National Agriculture Week
This week we recognized and celebrated the important role agriculture plays in providing for a world in need. North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers are true patriots who produce high quality food, fuel, and fiber. Their contributions touch every part of our lives, and I’m grateful for the work they do.
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta in North Dakota
U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will visit North Dakota on Thursday, March 21, for roundtables on workforce issues and association health plans in Fargo and a meeting with Tribal College presidents in Bismarck.
I invited Secretary Acosta to come to North Dakota during our meeting in January, and I’m glad to announce we are making that happen. These events afford us the opportunity to hear directly from the people of North Dakota about problems and solutions regarding the workforce shortage, association health plans, and tribal colleges.
The U.S.S. Frank E. Evans Act
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and I introduced the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans Act, a bill to honor the crewmembers who died in the sinking of the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War.
The 74 sailors who perished on the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans did so while serving our country. Their sacrifice- and that of their families- is worth not only remembering, but also being forever memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. alongside those with whom they served.
The Resolution of Disapproval
I voted against the resolution because I read the declaration and I read the statutes, and I am confident President Trump is within his constitutional and statutory authority.
There is a crisis at the southern border. Congress accepted a paltry $1.375 billion to address this crisis knowing in advance that the President would declare this national emergency. If Congress did not want the President to take action, we should have worked with him when we had the opportunity.
I shared some North Dakota commonsense with CNN about this issue when they interviewed me just before the vote.
The Nuclear Triad Remains a National Necessity
Late last year, Representative Adam Smith (D., Wash.), then the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee and now its chairman, said, “The rationale for the triad I don’t think exists anymore." The Chairman is wrong. I shared my thoughts with National Review about why such dangerous disregard for the effectiveness of the nuclear triad directly contradicts the consensus of our military, the intelligence communities, and the lessons we’ve learned throughout history.
Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan spoke with me about the nuclear triad, and also the space force, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
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