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.”

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May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R, N.D.) released the following statement today on his vote against the House Democrats’ $3 trillion partisan wishlist (H.R. 6800) today:

“The Democratic majority should be ashamed of this bill, but at least they’re keeping their word. They promised they would use Americans’ suffering as leverage. They called the pandemic an opportunity to enact their ‘vision.’ They gleefully cheered as industries vital to North Dakota collapsed.

May 5, 2020 In The News

EXCLUSIVE: Republicans on the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees are accusing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of "blocking" Russia probe transcripts and are demanding access to the materials, Fox News has learned.

Fox News obtained a letter penned by House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and signed by nearly two dozen House Republicans, calling for access to interview transcripts and other material obtained during the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe.

May 4, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate is reconvening in Washington Monday, but the House of Representatives won't be there.

These decisions may stray from what many would've expected.

The House came back to vote in-person just a week and a half ago, but now won't be reconvening in D.C.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said the Capitol physician gave them guidance to not return.

Senators said, however, they were taking extra caution during the pandemic, establishing emergency voting protocols so they didn't have to show up in-person.

February 6, 2020 Media Resources

WASHINGTON - Congressman Kelly Armstrong's bipartisan legislation to streamline federal infrastructure permitting was included in a package of over 100 proposals to reform the federal government today. The Republican Study Committee (RSC), the conservative policy arm of House Republicans, announced Armstrong's legislation, the Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act, as part of a report to make the federal government more efficient and accountable.

February 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong announced today that Major General Alan Dohrmann, Adjutant General of the North Dakota National Guard, will be his guest for President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 4.

January 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong honored the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team this week for winning its eighth NCAA Division I FCS National Championship in nine years.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong announced today that he will be hosting town hall meetings in Devils Lake, Minot, Beulah, and Mapleton. The town hall meetings are an opportunity for North Dakotans to hear directly from Armstrong and ask questions.

July 23, 2019 Media Resources

Note: This op-ed from Congressman Armstrong ran in newspaper outlets throughout North Dakota between April 20 and April 26.

By Congressman Kelly Armstrong

April 13 marked my 100th day as North Dakota’s congressman. This milestone offers an opportunity to look back at what has been accomplished so far for North Dakota and the American people.

July 23, 2019 Media Resources

WASHINGTON - More than 600 business and agricultural leaders from all 50 states plus D.C. and Puerto Rico called on their representatives today to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).Three organizations from North Dakota are among the signatories of the letter to Congress: The Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC, the Greater North Dakota Chamber and The Chamber - Grand Forks/East Grand Forks.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Congressman Kelly Armstrong led a delegation of members of Congress to visit North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields Monday. Members toured multiple operations, from drilling to gas production in Watford City, and learned about how technology has transformed the oil and gas industry. The trip was organized as part of Armstrong’s role as a member of the House Energy Action Team, or HEAT, which is a group of conservative lawmakers who support the development, deployment, and efficient use of all-of-the-above energy resources.