Congressman Kevin Cramer

Representing North Dakota, At Large

Press Releases

Jan 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer said a bill passed by the House of Representatives today clarifies liability concerns of sports medicine professionals traveling with athletic teams to other states. H.R. 302, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act, ensures sports medicine professionals are covered by their malpractice insurance while traveling out-of-state with athletic teams. It clarifies their services are protected in the state where they are licensed and not in the state where they are providing the medical services.
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Jan 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer supported a resolution passed by the House of Representatives today that disapproves of President Obama and his administration’s refusal to veto the anti-Israel resolution adopted by the United Nations (UN) Security Council on Dec. 23.
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Jan 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer called a bill passed by the House of Representatives today a key tool for regulatory reform in the 115th Congress and incoming Trump Administration. H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2017, requires all major rules issued by an executive branch agency to be approved by Congress within 70 days before they can take effect. A major rule is one estimated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to impact the economy by $100 million or more, and had this law been in place during the last session of Congress, the Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule would have been subject to this Congressional action.
Jan 4, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer supported a bill passed by the House of Representatives today that allows regulations issued during the final legislative days of an outgoing President‘s administration to be disapproved as a group, instead of individually. H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017, amends the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to issue joint resolutions of disapproval on regulations submitted for review within 60 days prior to the departure of an outgoing administration. Under this bill, regulations submitted by the Obama Administration since June 13, 2016, are eligible to be included in these joint resolutions of disapproval. The House passed an identical version of this legislation, H.R. 5982, in November.
Jan 3, 2017 Press Release
The Ensuring VA Accountability Act requires all reprimands and admonishments to remain in VA employees’ files as long as they are employed by the Department. Under current policy of the VA’s tiered system of disciplinary actions for VA personnel, an “admonishment” can only remain in an employee’s file for two years, and a “reprimand” can only remain on an employee’s file for three years, after which they are permanently removed.
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Dec 30, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer has scheduled Mobile Office Hours in Grafton and Lakota on Monday, Jan. 9.

Dec 28, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer presented the family of the late Sgt. Robert Johnston six World War II military medals in a ceremony today at the Fargo Air Museum. The medals were earned during Johnston’s service in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945.
Dec 19, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer congratulated Paul Lindseth, Dean of University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegaard School of Aerospace Sciences, on his appointment to the newly formed U.S. Department of Transportation’s Working Group on Improving Air Service to Small Communities. “Rural residents depend on airports in communities across North Dakota to ensure they have access to air travel connecting them to larger markets,“ said Cramer. “Paul understands this well, especially as it relates to having well-trained pilots meeting those needs. His extensive experience as an instructor and Air Force pilot makes him a great choice to advocate for our state. I look forward to working with Paul in his new role.“ Lindseth will join 24 other members from small communities involved in aviation across the United States to advise Congress on priorities, issues and funding needs in rural areas.
Dec 19, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releasing its Clean Power Plan Model Rule working drafts, viewable here. “The release of these working drafts is nothing more than manipulation disguised as transparency. It’s clearly a nudge by the EPA to the states to try and get them to adopt a cap-and-trade program that the Congress of the United States has already rejected. The incoming President has also made it very clear there will be no cap-and-trade policy forthcoming. What this really reminds us is that it’s time to end the illegal power grabs, and a reminder that we need to not rest – but to double down on our diligence as pro-growth, pro-job Republicans to ensure future environmental policy is guided by regular order, not executive fiat.”
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Dec 19, 2016 Press Release
Congressmen Kevin Cramer issued this statement following today’s pre-publication by the Department of the Interior Office of Surface Mining (OSM) of the Stream Protection Rule. Click here for more information. “This is the Obama Administration’s last attempt to kill the coal industry. Since the beginning of his first term, President Obama’s Department of the Interior has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to rewrite an already modern 2008 rule. This rule infringes on a state’s ability to manage their own successful coal reclamation programs. In fact, just two weeks ago the OSM reported that ‘North Dakota has an effective program with no issues.’ It’s well documented that states which actually implement these rules on the ground have been pushed aside by OSM. I encourage them to continue fighting this rule and I will work with my colleagues in Congress and President-elect Trump to prevent this rule through the Congressional Review Act.”
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