Senator Cramer's Weekly Update July 8 - July 14

America's Environmental Leadership

I attended an event President Donald Trump hosted at the White House to celebrate America's environmental leadership. Under his tenure, the United States leads the world in environmentally responsible energy production.

Instead of relying on foreign nations who neglect environmental regulations and ignore worker protections, we ought to foster energy innovation and responsible development here in America.

Watch President Trump's remarks below.

Lowering the Price of Insulin

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, Minnesota Senator Tina Smith and I introduced the Affordable Insulin Approvals Now Act, a bipartisan bill to speed up approvals of lower-cost, generic, and “follow-on” insulin products in order to help lower costs of the life-saving drug.

Approximately 7.5 million Americans with diabetes rely on insulin every day to survive, yet the drug has experienced a price increase of more than 600 percent over the past two decades in the United States.

More generic insulin in the market means lower costs for those in need. Our bill encourages competition and free market solutions to the rising cost of this life-saving drug.

Pass the USMCA

I spoke with David Westin on Bloomberg TV about passing the USMCA. No matter what party you belong to or state you represent, the USMCA is a win for the American people. Watch the full interview below.

Never Again Education Act

Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal and I introduced the Never Again Education Act. This bipartisan legislation establishes a dedicated federal fund to provide teachers with resources and training necessary to teach our students the important lessons of the Holocaust.

The story of the Holocaust must always be taught so that the experience of the Holocaust may never be repeated. With anti-Semitism on the rise in certain parts of the country, even among some elected officials, increased education about this terrible tragedy is as important as ever.

Addressing Grain Article Concerns

Minnesota Senator Tina Smith, Montana Senator Steve Daines, Senator John Hoeven, and I wrote a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative’s Chief Agricultural Negotiator Gregg Doud regarding the grain article in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

We wrote in the letter, "The ability for our growers to export wheat of domestic origin to Canada has been long sought as a measure to level the playing field for our producers."

Our producers remain concerned that access to Canada’s market will continue to be inhibited based on Canada’s requirement that strictly limits the varieties of wheat that can be included in its premium classes. We look forward to working closely with Ambassador Doud to find an approach that is mutually acceptable to both parties and does not unnecessarily restrict trade.

You can read our full letter on the left.

Talking Immigration, Census, and the President’s Taxes

Fox Business's Liz MacDonald invited me on her to show to discuss the census, the president’s tax returns, and immigration. Every day, we see Democrats continue to run as far left as possible and out of America’s mainstream. Watch the full interview below.

Renaming "Sullys Hill"

The North Dakota Congressional delegation introduced legislation to change the name of “Sullys Hill,” a National Game Preserve administered by U.S. Fish and Wildlife within the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, to “White Horse Hill,” its traditional Dakota name.

The federal government named this preserve in 1931 after General Alfred Sully, who killed hundreds of Native Americans, including ancestors of the Spirit Lake Nation. Because the name change came through an act of Congress, it takes another act of Congress to restore its rightful name.

The Spirit Lake Tribe does not need a name within their land that reminds them of the atrocities committed against their ancestors. The Dakota people hold the name ‘White Horse Hill’ as sacred, and I hope we pass this legislation to honor the history of this land and the wishes of this tribe.

North Dakotans in Washington

Danika Johnson came by my office to talk about her work with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The cost of insulin is outrageous and we must continue fighting to lower the cost of this life saving drug.
I sat down with North Dakotans from Christians United for Israel to discuss our strong support for Israel and the need to continue speaking out against anti-Semitism.
Chronic Disease Day presents an opportunity for Congress to reflect on what we can do to improve health and wellness, and support those impacted by chronic diseases. Thank you to United for Charitable Assistance for inviting me to speak on this important day.

Contact Me

I currently have offices in Grand Forks, Minot, Fargo and Washington, D.C. The Bismarck office opens today, Monday, July 15. 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


Grand Forks

114 Federal Building

102 North 4th Street

Grand Forks, ND 58203



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

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