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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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:

Apr 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer applauded the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the use of Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide in nine states including North Dakota.  Congressman Cramer wrote a letter in support of this position last year.  A copy of the letter can be found by clicking here

Apr 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer sent a letter to National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Jason Weller questioning his department’s use of Ducks Unlimited (DU) staff as field biologists.  NRCS is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Mar 31, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer joined 70 of his House colleagues in a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure the final Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are based on sound nutritional science and comply to the DGA charter passed by Congress.  One of the highlights of the proposed recommendations is the classification of lean red meat as not part of a healthy diet.

Mar 31, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following statement after the Canadian Government’s decision to not renew minimum weekly grain volume requirements for railroad companies while announcing BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have publicly filed updated 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 is below.

Mar 27, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer questioned the USDA's decision to force student-run restaurants at Fargo Davies and Fargo South High Schools to follow USDA nutritional guidelines.  

"This is what is wrong with Washington, D.C.  Instead of supporting and working with students running these restaurants they plan to penalize them with needless regulations. Students are getting real world experience in running a business and preparing meals for customers. I urge the USDA to reconsider their decision," said Cramer. 

Mar 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have publicly filed updated 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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Mar 16, 2015 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made available $96 million in grants for new and innovative projects increasing access to new markets as well as providing American families greater nutritional options.

“The USDA grants will help local communities and families have access to a greater variety of nutritious food in the lunchroom and around the dining table.  These efforts will help our farmers expand into new markets in the United States and across the globe,” said Cramer.