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

November 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and Congressman Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI) led 18 of their House Republican colleagues in a letter to President Joe Biden expressing concern over his encouraging of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan to investigate oil and gas companies based on inaccurate allegations concerning gasoline prices.

November 23, 2021 Press Release

Bismarck, N.D. – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement after President Biden announced that the Department of Energy will release 50 million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

November 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) wrote to President Joe Biden asking him to prioritize nominations to the United States Sentencing Commission.

November 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement after voting against the Democrats’ reckless tax and spend spree, H.R. 5376 – the Build Back Better Act.

November 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army announced a proposed rule to re-establish the pre-2015 definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). This rule would repeal the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR).

November 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN) applauded the Judiciary Committee vote advancing their bill, the Prohibiting Punishment for Acquitted Conduct Act, to the full House. The measure will end the unjust practice of judges increasing sentences based on conduct for which a defendant has been acquitted by a jury.

November 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has received a $550,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding, which comes from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) grants program, will support the planning of a statewide transportation management center (TMC) to monitor the state’s transportation network, dispatch maintenance resources and provide coordinated travel information from a central location.

November 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Recently, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) co-sponsored the bipartisan Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act, introduced by Congressmen Ron Kind (D-WI) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA). This bill will improve research and management of the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD), a contagious, neurological disease affecting cervids – deer, elk, and moose – that is always fatal.

November 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement after voting against the Senate amendment to H.R. 3684 - Senate Infrastructure Bill. This bill paves the way for Democrats to pass their $1.75 trillion tax and spend spree, H.R. 5376.

November 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong this week introduced the North Dakota Trust Lands Completion Act, bicameral legislation to authorize the State of North Dakota to relinquish state-owned lands and minerals contained within Tribal Reservations and the Little Missouri National Grasslands to the U.S. Department of the Interior and, in exchange, receive federal land and minerals of equal value within North Dakota.