Congratulations to the Happy Hooligans
This week, the 119th Wing of North Dakota’s Air National Guard was presented with the Colonel William L. Deneke Outstanding Civil Engineer Unit Award for excellence.
Congratulations to the Happy Hooligans on earning another major award. This time they are being recognized as the best civil engineers in the Air National Guard. Excellence is the culture at the North Dakota National Guard, and the Hooligans continue to show us why.
Washington State Crude-by-Rail Ban
Senators John Hoeven, Congressman Kelly Armstrong and I contacted Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to make the case that a recently-passed Washington State crude-by-rail law violates the Interstate Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution and oversteps the Department of Transportations' authority over the shipment of crude oil within the United States.
Washington State’s law will limit our energy industry’s ability to access safe and reliable transportation for this vital commodity, impacting good-paying jobs in our state and undermining our nation’s energy security. We will continue working to overturn this law and resolve this matter as soon as possible.
Presiding at Boy's State
It was an honor to preside over a joint session of the North Dakota Boys State Legislature and to see the next generation of leaders in action this week. While there, I reconnected with Theodore Mayer, who was recently accepted into the United State Military Academy at West Point. North Dakota is well-represented by Theodore and I wish him well as he begins his studies.
Settling DAPL Protest Damages
The North Dakota Congressional delegation wrote a letter to the Attorney General and the acting Secretary of Defense to urge their involvement in achieving an equitable settlement for North Dakota for damages resulting from the Army Corps’ negligence during the DAPL protests.
You can read the full letter on the left and click the button below for more information.
Faith Out Front
North Dakota Ministry Network held a family camp at Lakewood Park Bible Camp. During their Men's Breakfast, I spoke about what it means to live a life of faith while being in the public's eye. What a blessing to encourage and be encouraged by these men.
A Flag Worth Dying For
On Flag Day, Montana Senator Steve Daines led a group of my colleagues in introducing a Constitutional amendment to prohibit the desecration of the United States flag.
A flag worth dying for is a flag worth protecting. While we should always be mindful of First Amendment rights, the American flag signifies the founding principles that countless men and women have given their lives to preserve. Adding a Constitutional amendment to protect this symbol of freedom and liberty is not an attack on another Constitutional amendment; rather, it is an affirmation of the unifying principles our nation stands for.
Anti-Semitic beliefs have no place in this Congress and no place in our society. The Senate affirmed that belief by passing a resolution introduced by Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and myself condemning discrimination against Israeli-Americans.
While some House Democrats have struggled to accept that reality, the resolution affirms that hatred and prejudice towards Jewish people should never be tolerated. The resolution also commits us as elected leaders to speaking out against anti-Semitism in all its forms.
Supporting ND Agriculture
President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on modernizing the regulatory framework for agricultural biotechnology products.
Biotechnology regulations are cumbersome and costly, and they often stifle biotech startups in North Dakota and across the country from making the advancements that will keep American agriculture at the forefront of biotechnology. Thank you to President Trump and Secretary Perdue for taking steps to modernize the biotech regulatory process.
Helping Veterans with PTSD
We are at war. The willingness of our military to give all to preserve our freedom comes at a great cost. Members of our armed forces sacrifice everything to serve our nation and protect us at home. Those who are suffering from PTSD often feel alone, helpless, and unsure how to readjust to civilian life. Designating June as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month shines a light on the resources available to veterans and reaffirms our commitment to ensuring they receive the care and assistance they need.
LIVE on Fox Business
On Fox Business, Neil Cavuto and I spoke about Poland committing to increase purchases of liquified natural gas and the potential for stationing more US troops in their country. Poland is an important ally, and they have defense and energy needs we can meet. You can watch the interview below.
North Dakotans in D.C.
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
400 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
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Rob Port - Plain Talk Podcast
Say Anything Blog
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