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July 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Senator Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong this week introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to return criminal jurisdiction to the Spirit Lake Nation for crimes committed on the reservation.

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 15, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House will be voting on a bill later today, July 12, that would cover the healthcare costs for first responders of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.

This bill came into the public eye last month after emotional testimony in front of a congressional committee from comedian Jon Stewart. Stewart referenced the fact that many members of the committee missed the testimony. That includes North Dakota's congressman Kelly Armstrong. Armstrong said he was there for the first hour, but stepped out due to a scheduling conflict.

June 24, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – Criminal justice reform, addiction and farming. What’s being done in Washington to address these issues?

North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong is working on a bipartisan bill to give $5 billion over five years to fight the opioid epidemic. At least $4 million would be given to each state to reduce overdose deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery.

June 17, 2019 In The News

Congressman Kelly Armstrong discussed his new criminal justice reform bill, the Justice Reinvestment Initiative Act, on Varney and Co. on Fox Business on Monday.

“It is important to remember the First Step Act, it was the first step. The vast majority of criminal justice occurs at state, local, county level,” Armstrong said. “We need to get this on the ground in local communities. Texas has done it. My state of North Dakota has done it.”

Armstrong, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, says this is an issue Republicans should champion.

June 12, 2019 In The News

Following the House antitrust subcommittee's hearing on technology companies, the newspaper industry, and anti-trust law, Congressman Kelly Armstrong joined Stuart Varney on Varney & Co. on Fox Business to discuss the issues.

 
June 10, 2019 In The News

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) joins MTP Daily and says that the Committee should hear from Robert Mueller.

June 6, 2019 In The News

US Rep Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) has introduced a bill to put the Justice Reinvestment Initiative into federal code.

It’s a program from the Department of Justice. It makes grants to states, cities and tribes to study what drives crime, and to invest in strategies to reduce recidivism.

Armstrong said Justice Reinvestment Initiative is a targeted grant program, with money going to local law enforcement.

"Ninety-five percent of all criminal justice happens at the city, county or state level," Armstrong said. "The federal government can't solve the problem from DC."

June 5, 2019 Blog Post

Congressman Kelly Armstrong introduced the Justice Reinvestment Initiative Act (HR 3081) on June 4, 2019. 

The Justice Reinvestment Initiative is a federal program that provides funding to states, localities, and tribes to study the drivers of crime and invest in evidence-based strategies to increase public safety. It is currently a non-statutory Department of Justice program. Armstrong’s bill would codify the Justice Reinvestment Initiative in federal law and authorize $40 million for each fiscal year from 2021 to 2025.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong introduced a bill today to codify the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, a federal program that provides funding to states, localities, and tribes to study the drivers of crime and invest in evidence-based strategies to increase public safety. The Justice Reinvestment Initiative is currently a non-statutory Department of Justice program. Armstrong’s bill, the Justice Reinvestment Initiative Act (HR 3081), would codify the Justice Reinvestment Initiative in federal law and authorize $40 million for each fiscal year from 2021 to 2025.