Sen. Cramer Delivers Opening Remarks at the United Patriotic Bodies’ Veterans Day Ceremony

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FARGO – U.S. Senator and Senate Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) delivered opening remarks at the United Patriotic Bodies’ Veterans Day ceremony today.

“Today we reflect on what it means to be a free American and honor those who were willing to pay the ultimate price to protect our freedom,” said Senator Cramer. “I am deeply grateful to our veterans for their sacrifice and bravery.”

The United Patriotic Bodies of the Fargo-Moorhead Area...

Sen. Cramer, VA Sec. Wilkie Visit Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Clinic in Fargo

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FARGO – U.S. Senator and Senate Veterans Affairs (VA) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) hosted VA Secretary Robert Wilkie for a tour of Healing with Hyperbarics of North Dakota, a Fargo-based Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) clinic.

“The primary point of the federal government is the defense of our nation. Part of that means defending those who defend us, which is why it was important to have Secretary Wilkie visit North Dakota,” said Senator Cramer. “We stand...

Sen. Cramer, VA Sec. Wilkie Tour Fargo's VA Offices

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FARGO – U.S. Senator and Senate Veterans Affairs (VA) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) toured the Fargo VA with VA Secretary Robert Wilkie this morning.

“North Dakota takes care of its veterans better than anywhere in the country. We highly value patriotism, and the excellent work being done in Fargo is a reflection of that,” said Senator Cramer. “I appreciate the opportunity to host Secretary Wilkie as he visits Fargo’s VA offices...

Sen. Cramer: Senate Passes Cramer-backed Legislation to Increase Veterans' Disability Benefits

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Veterans Affairs (VA) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the Senate passing the “Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2019” today:

“Veterans suffering from injuries they received during their service, and the loved ones of our fallen soldiers, deserve the best benefits and highest quality care our country can provide. This important legislation increases not only VA disability compensation rates, but...

Sen. Cramer on Senate Confirmation of VA Deputy Secretary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the Senate confirming James Byrne’s nomination to be Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): 

“It is good to see more leadership positions being filled in the VA. More leaders there means more people working to give our veterans access to the assistance and care they deserve. I plan to work on these important issues with Mr. Byrne and all VA...

Sen. Cramer, Colleagues Urge Inclusion of "USS Frank E. Evans Act" in NDAA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) wrote a letter to SASC and HASC leaders in urging them to include the “USS Frank E. Evans Act” in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). He was joined by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Steve Daines (R-MT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John Hoeven (R-ND), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Jon Tester (D-MT).

Last year, then-Representative Cramer introduced the “USS Frank E....

Sen. Cramer Attends Ceremony for Retirement of Brigadier General Becklund, Promotion of Schulte

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FARGO – U.S. Senator and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) attended a ceremony today celebrating the retirement of Brigadier General Robert J. Becklund and the promotion of Colonel Robert Schulte as Brigadier General.

“North Dakota’s military assets- especially the Hooligans- are positioned as well as anybody for the future of warfighting. But as impressive as that is, none of it would work if we did not have the best of the best,”...

Sen. Cramer Joins Fargo National Cemetery Dedication Ceremony


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HARWOOD, ND – U.S. Senator and Senate Veterans Affairs (VA) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined the dedication ceremony for the Fargo National Cemetery today, where he delivered remarks and helped unveil the Tribute to the Fallen and Their Families Plaque. 

“As we look upon this resting place, I think about how we ought to be living to honor their service,” said Senator Cramer. “The best way to remember those who offered to die for our country is to...

Sen. Cramer on the VA Advancing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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BISMARCK – U.S. Senator and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clearing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as a clinical demonstration project:

“I am grateful to the VA for finally coming around to this decision. I never cease to be amazed at how slowly our bureaucracy responds to the needs of our citizens, especially our veterans. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy...

Senator Kevin Cramer Launches Veterans Advisory Board, Convenes First Meeting

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BISMARCK— U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) today launched his Veterans Advisory Board, a group of North Dakota veterans the Senator will meet with regularly to advise him on public policy affecting veterans.

“In the six years I served in the House of Representatives, this Advisory Board helped shape the policies I supported and the bills I introduced,” said Senator Cramer. “Now, I have reformed this committee and added more people who have either served our...