Senator Cramer's Weekly Update April 22 - April 28

President Trump Talks About Fisher Industries Building the Wall

President Trump and Fox New's Sean Hannity spoke about using private companies- even one from North Dakota's Fisher Industries- to build the wall. As I have told the President multiple times, we need builders, not bureaucrats. Watch the video below to hear President Trump's comments.

Secretary Perdue Visits North Dakota

It was great to have U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue back in North Dakota to hear from our producers. This is an Administration that is responsive to the needs of our state.

We also unveiled Grand Farm — the future of North Dakota’s first autonomous farm and the next generation of precision agriculture.

Thank you Secretary Perdue for visiting North Dakota!

President Trump Holding Iran Accountable for Supporting Terrorism

President Donald Trump decided to not reissue waivers known Significant Reduction Exceptions for Iran, another step toward inflicting the maximum pressure on Iran to end their support for destabilizing activities.

An emboldened Iran is a threat to the world, and the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal did nothing but strengthen this State Sponsor of Terrorism while endangering Israel and our Middle East allies. I agree with President Trump’s decision and firmly stand with his administration as the United States works to effectively eliminate Iran’s ability to fund terrorism.

Easter Sunday Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka

The deadly attacks on Christians worshipping on Easter Sunday remind us radical Islam still exists. This evil must be destroyed. The United States stands with the victims in Sri Lanka and must resolve to seek justice for the people and nations impacted. I am praying that everyone involved will know the peace that can only come from a Risen Savior.

Remembering the "Lost 74"

During one of my radio town halls, a constituent brought to my attention that the 74 sailors perished on the USS Frank E. Evans are not included on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The sailors who perished did so while serving our country and their sacrifice is worth remembering and being forever memorialized.

Watch the video below to learn more about the “Lost 74.” And you can read more about the legislation I introduced with New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand.

Picture Credit to the official website of the USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) Association, Inc.

Promoting All-the-Above Energy

I joined West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin III and Shelley Moore Capito, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Montana Senator Steve Daines in introducing the EFFECT Act, which would help bring carbon capture and utilization technologies to bear.

In promoting an all-the-above energy approach, the United States must tap into its fossil fuel resources in the most clean, efficient manner possible. This bipartisan legislation brings us one step closer to that goal.

Improving Life on Tribal Lands

Senator John Hoeven and I teamed up with Arizona Senator Martha McSally to introduce the AUTOS Act. Enhancing infrastructure is an important part of improving life on tribal lands.

This legislation streamlines the approval process for improving tribal roads and authorizes funding for these much needed improvements. Better infrastructure means more economic opportunity.

Producing Cleaner Energy

Before recess, The Environment and Public Works Committee voted two bipartisan bills I co-sponsored out of committee.

The USE IT Act encourages modernization of carbon capture technology and cements America’s leadership as a global energy innovator. Reauthorizing the DERA Act helps more people replace outdated Diesel engines with newer, more efficient engines.

Both bills incentivize innovation and technology that run more efficiently and produce cleaner energy. I’m thankful these bills passed out of committee, and I look forward to voting on them on the Senate floor.

North Dakotans in Washington, D.C.

My office hosted students from Hettinger High School. They discussed immigration policies and asked about what it’s like to work on Capitol Hill. Thank you for stopping by!

Contact Me

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


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, U.S. Senate Photographers


PC: North Dakota Tourism and the official website of the USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) Association, Inc.

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