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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September 1, 2020 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement in support of Governor Doug Burgum’s request for a major presidential disaster declaration:

August 20, 2020 In The News

MANDAN, N.D. (KFYR) - A new lineworker training facility is coming to Mandan.

The federal government awarded a $4 million grant to the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives.

August 13, 2020 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued guidance allowing the State of North Dakota to use Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds for low-income rental assistance. The North Dakota Department of Health and the North Dakota Department of Commerce previously established a temporary rental assistance program for households with 60 percent or less of area median income (AMI) living in non-assisted housing.

August 6, 2020 In The News

It currently seems like there’s more interest in messaging than legislating, U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., said.

Armstrong, who visited Daily News and News Monitor Thursday, Aug. 6, discussed the challenges of approving COVID-19 aid. The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives has the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. The Republicans, who have a majority in the U.S. Senate, have proposed the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability protection and Schools (HEALS) Act.

August 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Kelly Armstrong introduced HR 7895, The Separation of Powers Act. The bill would eliminate the judicial doctrine known as Chevron Deference, which requires that federal courts defer to statutory interpretations offered by federal agencies. He introduced the act alongside Rep. Mike Johnson, Rep. Gary Palmer, Rep. Jeff Duncan, Rep. Doug Lamborn, Rep. Steve Chabot, Rep. Matt Gaetz, Rep. Guy Rescenthaler, Rep. David Rouzer, Rep. Ben Cline, Rep. Barry Loudermilk, Rep.

July 29, 2020 In The News

Geofence warrants are facing legal challenges across the US, and on Wednesday, a member of Congress questioned Google about the increasingly-popular police surveillance method. 

July 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong has issued the following statement on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s order that the Dakota Access Pipeline be shut down by August 5:

“The decision to shut down the Dakota Access is irresponsible and wrong-headed. It ignores all prior precedent and is a win for radical environmentalists. The pipeline has been operating without issue for over three years. This decision will be devastating to North Dakota’s economy, energy industry, and the nation’s national and energy security.”


June 9, 2020 Press Release
Today, Representative Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), along with Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) and members of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law—Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Representative Ken Buck (R-CO), Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Representative Greg Steube (R-FL)—asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase regulatory flexibility for small meat processors in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
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).