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 voted for legislation today establishing a national mandatory disclosure standard for food that contains genetically modified (GMO) ingredients.
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WASHINGTON , D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer praised today’s passage of the 2017 Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for stopping the onslaught of regulations on North Dakota farmers and jobs.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the House Appropriations Committee approved language today blocking new fertilizer regulations in the committee report to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 House Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The legislation now awaits consideration on the House floor.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer joined Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN) to introduce the bipartisan Wetland Determinations Efficiency and Transparency Act this week. This legislation aims to address the backlog of wetland determinations and enact permanent reforms that make the determination process more efficient, accountable and transparent.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement following the unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court affirming a property owner’s right to challenge “approved” Clean Water Act wetland determinations in federal court.
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.”