(BISMARCK, ND) – Congressman Kevin Cramer today attempted to take credit for a $100,000 grant awarded to NDSU’s Research and Technology Park, despite that the grant is provided through the U.S. Economic Development Administration, an agency slated for elimination under both the House GOP and White House budgets.
In response, Democratic-NPL spokesperson Daniel Tick issued the following statement:
“Kevin Cramer can’t have it both ways. The fact that he is trying to take credit for federal investments that would be eliminated if House Republicans and the administration get their way just goes to show how little his promises are worth. Investments made through the EDA help channel private funding that supports innovation, research and development throughout our state. The EDA has invested $34 million in North Dakota over the last eight years – most of which has benefitted our rural communities – and which has resulted in another $478 million in private investments. Congressman Cramer is all too happy to announce this funding, but what is he doing to protect the EDA from elimination?”