Congressman Kevin Cramer

Representing North Dakota, At Large
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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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May 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer participated in a discussion Thursday on global oil market dynamics and their impact on oil-producing states like North Dakota. The discussion was part of a program, “The Innovation Revolution: A National Strategy for Energy Security,”  sponsored by Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), a non-profit organization committed to improving U.S. economic and national security through reduced oil dependence.

May 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final methane emission rules for the oil and natural gas industry released today. 

May 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following statement regarding the decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Monday to deny a permit to the Cherry Point coal terminal in Washington state.  Cramer signed a letter supporting a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project upon hearing the Corps was considering rejecting the terminal’s permit before the EIS was complete. 

May 3, 2016 Press Release

BEULAH, N.D. – Congressman Kevin Cramer told Department of Interior officials touring the Freedom Mine today that he questioned their sincerity in developing the new proposed Stream Protection Rule that will be released this year.  The rule imposes more and stricter regulations on all coal mining and creates a nationwide standard for enforcement that does not take into account the varying geographical characteristics of different regions of the country.   

Apr 18, 2016 Press Release



April 18, 2016


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement following today’s news from the Hess Corporation that it has exported the first shipment of North Dakota oil since Congress lifted the ban on exporting crude oil last December. The ban was lifted as part of the year-end omnibus appropriations bill.

Mar 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the public comment period until April 22 for the recently proposed Waste Prevention rule, which changes the regulation of methane emissions from oil and natural gas production on federal and tribal lands across the country.  The proposed rule was released on Jan. 22 and provided the public 60 days to comment from the date it appeared in the Federal Register on Feb. 8. 

Feb 29, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following comments after media reports disclosed Swiss commodities house Trafigura will begin shipping American crude oil to Israel in the near future.   

This action comes after the United States released its ban on exporting crude oil as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act passed in December.  Cramer has long been an advocate in Congress for repealing the ban.

Feb 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today he joined 34 members of the U.S. Senate and 170 House colleagues in filing an amicus brief in support of petitions filed by 27 states seeking to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan Final Rule.  Thirty-nine lawsuits seeking review of the Final Rule have been consolidated in the D.C. Circuit. The Final Rule was stayed by the Supreme Court on Feb. 9. The D.C. Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the consolidated cases on June 2.

Feb 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer criticized President Obama’s request for an additional $12 million for the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD).  Its purpose is to enforce civil and criminal environmental laws and programs.  This 11 percent increase is the largest requested out of all the Department of Justice’s divisions. 

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following comments today after the U.S. Supreme Court, by a vote of 5 to 4, voted to block enforcement of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan while litigation is underway to determine if the proposed regulations violate the U.S. Constitution.