Committees and Caucuses

Committees

Congressman Kelly Armstrong serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee for the 117th Congress.

House Energy and Commerce Committee

The Energy and Commerce Committee has wide jurisdiction over critical issues including healthcare, telecommunications, technology, consumer safety, environment, food and drug safety, energy, and interstate and foreign commerce. Established in 1795, the committee is the oldest continuous standing committee in the House of Representatives.

Congressman Armstrong currently serves on two subcommittees of the Energy and Commerce Committee: 

  • Subcommittee on Energy
  • Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Commerce

To visit the Energy and Commerce Committee's website, please click here.

Caucuses

Congressman Armstrong is a member of several bipartisan congressional caucuses, which are voluntary groups created by House members to pursue common legislative objectives. Caucuses often promote and educate other House members about the particular topic on which the caucus was formed. To view a full list of congressional caucuses, please visit the House Administration Committee’s website here.

Friends of Norway Caucus - Co-Chair

The bipartisan Friends of Norway Caucus works to strengthen the relationship and open dialogue between the United States and Norway on a variety of issues that have both bilateral and global impacts. More than 30 percent of North Dakotans, nearly 200,000 people, have Norwegian ancestry, more than any other state per capita. Only California, Wisconsin, and Minnesota are home to more Norwegian Americans than North Dakota. Congressman Armstrong is a co-chair of this caucus.

Fire Services Caucus

As a volunteer firefighter from 2005 to 2012, Congressman Armstrong knows the sacrifice and hard work it takes to be a firefighter. That's why he has joined the Fire Services Caucus. Established in 1987, the Fire Services Caucus was created to educate members of Congress about fire and life safety issues. Since then, it remains a bipartisan coalition where Republicans and Democrats work together in recognizing the valor and dedication of the American fire service. The caucus is about respect and admiration for our nation’s first responders. It provides a forum for members of Congress to learn more about the fire service and the issues and challenges facing our one million firefighters and emergency services personnel. 

Firefighters have a proud tradition of protecting communities across our nation. They are the first to respond when disasters strike. In many instances, they are the pillars of our communities. In addition to their official duties, they are involved in community activities including local blood drives, Fourth of July celebrations, civic events and charitable campaigns.

Air Force Caucus

The bipartisan Air Force Caucus highlights the critical importance of the United States Air Force in keeping Americans safe at home and abroad. Air Force Caucus members hold meetings, briefings, and other events detailing the successes of the Air Force enterprise and the challenges our country’s airmen face while operating in the complex warfighting domains of air, space and cyberspace.

Coal Caucus

The bipartisan Coal Caucus is dedicated to discussing issues related to the coal industry and educating other members on the subject. The Caucus holds both member and staff meetings with administration officials, industry experts, and others to update members on the status of the coal industry and to discuss the policies affecting it. The caucus also discusses the future of coal, both in the United States and globally, and the various innovative technologies that will decrease the industry’s environmental impact.

Rural Broadband Caucus

The Rural Broadband Caucus educates its bipartisan roster of members and staff on issues relevant to broadband deployment and access. According to the 2018 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadband Report, 24 million Americans lack access to advanced fixed broadband, and nearly one-third of rural Americans lack access to mobile broadband. Rural communities must have adequate broadband infrastructure to attract and retain businesses and human resources, close the homework gap for students and teachers, open innovative and convenient pathways to telemedicine for seniors and providers, and help farmers increase efficiencies in their barns and on their land.

Northern Border Caucus

The Northern Border Caucus is for members who represent districts (or states) that are on or near the U.S.-Canadian border. The bipartisan caucus focuses on policy concerns affecting the economic, cultural, and political partnership between the two countries.

National Guard and Reserve Caucus

The National Guard and Reserve Caucus pursues legislative and policy initiatives that ensure the National Guard and Reserve components have strong representation on policy, procurement, force structure and utilization within the Department of Defense. The caucus is also committed to improving employment and education opportunities for National Guard and Reserve personnel returning from overseas deployments.

Caucus on Youth Sports

The Caucus on Youth Sports is a bipartisan group that aims to bring fun, recreation, and character development back to the forefront of youth sports; combat childhood obesity and promote fitness, nutrition and overall healthy lifestyles among our nation’s youth; and support and strengthen the efforts of national and local organizations working tirelessly to improve the state of youth sports in our country for the 44 million American children who participate.

Sportsmen's Caucus

The Sportsmen's Caucus works to protect the interests of America’s sportsmen and women and advance sound wildlife management policy. Prompted by the increasing frequency and alarming success of attacks on hunting, fishing, and the shooting sports, the caucus was founded in 1989 to protect the interests of America’s sportsmen and women. Today, the caucus is one of the largest caucuses in Congress with nearly 300 members and nearly all 50 states represented in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. 

Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus

The Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus creates a venue for elected officials like myself to better understand the important role that cooperatives play in the development of our national and international economy. The bipartisan caucus facilitates briefings to promote greater awareness and understanding of cooperative business issues. The caucus is also a forum for Members of Congress to share best practices and work to improve the effectiveness of policy to benefit and promote the cooperative business model nationally and internationally.

Congressional Crop Insurance Caucus

The Congressional Crop Insurance Caucus is dedicated to educating Members of Congress and their staff about the importance of the federal crop insurance program administered by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA). The caucus works with stakeholders to organize educational briefings in order to help Members and staff better understand the program and remain apprised of current crop insurance issues.

Congressional Western Caucus

The Congressional Western Caucus is a bipartisan coalition of nearly 70 Members of Congress from 35 different states and territories who advocate for rural, western, and resource-based communities.

Congressional General Aviation Caucus

One of the largest, most active caucuses in Congress is dedicated to general aviation. The purpose of the caucus is to inform Members of Congress and their staffs about the importance of general aviation to our economy and transportation system. The General Aviation Caucus is open to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate regardless of party affiliation and committee assignments.