Kevin Cramer

Kevin Cramer


Agriculture and Conservation Groups Reach Final Agreement on NRCS Farm Bill Biologist Program


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer today announced an agreement between agriculture groups and conservation groups over the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS’s) public – private partnerships to employ farm bill biologists.  Cramer made the announcement at a news conference surrounded by farm and conservation partners in Bismarck.

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ICYMI: Congressman Cramer's Rebuttal to Senator Markey on Oil Exports


Rebuttal to Sen. Markey on oil exports

By Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.)

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Congressman Cramer’s Statement on Energy Information Administration's Report on Repealing the Crude Oil Export Ban


WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement upon the release of the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) report highlighting the benefits of lifting the U.S. ban on crude oil exports. 

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Linden P. Blue, CEO General Atomics to Tour Grand Forks Facilities Wednesday as Guest of Congressman Cramer


WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Linden P. Blue, the CEO of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., will join Congressman Kevin Cramer and area officials for a Grand Forks familiarization tour on Wednesday. 

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Congressman Cramer Announces Schedule of Public Events for August 31 – September 4, 2015


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced his public schedule of events for August 31 – September 4, 2015: (Please note all times are local).

Monday, August 31


NACS -  The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing In Store Program

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Hub Convenience Stores

191 40th Street West


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Cramer Statement on “Waters of the United States” Injunction Ruling


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement on the preliminary injunction issued today on the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule.  Thirteen states, including North Dakota, sued to delay the effective date of the Rule. 

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North Dakota Wildlife Refuges Opened to Sport Fishing for the First Time


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today for the first time sport fishing will be allowed on four national wildlife refuges in North Dakota.  They are the Ardoch, Lake Alice, Rose Lake and Silver Lake refuges, which are part of the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS), a division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).   This change in policy is effective immediately.

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Cramer Statement on Governor Dalrymple’s Decision to Not Seek Re-Election


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement concerning Governor Dalrymple’s decision to not seek re-election.

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Cramer Releases Statement On WOTUS Injunction Hearing


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement following oral arguments in a case where 13 states, including North Dakota, are seeking an injunction to delay the effective date of the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule.

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Cramer Welcomes Bureau of Reclamation Decision on NAWS


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer welcomed the announcement the United States Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) signed a Record of Decision selecting the preferred alternative proposed for the Northwest Area Water Supply Project (NAWS).

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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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