I believe the private sector is the best champion of our farmers. Farmers in North Dakota do not need Washington instructing them on how to farm and care for their land. Ensuring crop insurance remains decoupled from conservation programs is a top priority for our farmers and ranchers. This, along with other appropriate programs, will provide a safeguard for the future of farming across America.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after the Obama administration reached an agreement with 11 other nations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Atlanta earlier today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today he his co-sponsoring H.R. 3651, the Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act. The bill provides railroads a three-year extension to meet the Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation deadline. In addition, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) may grant two one-year extensions if railroads demonstrate they have made "good faith" efforts to meet the deadline. The existing deadline is December 31.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer will join North Dakota agriculture, business and elected leaders for a series of events and meetings in the Fargo area on Friday, Oct 2. He will be joined by Ranking Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN) for the Controlled Tile Drainage Roundtable.
A complete schedule of the day’s events accompanies this release. Please note all events are open to the media.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today the Greater Sage-Grouse would not be listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Part of the Greater Sage-Grouse habitat is found in southwestern North Dakota.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer again called on Congress to extend the Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation deadline for railroads. If Congress fails to extend the December 31 deadline, railroads may be forced to stop or reroute rail traffic resulting in massive delays in the timely transport of goods and people throughout the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer was presented with the 2015 Fueling Growth Award today for his work in support of the ethanol energy industry. The award was presented by Growth Energy, a leading ethanol trade association.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced North Dakota has been named a finalist in the USDA’s Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) Grant Program. According to the USDA, the program is designed to increase the number of pumps able to dispense E15 and E85 blended fuels. It is estimated the $100 million program will support roughly 5,000 fuel pumps at 1,400 fueling stations across the United States.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer today announced an agreement between agriculture groups and conservation groups over the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS’s) public – private partnerships to employ farm bill biologists. Cramer made the announcement at a news conference surrounded by farm and conservation partners in Bismarck.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement on the preliminary injunction issued today on the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule. Thirteen states, including North Dakota, sued to delay the effective date of the Rule.