Sen. Cramer Notice: HHS Awards over $2 million for Health Care Centers and Head Start Programs

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved two grants totaling $2,277,951 for health services and head start programs in Turtle Lake and New Town.

The Administration for Children and Families Office of Head Start under HHS awarded the Three Affiliated Tribes a grant of $1,153,730. The discretionary funds will be used to finance American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start Programs for the Three Affiliated...

Sen. Cramer Questions SEC Chairman About the Collection and Handling of Financial Data

WASHINGTON – During a Senate Banking Committee hearing this week, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) questioned U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton about the SEC’s collection and handling of large amounts of financial data, and what they are doing to keep this data secure.

“I did not used to be paranoid, but I have come to the point where the ability for institutions to secure that much data – especially with such a broad application – concerns me,” said Senator...

Sen. Cramer Statement on President Trump Securing the Phase One Deal with China

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement today regarding the United States and China agreeing to a Phase One Deal and beginning Phase Two negotiations:

“Congratulations to President Trump and the members of his Administration who continue to move the ball forward. It is no coincidence our two nations reached this deal on the heels of USMCA being finalized. Today’s agreement includes China making significant purchases from United States producers, meaning the...

Sen. Cramer Statement on Confirmation Fish and Wildlife Service Director

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement after the Senate voted today to confirm Aurelia Skipwith as the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director: 

“Congratulations to Aurelia Skipwith on her confirmation. North Dakota landowners have seen FWS infringe upon their private property rights time and time again, an issue we discussed with Secretary Bernhardt during his visit to Hope earlier this year....

Sen. Cramer: USDA Extends MFP, DMC Application Deadlines to December 20

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will continue to accept applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) through December 20, 2019.

“The extreme weather in North Dakota has caused several challenges for our producers,” said Senator Cramer. “I thank Secretary Perdue and Under Secretary Northey for recognizing this and making it easier for the agriculture community to apply for the...

Sen. Cramer Statement on President Trump's Executive Order to Combat Anti-Semitism on College Campuses

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump signing an executive order today targeting anti-Semitism and Israeli boycotts on college campuses:

“Anti-Semitism has no place in our country. Thank you to President Trump for recognizing this and working to rid our colleges of such bigotry. I hope his action spurs Congress to pass the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which would codify today’s actions by the President.”

The Anti...

Sen. Cramer Statement on the DOJ IG Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement today regarding Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz’s report:

“This report is troubling and should concern every American. The Inspector General discovered multiple, egregious errors in the FBI’s handling of the investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Let’s be clear: the FBI abused its power and must be held accountable.”

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Sen. Cramer Statement on the USMCA Trade Agreement

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement regarding the deal reached on the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) today:

“Congratulations to President Trump and his Administration for working with allies in the content and adversaries across the aisle to strike this deal. Today’s agreement is long overdue. Advancing USMCA represents a win for North Dakota and the American people, and it will help our standing as we...

Sen. Cramer Statement on Completion of FY2020 NDAA Conference Committee

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee, issued the following statement regarding the completion of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2020 conference

“It took longer than it should have, but our system worked again. The House and Senate NDAA negotiators were able to reconcile the two different bills: the hyper-partisan House bill and the...

Sen. Cramer Statement on House Democrats Unveiling Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement regarding House Democrats unveiling their articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump today:

“Since the day President Trump was elected, House Democrats have worked to damage him politically and undermine his standing on the world stage. That is the real abuse of power. The evidence in their articles is underwhelming at best. House Democrats ought to scrap this fantasy and get back to working for the...