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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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:Read More
BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced his updated public schedule of events:
Tuesday, April 7
“Politics and American Enterprise” Lecture
University of Mary – Butler Hall
7500 University Drive
Thursday, April 9
Tour Motor Coach Industries (MCI) Plant
Motor Coach Industries (MCI)
552 West Stutsman Ave.
WASHINGTON, D.C.. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer made the follow statement about the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.Read More
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.Read More
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).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.
Proud to join all Americans in honoring these heroes who gave our country hope in its darkest hours. http://t.co/bHBPr82WEs
Baby Beau Samuel Wegner born today. Kris' and my first Grandson. Brother to Lyla. http://t.co/d7exoZT1N9
Talking with Michelle Pich and Wanda Steen both US Army Veterans at the Women's Veterans Summit today.
Addressing the ND Women Veterans Summit at the AmVets Club in Bismarck. Proud this group is getting together to share information and support
Proud to join with fellow North Dakotans to celebrate Dr. Steven Shirley's Inauguration at Minot State University on Friday. Good Luck Dr. Shirley!
Exciting first 100 days in Congress. Proud to represent North Dakota in the U.S. House. https://youtu.be/jumsYOQbUr8
Great to catch up with Tony Weiler, Executive Director of the State Bar Association of North Dakota and Dan Traynor, State Delegate for the Bar