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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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week Congressman Kevin Cramer joined a bi-partisan majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a series of bills designed to roll back regulatory overreach of the financial services industry caused by the Dodd-Frank Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer joined a bi-partisan majority of his colleagues on the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee to pass two bills beneficial to electric utility customers in North Dakota. H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act passed the committee by a vote of 32-19 and H.R. 906, A Bill to Modify the Efficiency Standards for Grid-Enabled Water Heaters passed on a voice vote by the committee.
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:
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following comments after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res. 27 the 2016 Budget Resolution.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a joint resolution disapproving the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)’s proposed “ambush elections” rule. Congressman Kevin Cramer voted in favor of this resolution, which prevents the NLRB from limiting the ability of employees to make an informed decision on whether or not to join a union by shortening the period between filing a petition for an election and the date of the election to as few as 11 days.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation cosponsored by Congressman Kevin Cramer to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to base its regulations on scientific data that is public. The Secret Science Reform Act requires the EPA to make publically available any scientific information it uses to propose, finalize, or disseminate regulations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following comments after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the opening of an office in Williston, ND.
“It is good to see the FBI’s announcement of the opening of a Resident Agency office in Williston. We have worked hard to get to this point and look forward to an increased presence the outstanding men and women of the FBI can bring to law enforcement and crime deterrence so critical to maintaining our quality of life in western ND,” said Cramer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued a statement after a vote to override President Obama’s veto of legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate: