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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer joined a bi-partisan majority of his colleagues on the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee to pass two bills beneficial to electric utility customers in North Dakota. H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act passed the committee by a vote of 32-19 and H.R. 906, A Bill to Modify the Efficiency Standards for Grid-Enabled Water Heaters passed on a voice vote by the committee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following comments after the United States Department of Interior released its final rule for hydraulic fracturing activities on public and tribal lands.
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 Congressman Kevin Cramer issued a statement after a vote to override President Obama’s veto of legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued a statement after President Obama vetoed legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline which passed with bipartisan majorities in both the U.S. House and Senate:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued a statement ahead of the Keystone XL approval legislation being placed on President Obama’s desk tomorrow:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy stated her agency will likely make changes to the deadlines for states to comply within the Clean Power Plan, which sets individual state limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer joined Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator John Hoeven, and other legislators at the formal enrollment ceremony for the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. Following the ceremony, Cramer issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which moves the legislation to the President’s desk for his signature. Congressman Kevin Cramer, who introduced the legislation in the House, said he hopes the version passed today provides President Obama the final language he needs to join the people’s representatives in approving this important piece of transportation infrastructure.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reaffirmed their approval of North Dakota’s regional haze plan as it relates to nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission controls and limits for three electric power generating units: