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MINOT, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer delivered the keynote address to graduates of the Quentin Burdick Job Corps Center in Minot.
“Because of their perseverance through unique and difficult challenges, the future holds endless possibilities for these graduates,” said Cramer. “Their new talents are greatly needed by the growing North Dakota economy, and I have no doubt employers are already lining up to put them to work.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan, bicameral agreement on legislation to improve workforce training and development activities passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. Congressman Kevin Cramer, who supported the legislation when it first passed the House in March 2013, said the agreement comes after the Senate passed an amended version of the House bill on June 25, 2014. After today’s House vote, the bill goes to the President for his signature.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to restore and make permanent a tax deduction for equipment and property investments made by small businesses including farming operations. America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014, cosponsored by Congressman Kevin Cramer, addresses a lapse in the tax code which dropped the expensing limitation for tax deductions from $500,000 to $25,000. The legislation would restore the $500,000 cap and make it permanent.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2015 funding bill for Commerce, Justice, and Science programs. The Fiscal Year 2015 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Act spends $398 million less than the 2014 level, boosts research and manufacturing programs, supports programs to address violence against women, and triples funding for human trafficking task forces and victim services.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A package of four legislative reforms to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), each cosponsored by Congressman Kevin Cramer, advanced in the House Committee on Natural Resources today. The legislation aims to improve the ESA, which has not been updated since 1988 and has a species recovery rate of one percent.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed a bill requiring a thorough analysis of economic effect for any major legislation. Congressman Kevin Cramer voted in favor and said it will require committee reports on major legislation to include a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of its impact on gross domestic product (GDP), business investment, employment, interest rates, labor supply, and capital stock.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer convened a meeting of the bipartisan Northern Border Caucus to discuss how reduced wait times at border crossings can facilitate new American jobs and promote economic growth. Cramer, who co-chairs the Caucus along with Congressman Bill Owens (D-NY), said the meeting provided insight into the economic cost of wait times at the border.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the U.S.-Canadian border crossings in Pembina and Portal, North Dakota will receive additional U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staffing. Cramer, who co-chairs the Northern Border Caucus, said Pembina and Portal are among 44 ports in the country identified as having the greatest demonstrated need for new officers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives today passed a bill cosponsored by Congressman Kevin Cramer to save taxpayer dollars and protect jobs by ending the Obama Administration’s attempts to rewrite and drastically expand coal mining regulation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon Congressman Kevin Cramer spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of bipartisan legislation to halt devastating new coal regulations. The Electricity Security and Affordability Act, with Cramer as an original cosponsor, will prevent the Obama Administration from going forward with rulemaking to limit carbon emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. The House is scheduled to vote on the bill tomorrow.
A transcript of his remarks is below: