Congressman Kevin Cramer

Representing North Dakota, At Large
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Energy

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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Sep 10, 2014 Press Release

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.

Sep 8, 2014 Press Release

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.

Jul 29, 2014 Press Release

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.

Jul 23, 2014 Press Release

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:

Jul 16, 2014 Press Release

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.

Jul 14, 2014 Press Release

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.

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, including advancements in funding for nuclear weapons activities, flood and storm damage protection, and research and development of new energy technologies. The bill spends $50.5 million less than Fiscal Year 2014, and prohibits any changes to the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.

Jul 9, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The controversial Waters of the U.S. rule was the subject of a Congressional hearing today. During the hearing of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, Congressman Kevin Cramer questioned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Robert Perciasepe on the agency’s actions in pursuit of the rule. He also submitted four letters of opposition to the rule from the local Farm Bureaus of Bottineau, Hettinger, McLean, and Nelson counties.

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the U.S. House of Representatives has passed three bipartisan pieces of legislation this week aimed at lowering fuel prices and promoting American energy security. Cramer was a cosponsor of all three bills.

Jun 20, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill introduced by Congressman Kevin Cramer to expedite natural gas gathering line permitting received a hearing today in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. The Natural Gas Gathering Enhancement Act would reduce the loss of natural gas due to flaring and venting by expediting permits for pipelines on Federal and Indian land. The companion bill was introduced in the Senate earlier this year by Senators John Hoeven (ND), John Barrasso (WY), and Mike Enzi (WY).