Hoeven & Cramer Honor Service of Senator Mark Andrews with Senate Resolution, Floor Speech

WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven and Senator Kevin Cramer introduced a Senate resolution to honor the life and service of the late Mark Andrews, former U.S. Senator for the State of North Dakota. The senators also delivered remarks on the Senate floor in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to North Dakota and the nation.  

“As we reflect on the legacy of Mark Andrews, we are grateful for his lifetime of service on behalf of the people of North Dakota. He was a dedicated champion for North Dakotans and worked every day to make our state a better place to live and work,” said Senator Hoeven. “From his time as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, he understood the importance of a strong national defense and supporting our men and women in uniform. As a farmer himself, he was a true advocate for our state’s priorities and understood firsthand how important it was to support our farmers and ranchers. Further, he chaired the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, a position I am honored to currently hold. Senator Andrews was a strong leader for our state, a dedicated public servant and friend. He will be greatly missed.”

“From growing up in Kindred just 20 miles south of his farm near Mapleton, to working on his reelection campaign right after college, to seeking his guidance as I followed his steps in serving in the House and Senate, Mark Andrews was always a larger-than-life figure to me,” said Senator Cramer. “Kris and I were grateful for the counsel he and Mary gave us during my first year in the Senate. Mark was an excellent public servant who served North Dakota well, and he will be missed.”

            The full text of the resolution is available here.