Congressman Kevin Cramer

Representing North Dakota, At Large

Veterans Issues

Our state is home to over 50,000 veterans. They are a testament to the greatest love of country, and are truly the pride of North Dakota. The greatest privilege of my public service is the time I am able to spend with those who have served our country.

While I believe steps must be taken to reduce our national debt, the veterans of our military should not be asked to bear the brunt of these reductions. I will work in Congress to deal with our fiscal problems without invoking cuts to critical services for United States military personnel. I care deeply for our veterans and share your desire to ensure they receive the very best treatment and care from active duty through retired life.

Veterans looking for employement in North Dakota, or employers looking to hire veterans can contact a Veterans Job Specialist at Job Service ND.

More on Veterans Issues

Feb 13, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer supported several bills passed by the House of Representatives today to assist veterans in expediting benefit claims and increasing employment opportunities.
Jan 3, 2017 Press Release
The Ensuring VA Accountability Act requires all reprimands and admonishments to remain in VA employees’ files as long as they are employed by the Department. Under current policy of the VA’s tiered system of disciplinary actions for VA personnel, an “admonishment” can only remain in an employee’s file for two years, and a “reprimand” can only remain on an employee’s file for three years, after which they are permanently removed.
Dec 28, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Kevin Cramer presented the family of the late Sgt. Robert Johnston six World War II military medals in a ceremony today at the Fargo Air Museum. The medals were earned during Johnston’s service in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945.
Dec 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement on today’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor:


Dec 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer co-sponsored two bills passed by the House of Representatives today initiating programs to improve broadband access and healthcare services for veterans. 

H.R. 6394, the Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2016, requires the Federal Communications Commission to submit to Congress a report on promoting broadband internet access service for veterans. It originated in the Energy and Commerce Committee, which Cramer is a member. 

Oct 28, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Kevin Cramer reviewed accomplishments by the 114th Congress that affect veterans and the military during a meeting of his Veterans Advisory Board today in Bismarck.  The 114th Congress began in January 2015 and concludes at the end of the year.

Sep 28, 2016 Press Release

Click here for HR 5162 Vet Connect Act Audio

Click here for HR 5392 Veterans Crisis Line Audio

Click here for HR 3216 VET Act Audio

Sep 14, 2016 Press Release


Click here for audio on HR 5620, Click here for audio on HR 5985

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer said two Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) bills passed by the House of Representatives this week continue programs that serve veterans well and strengthen the authority of the agency to enact much-needed reforms.

Aug 27, 2016 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Congressman Kevin Cramer welcomed the Consul General of the Philippines to the U.S. Midwest in his first visit to Bismarck today. Consul General Generoso Calonge led an outreach service team to meet with Filipinos and Filipino-Americans in North Dakota.

More than a hundred people took part in the program that offered information and services including passport applications, visas and dual-citizenship issues. Cramer offered the services of his staff at his offices throughout North Dakota for anyone needing additional help with these and other issues.