Mobile Office Hours in Kenmare and Mohall
It's not always easy or possible for people to get to my state offices, so mobile office hours bring our services closer to constituents. I will have members of my staff in Kenmare and Mohall on Thursday, April 25, to give North Dakotans time to explore solutions to the problems they face with people who can help.
Community members from Kenmare, Mohall and surrounding areas are encouraged to stop by the mobile office for help with veterans and Social Security benefits, Medicare difficulties, immigration issues, military records or medals, or assistance with federal agencies.
Build the Wall
I spent time with fellow lawmakers in Arizona observing private companies demonstrate how to build the wall more quickly and efficiently than the Army Corps.
I spoke with Scott Hennen about new, innovative border construction methods. If the private sector has a plan that would be faster, cleaner, safer and cheaper why would we not do that?
Win for North Dakota's Producers
This week, the World Trade Organization declared China unfairly administered tariff-rate quotas for corn, rice, and wheat.
For decades China has acted unfairly on the world stage, and American agriculture has paid the price. China’s manipulation of tariff-rate quotas prevented these important North Dakota commodities from increasing their exports, even though the market allowed for it.
This week’s ruling is another win for our farmers and ranchers and a firm reminder of why President Trump is standing up for American interests on the world stage. While WTO rulings are important, they often take years to be resolved. Improved trade agreements like those the President is seeking will immediately improve market access.
Improving Flood Control
I’m pleased Lt. Gen. Semonite signed the Chief’s Report advancing the next phase of the region’s flood protection. I will continue to work towards getting the Souris River flood protection project authorized and funded.
I am thankful Minot and the communities throughout the state have made significant flood control improvements following the 2011 floods.
Given the impact of this recent flooding and the important role this region plays in agriculture, energy, and national defense, I believe federal contributions to this effort are fully justified.
Picture credit: Jill Schramm of the Minot Daily News
National Park Week
I co-sponsored legislation recognizing this week as National Park Week. Thank you to all of the dedicated employees of the National Park Service who protect and preserve our nation’s wildlife and historical sites. I encourage everyone to go out and enjoy our national treasures.
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