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May 9, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Legislation to modernize the U.S. charter school program passed on a bipartisan vote of 365-40 in the House of Representatives today. Congressman Kevin Cramer supported the legislation and said it builds on the success of charter schools nationally by opening up more opportunities for states and local communities to start them.

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May 9, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to change course on their proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule which greatly expands federal regulation of water features.

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May 8, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) briefed Congressman Kevin Cramer and other members of the Home Protection Caucus on the implementation of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, which Cramer cosponsored.

May 7, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alizjah Swenson, a senior at Grand Forks Central High School, is the North Dakota winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today.

May 5, 2014 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in a 5-4 decision the right of local officials to open their town council meetings with prayer. Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement on the ruling:

May 5, 2014 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer received updated fertilizer shipments from BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP). BNSF reports half (26) of its goal of 52 trainloads of fertilizer over a six-week period beginning April 12 have been delivered. This is an increase over 13 delivered trainloads in last week’s report.

May 5, 2014 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced he will host a Coffee with Cramer event in Devils Lake on May 13. Along with taking questions on any issue from attendees, Cramer will discuss current legislative activity in Washington and its implications for North Dakota. The public is encouraged to attend.

Apr 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer voted in favor of a Fiscal Year 2015 funding bill to increase funding for veterans programs by $1.5 billion above last year’s level.

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Apr 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer introduced legislation to create uniform standards for the placement of Native American children into foster homes. The Native American Children’s Safety Act finally implements an across-the-board minimum protection for children placed in foster care under the direction of a tribal court.

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Apr 30, 2014 Press Release

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.   

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