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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:
BEULAH, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer welcomed EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to North Dakota as he joined Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp in hosting her visit.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the House of Representatives passed legislation to bring better transparency and a check against overregulation by the federal government.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer participated in a hearing of the Natural Resources Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee focused on job opportunities for veterans in the energy industry. The hearing featured business owners and veterans outreach specialists as witnesses, and examined how America’s veterans can serve a pivotal role in the energy renaissance.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer offered the following statement after the U.S. State Department released its latest environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Keystone XL pipeline:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer voted with a bipartisan majority of 359 to 67 in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the omnibus spending bill for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill sets total discretionary spending at $21 billion below the Fiscal Year 2013 level, marking the first time spending has been cut four years in a row since the Korean War.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Ryan-Murray Bipartisan Budget Act:
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.