Sen. Cramer Applauds Trump Administration as Brazil Implements Annual, Duty-free TRQ for Wheat Imports

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement today after U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue welcomed Brazil’s implementation of an annual, duty-free tariff rate quota (TRQ) for wheat imports:

“Wheat is a top commodity in North Dakota. I applaud President Trump and his Administration’s commitment to securing better market access for our producers. With the implementation of this duty...

Sen. Cramer Delivers Welcoming Remarks at the Pioneer Equipment Dealers Association's Inaugural Convention

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FARGO – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) delivered welcoming remarks this morning at the Pioneer Equipment Dealers Association’s Inaugural Convention.

“There is no comparison to a constituent meeting with an elected official. As we saw with writing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the advice and insight I receive from the members of this group is necessary and invaluable,” said Senator Cramer. “I encourage everyone to continue reaching out with ideas and solutions about...

Sen. Cramer Joins Agriculture Roundtable with USDA Under Secretary as Disaster Designation Gets Approved

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ARGUSVILLE, ND – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) participated in an agriculture roundtable with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Bill Northey today as USDA approved the disaster designation for 47 North Dakota counties.

“The Trump Administration cares about North Dakota. I appreciate Secretary Perdue for approving our farmers’ requests for more relief, as well as Under Secretary Northey for meeting with them and hearing their concerns today,”...

Sen. Cramer Applauds USDA for Establishing a Domestic Hemp Production Program

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) today applauded U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for announcing the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

“I appreciate Secretary Perdue introducing these rules allowing farmers in North Dakota and around the country to apply existing farm programs to this new, promising crop. Hemp provides them a new cash crop which...

Sen. Cramer Delivers Floor Remarks Urging Congress to Pass USMCA

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) delivered remarks on the Senate floor today urging Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.

“I applaud President Trump for delivering on his promise to secure an improved and superior North American trade deal. This agreement is a win for North Dakota and the country, and I hope Congress will ratify it as soon as possible,” said Senator Cramer. “House Democrats...

Sen. Cramer Statement on President Trump Securing Phase 1 of a Trade Deal with China

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on President Donald J. Trump securing Phase 1 of a trade deal with China:

“Congratulations to President Trump on securing this agreement. Phase 1- which includes lowered tariffs and large purchases of agricultural products- paves the way for significant, long-term agreements between our countries. President Trump called me this morning to assure me this deal will be very good for agriculture. This is excellent news, and...

Sen. Cramer on the Released Call Transcript, Democrats Supporting Impeachment

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement after reviewing the transcript of the call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelenskyy as Democrats move toward impeachment:

“The conversation between President Trump and President Zelenskyy was entirely appropriate. It did not need to be read by every member of Congress or the American people, and I am concerned about the precedent this sets for future conversations...

Sen. Cramer on the United States, Japan Trade Deal

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement regarding the United States and Japan signing their limited trade deal:

“This deal not only helps American workers and businesses, but Japan’s agreement to reduce tariffs on top North Dakota products like wheat, ethanol, and beef will also be of significant help to our farmers and ranchers. I applaud President Trump for securing this deal, and I hope to continue working with the...

Sen. Cramer Urges FCC to Explore Ways to Deliver 5G Services to Rural America

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) in a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urged the FCC to explore additional spectrum bands for delivering 5G services to communities across the country, including rural America. 

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Dear Chairman Pai: 

I am encouraged by the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) efforts to explore additional spectrum bands for delivering 5G services to...

Sen. Cramer Highlights Importance of Strong Relationships in Speech to Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Mission

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) delivered remarks to the 2019 Taiwan Agricultural Trade Goodwill Mission today.

“Thank you- not only for your business and your friendship- but also for coming to our nation’s capital, going into our nation’s heartland, and acknowledging it is farmers- not politicians- who feed a hungry world,” said Senator Cramer. “When you talk about ‘corn, wheat, soybeans, meat,’ you are talking about the...