"The court's decision to issue a temporary injunction is a victory in the first battle of a long war. North Dakota landowners and energy workers and their peers around the country will be temporarily spared the devastating consequences of an onerous rule. This is appropriate, given the judicial history of this issue and its impact on states and property rights. The injunction provides time for Congress to continue working toward a fix and for a complete judicial review of the legal merits of the rule."
“In March 2015, I joined 366 fellow members of the U.S House of Representatives in sending a letter to President Obama outlining our concerns and requirements for any nuclear deal with Iran. Any deal needed to: constrain Iran’s nuclear infrastructure to ensure Iran has no pathway to a bomb and any agreement must be long lasting. In addition, any inspection and verification regime needed to allow for short notice access to suspected nuclear sites, and restraints on Iran’s nuclear program must be verifiable and last for decades. The question I and many other Members of Congress will be asking ourselves is: Are we ready to trust a nation which continues to call for the destruction of Israel and ‘Death to America’?” - Congressman Kevin Cramer
"I applaud Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem for his strong leadership on this issue. This request is appropriate because the rule will have a devastating effect on North Dakota's economy as well as the economy of our nation. Given the serious legal and constitutional questions surrounding the rule, the case should be litigated to conclusion before the rule's effects go into place, making a temporary injunction a simple matter for the court to decide. I look forward to Judge Erickson's order next week."
Congressman Kevin Cramer announced he will host “Coffee with Cramer” Town Hall events in Grand Forks on Wednesday, September 2nd and Larimore on Thursday, September 3rd. The public and media are encouraged to attend these open events. Along with taking questions on any issue from attendees, Congressman Cramer will discuss current legislative activity in Congress and its implications for North Dakota. “The greatest part of public service is the public, and I always look forward to holding these open dialogues whether it is in person or during my weekly radio town halls,” said Cramer.
Cramer Concerned After Corps Memos Question EPA’s Implementation of WOTUS“The information uncovered by Senator Inhofe demonstrates the EPA ignored its own technical experts while drafting the final WOTUS Rule. After reading the information uncovered by the U.S. Senate, I can see why some people believe the EPA lied to Congress and the American people, ” said Cramer. “Clearly, the EPA’s decision is not driven by sound science but rather by politics. The Obama administration continues to cow tow to extreme environmentalists at the expense of local property owners and state and local governments across the United States.”
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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
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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
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.
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).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement concerning Governor Dalrymple’s decision to not seek re-election.
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.
In The News
The majority leader of the US House of Representatives was seeing the Bakken first hand today.
Congressman Cramer was interviewed by FOX News for a recent segment.
By: Associated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — More than 90 soldiers from the North Dakota National Guard have returned home to North Dakota.