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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June 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement after TC Energy announced they are terminating the Keystone XL Pipeline.

 

May 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement on President Biden’s proposed budget of more than $6 trillion.

May 11, 2021 Press Release

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.

April 22, 2021 Press Release

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.

April 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement on Democrats’ plan to reintroduce the Green New Deal.

“The Green New Deal would be devastating to North Dakota and those who rely on the energy industry to feed their families. The Green New Deal is an effort to take control of the entire economy, destroy millions of jobs, and put the government at the center of more Americans’ lives. Some estimates put the cost of implementing the plan at $93 trillion, costing every American household up to $65,000 per year.

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 16, 2021 In The News

Congressman Kelly Armstrong joined Liz MacDonald on Fox Business's Evening Edit to discuss the importance of having a resilient and reliable electric grid.

February 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) introduced the Enhancing Administrative Reviews for Broadband Deployment Act, which would require a study on barriers to reviewing requests within federal agencies to deploy broadband infrastructure on federal lands.

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.