Committees and Caucuses

Committees

Congressman Kelly Armstrong serves on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Oversight and Reform Committee, and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis for the 116th Congress. 

House Judiciary Committee

The Judiciary Committee is on the frontlines of many issues that are important to North Dakota. On the committee, Congressman Armstrong uses his experience as chairman of the North Dakota Senate Judiciary Committee and ten years in private practice to fight for all North Dakotans. The Judiciary Committee works on some of the most pressing issues, including immigration reform, defense of 2nd Amendment rights, criminal justice reform, protection of civil liberties and personal privacy, and pro-life priorities. 

Congressman Armstrong currently serves on three subcommittees of the Judiciary Committee:

  • Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
  • Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
  • Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law

To visit the Judiciary Committee's website, please click here.

House Oversight and Reform Committee

The Oversight and Reform Committee’s role is to be the fact-finders on behalf of the legislative branch. Oversight is a critical role of Congress. Lawmakers have the obligation and duty to ensure laws are being faithfully executed and taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars are being spent wisely.

Congressman Armstrong currently serves on one subcommittee of the Oversight and Reform Committee:

  • Subcommittee on Environment

To visit the Oversight and Reform Committee's website, please click here.

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

The Select Committee on the Climate Crisis is a new panel formed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 

On this committee, I will work to educate the other members about how we in North Dakota both harness the natural resources of our state and care for the environment at the same time. We are proud to fuel and feed the world, and we will continue to do so in a responsible fashion.

To visit this Climate Crisis Select 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 a 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.