Cramer is the junior senator from North Dakota and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Cramer is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025.
He was previously the representative for North Dakota’s at-large district as a Republican from 2013 to 2018.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Cramer.
Cramer is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Cramer has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jul 28, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Kevin Cramer sits on the following committees:
Cramer was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6038 (115th): To establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota.
- H.R. 6039 (115th): To establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North Dakota, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2154 (115th): To rename the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center.
- H.R. 1168 (114th): Native American Children’s Safety Act
- H.R. 767 (113th): To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project.
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Cramer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (23%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (19%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Health (9%) Water Resources Development (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) International Affairs (9%)
Some of Cramer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2433: Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2021
- S. 1764: POWERS Act
- S. 1654: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include certain ...
- S. 1625: Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act of 2021
- S. 1554: A bill to make certain irrigation districts eligible for Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program ...
- S. 1230: Bank Service Company Examination Coordination Act of 2021
- S. 563: Fair Access to Banking Act
From Jan 2019 to Jul 2021, Cramer missed 40 of 1,006 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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