Congressman Kevin Cramer

Representing North Dakota, At Large


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 the House Energy and Commerce Committee. 

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Jan 10, 2017 Press Release

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kevin Cramer has been named to serve on three of the top subcommittees in the House Energy and Commerce Committee for the 115th Congress.  The appointments were announced Monday by Congressman Greg Walden, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Dec 19, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releasing its Clean Power Plan Model Rule working drafts, viewable here. “The release of these working drafts is nothing more than manipulation disguised as transparency. It’s clearly a nudge by the EPA to the states to try and get them to adopt a cap-and-trade program that the Congress of the United States has already rejected. The incoming President has also made it very clear there will be no cap-and-trade policy forthcoming. What this really reminds us is that it’s time to end the illegal power grabs, and a reminder that we need to not rest – but to double down on our diligence as pro-growth, pro-job Republicans to ensure future environmental policy is guided by regular order, not executive fiat.”
Dec 19, 2016 Press Release
Congressmen Kevin Cramer issued this statement following today’s pre-publication by the Department of the Interior Office of Surface Mining (OSM) of the Stream Protection Rule. Click here for more information. “This is the Obama Administration’s last attempt to kill the coal industry. Since the beginning of his first term, President Obama’s Department of the Interior has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to rewrite an already modern 2008 rule. This rule infringes on a state’s ability to manage their own successful coal reclamation programs. In fact, just two weeks ago the OSM reported that ‘North Dakota has an effective program with no issues.’ It’s well documented that states which actually implement these rules on the ground have been pushed aside by OSM. I encourage them to continue fighting this rule and I will work with my colleagues in Congress and President-elect Trump to prevent this rule through the Congressional Review Act.”
Dec 14, 2016 Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released this statement following today’s announcement by President-Elect Donald Trump he is nominating former Texas Governor Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy:

Dec 4, 2016 Press Release

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued this statement following today’s announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers it is denying the permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline to complete the construction of the pipeline under Lake Oahe:


Dec 2, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer criticized the Obama Administration for improperly meddling in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest and praised law enforcement for protecting North Dakota citizens in a speech on floor of the House of Representatives Thursday night. Watch full video here:
Nov 23, 2016 Press Release

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued this statement following today’s release by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of final annual mandatory blending volumes for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard.  Read more here.


Nov 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In a letter to President Barack Obama, Senator John Hoeven, Congressman Kevin Cramer and Governor Jack Dalrymple today called on the president to quit delaying and authorize the Army Corps of Engineers to approve the final federal easement for the Lake Oahe crossing of the Dakota Access Pipeline and to immediately provide the State of North Dakota with law enforcement resources to assist state and local enforcement to address violent protesters and keep the peace. The full text can be accessed here and is below.

Nov 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement on today’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) release of the Methane Waste Prevention final rule.

Oct 31, 2016 Press Release

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Congressman Kevin Cramer joined federal, state and local partners that administer weatherization programs across North Dakota to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the federal Weatherization Assistance Program.  Today’s event was hosted by the Red River Valley Community Action Program in Grand Forks.

“North Dakota's program is an example of a successful federal, state and local partnership,” said Cramer. “This is a model of how to provide a safety net to the citizens of our communities.”