Lowering the Price of Insulin
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, Minnesota Senator Tina Smith and I introduced the Affordable Insulin Approvals Now Act, a bipartisan bill to speed up approvals of lower-cost, generic, and “follow-on” insulin products in order to help lower costs of the life-saving drug.
Approximately 7.5 million Americans with diabetes rely on insulin every day to survive, yet the drug has experienced a price increase of more than 600 percent over the past two decades in the United States.
More generic insulin in the market means lower costs for those in need. Our bill encourages competition and free market solutions to the rising cost of this life-saving drug.
Never Again Education Act
Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal and I introduced the Never Again Education Act. This bipartisan legislation establishes a dedicated federal fund to provide teachers with resources and training necessary to teach our students the important lessons of the Holocaust.
The story of the Holocaust must always be taught so that the experience of the Holocaust may never be repeated. With anti-Semitism on the rise in certain parts of the country, even among some elected officials, increased education about this terrible tragedy is as important as ever.
Addressing Grain Article Concerns
Minnesota Senator Tina Smith, Montana Senator Steve Daines, Senator John Hoeven, and I wrote a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative’s Chief Agricultural Negotiator Gregg Doud regarding the grain article in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
We wrote in the letter, "The ability for our growers to export wheat of domestic origin to Canada has been long sought as a measure to level the playing field for our producers."
Our producers remain concerned that access to Canada’s market will continue to be inhibited based on Canada’s requirement that strictly limits the varieties of wheat that can be included in its premium classes. We look forward to working closely with Ambassador Doud to find an approach that is mutually acceptable to both parties and does not unnecessarily restrict trade.
You can read our full letter on the left.
Renaming "Sullys Hill"
The North Dakota Congressional delegation introduced legislation to change the name of “Sullys Hill,” a National Game Preserve administered by U.S. Fish and Wildlife within the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, to “White Horse Hill,” its traditional Dakota name.
The federal government named this preserve in 1931 after General Alfred Sully, who killed hundreds of Native Americans, including ancestors of the Spirit Lake Nation. Because the name change came through an act of Congress, it takes another act of Congress to restore its rightful name.
The Spirit Lake Tribe does not need a name within their land that reminds them of the atrocities committed against their ancestors. The Dakota people hold the name ‘White Horse Hill’ as sacred, and I hope we pass this legislation to honor the history of this land and the wishes of this tribe.
North Dakotans in Washington
I currently have offices in Grand Forks, Minot, Fargo and Washington, D.C. The Bismarck office opens today, Monday, July 15. You can stop by or call any of the following offices. You can also visit my website at www.cramer.senate.gov.
328 Federal Building
220 East Rosser Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501
114 Federal Building
102 North 4th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58203
105 Federal Building
100 First Street SW
Minot, ND 58701
306 Federal Building
657 Second Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58102
400 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
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What's On Your Mind
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KLTC 1460 AM - Dickinson
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Rob Port - Plain Talk Podcast
Say Anything Blog
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