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 made the following statement regarding the decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Monday to deny a permit to the Cherry Point coal terminal in Washington state. Cramer signed a letter supporting a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project upon hearing the Corps was considering rejecting the terminal’s permit before the EIS was complete.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kevin Cramer led a bi-partisan group of 41 Members of Congress requesting the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education appropriations bill prevent using federal funds to implement new regulations that will negatively impact retail anhydrous ammonia facilities in North Dakota and Minnesota. Another lead in the bi-partisan group is Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), the Ranking Member of the Agriculture Committee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer today congratulated John Miller of Gackle for his appointment by United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as an alternative member of the National Honey Board. Each appointee will serve a three-year term beginning immediately, and ending on Dec. 31, 2018, with the exception of one alternate whose term will end on Dec. 31, 2016.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded North Dakota $14.3 million in funding. The state will receive $10,085,485 in wildlife restoration funds and $4,233,305 in sport fish restoration funds. The monies will be used to maintain and restore fish and wildlife resources, educate hunters, and fund sport shooting ranges.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer today congratulated Eric Halverson of Grand Forks for being appointed by United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to the National Potato Promotion Board. Halverson was one of 29 individuals named to the board and each will serve for three years beginning March 1.
“Eric will be a strong voice for potato producers from North Dakota and across the nation,” said Cramer. “I congratulate him for receiving this honor and wish him the best of luck in this new position.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015. The bill protects the Second Amendment rights of hunters and sportsmen and ensures generations of Americans will have access to federal lands to hunt, fish, and recreationally shoot.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer today applauded Colombia’s decision to allow beef imports from all federally inspected United States facilities. Currently it only allows imports of beef from U.S. businesses participating in a specific U.S. Department of Agriculture verification program.
“Beef raised in North Dakota and the United States is the safest in the world,” said Cramer. “This agreement, based on sound science, makes it easier for our cattle producers to meet Colombia’s demand for high quality beef.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following comments today after President Obama vetoed S.J. Res.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today the U.S. House of Representatives approved S.J. Res.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight.
“While this was President Obama’s final State of the Union Address, I had hoped he would outline concrete plans to work with Congress to win the war on Islamic terrorism and defeat ISIS. Unfortunately, the speech turned into liberal pep rally for more government spending and programs.