Senator Cramer's Weekly Update May 28 - June 2

50 Years Ago Today

50 years ago today, the "Lost 74" perished in the sinking of the USS Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War. But their names are not listed on the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

During one of my radio town halls last year, a family member of Richard Grant, a North Dakota resident and survivor of the USS Frank E. Evans disaster, approached me about the issue. I was deeply moved by the story, and I introduced an amendment to last year’s National Defense Authorization Act to inscribe the names of the 74 sailors to the memorial. While the measure unanimously passed the House, it failed to pass the Senate.

Just like the nearly 60,000 people who died in Vietnam, these 74 heroes left home to give their country their all, and they did not return. Read more about the "Lost 74" in my op-ed below.

Coffee with Cramer

I will be holding a Coffee with Cramer in Hettinger on Friday, June 7 at the Peacock Mercantile. I hope those in the area can join me.

Year-Round E15

President Trump promised to allow year-round sales of E15 and continue improving the RIN process, and this week, EPA Administrator Wheeler delivered.

This is excellent news for producers and consumers in North Dakota and across the country. I advocated for these actions to expand consumer choice and enhance market information because I oppose unnecessary regulations and support increased transparency. I applaud the administration for finalizing this rule before the summer driving season, and I thank them for continuing their deregulatory agenda while being responsive to the needs of the agricultural community.

Read more from the Environmental Protection Agency by clicking the button below.

Flooding Across North Dakota

Senator John Hoeven, Congressman Kelly Armstrong and I wrote a letter to President Trump requesting him to announce a presidential major disaster declaration for the flooding across North Dakota.

The flood damaged homes, equipment, roads and farmland. I will continue pressing the President for this declaration to provide relief for folks at home.

Read our full letter on the left or you can view the letter here.

Joining America's Newsroom

I joined America's Newsroom on Fox News with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith. We discussed President Donald J. Trump's handling of Iran and the need for Congress to pass the USMCA. Watch the full interview below.

Meetings in North Dakota

At my Coffee with Cramer in Beulah, I answered questions from constituents about the border wall, the USMCA, the bureaucracy, and trade negotiations with China.
During tours of the Coal Country Community Health Center and the Knife River Care Center in Beulah, I discussed the importance of affordable, accessible health care centers and services.
It was a fun afternoon playing Lucky Dog with these ladies as I visited the Sakakawea Medical Center in Hazen.
I attended BNG Team’s grand opening celebrating their new building. BNG Team is an excellent example of the American dream: three college friends took a leap of faith and started their own company, and now they are one of North Dakota’s fastest growing companies.

Contact Me

I currently have offices in Fargo, Minot and Washington, D.C. Offices in Grand Forks and Bismarck will open in June. 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


Washington, D.C.

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

Rick Jensen

Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. central

KHND 1470 AM - Harvey

Jay Thomas

Every other Tuesday from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. central


Rob Port - Plain Talk Podcast

Thursday mornings

Say Anything Blog


Chris Berg - Point of View

6:30 p.m. central (Semi-Monthly)

Valley News Live - Fargo

Photo credit: North Dakota Tourism Department, Office of U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, Grand Forks Air Force Base


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