Spending Cuts and Debt
With a national debt over $19 trillion and counting, we have an obligation to reduce spending habits and put our nation back on track to fiscal health. I remain firmly committed to this goal.
We have seen the results of near-bankruptcy in countries like Greece and cannot afford to continue down this path. I plan to work with my colleagues in the United States House of Representatives to reduce our deficit while simultaneously making government more efficient, effective, and responsive to the American people. Fiscal responsibility will also spur economic growth, put Americans back to work, and reduce the burden of debt on future generations.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight.
“While this was President Obama’s final State of the Union Address, I had hoped he would outline concrete plans to work with Congress to win the war on Islamic terrorism and defeat ISIS. Unfortunately, the speech turned into liberal pep rally for more government spending and programs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement previewing President Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016. The bill provides $1.149 trillion to fund the federal government through September 30, 2016. This includes $548 billion in defense spending, $73.7 billion in the Overseas Contingency Operations Fund, and $518 billion in non-defense spending. It complies with the budget caps established by H.R.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released his schedule of public events for Dec. 19 – Dec. 27. (All times are local).
Tuesday, Dec. 22
Fargo Assembly 40th Anniversary Presentation
3300 7th Ave N
Fargo Moorhead Diversion Authority Meeting with Senator Hoeven, Senator Heitkamp and Local Officials
Fargo City Hall – City Commission Room
200 3rd St. N
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2029, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015. In addition to providing $629 billion in tax relief for American taxpayers and businesses, it reins in the Internal Revenue Service, provides certainty for families and taxpayers as they plan for the future and offers incentives for charitable activities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today a House led coalition prevailed on repealing the $3 billion in cuts to crop insurance which were part of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015. The repeal is part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation or FAST Act conference report. The restoration of the cuts in crop insurance is fulfillment of an agreement made by Speaker Paul Ryan and House Leadership prior to passage of the budget deal.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 22, the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, as amended by vote of 363-64. The legislation authorizes $340 billion in transportation funding for six-years. If this legislation is signed into law, it would be the first time since 2005 that Congress has passed a long-term transportation bill funding transportation needs beyond two years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3762, Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. The bill repeals large portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, and places a moratorium on federal Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives concurred with the Senate amendment to H.R. 719, the Fiscal Year 2016 Continuing Appropriations Resolution. It funds discretionary government operations through December 11, 2015, at the rate they were funded in fiscal year 2015, minus an across-the-board reduction of 0.2108 percent.