Congress

Congress is empowered as the legislative branch of the federal government by Article I of the U.S. Constitution. Congress is composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Congressman Kelly Armstrong serves in the House.

The legislative branch is co-equal by design of the Constitution with the executive branch and the judicial branch of government.

Section 8 of Article I lays out the powers of Congress as it relates to the federal government, including establishing Post Offices, regulating Commerce, provide for the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, collect taxes and, one of the more famous clauses, “[to] provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States.”

More on Congress

September 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) cosponsored legislation to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. military servicemembers who were killed in Afghanistan last week. This bill was introduced by Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI) and is cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 226 lawmakers.

August 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement on the Democrats’ passage of their $3.5 trillion budget resolution. This partisan bill calls for the highest sustained federal spending levels in American history and proposes $68 trillion in total spending over 10 years.

August 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined Congressmen Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Jason Crow (D-CO) to support the bipartisan Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act, which authorizes the establishment of a memorial on the National Mall for service members of the Global War on Terrorism.

August 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) as a cosponsor of the Entrepreneurs Need Timely Replenishment for Eating Establishments (ENTRÉE) Act. Due to overreaching shutdown measures and altered capacity restrictions, restaurants across the country have struggled to keep their doors open this past year. The ENTRÉE Act aims to assist American restaurant owners who are working to serve their employees and communities.

August 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Congressmen Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and David Trone (D-MD) announced they will reintroduce the Community First Pretrial Reform and Jail Decarceration Act, which will create a Department of Justice grant program to incentivize local governments and community partners to invest in programs and policies that reduce jail populations, and the number of days individuals spend in jail.

August 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Congressmen Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Raul Ruiz (D-CA), and Richard Hudson (R-NC) as a cosponsor of the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act, legislation to ensure timely Medicare coverage of groundbreaking early cancer detection tests for our nation’s seniors.

August 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined Congresswomen Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to introduce the bipartisan, bicameral Survivors’ Bill of Rights in the States Act.

August 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) led a bipartisan delegation including 20 of their House colleagues in calling on Twitter to address the ongoing issue of copyright infringement on the platform. In a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, the members wrote:

July 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) announced legislation to hold Big Tech accountable by reforming Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

July 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA) to reintroduce legislation that will provide in-demand skills training and employment assistance to members of the National Guard and Reserve who are within 180 days of transitioning into civilian life.

Currently, the U.S. Department of Defense offers access to the SkillBridge program to active duty servicemembers transitioning out of their military service. SkillBridge connects departing servicemembers to in-demand skills training and prospective employers who are ready to hire.