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Senator Cramer's Weekly Update April 8 - April 14

My First 100 Days

Yesterday was my 100th day as your U.S. Senator for North Dakota. Every day has been an honor to serve the people of our great state, and we are just getting started.

Discussing North Dakota's Priorities with President Trump

I met with President Trump to discuss trade priorities.

The renegotiation of NAFTA into the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a win for North Dakota. Producers would benefit from Canada’s reduced trade distorting policies and improved transparency, and the exports of North Dakota grain growers would be recognized properly thanks to the grain grading fix. I pressed President Trump to work with Congress to ratify this agreement.

We also discussed the importance of working toward a deal with China that is good for our nation’s agricultural community. For decades, China has acted in bad faith, and American farmers and businesses pay the price. I urged the President to fight to secure a trade deal that fulfills his promises and benefits the American people.

Drew Wrigley's Confirmation

This week, the Senate confirmed Drew Wrigley to serve as the U.S. Attorney for North Dakota.

This confirmation was a long time coming, but an eminently qualified nominee like Drew was worth the wait.

He is an accomplished prosecutor and a sincere public servant who has always gone above and beyond for his state and for our country.

I delivered remarks on the U.S. Senate floor ahead of Drew's confirmation vote.

Establishing a Space Force

This week, the Senate Armed Serviced Committee held a hearing on developing a United States Space Force.

Space is no longer a sanctuary. It is a contested domain, and eventually a Space Force will have to exist. Whether we choose to act now or once we have lost ground, the United States must build a Space Force if we are to maintain American dominance in space.

In a meeting with President Trump, I stressed that if we are to maintain American dominance in space, we must assemble a modern and capable Space Force. I look forward to working with the President, the Department of Defense, and my Senate colleagues to give space the attention it deserves.

During the hearing, I spoke with military leaders about the need for immediate action and discussed the rollout strategy of a potential Space Force. Watch my line of questioning below.

Congratulations, Prime Minister Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu won another term as Israel's Prime Minister. This was a well-earned victory for him and for the people of Israel who exercised their right to vote in a free and transparent election.

Israel’s democratic system is why they remain our closest ally in the region.

America's Energy Revolution

On Wednesday, President Trump signed two Executive Orders on energy infrastructure development to help prevent projects from being pointlessly delayed and highlight the need for improving our nation’s energy infrastructure.

We cannot let America’s energy revolution fall victim to political stunts and unnecessary regulatory barriers. I support the President’s efforts to effectively and efficiently utilize all of our natural resources.

Watch President Trump's remarks below.

Interior Department Secretary Bernhardt

The Senate voted to confirm David Bernhardt as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior this week.

I appreciated meeting with Secretary Bernhardt and explaining the issues facing North Dakotans. His commitment to reducing the heavy hand of the federal government is greatly appreciated, and I look forward to working with him to produce real results back home.

North Dakotans in Washington, D.C.

I met with students from Maddock, Leeds, Watford City, Dickinson, Killdeer, Glen Ullin and Hebron last week. We spoke about confirming judges, reauthorizing VAWA, and how to get started in politics.
Brandy and Mike from Harvey stopped by my office with the American Lung Association. We discussed NIH funding and protecting those with pre-existing conditions.

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.

Minot

105 Federal Building

100 First Street SW

Minot, ND 58701

701-837-6141

Fargo

306 Federal Building

657 Second Avenue North

Fargo, ND 58102

701-232-5094

Washington, D.C.

B40C Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

202-224-2043

Photo credit: North Dakota Tourism Department, Office of U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, U.S. Senate Photographers

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