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. – Congressman Cramer became the second North Dakotan to receive the prestigious Golden Spike Award in a National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) ceremony yesterday. NARP honored Congressman Kevin Cramer for his strong support of passenger trains and transit, both locally and across the United States.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer received an update on fertilizer shipments from BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matt Rose. Cramer and Rose met to discuss ongoing delays in the movement of agriculture products by rail in North Dakota.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced he will hold a roundtable in Williston to discuss human trafficking concerns in the region. Cramer will be joined at the roundtable by Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) and North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. The event is open to the public.
*Due to overwhelming response, the location for this event has changed*
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will launch two new grant programs totaling $3 million to expand services to victims of sexual assault and support prosecutorial efforts.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer urged U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to ensure full market access for agriculture products is included in any Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Cramer said market access for farm commodities must be a top national priority in U.S. trade policy.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced FAA Administrator Michael Huerta signed a certificate of authorization making Grand Forks the first unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test site in the nation. Cramer released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. State Department extended the comment period for the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The State Department indicated “uncertainty created by the on-going litigation in the Nebraska Supreme Court” as a reason for additional time.
LANGDON, N.D. – Today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it is moving forward with repealing certain flood insurance rate increases as required under the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, cosponsored by Congressman Kevin Cramer.