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FARGO, N.D. – Congressman Kevin Cramer discussed new initiatives to combat drug and addiction problems and other issues facing families during a visit to The Village in Fargo Friday. Hosted by Village President and CEO Gary Wolsky, Cramer met with representatives of several Village programs to learn more about chemical addiction treatment; mental and behavioral health; at-risk youth; family services; workplace challenges; truancy and child care.
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WASHINGTON , D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer praised today’s passage of the 2017 Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for stopping the onslaught of regulations on North Dakota farmers and jobs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer supported legislation passed by the House of Representatives today focusing on strengthening federal government policies and procedures.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer held an introductory meeting with Canadian Ambassador David MacNaughton at the Canadian Embassy today.
They discussed issues facing the neighboring countries on energy, trade, commerce, North American security and agriculture. “Canada is North Dakota’s top export destination for products including agricultural machinery and crops, and oil and gas,” said Cramer. “There are many opportunities for us to continue to work together as neighbors and trade partners.”
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) final rule issued Tuesday for commercial uses of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer said today’s passage of H.R. 4775, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016, allows states to meet new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ozone and other air quality standards with a practical implementation schedule.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following statement regarding the decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Monday to deny a permit to the Cherry Point coal terminal in Washington state. Cramer signed a letter supporting a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project upon hearing the Corps was considering rejecting the terminal’s permit before the EIS was complete.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following statement about the subpoenas issued yesterday to Secretary Sylvia Burwell and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for documents on the cost-sharing reduction program that is part of the Affordable Care Act. The House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees issued the subpoenas after the Obama Administration refused for more than a year to turn over documents about unlawful payments to insurance companies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill sponsored by Congressman Kevin Cramer that increases broadband accessibility to skilled nursing homes in rural areas has been passed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. H.R. 4111, the Rural Health Care Connectivity Act of 2015, addresses the gap in health information technology broadband connectivity that impacts skilled nursing facilities, including several in North Dakota. Cramer made his remarks at the hearing prior to the committee action Thursday, where it passed by a voice vote.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Legislation that has been passed by the House of Representatives will benefit startup companies seeking investors, according to Congressman Kevin Cramer. H.R. 4498, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS Act), amends the Securities Act of 1933 to ensure that startup companies do not inadvertently violate Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations governing general solicitation of potential investors. The bill passed the House by a vote of 325-89 Wednesday.