Roughrider Roundup – October 11, 2021

Happy Monday!

Here’s a roundup of everything you might’ve missed from North Dakota’s great Republican leaders this past week. Please share with family, friends, and fellow Republicans!

North Dakota

Republican Governors: DHS Mayorkas Should Resign over Border Chaos
The letter was signed by…Doug Burgum (ND).

GOP lieutenant governors urge Biden to stop rationing COVID-19 therapy
The Washington Times 
[T[he lieutenant governors on the letter are…Brent Sanford of North Dakota[.]

Governor, families attend send-off for North Dakota National Guardsmen heading to Southern border
KX News
“You’re going to represent our state and nation with skills and professionalism. We’re proud of you. Thank you for your service and thanks to all the families and veterans for being here today,” said Burgum.

Burgum takes a stroll through downtown GF
Knox Radio
Burgum says each new amenity adds to the value of the city.  He says it shows Grand Forks is on the move and headed in the right direction.

Officials pleased with NDSU-UND return to Alerus
AM 1100 The Flag 
“It’s a great day for our state to have both programs ranked in the top 10 nationally,” Governor Doug Burgum told Flag Family Media in a text message. “(We) want to see both teams in the playoffs!!”

North Dakota crime bureau K9s prove doggone useful
Bismarck Tribune
Since May 2020, K9s Jib and Jab have been deployed 88 times, resulting in 29 arrests and leading to the rescues of three sexually abused children, according to Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

Washington, D.C.

Ceremony held for soldiers deploying to southern border
Bismarck Tribune 
U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, who traveled to the border in March, [said] the deployment will enable border agents “to more efficiently and effectively carry out their law enforcement mission.”

Republican Senators: Biden and Mayorkas Create ‘Open Borders’
The letter was signed by…Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.)…John Hoeven (R-N.D.)

North Dakota’s senators vote against debt ceiling hike
Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota Republican Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer on Thursday evening voted against efforts to raise the national debt ceiling, joining nearly all their colleagues in forcing Democrats to boost the financial limit on their own.

Senate subcommittee holds hearing on western drought
The Fence Post
Ellingson also thanked Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D…for his work to provide additional allowances in the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program to support the transportation of feed.

Transportation Department Awards $2.3 Million to NDSU
AM 1100 The Flag
U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $2,583,300 to NDSU.

Hoeven, Cramer, urge U.S. to temporarily stop accepting Afghan evacuees
North Dakota Republican Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are among 16 senators who want the Biden administration to stop accepting most Afghan refugees until vetting procedures are changed.’

Senate GOP seeks bipartisan panel to investigate Afghanistan withdrawal
The Hill
Co-sponsors of the bill include Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.)[.]

Changes to sunflower crop insurance proposed by Sen. Cramer
KX News
Over 80 percent of the sunflower crop in the country is produced in the Dakotas, and Sen. Kevin Cramer is working to bring improvement to insurance payouts for the crop…Other North Dakota lawmakers on the letter include Sen. Hoeven and Rep. Kelly Armstrong.

Bipartisan group of U.S. senators question medical need for land border closure
Grand Forks Herald
The letter was signed by…John Hoeven, R-N.D.

Biden admin prolonging ‘suffering’ with continued Canada border closure, lawmakers say
Alpha News
Armstrong…[is] “especially concerned” about President Joe Biden’s decision to extend the United States’ border closure with Canada through at least Oct. 21.

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