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July 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The North Dakota Congressional delegation issued the following statement on North Dakota’s Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests:

“We support the Attorney General because the Army Corps allowed the protest on its land, and our state was forced to pay for law enforcement and public safety costs.”

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July 18, 2019 Press Release

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.”

July 17, 2019 In The News

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:

July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong, Congressman Rob Bishop and Congressman Collin Peterson introduced a bipartisan bill today to improve and modernize the federal infrastructure permitting process, which will help create jobs in North Dakota, Utah, Minnesota and across the country. The Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act builds upon permitting reforms that were included in Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST-41) that was signed into law in 2015.

June 20, 2019 Media Resources

WASHINGTON - Twenty-eight Republican governors, including North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, sent U.S. congressional leaders today a letter urging passage of the United States-Mexic-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The text of the letter is below and the original copy can be found by clicking here.

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy, and Leader Schumer,

June 20, 2019 Blog Post

WASHINGTON - Twenty-eight Republican governors, including North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, sent U.S. congressional leaders today a letter urging passage of the United States-Mexic-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The text of the letter is below and the original copy can be found by clicking here.

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy, and Leader Schumer,

June 17, 2019 In The News

North Dakota's congressional delegation is making its case to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao that Washington state's new crude-by-rail law violates the nation's Interstate Commerce Clause and interferes with the U.S. Department of Transportation's authority over the shipment of crude oil over state lines.

U.S. Sens. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) this week asked Chao's assistance in North Dakota's concerns about Washington's new law.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong this week contacted Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to make the case that a recently-passed Washington State crude-by-rail law violates the Interstate Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution and interferes with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and its primary authority over the shipment of crude oil within the United States.

June 10, 2019 In The News

North Dakota’s congressional delegation is urging two Trump administration officials to address the state’s year-old demand for $38 million to cover the cost of policing large-scale and at times violent protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

The request last Thursday by U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong came the same day that a federal appeals court ordered dismissal of a lawsuit by environmentalists and American Indians who seek to stop the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Opponents have vowed similar protests against that project.

June 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and U.S. Representative Kelly Armstrong wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan urging their involvement in achieving an equitable settlement for the state of North Dakota for damages resulting from the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) negligence during the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests.