BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's lone voice in the U.S. House of Representatives says he has invited President Barack Obama to visit the state.

Rep. Kevin Cramer says he sent the invitation in a letter to the president this week.

The North Dakota Republican touted the state's strong economy and job opportunities as reasons for Obama to make his first presidential visit to the state.

Cramer said his staff is ready to work with the Obama's staff on the schedule and logistics of a trip.