Congressman Kevin Cramer

Representing North Dakota, At Large
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Agriculture

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.

The Farm Bill is currently being considered in Congress. Below is a comparison between the versions proposed by the House and Senate.

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May 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule under the Clean Water Act (CWA).   The EPA’s decision comes just two weeks after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.

May 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer announced his support of U. S House of Representatives Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway’s, legislation to repeal the Country of Origin Labeling or COOL law.  The legislation was introduced after the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled for the fourth time the COOL law violates international trade agreements. 

May 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer, along with members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, today pledged to continue their support for a newly-designated FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems that will research and develop technologies and policies for the use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, in the United States.

May 12, 2015 Press Release

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May 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill.  H.R.

May 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have publicly filed weekly grain backlog status updates as required by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB). A summary of the reporting data specific to North Dakota for the last 10 weeks is below.

 

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Number of outstanding cars

Average number of days late

Apr 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following comments concerning the recent Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) report on planted prevention more commonly known as crop insurance.

Apr 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer joined 54 of his House colleagues in a letter to President Obama requesting records and information related to the public input solicited regarding Executive Order 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard.  Concerns have been raised about the lack of transparency concerning the public input process used in developing the order. 

Apr 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer joined a majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015.  The estate tax, commonly referred to as the death tax, applies to the transfer of an estate at death to a descendant who is a citizen or resident of the United States. 

Apr 7, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after the final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Northwest Area Water Supply Project (NAWS) was published by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: