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.”
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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined Congressman Dusty Johnson (R-SD) to introduce the bicameral Get Americans Back to Work Act, a bill to remove the federal supplemental unemployment benefit by June 30th.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined Congressmen Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) to reintroduce the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act (FAIR Act), a series of sweeping reforms to our nation’s civil asset forfeiture laws. The FAIR Act, H.R. 2857, will raise the level of proof necessary for the federal government to seize property, reform the IRS structuring statute to protect innocent small business owners, and increase transparency and congressional oversight.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) issued the following statement after President Biden pledged the United States to a new sweeping and unattainable Paris Agreement commitment that will destroy thousands of energy jobs and devastate American workers.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement on Democrats’ plan to reintroduce the Green New Deal.
“The Green New Deal would be devastating to North Dakota and those who rely on the energy industry to feed their families. The Green New Deal is an effort to take control of the entire economy, destroy millions of jobs, and put the government at the center of more Americans’ lives. Some estimates put the cost of implementing the plan at $93 trillion, costing every American household up to $65,000 per year.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) discussed the benefits the Dakota Access Pipeline provides for the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation and North Dakota as a whole. This discussion took place at the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy Subcommittee hearing entitled “Generating Equity: Deploying a Just and Clean Energy Future”.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and 110 House colleagues in introducing a resolution to uphold the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR). This resolution would express the sense of the House that clean water is a national priority and that the April 21, 2020, NWPR implemented by the Trump administration should not be withdrawn or vacated.
Eagle Pass, TX – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined Congressmen Tony Gonzales (R-TX), Jim Banks (R-IN), and other house colleagues on a congressional delegation to America’s southern border.
The delegation heard from local law enforcement and border patrol leadership in Eagle Pass, Texas, about their needs at the southern border and inspected the Eagle Pass DHS detention facility.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) pressed the CEOs of Google, Facebook, and Twitter for answers on the measures they take to protect user privacy. His comments were at a joint virtual hearing of the Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement on reports that the Biden Administration is considering bringing illegal immigrants to northern border states such as North Dakota for processing.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement on his votes yesterday against H.R. 6 and H.R. 1603, two bills that would provide a pathway to amnesty for more than 4.5 million illegal immigrants without securing our borders or providing amnesty reform.