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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.
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.