Economy

Congressman Armstrong believes that the best way to boost the economy is to ensure that the federal government stays out of the way. A limited government unleashes the true potential of the American economy. We have especially seen this in the last few years, where businesses have thrived, more jobs have been created, unemployment is near record lows and wages have been rising.

North Dakota’s economy is based on agriculture and energy. North Dakota is proud to grow the world’s food and produce the world’s energy.

Congressman Armstrong’s priority is to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses and workers reach their greatest potential by making sure the federal government is not stopping them from achieving their goals.

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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 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and HEAT members Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) led a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General William Barr in support of the Department’s opposition to nationwide injunctions and the Department’s effort to challenge the District Court for the District of Montana’s nationwide injunction of Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP 12) issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

May 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R, N.D.) released the following statement today on the announcement that Great River Energy plans to retire the Coal Creek Station in 2022:

April 23, 2020 In The News

The Paycheck Protection Program ran out of funds in its first two weeks, leaving many small businesses out.

Now, lawmakers have allocated an additional $320 billion to the program.

Despite some lawmakers initially dragging their feet, the House of Representatives passed the program's additional funding Thursday night as a part of another coronavirus relief fund package.

April 16, 2020 In The News

The nearly $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program funds started going out about two weeks ago.

But federal government leaders say businesses have already asked for all of that money.

Small Business Administration leaders announced they would stop accepting applications after approving more than 1.6 million requests.

April 14, 2020 In The News
U.S. Representative Kelly Armstrong joined Good Day Dakota to talk about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), which will provide $2 trillion in economic aid to individuals and businesses impacted by the coronavirus public health emergency.
April 12, 2020 Editorial

The following op-ed was jointly written by Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong. Click here to read it in The Bismarck Tribune.

April 2, 2020 Media Resources
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April 1, 2020 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump approved Governor Doug Burgum’s request for a major presidential disaster declaration in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: 

April 1, 2020 Press Release
BISMARCK, N.D. – U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong wrote a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair Jelena McWilliams, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, and National Credit Union Chair Rodney Hood today.