We Need Nine
I joined Florida Senator Marco Rubio and 11 of my colleagues in introducing a constitutional amendment that would permanently fix the number of seats on the Supreme Court at nine.
I agree with what my Democratic colleagues have said for years: we need nine Supreme Court justices. Like the rest of the Democratic party platform, this court-packing scheme is nothing more than a sloppy regurgitation of a 1930s failure.
Just as President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s blatant disregard for presidential term limits necessitated a constitutional amendment then, efforts to revive his court-packing plan necessitate an amendment now.
Voting on the Green New Deal
Last week, the Senate voted down the Democrats' Green New Deal. This bipartisan rejection of extreme ideas like eliminating fossil fuels is a positive sign, and I hope to move forward by working collaboratively with my Democratic colleagues to advance pragmatic energy solutions.
China Makes Largest Corn Purchase in 5 Years
Amid this week’s trade talks, China is making its biggest corn purchase- a top North Dakota commodity- in half a decade. I am thankful to President Trump for continuing to deliver for our producers in North Dakota and across our country.
Hopefully this positive announcement is a sign of more to come. Read more about the announcement below.
Nuclear Warhead Modernization Funding
During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, I questioned Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty about nuclear warhead modernization efforts.
Airmen at Minot are depending on getting the new warheads on schedule so they can continue providing the strategic deterrence our country and our allies need.
Both Secretary Perry and Administrator Gordon-Hagerty assured me all five modernization programs are on cost and on schedule.
Watch our exchange below.
North Dakotans in Washington, D.C.
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
B40C Dirksen 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
Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. central
KHND 1470 AM - Harvey
Every other Tuesday from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. central
Rob Port - Plain Talk Podcast
Say Anything Blog
Chris Berg - Point of View
6:30 p.m. central (Semi-Monthly)
Valley News Live - Fargo