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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), co-chair of the Senate Space Force Caucus and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), hosted the Space Force Caucus first in-person event today. The event brought together Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Michael Bennett (D-CO) and John Hickenlooper (D-CO), as well as US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall and the US Space Force. Chief of Space Operations, General John W. “Jay” Raymond.
“With the second anniversary of the Space Force fast approaching, there is much to celebrate since the Force’s inception. I am proud of all the excellent work that has been done to protect the safety and security of the American people. I look forward to continuing the excellent relationship between Congress and the Space Force and the continuation of this caucus as a means of discussing solutions and support for our country’s new military wing ”, Senator Cramer said.
Senator Cramer was instrumental in the creation of the Space Force, ensuring its inclusion in the National Defense Authorization Act, which President Trump signed in December 2019. Since then, Senator Cramer has helped implement it, using his SASC headquarters to work with and bring in space leaders in North Dakota to see the state’s space potential. firsthand. This included the first official trip of the Chief of Space Operations, General Raymond, as Chief of the Space Force, where he visited the School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota and the Cavalier Air Force Station.
Form last year, the Senate Space Force Caucus was chaired by Senator Cramer and his co-chairs, Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM). In February, Senator Cramer convened the first Senate Space Force Caucus event highlighting the need to strengthen the U.S. presence in space.