BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, joined Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street on Fox Business yesterday to discuss the Democrats’ spending bill passed by the House of Representatives last night.
On the Democrats’ Relief Bill:
“It’s far from appealing to any Republican that I know so far … [Democrats] have the advantage of a tool that allows them to pass something in the Senate without the minority party having any input. And let me tell you, we’ve had no input. In fact, attempts to provide some input have been pushed back on by everybody from the President to Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi … There’s a lot of opportunity we have to do something together. You know we passed five very bipartisan COVID relief packages in the past year. Now all of a sudden they want to pass this one [without Republicans].”
On the Economy’s Outlook:
“We’re about to have a breakout in our economy, understandably so, as the pandemic gets better under control … What we ought to be doing is opening the economy up so we can provide jobs rather than extended unemployment benefits.”