Under Barack Obama, the federal debt has grown by 63% – nearly $7 trillion dollars in just five years!
It’s time to end Washington’s spending problem.
Here in North Dakota, we're doing things right.
March 3, 2014
Tuesday, Congressman Kevin Cramer said a response he and other colleagues received from the Department of Labor regarding OSHA’s excessive regulation on small farming operations is a welcome step, but more action is needed.Cramer and more than 80 Members of Congress recently sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez calling on OSHA to cease what they call “unnecessary overreach into small farming operations.”
Recently reported OSHA fines stem from a 2011 operations memo which implies authority over grain drying and fumigating operations by declaring they are not central to an agricultural operation despite a 1976 law prohibiting use of OSHA funds for regulating farms with ten or fewer employees.
March 3, 2014
With the recent announcement by the the U.S. Defense Department that major cuts to the defense budget will drastically decrease active troop numbers, a lot of veterans will be looking to transition back into civilian life into a country that still has economic troubles.
North Dakota, though, still leads the nation in employment, with only a 2.6 percent unemployment rate at the end of 2013, a full percentage point lower than number two Nebraska. Much of that can be attributed to the energy boom that took the state by storm a few years ago and continues to grow.
February 10, 2014
North Dakota is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, be they fertile farmland, coal, oil, natural gas, water or wind. We also have been blessed with men and women with a vision and work ethic to produce these resources for the betterment of our state and country.
But this same vision and work ethic also is applicable to more than just the production of natural resources. In particular, a number of North Dakotans in the private sector, education and government have helped usher in the development and refinement of the unmanned aircraft systems industry.