Sen. Cramer Notice: North Dakota Tribes Receive COVID-19 Recovery Funds through HUD

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a combined $6,219,215 to four tribes in North Dakota for Coronavirus (COVID—19) recovery. Below is the listing of federal funding apportioned through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:

 

  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Belcourt -  $2,288,228
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Fort Yates - $1,739,703
  • Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort...

Sen. Cramer Notice: Army Awards Nearly $9.5 Million to Grand Forks Co. for Minot Air Force Base Repairs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the Department of the Army awarded $9,479,200 to Strata Corporation, a Grand Forks company, to make construction improvements at the Minot Air Force Base.

The contract is for the removal and replacement of cement concrete to repair a mass aircraft parking apron. The estimated contract completion date is October 29, 2020.

Sen. Cramer Pushes for Immediate Action and Corporate Patriotism at White House Energy Meeting

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) pushed President Donald J. Trump to take further immediate action to end the oil dispute between Saudi Arabia and Russia at the White House energy meeting today. 

“President Trump helped usher in American energy dominance, but that is under attack by both an adversary and an ally,” said Senator Cramer. “The President should keep all options on the table, from halting oil imports to moving military assets from Saudi Arabia. Let’s put America first.”

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Sen. Cramer Notice: North Dakota Receives $32.6 Million for COVID-19 Response through the Transportation Department

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded $32,648,856 to the state of North Dakota for Coronavirus (COVID—19) response and relief efforts. Below is the listing of federal funding apportioned through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:

 

  • Rural Area Apportionments (Sections 5311 and 5340) -  $17,996,449
  • Urbanized Area Apportionments (Section 5307) - $1...

Sens. Cramer, Sullivan Issue Statements After Calls with Saudi Ambassador on President Trump's Oil Announcement

WASHINGTON, DC  U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statements on President Trump’s news that Saudi Arabia has agreed to work with OPEC to stabilize the energy market by decreasing oil production. Both Senators have led the effort to get Saudi Arabia to cut production and both received calls from the Saudi Arabia Ambassador to the United States Reema bint Bandar Al Saud announcing the news.

“President Trump’s announcement is a positive step, and I...

Sen. Cramer Notice: HUD Awards Nearly $5 Million in Coronavirus Recovery Grants for North Dakota

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded four grants to North Dakota as a part of their first allocation of COVID-19 funding. The following recipients have secured a combined $4,990,647 in COVID Recovery Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG):

 

  • North Dakota Nonentitlement – $2,345,392.00  CDBG20-COVID Recovery;   $1,673,841.00   ESG20-COVID Recovery
  • Fargo - $464,253...

Sen. Cramer: Energy Making the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Storage Capacity Available to Struggling U.S. Oil Producers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Energy making the Strategic Petroleum Reserve storage capability available to struggling American oil producers:

“Thank you to Secretary Brouillette for taking a commonsense step to assist American energy producers who are hurt by the COVID—19 pandemic and the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. This move could help provide them with quick relief. Now is the time for nations with...

Sens. Cramer, Colleagues Urge Trump Administration to Address Maximum Residue Levels MRLs in EU Trade Talks

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) led a group of senators today in urging U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer to address Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) in any trade deal signed with the European Union.

“American agriculture producers face non-science based trade barriers when exporting their crops to the EU,” the senators wrote. “European MRLs should be harmonized to the maximum extent possible with accepted science that ensures farmers access to needed...