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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While talks of impeaching President Donald Trump continue to swirl nationwide, North Dakota Representative Kelly Armstrong sees the movement as a waste of time.
“We have an election coming up in two years,” he said. “If they don’t want Donald Trump to be president they should go beat Donald Trump.”
FARGO, N.D. – Congressman Kelly Armstrong held a roundtable discussion today with key agriculture stakeholders on the United States’ proposed trade deal with Mexico and Canada, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Joined by Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and two dozen farmers and stakeholders on the North Dakota State University campus, Armstrong stressed that finalizing this trade agreement is one of his top priorities this fall – if Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will allow it to come up for a vote.
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), along with Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Congressmen Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.), Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) and Bob Latta (R-Ohio), this week led a bicameral letter urging the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to preempt the recently-passed Washington State crude-by-rail law, which requires crude oil unloaded in the state to meet a 9 psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP), starting in 2020, and will effectively block the Pacific Northwest as a destination for Bakken crude oil.
GRAND FORKS - Though the United States has not yet ratified the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, its proponents are confident it will.
The U.S. reached agreement with Mexico and Canada in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in November. Mexico ratified the USMCA in June, and it appears Canada is making progress toward that, as well.
However, in the U.S., Republicans and Democrats continue to debate parts of the agreement and Congress recessed Sunday, July 28, without taking action.
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.
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 tTe Chamber - Grand Forks/East Grand Forks.
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.
WASHINGTON – The North Dakota Congressional delegation issued the following statement on North Dakota’s Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem petitioning the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to overturn Washington State’s law imposing oil restrictions:
“We support Attorney General Stenehjem for petitioning the federal government to preempt this law, and we stand with our state in their efforts. Washington’s law lacks scientific basis and represents a de-facto ban on Bakken crude oil. We urge the Department of Transportation to hear North Dakota’s petition and to act quickly.”
WASHINGTON - Congressman Kelly Armstrong joined C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" program today to discuss the week's votes in the House of Representatives, the fate of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and more. Watch his appearance below: