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Apr 19, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer participated in a hearing for a bill designed to improve the permitting process for livestock grazing on public lands. The Grazing Improvement Act, cosponsored by Cramer, will grant greater economic certainty to ranchers and landowners by extending the longevity of grazing permits and decreasing the wait period for permit renewals.
Apr 18, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer supported bipartisan legislation creating a framework for greater cyber intelligence cooperation between the private sector and the federal government. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed the House earlier today, with a significant amount of both Republicans and Democrats voting in favor of the legislation. The bill now proceeds to the Senate for their consideration.
Apr 16, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C.– Today Congressman Kevin Cramer discussed the economic value of approving the Keystone XL pipeline at a hearing on the Northern Route Approval Act. The bill, co-sponsored by Congressman Cramer, would eliminate the need for Presidential approval and allow completion of the Keystone XL pipeline on its many merits including the final environmental impact study conducted by the Secretary of State.
Apr 12, 2013 Press Release
Washington, DC- Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND) submitted testimony in support of the Coal Ash Recycling and Oversight Act of 2013, which was heard by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
Apr 10, 2013 Press Release
Washington, DC- Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, a bill Congressman Kevin Cramer cosponsored with fellow Natural Resources Committee member, Congressman Scott Tipton. The bill passed 416 to 7 and eases hydropower development at existing Bureau of Reclamation water canals and pipelines.
Apr 10, 2013 Press Release
Stretches From Western North Dakota To Northern Colorado Transporting 60,000 Barrels Per Day
Washington, DC- Yesterday, ONEOK Partners, L.P. announced the completion of its Bakken natural gas liquids (NGL) Pipeline, the Stateline II natural gas processing facility, and an ethane header pipeline. The Bakken NGL Pipeline is a $450 to $550 million pipeline that stretches 600 miles from western North Dakota to northern Colorado to transport 60,000 barrels per day of unfractionated NGLs.
Apr 9, 2013 Press Release
Washington, DC- This week, a hearing regarding The Coal Ash Recycling and Oversight Act of 2013, will be held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The discussion draft will be considered at 10:30 a.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building on Thursday, April 11th.
Apr 8, 2013 Press Release
Bismarck, ND - On Friday, the North Dakota Department of Transportation was awarded $10,000,000 for railroad enhancements in the Devils Lake region. Once completed, the rail will be raised to address the rising level of Devils Lake, as well as upgraded to help compensate for increased demand. This Federal Railroad Administration grant is exclusive to infrastructure improvements of national significance.
Apr 2, 2013 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development announced their approval of a $1,285,000 loan to the Emmons, Logan, and McIntosh County service area project, an effort by the South Central Regional Water District to provide clean water to the citizens of South Central North Dakota.
Mar 27, 2013 Press Release
MINOT, N.D. – Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, Congressman Kevin Cramer and Governor Jack Dalrymple today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the city of Minot and Ward County more than $40 million in another round of funding through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) program.