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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Senate Banking committees, joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) in urging President Joe Biden to stand with our closest ally in the Middle East, Israel, who is under attack from Iranian-back terrorists as the Biden Administration is negotiating with Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.“Over the past couple days, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza, who are funded by Iran, have launched a series of... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download video. Click here for audio.***WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) outlined the ongoing problems with Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) enforcement of Water Protection Area (WPA) Easements with Shannon Estenoz, President Biden’s nominee to be Assistant Secretary of Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of Interior, during a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee hearing on her nomination today.... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download video. Click here for audio.***WASHINGTON – At a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) hearing yesterday, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) discussed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulations with Radhika Fox, President Biden’s nominee to be Assistant Administrator for Water of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Senator Cramer began by quoting North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring’s testimony to EPW last Congress.“The most fundamental... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Armed Services Committee member, issued the following statement today on the recent violence between Israel and Hamas:“Israel has every right to defend itself. Not only is it a strategic ally, it is a force for good in the world’s most volatile region. No other nation would be expected to endure the constant onslaught of attacks from enemies who believe it should not exist. The world needs to know the United States stands... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download video. Click here to download audio.***WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Environment and Public Works member, joined David Asman on Fox Business today to discuss the importance of American energy independence in light of the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline. Excerpts and a link to the full interview are below.On America’s Energy Security:“Energy independence is more than just independence – it’s not even just dominance –... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here for media resources.***WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, delivered opening remarks advocating for the transportation infrastructure needs of North Dakota in a hearing on equity in transportation today.“It is my hope we can continue the trend by crafting a reauthorization bill that meets the priorities of North Dakotans,” said Senator... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Budget Committee member, joined Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) in introducing the Get Americans Back to Work Act, bicameral legislation to repeal the increase in unemployment benefits from President Biden’s $1.9 trillion spending package Democrats passed on a party-line vote.“President Biden and Democrats in Congress rammed through a program which incentivizes workers to stay at home unemployed instead of finding a job, and the American... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded$2,845,520 to the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH).The funds will go toward breast and cervical cancer early detection and comprehensive cancer prevention and control efforts in the North Dakota Cancer Prevention and Control Program. CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here for video. Click here for audio.*** One of the things I have appreciated most about serving on the Environment and Public Works Committee is the bipartisan consensus we strive to achieve and often do. We often do, it’s not very sexy, but we often strive for and achieve consensus. On a personal note, I’ve especially enjoyed working with you on legislation to support things like clean, nuclear energy and refining our PPP forgiveness process to better serve both borrowers... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download video. Click here for audio.***WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Budget Committee and the Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, spoke to Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business this morning about the April jobs report, the President’s upcoming budget proposal, and ongoing infrastructure negotiations. Excerpts and a link to watch the full interview are... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) introduced legislation today to amend the Dakota Water Resources Act (DWRA) to allow more North Dakota irrigators to obtain project use power (PUP) rates through the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) as the bill originally intended. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) joined as an original cosponsor, and Representative Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.“As North Dakota... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download audio.***WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement today on ADM announcing its plan to build North Dakota’s first-ever dedicated soybean crushing plant and refinery:“This is excellent news for North Dakota’s soybean producers. It’s a testament to the remarkable effort of our state and local leaders who have worked over the last couple of years to make this happen, especially the Bank of North Dakota, whose financial... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member, issued the following statement today on the Biden Administration’s proposed rule to repeal the Trump Administration’s Migratory Bird Treaty Act rule: “It’s a shame the Biden Administration wants to throw out commonsense regulations which would provide North Dakota companies much-needed clarity after they were unfairly prosecuted in recent years. That litigation was... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $2,960,221 to the University of North Dakota.The funds will be used to support a Rural Assistance Center (RAC) and provide information on rural health and social services for residents in rural areas of the United States.  CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Banking and Senate Budget committees, issued the following statement on the April jobs report released today:“Once again the experts got it wrong. Today’s disappointing jobs report is a result of the federal government incentivizing people to stay at home and seek enhanced unemployment benefits rather than finding a job, even as employers are actively looking for more workers. The solution is to let the economy fully reopen and... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member, issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s land conservation plan released today:“Conserving 30 percent of the nation’s lands and waters is an arbitrary goal which could threaten people’s private property rights and local control over land. North Dakotans have experienced enough attempted land grabs by the federal government already, and they understand... CONTINUE READING
  • MANDAN, ND – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at Bismarck State College (BSC) today for its new Lineworker Training Facility. The facility’s construction is made possible through funds provided by the Trump Administration and the BSC’s 50-year partnership with the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC).“As the son of a rural electric lineman, I have seen firsthand how important lineworkers are for North Dakota’s communities, and... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $8,912,647.30 to the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH).The funds will go toward helping cover the costs of North Dakota’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined a letter led by Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos questioning why Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, a documentary about the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was removed from Amazon’s streaming service. The film’s removal came during Black History Month.“Amazon's decision to cancel from its streaming service a documentary that celebrates the... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded North Dakota State University (NDSU) $1,437,570 for aging research. HHS also awarded $450,551 in Head Start and Early Head Start program funds to the following recipients:$108,650 to Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency,$99,320 to Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians,$61,398 to TGU School District #60,$57,184 to Community Action Partnership, Inc.,$47,553 to... CONTINUE READING