Congressman Kevin Cramer announced as vice-chair of Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight

Washington, DC- Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer was announced as Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, a branch of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology by Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX).

Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX): “In the new Congress, the Science Committee will promote policies that support our nation’s space program, encourage energy independence, expand scientific education, fund basic research, and enhance the development of new technologies. All of this work begins in the Subcommittees. I look forward to joining Rep. Kevin Cramer to advance policies that spur innovation, job creation and economic growth.”

Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND): “I am honored to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight. My experience as the North Dakota Public Service Commissioner will be beneficial as the commission essentially has oversight and investigative duties with electric, natural gas, and coal mining companies. Under this Subcommittee our members will have general investigative authority on all matters within the jurisdiction of the full committee. I look forward to working with Subcommittee Chairman Paul Broun (R-GA) and Full-Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) as we implement policies to enhance technology innovation for future generations.”

Congressman Cramer served on the North Dakota Public Service Commission from 2003 until 2012, whose jurisdiction included oversight of mine reclamation, electricity and gas rates, transmission facility and energy generation siting, and grain sale and storage.

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  • DelawareBeachHouse

    Good for Kevin. That said, this is a subcommittee of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, a backwater of a backwater.

    But Kevin’s a keen questioner, and given the crap on green energy, this could be a good platform for necessary reforms. Solyndra!