transition to proceed. Excerpts are below.On President Trump’s legal efforts:“I don't know why we're so easily offended by a president that's carrying out all of his legal options in court, not enhancing or encouraging any riots or... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, delivered remarks at the annual meeting of the North Dakota Farm Bureau (NDFB) today.“It is always a pleasure to hear from North Dakota’s agricultural producers, give them an update on the work we’re doing in Congress, and thank them for feeding and fueling the world,” said Senator Cramer.  Senator Cramer supports several pieces of legislation... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the slumped section of roadway at the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park has been selected as a Deferred Maintenance Project by the U.S. Department of the Interior through funds authorized by the Great American Outdoors Act. Senator Cramer with Senator John Hoeven and Governor Doug Burgum took Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to this area of the park during his trip to North Dakota to show him... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) proposing a rule today to address the issue of bank discrimination: “No matter who is being targeted, everyone should agree big banks should not use their outsized role in the economy, and public backing, to discriminate against perfectly legal businesses and industries. They do not... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member, delivered remarks today during the first formal meeting of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee, a ceremony known as “pass the gavel.”“Providing for the defense of our nation is the most important thing we do in Congress, and we do it through the National Defense Authorization Act,” said Senator Cramer. “I am honored to once again serve on the Conference Committee and to... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) today praised a recent Order by the Secretary of the Interior (DOI) which prioritized states’ role in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) investments. The LWCF was established by Congress to ensure access to outdoor recreation resources and to provide state and local governments with funds to purchase land, water, and wetlands. Senator Cramer backed legislation – which this Congress passed and President Trump signed – to reauthorize and fully... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Armed Services Committee member, announced his nominees to be appointed to the U.S. military academies today.“It’s an honor to play a part in raising up the next generation of American military leaders,” said Senator Cramer. “I am grateful Abigail, Loren, and Rebecca are each eager and willing to use their drive, enthusiasm, and patriotism in service to our country. They will represent North Dakota well.”The nominees are as follows: Abigail... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families Office of Head Start awarded $1,206,929 to TGU School District 60.   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
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) wrote a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Controller General Gene Dodaro regarding reports of potential misuse of taxpayer funds allocated under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which deals with international education programs. The letter follows reports of universities violating Department of Education guidelines for receiving these funds over the last year.“We have a duty to ensure... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member, issued the following statement today on President Donald J. Trump signing an Executive Order to protect American investors from funding Communist Chinese military companies: “It has grown more apparent Communist China no longer acts like a friend of the United States, its neighbors in the Pacific, or any other country dedicated to human rights and global stability. It is a military adversary and an... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $8,533,781.04 to the state of North Dakota.The funds will be used for supplies, commodities, and services for North Dakota’s response to COVID-19. CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download video. Click here for audio.***BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, released a video statement today in honor of Veterans’ Day.“These heroes put their lives on hold and answered the call to serve our country, fighting to keep us safe and free,” said Senator Cramer. “I believe the best way to pay tribute to our veterans is to live as free Americans who cherish the liberties and God-given... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Head Start awarded $1,828,291 to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency.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... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, announced today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $749,985 to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ). The funds will go toward programs which protect access to clean air and water and ensure the proper management of hazardous materials. CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Banking Committee member, delivered the keynote address this morning at the annual Eide Bailly Bank Seminar.“Congress has work it needs to do to help our nation’s bankers, and tackling those issues is a high priority for me over the next several months,” said Senator Cramer. “I’m grateful to Eide Bailly and its clients for letting me speak with them today and for being strong and consistent partners who offer invaluable and innovate... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) applauded recent action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today which issued the first set of spectrum licenses to Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Standing Rock Telecommunications Inc., Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.“Better connectivity creates better opportunities,” said Senator Cramer. “It’s good to see the FCC taking steps to close the digital divide for tribes in our... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here for audio.***BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water, issued the following statement today encouraging North Dakota’s agricultural producers to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) public comment period on recommended changes to the Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Rainfall Index Crop Insurance Program. Senator Cramer has repeatedly heard from North... CONTINUE READING