WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement after voting to confirm Jennifer Granholm as U.S. Secretary of Energy today: 

“North Dakota is a world leader in energy production, and we are set to contribute greatly to the future of the industry. The actions of the Energy Department affect everything in our state from the nuclear assets at the Minot Air Force Base to carbon capture research at the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center in Grand Forks, and we enjoyed an excellent partnership with the previous administration built on advancing these priorities. I hope to establish a similarly successful relationship with Secretary Granholm.”