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 Issues Statement on Confirmation of Air Force Secretary, Invites Her to North Dakota

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BISMARCK – U.S. Senator and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate confirming Barbara Barrett’s nomination to be U.S. Air Force Secretary:

“Military service is a source of pride for our state, a trait exemplified in part through the outstanding work of North Dakota’s Air Force and Air Guard instillations. Barrett has a clear understanding of why UAS, Space Force, the Arctic Mission, and a...

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 President Trump Securing Phase 1 of a Trade Deal with China

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on President Donald J. Trump securing Phase 1 of a trade deal with China:

“Congratulations to President Trump on securing this agreement. Phase 1- which includes lowered tariffs and large purchases of agricultural products- paves the way for significant, long-term agreements between our countries. President Trump called me this morning to assure me this deal will be very good for agriculture. This is excellent news, and...

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 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...

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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Sen. Cramer Convenes WOTUS Roundtable with EPA Administrator and North Dakota Leaders

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BISMARCK – U.S. Senator and Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee Chairman on Fishers, Water, and Wildlife Kevin Cramer (R-ND) convened a roundtable with North Dakota stakeholders and local leaders to discuss the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule under the Clean Water Act with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler.

“Since 1972, government officials and industry leaders have navigated the complexities of the...

Sen. Cramer Applauds Completion of Williston Airport at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

WILLISTON, ND – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined local leaders in applauding the completion of the Williston Basin International Airport at today’s ribbon cutting ceremony.  

“Congratulations to everyone who made this happen. Ground-up construction of the United States’ first new international airport in 12 years- completed on time and on budget- is a major achievement,” said Senator Cramer. “Thanks in part to President Trump’s rocket ship economy and his support for rebuilding our...

Sen. Cramer on the Air National Guard Selecting North Dakota for their Tuition Assistance Pilot Program

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BISMARCK – U.S. Senator and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement regarding the Air National Guard selecting North Dakota as one of 14 states participating in a pilot program providing college tuition assistance to Air National Guard members:

“Tuition assistance is an excellent recruitment tool. Being able to offer some of the same benefits as others is only fair, and I applaud the Air National Guard for...