Kevin Cramer

Kevin Cramer


Cramer - House Passes Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015


WASHINGTON, D.C – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer joined a majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015.  The estate tax, commonly referred to as the death tax, applies to the transfer of an estate at death to a descendant who is a citizen or resident of the United States. 

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Cramer Joins House Colleagues to Pass Financial Services Reforms


WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week Congressman Kevin Cramer joined a bi-partisan majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a series of bills designed to roll back regulatory overreach of the financial services industry caused by the Dodd-Frank Act. 

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Cramer: House Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Bills Beneficial to Electric Utility Customers


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer joined a bi-partisan majority of his colleagues on the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee to pass two bills beneficial to electric utility customers in North Dakota.  H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act passed the committee by a vote of 32-19 and H.R. 906, A Bill to Modify the Efficiency Standards for Grid-Enabled Water Heaters passed on a voice vote by the committee.

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Cramer: Welcomes Northrop Grumman Decision to Locate at Grand Sky


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer welcomed the announcement Northrop Grumman has signed a lease to become the lead tenant at Grand Forks County’s Grand Sky Technology Park, and Linden P.

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Cramer Statement on Final SEIS for Northwest Area Water Supply Project


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after the final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Northwest Area Water Supply Project (NAWS) was published by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation:

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Congressman Cramer Announces Updated Public Schedule


BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced his updated public schedule of events:

Tuesday, April 7

“Politics and American Enterprise” Lecture
9:00AM Central

University of Mary – Butler Hall
7500 University Drive

Thursday, April 9

Tour Motor Coach Industries (MCI) Plant
10:00AM Central

Motor Coach Industries (MCI)
552 West Stutsman Ave.
Pembina, ND

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Cramer Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal


WASHINGTON, D.C.. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer made the follow statement about the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. 

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Cramer Applauds EPA's Decision to Approve Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide Use in North Dakota


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer applauded the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the use of Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide in nine states including North Dakota.  Congressman Cramer wrote a letter in support of this position last year.  A copy of the letter can be found by clicking here

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Cramer Questions NRCS Use of Ducks Unlimited Contract Employees


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer sent a letter to National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Jason Weller questioning his department’s use of Ducks Unlimited (DU) staff as field biologists.  NRCS is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Contact Information

1032 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2611
Fax 202-226-0893

Committee Assignments

Energy and Commerce

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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