Senate Passes Legislation to Rename Sullys Hill, Cramer's First Bill to Pass the Senate

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate through a Unanimous Consent (UC) request by U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) today passed S.2099, the “White Horse Hill National Game Preserve Designation Act,” a bill Senator Cramer introduced to rename the National Game Preserve within the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation known as “Sullys Hill” to “White Horse Hill,” its traditional Dakota name. This is the first piece of legislation written by Senator Cramer to pass...

Sen. Cramer Joins Resolution Condemning Democratic Efforts to Ban Fracking

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced his support for S. Res. 411 today, a resolution condemning Democrats’ efforts to ban fracking and reaffirming state and tribal rights to manage their natural resources as they see fit.

“These flippant proposals from Democrats are devoid of reality and would trample on states’ rights and tribal sovereignty. Oil and gas employs one in five North Dakotans and brings over $1.6 billion in revenue for our roads, bridges, and schools,” said...

Sen. Cramer Encourages Stakeholder Input as BOR Publishes Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS for ENDAWS Project


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) published their notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) Project. This kicks off a year-long scoping and public comment process, concluding with a final record of decision.

“This project is vital for North Dakota,” said Senator Cramer. “I encourage our...

Sen. Cramer Announces Support for GAIN Act at EPW Hearing

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced at an EPW Committee hearing today he will cosponsor S.2662, the Growing American Innovation Now (GAIN) Act, a bill to reform the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) burdensome New Source Review (NSR) program.

“One of my frustrations with NSR has always been what seems to be a perverse incentive away from innovation,...

Sen. Cramer Talks Next Steps for Water Supply Rule with Army Corps Officials at EPW Water Hearing

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Chairman Kevin Cramer (R-ND) discussed the proposed Water Supply Rule with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officials during an EPW hearing today. The Secretary of the Army and the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) last month stopped the rule from being finalized at the request of Senator Cramer and a bipartisan group of...

Sen. Cramer Delivers Floor Remarks on Democrats' Efforts to Repeal the EPA's ACE Rule

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) delivered remarks on the Senate floor about Democrats’ efforts to repeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule in favor of the previous Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP).

“Make no mistake: right now- in the United States Senate- Democrats are asking us to eliminate good jobs, raise the...

Sen. Cramer Statement on EPA Issuing its Supplemental Proposal for Renewable Fuels Volumes

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releasing their supplemental proposed rule for calculating exempted gallons from Small Refinery Exemptions (SRE) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): 

“I am glad to see the EPA move quickly on the plan they put forward. This deal is designed to expand America’s energy production while improving the RFS...

Sen. Cramer Statement on Senate Democrats Forcing a Repeal Vote on the Trump Administration's ACE Rule

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator and Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement regarding Senate Democrats forcing a vote to repeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Affordable Clean Energy Rule”:

“The ACE rule is a win for my state and our country. It respects the law and restores the proper balance between states and the federal government; but if given the opportunity, Senate Democrats would rather we return to the...

A Sham' - Sen. Cramer Statement on Sen. Warren's Environmental Justice Plan

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator and Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s environmental justice plan:

“This plan is a sham. It’s built on Democrats’ Green New Deal legislation which costs $93 trillion and no Senator voted for, including Warren. Complying with the National Environmental Policy Act is already cumbersome for infrastructure and development projects. Expanding it while increasing federal...

Sen. Cramer Helps Kick Off Great Plains and EmPower ND Energy Conference with Energy Roundtable

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senator John Hoeven and Governor Doug Burgum today in kicking off the 13th annual Great Plains and EmPower ND Energy Conference at Bismarck State College’s National Energy Center of Excellence with an energy roundtable.

“Energy security means national security,” said Senator Cramer. “As America continues our revolution in energy dominance, North Dakota is as well positioned as anyone to lead the way.” 

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During the panel, Senator Cramer...