Senator Cramer's Weekly Update June 3 - June 9

Honoring our Heroes

Honoring the heroes of D-Day on the 75 anniversary of that fateful mission by reading their names was a highlight for Kris and me this week.

There I met John Pfaff from New Salem, in town for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Young Cattlemen’s Conference. It was great to see a fellow North Dakotan honoring those who fought in WWII.

Coffee With Cramer

Thankful for lively discussion on rural healthcare, rule of law, veterans, individual rights and much more at Coffee with Cramer in Hettinger. Thanks to Pam at Peacock Mercantile for the perfect setting for a family discussion.

Reaching a Deal with Mexico

This week, President Trump announced Mexico agreed to take stronger measures to secure our southern border and the tariffs that were supposed to go into effect today were suspended.

Read about the Administration's deal with Mexico below.

Service Academy Info Night

Senator Hoeven, Congressman Armstrong and I will be hosting a Military Service Academy information night in Fargo on June 13th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fargo Armed Forces Reserve Center.

North Dakota’s military community is a source of pride in our state and a defining part of our culture. It's an honor to help those in the next generation who answered the call to serve as they embark on this great adventure.

Anyone in grades 8-12 who may be interested in a Service Academy are welcome to attend.

Guidance on the Clean Water Act

President Trump ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to bring its implementation of water regulations into the 21st century, and this week Administrator Wheeler took a good first step toward accomplishing that.

The updated guidance will help streamline the current system, which some states have abused for their own political gain. I applaud the administration for taking this step, and look forward to working with energy leaders and key stakeholders during the rulemaking process.

EPW Chairman John Barasso lead a piece of legislation that would codify this action by the administration. Guidance on the Clean Water Act is at the button below.

Welcoming Canadian Ambassador MacNaughton

Ambassador MacNaughton and I discussed issues affecting the northern border and trade relations between our two nations.

I also reaffirmed my support for the USMCA agreement. Canada imports energy, software, agricultural commodities, manufacturing goods, and many other products from North Dakota. Approving this deal means improved market access for several of our state’s top industries. I look forward to working with him as we pass this agreement through Congress, implement it, and work toward even more opportunities for our two countries to advance a mutually beneficial agenda.

Developing our Space Force

I highlighted need to build a modernized, well-equipped U.S. Space Force with the Air Force Space Command Commander and Combatant Commander of U.S. Space Command nominee General John Raymond.

Space is emerging as the next realm of military conflict. In our meeting, I stressed to General Raymond that he must not only be ready to address current threats from foreign adversaries, but he must also be prepared to help build a Space Force that is set up for success.

Protecting North Dakota's Wetlands

This week, I met with Mr. Rob Wallace who, if confirmed, will have oversight of the Fish and Wildlife Service. During our meeting, we discussed the importance of reigning in the FWS’s unwieldly enforcement of North Dakota’s wetlands. Their heavy-handed, inconsistent approach needs to be changed so they can no longer encroach on our landowner’s private property rights. I look forward to voting on Mr. Wallace’s nomination soon and to working with him from my position as Chairman of Environment and Public Work’s subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, if he is confirmed.

During a committee hearing this week, I pressed Mr. Wallace on the FWS’s enforcement of Waterfowl Production Area Easements and the unique problems in the Prairie Pothole Region. You can watch our exchange in the video below.

Live on Fox Business

Liz MacDonald on Evening Edit and I about the ongoing trade negotiations with China and the crisis at the southern border. You can watch the full interview below.

Great Outdoors Month

The Senate passed a resolution naming June “Great Outdoors Month.” America is filled with awe-inspiring trails, parks, and camping grounds. I encourage all able North Dakotans to get outside and enjoy all the beauty our state has to offer!

Learn more about Great Outdoors Month from President Trump by clicking the link below.

North Dakotans in D.C.

I would not be where I am today without Dick Armey. Kris and I were blessed to show this friend and mentor my new Senate office and to meet his beautiful family this week.
Students from New Rockford-Sheyenne High School stopped by my office!
While meeting with the North Dakota Association of Home Builders, we spoke about flood insurance and overregulation.

Contact Me

I currently have offices in Fargo, Minot and Washington, D.C. Offices in Grand Forks and Bismarck will open in June. 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


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

Photo credit: North Dakota Tourism Department, Office of U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, Grand Forks Air Force Base


PC: North Dakota Tourism, Senate Republican Conference

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