By Rep. Kevin Cramer The president has been moving us toward reformed and refined trade deals for several months now, seeking a fair and better solution for the American people. With the renegotiation of NAFTA into the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the American people — especially North Dakotans — have won a clear and substantive victory.
By Rep. Kevin Cramer Here's some good news for North Dakota: Our state's entire delegation was appointed to serve on the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee. I am honored to join Sen. Hoeven and Sen. Heitkamp in representing the interests of North Dakota in this very important process. This rare achievement is politics at its best and will serve North Dakota well. I look forward to meeting with all the conferees to hammer out our differences and produce legislation worthy of our hard-working farmers and ranchers.
By Rep. Kevin Cramer I am pleased to announce that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky will visit North Dakota on Thursday, Aug. 23. I am confident the upcoming visit to our state from such high-level administration officials will be a great opportunity to keep North Dakota's interests at the forefront of trade negotiations and tariff relief development.
By Kevin Cramer Taxes have been on the minds of North Dakotans as we have completed our state and federal returns to meet the annual filing deadline. Actually, they have been a topic of robust discussion since December, when President Trump signed into law historic tax reform legislation passed by congressional Republicans.
By Kevin Cramer As you probably know by now, I'm in the Senate race. After much prayer and long conversations with my wife, Kris, and all our family, we're all in. And we're pretty excited about it. This will be a highly contested race. As you think about who to support, think about what you know to be absolutely true. In this era of "fake news" and pervasive mudslinging, it's challenging to separate the wheat from the chaff.
By Rep. Kevin Cramer President Roosevelt once said "conservation means development as much as it does protection." As a dedicated naturalist, Teddy understood the importance of using the land to its fullest potential while also protecting it for future generations. Fortunately for North Dakotans, Montana-neighbor Ryan Zinke has demonstrated a Roosevelt-like mentality since becoming secretary of the Department of Interior.
By Rep. Kevin Cramer While Americans hung their stockings by the chimney with care, Congress worked diligently to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate tax bills. The result is final passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which promises to keep Uncle Sam far from the holiday spoils.
WASHINGTON — After reading that health care would be "ripped away" from 34,000 North Dakotans as part of the Senate's latest "Skinny Repeal" vote on repealing parts of Obamacare, I'm compelled to set the record straight on this legislation, which failed after three Senate Republicans and all 48 Senate Democrats opposed it.
During the 2008 presidential election, President Barack Obama made clear his intentions to bankrupt the coal industry. During the past eight years in office, the president systematically has implemented a regulatory playbook that seeks to force utilities to stop burning coal, keep coal producers from mining and restrict access to global coal markets. All to achieve his promise to make "electricity rates necessarily skyrocket."
For nearly 60 years, it has been a source of great pride for the people of this state to be the home of Grand Forks Air Force Base. The people of Grand Forks have welcomed those stationed at the base as valued members of their community. This genuine hospitality has supported families whose personnel are deployed overseas and hosted appreciation days, special events and local merchant discounts for the military.