Devils Lake's Coffee with Cramer
I held a Coffee with Cramer town hall with constituents in Devils Lake on Friday, where we discussed my recent trip overseas, constituent services, and the news of the day.
I believe every problem we face can be solved through family discussions over coffee. Our country needs to have more family discussions.
During the event, I heard from veterans seeking assistance in maneuvering through the federal bureaucracy. If you or a loved one needs help with a federal agency, constituents are encouraged to go to cramer.senate.gov where you can fill out a request for help.
Constituents also asked questions on gun reform, medical bills, tribal law enforcement, and ways to elevate civil discourse across the country. My town hall was broadcasted live on the radio during What’s On Your Mind with host Scott Hennen. You can listen to the town hall through the radio archive here.
Update from Devils Lake
On Friday, I met with community leaders in Devils Lake. We discussed trade, agriculture, and local issues impacting this community. I am grateful to hear from these leaders, and I thank them for being gracious hosts.
Following my meeting in Devils Lake, I toured local construction projects and received an update on their progress from community leaders.
Infrastructure projects are best managed when they are done at the local level, overseen by leaders most accountable to their communities.
Last week, I toured Camp Grafton and received a brief on the North Dakota National Guard's partnership with U.S. Northern Command to test the Arctic “Over the Horizon Radar." The military hopes to use this radar to detect small, fast moving items such as aircraft, cruise missiles, hypersonic glide vehicles, ballistic missiles, and Unmanned Aerial System threats.
These efforts continue as foreign adversaries such as China and Russia show increasing interest in the Arctic, and United States military leaders look at innovative solutions to combat them. I often stress to leaders in the Pentagon and across our military community how North Dakota is strategically important to our nation’s Arctic security. Our geographic location makes us ideal for protecting against foreign adversaries who see the Arctic as a way to weaken our national defense.
Breaking Ground on Fargo Readiness Center
Senator John Hoeven, Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford, Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney and I attended the North Dakota National Guard's groundbreaking ceremony for their National Guard Readiness Center in Fargo.
This new facility will aid the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 191st Military Police Company, and 112th Aviation Regiment in readiness and training. We appropriated the funds for the facility in the 2019 fiscal year, and I'm pleased to see this construction start.
75 Years After the Battle of the Bulge
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin and I introduced a resolution to honor the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. This resolution is an opportunity to remember the heroism of the soldiers who led us to victory, including the thousands of U.S. troops who made the ultimate sacrifice during this battle. The Allies' win here made the final surrender of Nazi Germany possible.
"Now therefore be it resolved, that the Senate commemorates, on December 16, 2019, the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in World War II; recognizes the valiant efforts of the various Allied Forces; and remembers the individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice, which contributed to the Allied victory in the European Theater." - S. Con. Res. 23
Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum
I recently spent an incredible night at the Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum, which strengthens the partnership between our two countries. Thank you to Ambassador Sugiyama for hosting and Commander of the United States Space Command, General Jay Raymond, for your remarks.
I was glad to meet Navy Vice Admiral Stuart Munsch from Oakes at the event.
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
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