Judiciary

Congressman Armstrong serves on the House Judiciary Committee. It is one of the oldest committees in Congress, established in 1813 to consider legislation relating to judicial proceedings. Since that time, the scope of the committee’s concern has expanded to include not only civil and criminal judicial proceedings and Federal courts and judges, but also issues relating to bankruptcy, espionage, terrorism, the protection of civil liberties, constitutional amendments, immigration and naturalization, interstate compacts, claims against the United States, national penitentiaries, Presidential succession, antitrust law, revision and codification of the statutes of the United States, state and territorial boundary lines and patents, copyrights and trademarks.

On the committee, Congressman Armstrong uses his experience as chairman of the North Dakota Senate Judiciary Committee and ten years in private practice to fight for all North Dakotans.

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December 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Kelly Armstrong slammed the sham impeachment inquiry during the House Judiciary Committee's hearing Wednesday. 

“All day long we've been sitting here and listening to my friends across the aisle and their witnesses claim that the president demanded Ukraine do us a favor by assisting in [his] 2020 re-election campaign before he would release the military aid," Armstrong said. "This is like everything else in the sham impeachment: purposely misleading and not based on the facts.”

Watch Armstrong's remarks in the committee below:

December 5, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., slammed impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the House Judiciary Committee's first hearing on the matter.

House Democrats argued at the hearing that Trump committed an impeachable offense by engaging in a "quid pro quo" during a July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

December 2, 2019 In The News

Representative Kelly Armstrong visited students at Dickinson High School, Tuesday, for an open forum in which he discussed social media, vaping and other youth issues.

He talked to students about how social media uses their information.

“You’re not the customer," Armstrong said. "The customer is advertisers. You know what you are? You’re the product ... Anybody ever went shopping online and bought something and then go back to their social media platform and the thing they just bought five seconds ago was the thing on their ads?"

He gave the students an anecdote.

November 27, 2019 In The News

DICKINSON, N.D. - Rep. Kelly Armstrong held an open forum with community members at Dickinson State University's Beck Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 26, where he addressed the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, among other issues such as drug pricing, farming and immigration.

Impeachment

Armstrong likened the impeachment inquiry to the blue dress/gold dress debate in 2015 in which internet users across the country argued about the color of a dress.

November 26, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON - Congressman Kelly Armstrong said that impeachment has not been a success for Democrats the past two weeks. Armstrong, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, discussed the future of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump with Margaret Brennan on CBS' "Face The Nation" on Sunday, November 24. 

November 14, 2019 In The News

Congressman Kelly Armstrong joined Scott Hennen on "What's on Your Mind" on AM 1100 The Flag to discuss impeachment and to take listener calls. Click below to listen to the segment:

November 14, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota’s Republican congressional delegation is weighing in on the first day of hearings.

Representative Kelly Armstrong calls it “political theater” and says we haven’t heard anything new.

Sen. John Hoeven says the impeachment process has not followed precedent and has not provided President Trump with important due process rights.

Pointless. That’s how Sen. Kevin Cramer feels about the hearings.

He says the testimony will not move the needle.

November 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R, N.D.) released the following statement today on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s impeachment hearing:

“This is more political theater. We haven’t heard anything new. Today’s witnesses admitted that their testimony is based upon 2nd, 3rd, and 4th hand information. It’s not evidence. It’s the game of telephone. But apparently facts don’t matter. Evidence doesn’t matter. How can someone be a star witness when they didn’t actually witness anything?”

November 13, 2019 In The News

Members of Congress introduced a bipartisan bill Tuesday morning meant to protect the rights of sexual assault survivors on the state level.

The Survivors’ Bill of Rights in the States Act encourage states to give victims of sexual assault the same protections they’re currently afforded under federal law. The bill was introduced by Reps. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), as well as Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).

November 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, along with Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced the introduction of the bipartisan Survivors’ Bill of Rights in the States Act.