As the first North Dakotan to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Cramer believes that the highest responsibility of Congress is providing for the defense of our nation and caring for our brave service members who defend it. The Committee plays an important role of overseeing the country’s military, benefits for service members and families, defense research and development, and nuclear energy.
Senator Cramer understands that a strong U.S. military is the most effective deterrence against conflict. To ensure our men and women in uniform have the best equipment, Senator Cramer emphasizes the importance of modernizing the military, which includes the vital nuclear missiles and B-52 bombers based at Minot Air Force Base, and the Global Hawk and Reaper drones flown out of Grand Forks and Fargo. Senator Cramer also fought strongly and successfully for the creation of a sixth branch of the military – the United States Space Force – to ensure the United States retains its dominance in space.