Republican House Member Says Cramer’s Approach Could Put Farm Bill at Risk

Republican House Member Says Cramer’s Approach Could Put Farm Bill at Risk

May 15, 2013

Fellow Republican Says Rep. Kevin Cramer’s Approach Could Put Farm Bill at Risk

Congressman Kevin Cramer, who once irresponsibly suggested that “we probably can weather not having a Farm Bill” is at it again, backing changes that members of his own party have suggested put the bill at risk in the House.

The Bismarck Tribune reported this week “(Cramer) spoke favorably of the roughly $20 billion in food stamp program cuts in the House bill. He said simply having more stringent requirements in place to …

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From Heidi Heitkamp: Prevent intrusion into online privacy

From Heidi Heitkamp: Prevent intrusion into online privacy

Hello Friend,

Back in 1986, social networks took place in community halls, churches, and family gatherings. And a mouse didn’t open your mailbox.

Today, the leading social networks are on the Internet, and email can be accessed with the click of a mouse.

Despite these changes, federal law governing online privacy remains in the 20th century, frozen in a time before Google or Facebook.

As attorney general, I fought for consumer rights. I have kept that up in my early days in the Senate, too. Right now, I’m teaming …

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Bob Dole: ‘I doubt’ I could make it in today’s GOP

Bob Dole: ‘I doubt’ I could make it in today’s GOP

Bob Dole Doubts He Could Make it in Congressman Cramer‘s Republican Party

Over the weekend, former Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole pointed out that he and Ronald Reagan “couldn’t have made it” in Congressman Kevin Cramer’s Republican Party. Congressman Cramer and the Republican Congress have repeatedly pushed ideology over solutions and put special interests ahead of the middle class – obstructing ideas and driving the party so far outside the mainstream that even Dole would have been pushed out.

Dole: ‘I doubt’ I could make it in …

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VOTE ALERT: Congressman Kevin Cramer Votes AGAINST Students

VOTE ALERT: Congressman Kevin Cramer Votes AGAINST Students

VOTE ALERT: Congressman Cramer Supports ‘Students Pay More Act’

Congressman Kevin Cramer joined House Republicans yesterday to approve the “Students Pay More Act,” a measure to force college students to pay more interest for their education loans. With the average college student shouldering $26,000 in debt, the Associated Press this week described how “student loan rates could steadily climb and cost students more over the long haul under the plan House Republicans are considering.”

“Congressman Cramer voted to follow his party leaders to make student loans …

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Farm Bill Clears Committee

Farm Bill Clears Committee

HEITKAMP: COMMITTEE-PASSED BIPARTISAN FARM BILL GIVES NORTH DAKOTA PRODUCERS CERTAINTY THEY DESERVE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today helped pass the bipartisan 2013 Farm Bill through the Senate Agriculture Committee. Heitkamp, a member of the committee, supported the legislation because it reduces the federal deficit by more than $23 billion while making critical investments in the farm safety net, rural economic development, renewable energy, agriculture research and water retention. Heitkamp has worked tirelessly for months to shape the legislation and was able …

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Republicans Fail North Dakota Throughout 63rd Legislative Session

Republicans Fail North Dakota Throughout 63rd Legislative Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 6th, 2013

Contact: Rania Batrice
701-595-4241

Republicans Report Record Spending
While Failing to Invest in
Future of North Dakota

Following the conclusion of the 63rd Legislative Session, Dem-NPL Chairman, Bob Valeu, released the following statement on behalf of the party:

“Failure. That is the only word to describe the Republicans’ leadership this session. While we fully expect that they’ll continue patting themselves on the back for the second-rate job they did, we know that the people expect more than mediocrity. Republicans spent $13 billion and failed to provide …

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63rd Legislative Session Adjourns

63rd Legislative Session Adjourns

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Alison Kelly(701) 595-2587

63rd Legislative Session Adjourns

Historic session goes 80 days

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – Early on May 4, 2013 the 63rd Legislative Session gaveled their official sine die. This session was historic in that it lasted the full 80 days and appropriated an unprecedented amount of funds to human services, education and infrastructure needs. The session also garnered national attention for several emotionally charged issues, all at the expense of maximizing North Dakota’s tremendous opportunities.

“The action of our legislature this session …

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Dem-NPL Legislators Statement on Failure of HB 1319

Dem-NPL Legislators Statement on Failure of HB 1319

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Alison Kelly

Statement from Dem-NPL Legislators on Failure of HB 1319

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – Following the defeat of HB 1319 46 to 46 by North Dakota Republicans on Day 80 of the 63rd Legislative Session, Dem-NPL leaders Senator Mac Schneider, D-Grand Forks, and Representative Kenton Onstad, D-Parshall, released the following statement:

The defeat of HB 1319, legislation which funds elementary and secondary schools throughout North Dakota, stands as the latest and clearest testament to date that the Republican supermajority is utterly failing the …

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GOP Oil Tax Cut ‘Thoughtless, Unnecessary’

GOP Oil Tax Cut ‘Thoughtless, Unnecessary’

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Alison Kelly

Dem-NPL Legislators: GOP Oil Tax Cut a “Thoughtless, Unnecessary Shortchanging of North Dakota’s Future”

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – Dem-NPL lawmakers today spoke out against a move by the GOP majority in the North Dakota Legislature to cut the state’s oil extraction tax by 8%. The lawmakers’ actions come on the heels of a vote yesterday by GOP conferees on House Bill 1234 to permanently lower the oil extraction tax from 6.5% to 6%, which the North Dakota Tax Department predicts will …

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