Kevin Cramer was elected to the United States Senate on November 6, 2018 after serving three
terms as North Dakota’s At-Large Member of the United States House of Representatives. He is
the first Republican to hold this Senate seat in his lifetime. He serves on the Armed Services,
Environment and Public Works, Veterans Affairs, Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and
While a member of the House, Cramer made constituent outreach a top priority, describing
interacting with the public as “the best part of public service.” According to Legistorm, the
Capitol Hill government issues website, Cramer held more town halls than any other Member
during several of his years in the House.
Cramer has had a distinguished career in public service. In 2003, then-Governor John Hoeven
appointed Cramer to the Public Service Commission, and in 2004 he was elected to the position.
As a North Dakota Public Service Commissioner, Cramer helped oversee the most dynamic
economy in the nation. He worked to ensure North Dakotans enjoy some of the lowest utility
rates in the United States, enhancing their competitive position in the global marketplace. An
energy policy expert, Cramer understands America’s energy security is integral to national and
A strong advocate for the free market system, Cramer has a proven record of cutting and
balancing budgets, encouraging the private sector through limited, commonsense regulations and
Cramer has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, a
Master’s degree in Management from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, and
was conferred the degree of Doctor of Leadership, honoris causa, by the University of Mary on
May 4, 2013.
He is a native of Kindred, North Dakota, where he received his primary and secondary
education. Kevin and his wife, Kris, have two adult sons, Isaac, who passed away in early 2018,
and Ian; two adult daughters, Rachel and Annie; a teenage son, Abel; three granddaughters, Lyla,
Willa, and Eve; and three grandsons, Beau, Nico, and Chet.
April 21st, 2023 | 1 hr 1 min
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Senator Kevin Cramer joins the program and we talk the RESTRICT Act. The most powerful launch vehicle ever constructed ended in an eruption of flames over the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. was the launch really a success?
February 2nd, 2023 | 27 mins 12 secs
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U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer joins Critical Thought to discuss the Air Force letter that was critical of the Fufeng project in Grand Forks.
Cramer says the reason Andrew Hunter – the assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics – penned the draft is testimony to the future of the GFAFB. “The most important person in the Air Force for Grand Forks right now is exactly that person because acquisition and technology screams Grand Forks Air Force Base.”
December 2nd, 2022 | 54 mins 24 secs
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Kevin Cramer joins and we talk Fufeng! It turns out that 30% of people who don't want to buy an EV say there's a lack of information available. As a solution GM turned an old Target building into a support center to help people understand electric cars.