Sen. Cramer: Trump Administration Finalizes Rule to Rein in States’ Water Veto Authority

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water, issued the following statement on the Trump Administration finalizing its rule to rein in states’ water veto authority:

“Just as we expect the federal government to stay within the confines of the law, states must do the same. States like Washington and New York have abused their authority, using the Clean Water Act as an excuse to disrupt interstate commerce and weaken energy...

9 Senators in Op-Ed: Put Our Bipartisan Legislation to Bolster the Food Supply Chain in Any New COVID-19 Relief Package

Put This Bipartisan Legislation to Bolster our Food Supply Chain in Any Additional COVID-19 Relief Package

By Senators Cramer, King, Rounds, Manchin, Daines, Smith, Barrasso, Tester, and Enzi

Agri-Pulse

05.28.20

“Agriculture is the economic engine for many communities in the Midwest, North East, and across the Upper Great Plains. Our agricultural producers play a critical role in feeding and fueling our nation, and also in our national security strategy. When we can produce affordable,...

Sen. Cramer, EPA Administrator Discuss WOTUS, Regional Haze Program at EPW Hearing

WASHNGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, spoke to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler last week during an EPW Oversight hearing.

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Senator Cramer began by thanking Administrator Wheeler for his work on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. Senator Cramer hostedAdministrator Wheeler in North Dakota last year as the EPA was...

Sen. Cramer: USDA Begins Accepting Applications for its COVID-19 Direct Payment Program

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) beginning to accept applications for its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) today:

“I am glad to see USDA’s assistance program is officially underway. President Trump and Secretary Perdue have worked tirelessly to support our agricultural community, and I encourage North Dakota’s producers to apply.”

Senator Cramer applauded this program when USDA unveiled it in April...

Sen. Cramer: USDA to Provide $1 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Rural Businesses and Ag Producers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) making $1 billion in loan guarantees available for rural businesses and agricultural producers:

“Secretary Perdue is providing additional avenues for the Trump Administration to help rural Americans receive assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. I encourage North Dakota’s businesses and agricultural community to familiarize themselves with these resources to see if they...

Sen. Cramer Statement on USDA’s Direct Relief Payment Details

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) releasing details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP):

Today Secretary Perdue announced the specifics for USDA’s COVID-19 direct payment program, and I encourage North Dakota’s agricultural community to be ready to apply for the aid next week. I am glad to see many of our commodities are eligible for this assistance, and at a higher payment limit, as we...

Sen. Cramer: USDA to Launch Signup for COVID Assistance on May 26

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announcing last night the signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will launch on Tuesday, May 26:

“Secretary Perdue announced last night the long-awaited CFAP signup will be available the day after Memorial Day. I encourage North Dakota’s agricultural producers to be ready to apply for this assistance.”

According to Secretary Perdue, CFAP funds will be...

Sen. Cramer Visits Stutsman County Flooding Damage, Joins Town Hall with Local Leaders & FEMA Officials

JAMESTOWN, ND – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water, visited flooding damage in Stutsman County today. Following the visit, Senator Cramer - with members of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) and Senator Hoeven - participated in a town hall hosted by District 29 state legislators. Regional representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also attended at Senator Cramer’s request.

“T...

Sen. Cramer Notice: EPA Awards Over $7.7 Million to North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chairman of the Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Subcommittee on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $7,780,000 to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ). 

This funding agreement is authorized under the Clean Water Act and will be used to finance North Dakota’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund. This program provides low interest financing to...