Cramer`s Plans for DC | VideoJessica Roose | 11/8/2012
Right now he`s finishing up his work on the Public Service Commission but he`s already figuring out what he wants to do first when he gets to D.C. Here`s more on his thoughts in his own words.
"Some of what we do on the first day in office depends on what happens in the next six to seven weeks with the current members of congress in this lame duck session. But on day number one I want to have at least half of my staff in place ready to go to work."
"Energy and Commerce committee is an exclusive committee, so if in all likelihood it was fortunate enough to get on that committee that would be the only committee I would serve on. But obviously a very important committee and it`s also an area where I can be a major contributor on the very first day. Given not only where I come from but given my expertise as a regulator."
"Natural resources is a committee that deals with a lot of the issues important to both agriculture and energy and of course the AG committee writes a farm bill every five years or so, sometimes it`s six. So that`s an important committee of course for North Dakota and I have a lot of thoughts and beliefs about what ought to be in farm bills."
"You know one of the things about an election is when you consider that the very same constituents who elected me, elected Heidi Heitkamp. Obviously that tells you something. That they expect a conservative Republican and a liberal Democrat to work together. I think it`s kind of interesting, it tells you that North Dakotans aren`t locked in real hard one way or another. But rather they expect their members to work together and I expect we will as well."
Cramer and Heitkamp with join Senator John Hoeven in Washington.
Heitkamp has been on a "thank you" tour across the state today. We will have more on that on the night report.