SEN. KEVIN CRAMER

Planned Parenthood describes why it’s possibly offering abortions in Moorhead

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Planned Parenthood possibly offering abortion services at its Moorhead clinic is part of its nationwide plan for what they are calling a “worst-case scenario” to handle an increase of patients. Planned Parenthood wants to offer abortions in states where it will be legal if Roe v. Wade is overturned. They announced their plan to add abortion…

Republican Sen. Cramer to Vote No On Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota joins a long list of Republican senators announcing their intention to vote “no” on confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. After meeting the judge this week, Cramer said she’s intellectually and academically qualified for the court. But he worries her judicial philosophy is far to the left…

Hoeven Narrowly Wins ND GOP Endorsement Over Becker

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) — North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven won the endorsement Saturday of Republican convention delegates for a third term, besting a challenge from GOP state Rep. Rick Becker, who leads a growing ultraconservative wing of the party. It took just one ballot for Hoeven to get more than 50% of the votes from GOP convention delegates to…

Cramer, colleagues call for ban on Russian uranium imports

President Biden’s ban on Russian imports does not include a ban on uranium

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Sen. Kevin Cramer is among four GOP senators who have introduced a bill that would prohibit imports of Russian uranium. “Our bill is an impetus to change by banning the import of uranium from Russia and cutting off another avenue which funds Putin’s unwarranted and unprovoked violent war on Ukraine,” Cramer said. “Uranium is an important energy…

Cramer wary of allowing Chinese company in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR-KNOX) – Sen. Kevin Cramer says he is “skeptical” of a proposed corn processing plant under consideration in Grand Forks. The city council approved a development agreement with the Fufeng Group for a plant on the city’s north side. Several nearby land and business owners have opposed the project. Cramer says the company has connections to the…

Cramer, Hoeven introduce TRUCKERS Act

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota U.S. Sens. Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven are co-sponsoring a bill that would exempt non-U.S. citizen commercial truck drivers from vaccination requirements when temporarily entering the United States from Canada or Mexico. The bill is called the Terminating Reckless and Unnecessary Checks Known to Erode Regular Shipping (TRUCKERS) Act. “Vaccine mandates for truckers to enter…

Cramer optimistic after visiting North Dakota farmer in Ukrainian prison

Sen. Kevin Cramer, Kurt GroszhansFARGO (KVRR) – Sen. Kevin Cramer says there’s cause for optimism following his meeting with a North Dakota farmer being held for an alleged assassination plot against a member of the Ukrainian president’s cabinet. Kurt Groszhans of Ashley is in a Kyiv prison.  He’s been charged with attempted murder, attempted extortion and attempted kidnapping. Groszhans and…

Cramer, Klobuchar among senators visiting Ukraine

The senators are meeting with Ukrainian leaders

Sens. Kevin Cramer & Amy KlobucharKYIV, Ukraine (KVRR) – North Dakota U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer and Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar are among a group of Democratic and Republican senators meeting with top government leaders in Ukraine. “Russia continues to challenge Ukraine’s sovereignty, democratic values, and way of life” Cramer said.  “This is unacceptable and we must reaffirm our commitment…

Former Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate Bob Dole Dies at 98

North Dakota U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer Pays Tribute to Dole

Sen. Bob Dole & Kevin Cramer (Undated photo)WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans are remembering Bob Dole, a man who defied the odds in war, only to fall short of his ultimate goal in politics. Dole died Sunday. He was 98. After paralyzing wounds in World War II, Dole willed himself to walk again, and ran for Congress with a right arm…