FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2014
Contact: Communications Director, Matt Becker, (202) 225-2611
BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced his public schedule for the week of August 18. The list of events is below:
BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced official grain inspections at the Port of Vancouver have resumed after a tentative agreement was reached in a two-year labor dispute. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) had suspended inspections entirely on July 1 after months of grain delays.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer said the U.S. government may have no choice but to respond to a performance mandate Canada is imposing on rail companies for its domestic grain.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer urged U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to take action on delayed grain inspections at the Port of Vancouver in Washington state. Delays have persisted at the western port due to labor strikes, and recently the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer spoke with Canadian Pacific Railway CEO Hunter Harrison to discuss the rail company’s efforts to reduce the backlog of grain shipments in North Dakota.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation cosponsored by Congressman Kevin Cramer to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from requiring additional permits for agriculture, mosquito, and other pesticide applications already regulated under separate law.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives authorized a lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s unilateral changes to his healthcare law. The litigation will challenge the President’s decision to circumvent Congress and make changes to the employer mandate on two separate occasions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives approved bipartisan and bicameral legislation to establish accountability and more timely care for veterans at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The compromise agreement is the result of the House-Senate conference committee created when the House passed the latest version of the reforms on June 18.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill introduced by Congressman Kevin Cramer to create uniform standards for the placement of Native American children into foster homes received a hearing yesterday in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first reforms to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) since 1988 passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. Congressman Kevin Cramer cosponsored the legislation and said the changes to the law are necessary to protect the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers from being harmed by litigation from environmental activist groups.