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KEVIN CRAMER

ST. PAUL — U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Kevin Cramer are in Ukraine this week to reaffirm U.S. commitment to protecting the country from Russian aggression.
American Democracy isn't just about winning elections. It's about respecting the process even when it produces a result you don't like.
The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed the "Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act" on Thursday along party lines. Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., and Rep. Michelle Fischbach, R-Minn., voted against the bill, which faces a much harder path in the gridlocked Senate.
It is absolutely hypocritical that Democrats who revile the idea of requiring a state-issued ID to vote are enthusiastic about requiring a vaccine passport to eat a burger with a friend. Cramer is right to call that out. But he's wrong to try to fight that hypocrisy with more hypocrisy.

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Shaw writes, "Some recent votes in Congress remind us that democracy is very much under siege. Those votes dealt with voting rights and the alarming Jan. 6 attack."
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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, passed with bipartisan support in the U.S. House and Senate and signed into law by President Biden, includes investments in wildlife-friendly infrastructure — things like wildlife crossing bridges, tunnels and culverts — that have a high success rate toward reducing collisions.
A report released Monday by the federal Office of Inspector General detailed advocacy by North Dakota Senators Kevin Cramer, John Hoeven, and President Donald Trump an behalf of the Dickinson-based Fisher Sand and Gravel, but concluded that a $400 million border wall construction contract was properly awarded to the company.
Cramer accurately states that China leads the world in greenhouse gas emissions. What he fails to note is that China also is home to 20% of the world's population. On a person-by-person basis, the United States and Canada are by far the biggest contributors to climate change – much bigger contributors than China. We are the bad guys.

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Entirely eliminating fossil fuels and returning our economies to the stone age does nothing if you only force production to pack up and move to a country with worse environmental standards.
Angst over divisions in the party along fault lines created during the Trump era has led some to propose removing the NDGOP's state convention from the process for selecting candidates.
Cramer spoke for about 10 minutes technology and how it pertains to the military and Grand Forks’ role in all of it.

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