SEN. KEVIN CRAMER

North Dakota Republican Leaders Praise EPA Repeal of WOTUS

Waters of the United States rule extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands

WASHINGTON — The EPA is repealing the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule. It extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands. The move is being welcomed by North Dakota’s Republican leaders including Gov. Doug Burgum and Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer. The 2015 regulation, commonly known as WOTUS, defined what bodies of water are protected under…

Senators Hoeven And Cramer Push For Quick Confirmation of Defense Secretary Nominee

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved Mark Esper's nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven has spent some time getting to know President Trump’s latest secretary of defense nominee. Hoeven, who is a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, met with Mark Esper. He outlined the importance of North Dakota’s nuclear and unmanned aerial systems missions to the nation’s defense. Hoeven also talked about the need…

Sen. Cramer Joins Bipartisan Group To Make Access To Crisis Services Easier for Veterans

The Veterans Crisis Line, which was created in 2007, has answered more than 3.5 million calls

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of bipartisan Senators, including North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer, have introduced the SPEED act to help veterans in distress. The Suicide Prevention by Eliminating Excessive Digits Act requires the Federal Communication Commission to designate a 3-digit dialing code for veterans in crisis. It is similar to 9-1-1 and would connect directly to the Veterans Crisis…

Senate Passes Massive Defense Bill, House Takes Up Consideration Next

The bill includes a 3 percent pay raise for members of the Armed Forces

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate has passed a massive $750 billion defense bill on a bipartisan vote of 86 to 8. The National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, authorizes spending and provides policy outlines for the Pentagon. The bill includes a 3 percent pay raise for members of the Armed Forces. It authorizes $350 million in funding for upgrades to…

Border Patrol Officer Killed In Car Crash Last Year Honored In Washington, D.C.

Christopher Bacon was stationed at the National Air Security Operations Center in Grand Forks

1/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 7/7 Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON, D.C. — A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer who lost his life in a car crash last year was honored last week in Washington,…

Drew Wrigley Gets His Old Job Back As U.S. Attorney For North Dakota

It's a role Wrigley served in from 2001 to 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, Drew Wrigley, has his old job back. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer announcing that the Senate has confirmed Wrigley for the position. President Trump nominated him for U.S. Attorney for North Dakota last August. It’s a role Wrigley served in from 2001 to 2009 before serving as lieutenant governor with Gov….

Welcome To The United States Senate, Mr. Cramer

Kevin Cramer was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence for the 116th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota’s new junior United States Senator has been sworn in. Kevin Cramer was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence for the 116th Congress. The Republican defeated Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp for the seat back in November. Senator Cramer said he’s ” honored to work ” on the behalf of North Dakotans. Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and…