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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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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer challenged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its pursuit of power plant regulations which threaten to dismantle the coal industry in the United States. Cramer was joined in a Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing, and a separate roundtable on the matter, by Perrie Schafer, owner of Environmental Services Ltd., a small business based in Mandan which provides services to the lignite coal industry in North Dakota. Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer questioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on its lack of transparency and inconsistent redactions of information requested by Congress. For more than a year, the FWS has delayed fulfilling requests for documents providing insight into its enforcement of wildlife laws.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology will hold a hearing tomorrow examining the characteristics of Bakken crude oil. Congressman Kevin Cramer will deliver remarks and question witnesses at the hearing, including Timothy Butters, Deputy Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Chris Smith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Kari Cutting, Vice President of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, Mr.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first reforms to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) since 1988 passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. Congressman Kevin Cramer cosponsored the legislation and said the changes to the law are necessary to protect the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers from being harmed by litigation from environmental activist groups.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released a proposed rule to establish new requirements for the transportation of oil by rail. Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer welcomed the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its proposed rule to garnish the wages of private citizens in order to assess its fines. Cramer sent a letter last Friday to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy strongly opposing the decision and encouraged North Dakotans to submit their public comments on the rule in a television appearance on Monday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer has called on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to cease garnishing the wages of private citizens in order to assess its fines.