Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Oct 17, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Kevin Cramer sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Senate Committee on Armed Services
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Member, Subcommittee on Economic Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
- Member, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
- Senate Committee on the Budget
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Cramer was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6038: To establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota.
- H.R. 6039: 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: 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 (21%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Health (12%) Energy (9%) International Affairs (9%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)
Some of Cramer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2392: Veterans Reimbursement for Emergency Ambulance Services Act
- S.Con.Res. 23: A concurrent resolution honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge ...
- S. 2293: Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2019
- S. 2099: White Horse Hill National Game Preserve Designation Act
- S. 1993: Patient Rights Act
- S. 1295: Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2019
- S. 1257: Legacy IRA Act
From Jan 2019 to Oct 2019, Cramer missed 4 of 326 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% 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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