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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February 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined Congressmen David McKinley (R-WV) and Marc Veasey (D-TX) in reintroducing the Accelerating Carbon Capture and Extending Secure Storage through 45Q (ACCESS 45Q) Act. This bipartisan legislation extends the date for projects to begin construction to claim the 45Q tax credit for carbon dioxide sequestration by ten years. It also tweaks the tax credit to make it more attractive to developers.

February 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy Subcommittee hearing entitled, “A Smarter Investment: Pathways to a Clean Energy Future.” Congressman Armstrong talked about the need for a reliable electric grid and the need for policies to streamline energy infrastructure permitting processes.

Watch his full remarks below:

February 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) offered an amendment in the House Energy and Commerce Committee during the markup of Democrats’ COVID-19 relief package. This amendment authorizes the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

January 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement on President Biden’s first executive orders, which hurt agriculture and energy producing states like North Dakota.

January 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the House Republican Steering Committee nominated North Dakota's Congressman Kelly Armstrong to serve on the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee.

January 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives about why he voted against impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Find the video and full remarks below.

January 12, 2021 In The News

Congressman Kelly Armstrong spoke with Chris Berg on Valley News Live’s Point of View to discuss why he will not vote for a second rushed impeachment against President Trump, the riot that happened at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th and responsibility for it, and social media censorship by Big Tech.

January 7, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., was in the balcony of the House chamber when rioters started trying to break down the doors after Capitol police had locked them.

He said he was right above where officers had their guns drawn as the rioters pushed on the door.

"People were scared," he said.

He said he has nothing but the highest praise for the officers who evacuated House members and staff and moved them from one safe room to another.

January 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Reps. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.), Ken Buck (R-Colo.), Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Tom McClintock (R-Cal.), Chip Roy (R-Texas) released the following statement concerning the January 6 attempt to overturn the results of the election.

December 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - North Dakota's Congressman Kelly Armstrong released the following statement on his vote against the CASH Act, which would increase direct payments authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act from $600 to $2,000.