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 – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement after TC Energy announced they are terminating the Keystone XL Pipeline.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced efforts to repeal the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR).
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement after Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced yesterday that the Biden administration is ending President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX) introduced the Revive Economic Growth and Reclaim Orphaned Wells (REGROW) Act of 2021, a bipartisan bill to clean up orphaned oil and gas wells and provide thousands of jobs in the oil and gas industry.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement on President Biden’s proposed budget of more than $6 trillion.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) introduced a bill to improve public awareness of vehicle safety practices. The Safe Driving Vehicles Act directs the Secretary of Transportation to develop an education campaign to improve public awareness on the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning from keyless ignition systems, impaired or distracted driving, and leaving children or pets unattended in a vehicle.
WASHINGTON – Today, in honor of National Police Week, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) participated in a “Back the Blue” event at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, to show support for America’s law enforcement officers and to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty.
During the ceremony, Congressman Armstrong placed a wreath by the engraving honoring Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte, who was killed in the line of duty on May 27, 2020. In total, 58 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty in North Dakota.
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.