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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded the following two grants totaling $4,194,478: $4,000,000 to North Dakota State Department of Health Services to provide mental and substance use disorder treatment, crisis counseling, and other related supports for adults impacted by the 2019 floods in North Dakota, and$194,478 to the University of North Dakota (UND) for Substance Abuse... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download video. Click here for audio.*** WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Stuart Varney on Fox Business today to discuss the latest on the Supreme Court vacancy.Click Here to Watch CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded the following three grants totaling $644,600:$549,983 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians to focus on food sovereignty and increase tribal farmers on the reservation;$48,675 to Dakota College at Bottineu to provide beginning farming assistance to North Dakota Native Americans and veterans; and$45,942 to... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined a letter led by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to Ted Sarandos, the Chief Content Officer of Netflix, expressing concern after the streaming platform decided to adapt and promote “The Three-Body Problem” by Liu Cixin as a live-action series on the network. Liu has propagated genocidal rhetoric regarding the Muslim Uyghurs, and has openly supported the religious minorities internment at “re-education” camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Banking Committee member, issued the following statement on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopting amendments today to Exchange Act Rule 14a-8, the shareholder-proposal rule:“The changes made today will prevent environmental fringe groups from commandeering shareholder meetings to pass resolutions aimed at pushing a political agenda. It’s a win for our energy producers who have been the victims of such attacks.... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and John Hoeven (R-ND) helped introduce the “PTC Elimination Act” today, a bill to completely phase out the federal production tax credit (PTC) for renewable energy sources like wind.“The wind production tax credit is fundamentally unfair and has long outlived its expiration date,” said Senator Cramer. “Our bill helps level the energy market by forcing this disruptive tax credit to finally expire.”“We reached a bipartisan consensus to... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here for video. Click here for audio.***WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) stressed the need for reforming the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon during a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) hearing today. The hearing was on S.4589, the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2020, introduced by EPW Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY). As Chairman of the EPW Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, Senator Cramer has jurisdiction over the... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) a Senate Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee member, issued the following statement on the House of Representatives passing the “Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act,” a bill containing provisions he wrote to expand the VA Department’s research into Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT):“Our bill is a comprehensive approach to addressing veterans’ mental health issues. It includes my provisions authorizing the VA to... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download video. Click here for audio.*** WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Budget Committee member, joined Chris Berg on Point of View to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy and the negotiations over the Continuing Resolution (CR).   Click Here to Watch CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member, spoke this morning with members of the Minot’s Task Force 21 Committee.Senator Cramer fielded questions, provided an update on the ongoing federal budget negotiations, and highlighted the Trump Administration’s strong support for the Minot Air Force Base.“I have been to Minot with Vice President Pence, Defense Secretary Esper, and Energy Secretary Brouillette, not to mention the host of generals and... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download video. Click here for audio.*** WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Hallie Jackson on MSNBC this morning to discuss the latest on the Supreme Court vacancy.   Click Here to Watch CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women awarded the following grants to combat violent crimes against women:$900,000 to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and$767,680 to Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs also announced $750,000 to the Mountain Plains Youth Service to enhance services for identified victims of human trafficking. CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here for audio.***WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Banking Committee member, issued the following statement today on the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report on the federal government’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic:“The GAO report further demonstrates the need for Congress to pass our Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act. Our bill streamlines the forgiveness process for small businesses, removing the ‘burden’ placed on... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women awarded$607,630 to Spirit Lake Tribe.The funds will be used to strengthen the ability of the tribe to exercise its sovereign authority to respond to violent crimes committed against women and to ensure perpetrators of violent crimes committed against women are held accountable for their criminal behavior. CONTINUE READING
  • *** Click here for audio.***WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the House of Representatives passing Savanna’s Act today:“Thanks to my colleagues in the House for getting our bill over the finish line. Named in memory of North Dakota resident Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind who was brutally murdered just a few years ago, this legislation seeks to combat violence against the most vulnerable members of the Native American community. I look forward to... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement today regarding the vacant Supreme Court seat:“I support whichever path forward gives us the best opportunity to confirm a conservative justice while retaining control of the White House and the Senate. Those are equally important priorities. If the Democrats are in charge, they will pack the courts and the Senate. The Republic and its institutions are now at stake, and I did not run for the Senate and put my family... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded the following grants totaling $135,847 through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to prevent and control crime:$59,274 to the County of Cass;$27,614 to the City of Bismarck;$20,274 to Grand Forks County;$16,386 to the City of Minot; and$12,299 to Turtle Mountain Band Of Chippewa Indians.DOJ also announced a $24,488 award to... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded the following three grants totaling $4,791,140 to the North Dakota Department of Corrections:$4,268,738 to enhance crime victim services across the state;$99,000 for compensation funds to provide financial assistance to Federal and State victims of crime; and$423,402 to support state and local delinquency prevention, intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here for video from Senator Cramer. Click here for audio.***BISMARCK – U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven and Congressman Kelly Armstrong announced today they each received “A” ratings on the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List National Pro-Life Scorecard. “Life is an issue near and dear to my heart and to my family’s heart,” said Senator Cramer. “It’s one of the most important issues of our time, which is why I told the people of North Dakota I would fight for it in the United States... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs awarded two grants totaling $837,877 to the following recipients: $437,957 to the North Dakota Attorney General for local, state, and tribe to prevent and control crime; and$399,920 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians for safety training for law enforcement and other criminal justice agency personnel responsible for sex offender registration. CONTINUE READING