Cramer Sponsors Legislation to Close Obamacare Loophole Preventing Charities and Churches from Paying for People's Health Care Costs “Let Charities Be Charitable“Obamacare uses tax dollars to provide subsides to low-income citizens to purchase health care insurance but it allows states to ban non-profits, civic groups and churches from doing the same. That is wrong, and this bill removes the handcuffs from private charities, allowing them to assist insured patients who need help paying their premiums without fear of breaking the law,” said Cramer. “The law already compels insurance companies to accept premium assistance from the Affordable Care Act, Indian Tribes, and State or federal programs. Individual Americans should also have the right to organize and do the same through their charity of choice. We need to allow charities to be charitable.”
“The United States is the most compassionate country in the world. We have on numerous occasions opened our hearts and our homes to refugees escaping war and strife,” said Cramer. “However, our compassion must not be exploited at the expense of national security. The recent cowardly terrorist attacks in Paris have shaken the world like no other event since the September 11 attacks on New York City. The primary duty of the federal government is to protect Americans from harm. Admitting Syrian and Iraqi refugees without proper background checks unnecessarily places national security and American lives at risk.”
“The EPA’s regulations will cost thousands of North Dakotans their jobs and devastate our state’s economy,” said Cramer. “President Obama has singled out North Dakota by requiring the state’s energy producers to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by an unprecedented 45 percent, which is dramatically higher than the 11 percent reduction proposed in the initial rule. North Dakota already has some of the nation’s cleanest air, while producing some of the nation’s most affordable electricity.”
General Atomics’ groundbreaking is testament to the hard work and dedication of many Grand Forks area civic, business and community leaders. I want to personally thank Linden P. Blue, the CEO of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., for his company’s decision to build this academy here in North Dakota. The facilities developed in Grand Forks and the close cooperation between the Air Force and local public and private organizations are second to none for UAS development. General Atomics Flight Training Academy will ensure Grand Forks and Grand Sky are leaders in the dynamic field of unmanned aerial systems or UAS development well into the future.
“I’m not at all surprised by the President’s announcement nor am I surprised by the timing of it. It’s consistent with his extreme environmental anti-growth, anti-American jobs agenda. And, he usually makes these announcements on Fridays prior to Congressional district work weeks so he doesn’t have to answer to the United States Congress. This announcement only makes the obvious official. I’m going to continue to promote policies to grow the U.S. economy and enhance energy security for the United States and our allies while he continues his move to promote policies that destroy the economy and make the country and the world less safe.”
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released his schedule of public events for Nov. 20 - 29. (All times are local).
Monday, Nov. 23
“Coffee with Cramer” Town Hall
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Boneshaker Coffee Company
1501 Mapleton Ave
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.
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The majority leader of the US House of Representatives was seeing the Bakken first hand today.
Congressman Cramer was interviewed by FOX News for a recent segment.
By: Associated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — More than 90 soldiers from the North Dakota National Guard have returned home to North Dakota.