Congressman Kevin Cramer

Representing North Dakota, At Large


Reducing our Middle East energy dependence is a major step toward increasing our national security. With this in mind, making the United States energy secure from other nations is one of my highest priorities as your Congressman. North Dakota is blessed with the resources to lead the charge toward energy security, and I am proud of the hard work done by our oil producers in North Dakota each day to make this goal possible. I remain firmly committed to advancing this goal on a national level as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. 

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Mar 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement today after the Trump Administration granted a federal permit authorization for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:

Mar 15, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it would pause the lawsuit on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Fracking Rule: ​
Mar 10, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued a statement following an order from the 10th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals instructing the Federal Government to clarify whether earlier judicial arguments in support of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) fracking rule continue to reflect their position.
Mar 10, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement today urging pro-energy senators to support the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Obama Adminstration‘s Bureau of Land Manangement (BLM) methane rule. “This God-awful rule is aimed right at North Dakota in an effort to destroy the Bakken. The rule does nothing to help the environment, plus states and the EPA already have authority over flaring and venting. If the Senate passes this CRA, the rule can never come up again. But if the White House has to deal with it, this rule is destined to come back the next time we have a liberal president. That’s why I contacted Senator McConnell today and urged him to bring it up for a vote as soon as possible. I’m confident, even undecided, energy senators will find their way to the right side of the issue”
Mar 2, 2017 Press Release
​WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcing the withdrawal of a November 2016 information request for the oil and gas industry in conjunction with President Obama’s Climate Action Plan:
Feb 17, 2017 Press Release
“I am pleased Mr. Pruitt was finally confirmed as our next EPA Administrator. With his healthy skepticism of agency power, Administrator Pruitt will return environmental protection to the states where it rightfully belongs. For North Dakota’s ag and energy economy, Pruitt will be one of the most significant appointments by the Trump Administration. I look forward to the EPA rolling back their Waters of the U.S. rule as well as other harmful regulations such as the Clean Power Plan, and other greenhouse gas emission rules,” said Cramer.
Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement following President Donald Trump signing into law today legislation blocking the Department of Interior Stream Protection Rule.
Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer questioned witnesses on the consultation process during the permitting of the Dakota Access Pipeline in an Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee hearing today.
Feb 13, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement about today’s decision by U.S. District Judge James Boasberg to deny a temporary restraining order to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Feb 8, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement about Dakota Access, LLC, receiving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers easement today for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe.