This week, President Trump proposed an immigration plan that offers a merit-based, high-security vision to keep our country safe and prosperous by fixing our broken immigration system.
The crisis at the southern border requires that we adequately equip our immigration law enforcement officers, and I support the administration’s plan to develop a more merit-based system that includes diversity safeguards.
The President's commonsense proposals are a step in the right direction that will bring Republicans together; now Democrats should offer a plan of their own. They would be foolish to not take their seat at the negotiating table just because they oppose the person sitting on the other side.
Honoring Chris Bacon
I attended a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Valor Memorial and Wreath Laying Ceremony for Christopher T. Bacon, an Intelligence Collection Operations Manager who was stationed in the Air Security Operations Center of the Grand Forks Air Force Base at the time of his death.
By all accounts, Chris was a loyal friend and a faithful family man who offered his life in service to our country. The stories of his camaraderie and servant’s heart personify the spirit of North Dakota’s military community. I am grateful for his sacrifice, and for the sacrifice of all whose names are engraved on the memorial; what they have given us we can never repay.
The CBP Valor Memorial is a monument that lists the names of all CBP agents who died while serving their country. The addition of Chris Bacon’s name was unveiled this week.
Cooperstown and Mayville Mobile Office Hours
While it’s not always easy or possible for people to get to my state offices, mobile office hours bring our services closer to constituents. I will have members of my staff in Cooperstown and Mayville on Tuesday, May 21, to give North Dakotans more time to explore solutions to the problems they face with people who are in a position to help.
Individuals from the Cooperstown and Mayville areas are encouraged to stop by the mobile office for help with veterans and Social Security benefits, Medicare difficulties, immigration issues, military records or medals, or assistance with federal agencies.
Providing Diapers to Families in Need
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, Alabama Senator Doug Jones, Indiana Senator Mike Braun and I introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the importance of diaper banks across the country.
Diapers can be costly, and diaper banks provide them free of charge to families in need. Diaper banks play a crucial role in helping families, especially in aftermath of natural disasters.
Moved by a strong belief in the dignity of life, public servants across the country have established diaper banks to assist families in need and to help parents in areas recently affected by natural disasters.
Agencies, like Fargo’s Great Plains Food Bank, demonstrate how local communities can recognize and collectively resolve to meet the needs of the most vulnerable among us.
I joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of representatives in introducing the Cyber Ready Workforce Act. Cyber attacks are an emerging threat to our nation, and we need a well-trained workforce able to combat them.
This bipartisan bill authorizes U.S. Department of Labor to incentivize cybersecurity apprenticeship programs which provide an alternative to four year degrees in cybersecurity, reduce the need for burdensome student loans, and ensure the next generation has the skills needed to protect our country.
Read more about our bill, lead by Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen, by clicking the button below.
I currently have offices in Fargo, Minot and Washington, D.C. Offices in Grand Forks and Bismarck will open in May. You can stop by or call any of the following offices. You can also visit my website at www.cramer.senate.gov.
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
Weekly Radio and TV Schedule
What's On Your Mind
Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. central
KFYR 550 AM - Bismarck
1100 The Flag - Fargo
KLTC 1460 AM - Dickinson
KTGO 1090 AM - Tioga
Jarrod Thomas Show
Thursdays from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. central
KNOX 1310 AM - Grand Forks
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KHND 1470 AM - Harvey
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Rob Port - Plain Talk Podcast
Say Anything Blog
Chris Berg - Point of View
6:30 p.m. central (Semi-Monthly)
Valley News Live - Fargo