WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 3236, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015. The bill extends the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) through October 29, 2015 and transfers $3.348 billion dollars from the Veterans Choice Fund to pay for non-VA care provided to eligible patients from May 1 to October 1, 2015.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2015 or REINS Act by a vote of 243 to 165. Congressman Cramer is a co-sponsor of the legislation. H.R. 427 amends the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to require congressional approval of major agency regulations before those regulations can go into effect.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer welcomed the announcement the United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is allocating $ 2,780,651 for multi-state passenger railroad planning. According to the announcement, FRA is using these funds to engage stakeholders in both the Southeast and Midwest regions in forming more comprehensive regional governance organizations to sustain current planning work and develop a long-term passenger rail vision for their respective regions.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer joined a majority of his colleagues in the United States House of Representatives to pass H.R.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer joined a bi-partisan majority of the United States House of Representatives to pass H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015. Congressman Cramer is an original co-sponsor of the legislation. The legislation empowers states to establish their own coal ash disposal program as long as it meets the standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer, co-chairman of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, hosted a panel discussion on unmanned aircraft system (UAS) advancements and regulations in Canada and the United States. North Dakota has become a center of UAS research, development, and training. The state is home to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS test site; the University of North Dakota’s School of Aerospace Sciences, which was selected as an FAA Center of Excellence for UAS; and hosts many government UAS assets. In addition, construction will begRead More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced the bipartisan Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform (FLAIR) Act. The bill requires the Department of Interior (DOI) to increase transparency and efficiency by conducting an inventory of its federal property holdings and integrating the findings into one database that can track and manage property.Read More
Washington – Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Congressman Peter Welch introduced H.R. 3055, the Cuba Digital and Telecommunications Advancement Act of 2015. This bipartisan legislation would allow U.S. telecommunications and Internet companies to expand their services to and sell their communications devices in Cuba. Cuba is one of the least wired and connected countries in the western hemisphere. The lack of a reliable and up-to-date telecommunication network prohibits the growth of the Cuban economy as well as the sharing of ideas and information.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer, with a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives, voted to pass H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015. H.R. 2898 attempts to alleviate water supply and agricultural issues in western states that have, in part, resulted from both the mismanagement of critical water resources and severe drought.Read More
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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.
“I would support lifting the ban, and I hope that we can work together in a bipartisan fashion to bring our energy policies into this century.”
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