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Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says of HR1044 “I Not Only Supported It I Championed It”

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says of HR1044 “I Not Only Supported It I Championed It”

“I not only supported it, I championed it.” That’s what Senator Kevin Cramer said of HR1044, called the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019, on this episode of Plain Talk. He was responding questions from listeners upset about his support for the legislation, but Cramer says it’s a good bill. He says it would

Kevin Cramer speaks with President Donald Trump at Scheels Arena in Fargo on June 27, 2018. Forum file photo

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says Trump Was First to Call Border Situation a “Humanitarian Crisis”

Which of the large field of Democrats running for President is the biggest threat to incumbent Donald Trump? “Joe Biden presents the greatest threat,” Senator Kevin Cramer says on this episode of Plain Talk. He says Biden appeals to a larger majority of moderate Americans, a faction of voters obscured by some of the extremism

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) listens to Michael Cohen testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 27, 2019. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: Rep. Armstrong Says He’d “Have a Difficult Time” Supporting a Ban on Flag Burning, Slave Reparations Are a “Non-Starter”

On this episode of Plain Talk, Congressman Kelly Armstrong says he hasn’t yet read the anti-flag burning constitutional amendment co-sponsored by Senator Kevin Cramer, but said he “would have a difficult time” supporting any ban on flag desecration. “At a personal level I think burning an American flag is abhorrent,” Armstrong said, but he also

Plain Talk: Lawmaker Says Criticism of Legislature’s Ethics Moves Are Inaccurate

After voters passed Measure 1 last year, a so-called “ethics” amendment to the state constitution, the Legislature was tasked with implementing it. But the left wing supporters of the amendment have claimed that the legislature hasn’t done a good job, leaving loopholes in the law which they say would allow unethical activity to continue. State

Ruth Buffalo celebrates after being sworn in Dec. 3 to serve in the North Dakota House of Representatives. Lea Black Photography / Special to The Forum

Stop Rewarding Politicians for Just Winning Elections

The North Dakota Women’s Network has announced their “woman of the year” award recipient. It’s state Rep. Ruth Buffalo, who is just months into her tenure in elected office and completed a legislative session in which her accomplishments were, if we’re being generous, quite modest. But the left in North Dakota – which very much

Senator Kevin Cramer David Samson / The Forum

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says Political Attacks on North Dakota Company Could Scare Off Bidders for Federal Contracts

“There are a lot of good people who sit in the sidelines because they get attacked,” Senator Kevin Cramer said on this episode of Plain Talk. The comment was part of a discussion about the political controversy surrounding Fisher Industries, a North Dakota-based company which has been campaigning for an opportunity to build President Donald

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Talks Fisher Industries, Border Wall, Trade, and Iran

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator Kevin Cramer talks about what President Donald Trump asked him to do with regard to investigating the bidding process at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He also talks about the Fisher Industries controversy, the situation with Iran, the on-going trade war with China, and building the border

Sen. Kevin Cramer, right, is interviewed during a visit to Arizona on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to observe Fisher Industries, a North Dakota company, show how it can build a wall on the southern border. In the background is a portion of wall the company demonstrated how they can build. Courtesy photo / Office of Sen. Kevin Cramer

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says He’s “Sick of Apologizing” for Promoting a North Dakota Company for the Border Wall Contract

“I don’t apologize for advocating for them.” That’s what Senator Kevin Cramer had to say in an interview, recorded before the Memorial Day holiday, referring to controversy over a Dickinson-based Fisher Industries and their push to get a contract to build the border wall. The company’s owner has appeared on Fox News to promote the

If Democrats Are Worried About Trade, Why Aren’t They Ratifying the USMCA?

North Dakota Democrats are trying to make hay on trade, hoping to leverage some of the pain farmers may be feeling as a result of the trade war with China into political progress. That talking point didn’t get a lot of traction during the 2018 election cycle, but it’s hard to blame them for keeping

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