Discussing Immigration at the White House
I met with President Trump, administration leaders, and fellow senators at the White House to discuss immigration this week.
I am thankful for the opportunity to talk about this important issue with President Trump, Jared Kushner, and several of my colleagues. While there is a humanitarian crisis at the southern border that needs to be addressed, Republican economic policies have also helped foster a rocket ship economy that has created an immediate demand for highly skilled workers. I encouraged the administration to introduce a plan that secures the border and adopts a more merit-based approach to immigration.
Watch Chris Berg's and my discussion about the meeting below.
We Need a Space Force
I released an op-ed discussing America's need for a streamlined Space Force. As outgoing Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told me, “We are the best in the world at space,” and our adversaries know it. It is time for the United States to recognize this growing threat and to develop a Space Force.
Read my full op-ed on Fox News by clicking the button below.
President Trump Nominated Patrick Shanahan to be U.S. Secretary of Defense
I am thankful President Trump has officially chosen a nominee for our next Secretary of Defense, a position that is vital to our national security. I look forward to considering this nomination and to meeting with Mr. Shanahan to discuss the administration’s and North Dakota’s priorities.
Extending the Refined Coal Tax Credit
I cosponsored legislation with Senator John Hoeven to extend the refined coal tax credit. The credit incentivizes power plants to pre-treat or refine coal to improve efficiency and decrease emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and mercury.
The refined coal credit allows our innovators the space and tools they need to further develop clean coal. Twenty-seven percent of U.S. and 66 percent of North Dakota’s electricity is generated with coal. Without it, we lose our most reliable, low cost fuel for base load generation.
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
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