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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer led a panel discussion at a meeting of CEOs and executives affiliated with the National Association of Manufacturers. The 2013 Strategy and Action Session, hosted by the Regulatory Improvement Council, featured remarks from Cramer along with White House Office of Information and Regulatory Analysis (OIRA) Administrator Howard Shelanski and George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center Director Susan Dudley.
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the House of Representatives named its members of the conference committee which will merge the Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA) with the Senate’s version.
“The advancement to conference committee is encouraging. The cornerstones of this bill, flood protection and a more efficient federal government, are shared by both parties and I am optimistic the conferees will find many agreements,” said Cramer.
Washington, D.C. – Today Representatives Kevin Cramer and Bill Owens (D-NY), co-chairmen of the Northern Border Caucus, hosted a panel discussion on the regulatory challenges facing shipping and trucking industries and solutions as they relate to North American cross-border trade. Dave Britton, President of Britton Transport, Inc. in Grand Forks, was a featured expert on the three-person panel which also included Adam Salerno, a Senior Director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Amgad Shehata, Vice President for UPS International Public Affairs.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer called on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to protect the brick industry from potentially onerous new regulations being developed by her agency. In a letter to Administrator McCarthy, Cramer said the EPA should place a high priority on public health while minimizing unnecessary regulatory burdens on brick manufacturers, distributors, and communities.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer invited President Barack Obama to make his first Presidential visit to North Dakota. In an open letter, Cramer touted North Dakota’s uniquely rapid economic growth and thriving job opportunities as reasons for the President to travel to the state.
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the House of Representatives passed a bill he cosponsored to streamline the permitting process for mineral development. The National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act would put the United States on a path toward greater domestic production of rare earth minerals needed for the manufacturing of military aircraft, medical devices, computers, cell phones, and wind turbines among thousands of other products.
Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill he cosponsored, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2013, which would require any rule or regulation with an economic impact of $50 million or greater to be approved by Congress. The bill is widely recognized as a major effort to reduce the excessive regulatory power given to federal bureaucrats in the executive branch, and passed in the House a vote of 232 to 183.
Today Congressman Kevin Cramer participated in the dedication of a $50 million expansion at the Caterpillar remanufacturing facility in West Fargo. The 225,000-square-foot addition will include 250 jobs, bringing the total workforce at the plant to 550.
Washington, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed a bill cosponsored by Congressman Kevin Cramer which opens up energy development in the most productive offshore regions, and streamlines federal agencies involved in the leasing process. The Offshore Energy and Jobs Act requires the Obama Administration to revise its policies on offshore oil and natural gas development, which currently keep 85% of potential energy sites off-limits.
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer conducted a special leadership hour for the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposition to the President’s newly announced climate regulation scheme. Cramer managed remarks made on the House floor during a full hour by seven members of Congress; Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT), Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-PA), Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY), and Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA).