Sen. Cramer Stresses North Dakota Priorities with Air National Guard Director, Invites Him to North Dakota

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) stressed North Dakota’s Air Guard priorities as he met with Air National Guard Director Lieutenant General L. Scott Rice today.

“North Dakotans know the Happy Hooligans are the finest Air National Guard unit in the nation. I appreciate General Rice’s time to discuss their work and other priorities important to North Dakota’s Air Guard,” said Senator Cramer. “I’m pleased General Rice visited the...

Sen. Cramer Urges House Democrats to Continue Working to Pass the NDAA in Floor Remarks

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) delivered remarks on the Senate floor today urging House Democrats to focus on passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

“While Senate Republicans want to provide for our national defense, House Democrats are spending today running a taxpayer-funded kangaroo court,” said Senator Cramer. “It is maddening to see the important work we need...

Sen. Cramer Announces His 2019 Military Academy Nominees on Veterans Day


FARGO – U.S. Senator and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced on Veterans Day his nominees to be appointed to the U.S. military academies: Peter Wang of Devils Lake for the U.S. Military Academy, Jameson Brodeur of Minot for the U.S. Naval Academy, and Ashley Arbegast of Minot for the U.S. Air Force Academy.

“As we spend today honoring those who answered the call to serve, we also look to the next generation of leaders. North Dakota’s military...

Sen. Cramer Delivers Floor Remarks on the Death of North Dakotans in Mexico Last Night

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) delivered remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the North Dakotans who lost their lives in Mexico last night.

“What this family has experienced is the personification of evil in the form of this Mexican drug cartel. But we serve a God who personifies pure good, and the greatest response to pure evil is pure good,” said Senator Cramer. “I want to express as much as anything to those grieving...

Sen. Cramer Statement on Democrats Blocking Defense Funding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on Senate Democrats blocking the defense appropriations package from advancing:

“This is an embarrassing moment for the United States Senate. The impeachment-obsessed Democratic Party can’t put their hatred of President Trump aside long enough to fund our nation’s military. Our first Constitutional obligation is to the defense of the nation; their obstruction is a dereliction of duty. I urge Democrats to reconsider...

Sen. Cramer Statement on Passage of Domestic Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement regarding Senate Passage of a package of domestic appropriations bills:

“I am glad we took this important step forward, and I hope it signifies a return to a more normal appropriations process. I voted for this package because it helps our farmers, invests in Native American communities, improves infrastructure development, and ensures our scientific and environmental programs are properly funded. I now urge my...

Sen. Cramer Delivers Floor Remarks on Democrats Blocking Defense Appropriations, Forcing a Skinny NDAA

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WASHINGTON – Following the All Senator’s briefing on Syria, U.S. Senator and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) delivered remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Democrats’ plans to vote against defense appropriations tomorrow.

“I rise today to ensure our nation’s military they have an advocate in Congress,” said Senator Cramer. “We all took an oath to the Constitution. Our first and foremost obligation is...

Sen. Cramer Issues Statement on Confirmation of Air Force Secretary, Invites Her to North Dakota

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BISMARCK – U.S. Senator and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate confirming Barbara Barrett’s nomination to be U.S. Air Force Secretary:

“Military service is a source of pride for our state, a trait exemplified in part through the outstanding work of North Dakota’s Air Force and Air Guard instillations. Barrett has a clear understanding of why UAS, Space Force, the Arctic Mission, and a...

Sen. Cramer on the Air National Guard Selecting North Dakota for their Tuition Assistance Pilot Program

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BISMARCK – U.S. Senator and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement regarding the Air National Guard selecting North Dakota as one of 14 states participating in a pilot program providing college tuition assistance to Air National Guard members:

“Tuition assistance is an excellent recruitment tool. Being able to offer some of the same benefits as others is only fair, and I applaud the Air National Guard for...

Sen. Cramer Keynotes CUFI’s "Night to Honor Israel" Event in Bismarck

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BISMARCK — Last night, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) delivered the keynote address at the Christians United For Israel (CUFI) Night to Honor Israel event.

“Support for Israel should be an obvious and natural extension of being Christian. I was honored to join this important organization as they remind followers of Christ of our religious and cultural roots,” said Senator Cramer. “While the United States and Israel share common political values, Christians and...