Passing the Budget Agreement
I supported this deal and was grateful to see it pass. This agreement strengthens our military, helps our farmers, and delivers a win for all sides.
The U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan budget agreement struck between President Donald Trump and leaders of Congress last week. They deserve accolades for striking this deal, especially Speaker Pelosi, who convinced her increasingly-radical caucus to support this rather conservative compromise. Our ability to work together should encourage the American people that divided government can work.
General John Hyten's Nomination
I met with Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff nominee General John Hyten, and during General Hyten’s Senate Armed Services Committee nomination hearing, I announced my support for the his confirmation. My colleagues on the committee passed General Hyten out with a strong bipartisan vote of 20-7.
General Hyten’s background and understanding of the importance of Space Force, the Arctic Mission, and Ground-Based Strategic Deterrence makes him an asset both to our nation and to our state’s military community. I look forward to working with him once he is confirmed.
During General Hyten’s hearing, we spoke about the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrence program, which will replace the Minutemen III missiles housed at Minot Air Force Base. You can watch our exchange below.
Thank you to our Interns
As summer internships come to a close, Senator John Hoeven and I met with the interns serving in our Washington, D.C. offices. We appreciate their positive attitudes and dedication this summer. North Dakotans were blessed to be served by these outstanding students.
If you're interested in becoming an intern in one of my offices, you can find more information below.
Cutting Costs of Prescription Drugs
Louisiana Senator John Kennedy led a bipartisan group of my colleagues to introduce the Phair Relief Act to lower drug costs for seniors and improve financial certainty for community pharmacies. This legislation provides more certainty and transparency in the prescription drug pipeline.
Pharmacy direct or indirect remuneration fees are unpredictable for pharmacies and subsequently push patients to the coverage gap prematurely, causing them financial hardship.
Clarifying Law Around Insurance of Marijuana Act
New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and I introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure legal marijuana and related businesses have access to insurance coverage.
Federal law should not prohibit access to insurance for employees of local businesses, nor should it prohibit employers from acquiring insurance that protects their stores.
The CLAIM Act takes a federalist approach by opening the insurance market to compliant businesses and preventing federal law from hindering employees’ market access.
North Dakotans in Washington
My offices are open in Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, Fargo and Washington, D.C. You can stop by or call any of the following offices. You can also visit my website at www.cramer.senate.gov.
328 Federal Building
220 East Rosser Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501
114 Federal Building
102 North 4th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58203
If you have questions or need help with a federal agency, please contact Lisa Gibbens.
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
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