Kevin Cramer

Kevin Cramer


Cramer Statement on FCC Decision to Pass “Net Neutrality”


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new regulations on internet services known as net neutrality:

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House Passes Legislation to Protect and to Modernize 529 College Savings Plans


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 529, bi-partisan legislation to support hard working families as they plan ahead and save for the ever-increasing costs of their kids college education. 

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Cramer Questions EPA Administrator on Waters of the United States Effects on Small Business


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND) questioned EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy about the impact the Waters of the United States rulemaking will have on small businesses in North Dakota and across the United States.

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Cramer Accepting Student Entries in Congressional Art Competition


February 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced his office is accepting student entries for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Each spring, this nationwide high school art competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The winning entry from North Dakota will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

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Cramer Statement on President Obama’s Veto of Keystone XL Legislation


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued a statement after President Obama vetoed legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline which passed with bipartisan majorities in both the U.S. House and Senate:

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Cramer Statement on Keystone XL Legislation Advancing to President's Desk


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued a statement ahead of the Keystone XL approval legislation being placed on President Obama’s desk tomorrow:

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Rail Companies Issue New Status Reports on Grain Car Backlog


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.

“It is encouraging to see our rail transportation system becoming more efficient, with much higher train velocities and a reduced backlog compared to last year at this time,” said Cramer.

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Cramer Statement on Commemoration of the Grand Forks AFB Enhanced Use Lease


GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after participating in the commemoration of the official execution of the Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) between the U.S. Air Force and Grand Forks County:

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Standing Rock and Cankdeska Cikana to Receive $2.7 Million in Head Start Grants


GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Cankdeska Cikana Community College on Spirit Lake Reservation are receiving more than $2.7 million in federal grants for Head Start and Early Head Start programs, Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today. The funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Cramer Statement on Reported Changes to EPA's Clean Power Plan


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy stated her agency will likely make changes to the deadlines for states to comply within the Clean Power Plan, which sets individual state limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants:

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Contact Information

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2611
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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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