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  • 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
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senate Banking Committee members, introduced the Bank Service Company Examination Coordination Act, a bipartisan bill to amend the Bank Service Company Act to appropriately reflect states’ authority to examine third-party technology service providers, improve information sharing, promote more effective oversight, and reduce regulatory burdens.“The laws governing federal banking regulators and their oversight... CONTINUE READING
  • Senator Cramer Crafted This Legislation with His EPW ColleaguesWASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), the Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, issued the following statement today on the Senate passing bipartisan legislation he helped introduce, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021:“The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act will ensure North Dakota’s small, rural, and tribal... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member, announced today the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has awarded $1.5 million to the University of North Dakota’s (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC).The funds are part of a nationwide investment which will be used to support the production of rare earth elements and critical minerals. Learn more here. CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member, issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote today to return to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Methane Rule put in place under President Obama: “The Obama Administration’s Methane Rule is a direct attack on the small, independent producers operating in North Dakota. It’s also burdensome as it overlaps with regulations already in place.... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded the following two grants totaling $680,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU):$500,000 to improve durable crown rust resistance and nutritional quality in oats, and $180,000 to enhance improvement of grain yield and protein content in hard red spring wheat. CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on President Joe Biden addressing a Joint Session of Congress tonight: “One hundred days into his term, President Biden’s lofty rhetoric has yet to match his record, and tonight’s speech gave us no reason to think that will change. His campaign promise of unity quickly turned into pursuing partisan goals through unilateral action and party line votes. “Instead of trying to dictate a far-left vision for our country,... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) in introducing the Second Amendment Mandates Equality (SAME) Act of 2021, legislation to reinstate the right of adults between the ages of 18 and 20 to purchase a handgun from a federally licensed dealer. “The federal government has no business telling 18-20 year-olds they cannot exercise their constitutional rights just because of their age,” said Senator Cramer. “The SAME Act would allow more... CONTINUE READING
  • “I do not plan to be in Washington, D.C., this week as I attend to family matters. Over the weekend, my Mother Clarice Cramer peacefully passed away after having lived with Alzheimer’s Disease. Our family appreciates the messages of comfort and support we have already received. We are grateful we were able to spend time with our mom during her last days on earth before she went home to be reunited with her husband and the Lord.”– Senator Kevin Cramer CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration awarded$1,430,817 to the Grand Forks Regional Airport. The grant is funded by the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020 and will be used for operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport. CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced legislation this week to improve the quality and timeliness of the federal permitting and review processes for critical mineral production on federal lands.“American manufacturing and technological development can’t be beholden to the whims of foreign nations, especially when we have these resources in our own back yard,” said Senator Cramer. “If we don’t develop critical minerals in the United... CONTINUE READING
  • BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $1,055,244 to the North Dakota Department of Health for a National and State Tobacco Control Program. HHS also awarded the following three grants totaling $189,309: $93,601 to Minot Public School District #1,$56,281 to Grand Forks Public School District #1, and$39,427 to Bismarck Public School District #1.These... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and 29 of his colleagues in the House and Senate joined a letter led by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Representative Jason Smith (R-MO) to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requesting information on how the agency determined its guidance for children aged two years and older to wear face masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The CDC first put this recommendation forward in March 2020 and has been the model for state and local... CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download video. Click here for audio.***WASHINGTON – At a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats hearing this week, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) pushed military leaders to recognize the capabilities and opportunities found in states in Middle America like North Dakota which have invested in making their states available to help meet the military’s technology needs.“In the middle of the country, there are a lot of smart people in K-12 as well as our... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the Senate passing legislation today to help address the rise in violence targeted at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs):“Our diversity is one of America’s greatest strengths. The rise in bigotry toward Asian Americans is unacceptable and antithetical to our nation’s founding principles. The bill we passed today will improve coordination between local and federal law enforcement and help them address... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Banking Committee and the Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, issued the following statement in support of the infrastructure plan released by Senate Republican leaders today:“Republicans’ infrastructure proposal is a robust plan built on the bipartisan progress we have made at the committee level, and it should be the foundation of any future... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on President Biden releasing his climate agenda at a virtual summit with world leaders today:“The President is unveiling a litany of unattainable goals founded on ideas from the Green New Deal and achieved by harming the American people while hoping the plan’s obvious shortcomings will magically disappear. The United States can use the Paris Accord to its advantage if it uses that platform as a way to assert American... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the National Science Foundation awarded $500,000 to the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds will be used to research the decomposition of substances in soil environments.  CONTINUE READING
  • ***Click here to download video. Click here for audio.***WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, delivered remarks on the Senate floor yesterday urging Congress to pass a bipartisan infrastructure package that works for rural America.“I believe we should go big. We should aim high. This is a tremendous opportunity to pass a major bill that will benefit our country... CONTINUE READING
  • WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Thom Tillis (R-NC), members of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, to honor Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) for their work supporting veterans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Since their inception, Veterans Service Organizations have always supported and advocated on behalf of members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families,” said the senators. They... CONTINUE READING