Kevin Cramer

Kevin Cramer

NORTH DAKOTA

HOEVEN, CRAMER TO DISCUSS NEXT STEPS FOLLOWING PASSAGE OF KEYSTONE XL APPROVAL LEGISLATION IN SENATE AND HOUSE

2015/01/30

HOEVEN, CRAMER TO DISCUSS NEXT STEPS FOLLOWING PASSAGE OF KEYSTONE XL APPROVAL LEGISLATION IN SENATE AND HOUSE

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer will be in Bismarck Monday morning to discuss the next steps in advancing Hoeven’s Keystone XL approval legislation, which has now passed both the Senate and the House. The underlying legislation, slightly amended in the Senate, was authored and introduced by Hoeven. Congressman Cramer introduced the same bill in the House and led the effort to pass it there.

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Rail Companies Issue New Status Reports on Grain Car Backlog

2015/01/29

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have publicly filed updated weekly grain backlog status updates as required by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB). A summary of the reporting data specific to North Dakota for the last 10 weeks is below.

 

BNSF

Number of outstanding cars

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Cramer Statement on Passage of Keystone XL Legislation in U.S. Senate

2015/01/29

BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate approved legislation to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:

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Congressman Cramer Announces Public Schedule

2015/01/28

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced his public schedule in North Dakota. The list of events is below:

Thursday, January 29

Energy Generation Conference
8:15AM Central

Bismarck Civic Center Exhibit Hall
315 S 5th St.
Bismarck

Slope Areawide United Way Annual Luncheon and Meeting
11:30AM Central

Ramkota Hotel
800 S 3rd St.
Bismarck

Friday, January 30

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Cramer to Address Energy Generation Conference in Bismarck

2015/01/28

BISMARCK, N.D. – Tomorrow Congressman Kevin Cramer will address the 36th Annual Energy Generation Conference at Bismarck State College. Cramer plans to update those in attendance on topics including the Keystone XL pipeline, the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, coal ash and ozone regulations, tax policy, and cybersecurity. Details of this appearance are below:

Thursday, January 29

Energy Generation Conference
8:15AM Central

Bismarck Civic Center Exhibit Hall
315 S 5th St.
Bismarck

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U.S. House Passes Legislation to Expedite LNG Exports

2015/01/28

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed legislation cosponsored by Congressman Kevin Cramer to expedite the approval of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects. The LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act would bring certainty to the federal approval process for LNG export applications, which are estimated to create up to 45,000 American jobs by 2018 while increasing national energy security.

 

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House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

2015/01/27

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives has passed a series of legislation supported by Congressman Kevin Cramer to combat human trafficking. Twelve bills passed the House today and yesterday which will address the entire scope of this crime, including issues related to law enforcement, victim support, foster care, awareness training, and welfare.

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Cramer Walks with North Dakota Students in National March for Life

2015/01/23

Today Congressman Kevin Cramer joined hundreds of North Dakota students walking in the national March for Life in Washington, D.C. Shanley High School in Fargo was chosen to carry the lead banner in the annual pro-life walk, which began at 1:00pm near the Washington monument and progressed toward the U.S. Capitol building along Constitution Avenue.

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FEMA Approves Basement Exception for Fargo

2015/01/23

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the City of Fargo’s application for the basement exception in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Fargo has had a basement exception since 1975, however the new 100-year floodplain map required the city to reapply for a continuation of the policy.

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Energy and Commerce Committee Holds Coal Ash Hearing

2015/01/23

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment and the Economy held a Thursday hearing on coal ash management. The subcommittee examined the final coal ash rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency last month, and discussed the continued need for legislation to provide regulatory certainty and protect jobs. Congressman Kevin Cramer is a member of the subcommittee, and questioned two panels of witnesses at the hearing.

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Contact Information

1032 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2611
Fax 202-226-0893
cramer.house.gov

Kevin Cramer was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. He serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings appointed Kevin Cramer to three sub-committees including Energy and Mineral Resources, Public Lands and Environmental Regulation and Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith appointed Mr. Cramer to the Energy Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over such science as hydraulic fracturing and clean coal technologies, and as Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, which has general and special investigative authority on all matters within the jurisdiction of the full-committee. Congressman Cramer also serves along with Rep. Bill Owens (NY-21) as Co-Chairman of the Northern Border Caucus, fostering continued growth in the U.S.-Canada relationship.

Cramer has a distinguished career in public service. In 1991, Kevin was elected Chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party, making him the youngest member of the Republican National Committee. From 1993 to 2000, he served in Governor Ed Schafer’s cabinet, first as State Tourism Director from1993 to1997, then as State Economic Development & Finance Director from 1997 to 2000. From 2000 to 2003, Kevin was Executive Director of the Harold Schafer Leadership Foundation, which connects emerging leaders from the University of Mary with community business leaders. In 2003, then-Governor John Hoeven appointed Kevin to the Public Service Commission, and in 2004 he was elected to the position, gaining over 65% of the vote. He was re-elected in 2010 with 61.5% of the vote in a three-person contest.

As North Dakota Public Service Commissioner, Cramer helped to develop and oversee the most dynamic economy in our nation. He worked to ensure North Dakotans enjoy some of the lowest utility rates in the nation, enhancing their competitive position in the global marketplace. An energy policy expert, Cramer understands our country’s energy security is integral to our national and economic security.

A strong advocate for the free market system, Cramer has a proven record of cutting and balancing budgets, encouraging the private sector through limited, common sense regulations and limited government.

Cramer has a B.A. degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, and was conferred the degree of Doctor of Leadership, honoris causa, by the University of Mary on May 4, 2013. He is a native of Kindred, North Dakota where he received all of his primary and secondary education. Kevin and his wife, Kris, have two adult sons, Ian and Isaac, two adult daughters, Rachel and Annie, a seven-year-old son, Abel, and a new granddaughter, Lyla.


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