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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer voted with a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass an omnibus spending bill to keep the government running through September 30, 2015. The bill funds 11 of the 12 annual Appropriations bills through September 30. The 12th Appropriations bill, funding the Department of Homeland Security, is given a temporary extension through February 27, 2015 to give the new Congress leverage to influence immigration policy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was announced last month Congressman Kevin Cramer will serve on the coveted Energy and Commerce Committee during the 114th Congress. Today, Committee Chairman Fred Upton announced Cramer’s subcommittee assignments as follows: Communications and Technology, Environment and the Economy, and Oversight and Investigations.
"I am pleased to serve on these three important Subcommittees in the next Congress. Some of the most crucial issues facing North Dakota and our nation will be debated in their hearings and meetings," said Cramer.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Chairman of U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton announced Congressman Kevin Cramer will serve on the coveted committee for the 114th Congress. The Energy and Commerce Committee is among the most powerful in Congress, having the broadest jurisdiction of any congressional authorizing committee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Legislation to promote new manufacturing and job growth has passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. Congressman Kevin Cramer voted for the Promoting New Manufacturing Act, which will boost manufacturing by increasing transparency in permitting at the federal level.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill 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 of 2014 requires the EPA to make publically available any scientific information it uses to propose, finalize, or disseminate regulations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill cosponsored by Congressman Kevin Cramer to reform the Science Advisory Board (SAB), which plays a crucial role in reviewing the scientific foundation of regulatory decisions by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Shortcomings in the SAB have been widely reported, including a lack of public participation during meetings, the exclusion of state and private sector expertise, and a potential conflict of interest with the EPA.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Cramer spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in favor of H.R. 5682, a bill sponsored in the House by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) authorizing the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. H.R. 5682 is identical to Senator John Hoeven’s legislation introduced in May of this year. Until now the Senate majority has not allowed a vote on the bill. With a total capacity of 830,000 barrels per day the pipeline will take 100,000 barrels per day of Bakken crude oil and provide approximately 40,000 jobs.
Washington, D.C., October 15, 2014 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded Rep. Kevin Cramer the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. The award is based on his votes in the 113th Congress on issues that are critical to manufacturing in the United States.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement on the sixth anniversary of TransCanada Corporation submitting its first application for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, which has yet to be approved by President Obama:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a comprehensive package of 15 bills to spur job creation and economic recovery across the country. Congressman Kevin Cramer supported the passage of the Jobs for America Act, which includes many bills he cosponsored.