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 two important energy subcommittees, and the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations. I am also pleased to be chosen by the House Majority Leader to serve on the newly formed House Energy Action Team (HEAT).
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Congressman Kevin Cramer is continuing to lead the fight against the drastic expansion of federal regulations known as the ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule. In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, Cramer requests no funding in the fiscal year 2015 spending bill be made available for any purpose associated with developing or implementing the rule.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Chairman of U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton announced Congressman Kevin Cramer will serve on the coveted committee for the 114th Congress. The Energy and Commerce Committee is among the most powerful in Congress, having the broadest jurisdiction of any congressional authorizing committee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill cosponsored by Congressman Kevin Cramer to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to base its regulations on scientific data that is public. The Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 requires the EPA to make publically available any scientific information it uses to propose, finalize, or disseminate regulations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after a failed vote in the U.S. Senate to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill cosponsored by Congressman Kevin Cramer to reform the Science Advisory Board (SAB), which plays a crucial role in reviewing the scientific foundation of regulatory decisions by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Shortcomings in the SAB have been widely reported, including a lack of public participation during meetings, the exclusion of state and private sector expertise, and a potential conflict of interest with the EPA.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill supported by Congressman Kevin Cramer to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. H.R. 5682 passed on a bipartisan majority with 221 Republicans and 31 Democrats voting in favor. The legislation is identical to Senator John Hoeven’s legislation introduced in May of this year, however, until now, the Senate majority has not allowed a vote on the bill.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Cramer spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in favor of H.R. 5682, a bill sponsored in the House by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) authorizing the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. H.R. 5682 is identical to Senator John Hoeven’s legislation introduced in May of this year. Until now the Senate majority has not allowed a vote on the bill. With a total capacity of 830,000 barrels per day the pipeline will take 100,000 barrels per day of Bakken crude oil and provide approximately 40,000 jobs.
FARGO, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement in response to the extended comment period for the proposed Waters of the US rule.
"I’m glad to hear the comment period has been extended so American’s voices can be heard, but no extra amount of time and input will improve this proposed rule to a point which will be acceptable," said Congressman Cramer. "Let's scrap this power grab and free our individuals and business people from at least some of the regulatory overreach and uncertainty this administration is so famous for."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement on the sixth anniversary of TransCanada Corporation submitting its first application for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, which has yet to be approved by President Obama:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a comprehensive package of energy legislation designed to lower costs for consumers and put America on a path to energy security. Congressman Kevin Cramer praised the passage of the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act, a compilation of 14 energy bills previously approved by the House.