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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May 8, 2020 In The News

Republican Rep. Guy Reschenthaler introduced a bill on Friday that would repeal the Logan Act, in the wake of the Justice Department’s move to drop the case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn -- which was related to that centuries-old law.

“Today, I introduced the TRAP Act to repeal the 1799 Logan Act, a law recently used by @Comey’s politicized FBI to set up General Flynn,” Reschenthaler, R-Pa., tweeted Friday.

The bill is titled the “Time to Repeal an Archaic Policy Act of 2020” or “TRAP Act of 2020.”

May 5, 2020 In The News

EXCLUSIVE: Republicans on the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees are accusing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of "blocking" Russia probe transcripts and are demanding access to the materials, Fox News has learned.

Fox News obtained a letter penned by House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and signed by nearly two dozen House Republicans, calling for access to interview transcripts and other material obtained during the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe.

May 1, 2020 In The News

Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee called on Amazon.com Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos to testify on its private-label practices, citing a Wall Street Journal investigation that found Amazon employees used data about independent sellers on its platform to develop competing products.

The House panel has been investigating the market power of Amazon and other large technology firms.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved Savanna’s Act, a bill named after Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a 22-year-old pregnant member of the Spirit Lake Tribe and Fargo resident who was murdered in 2017. Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R, N.D.), a member of the Judiciary Committee, is a cosponsor of Savanna’s Act and voted for its approval today.

March 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-22), Kelly Armstrong (ND-AL), and Veronica Escobar (TX-16) led 45 of their colleagues in a bipartisan letter urging the Department of Justice to review whether a criminal defendant received a "trial penalty" as the President considers clemency petitions.

February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) along with Representatives David Trone (D-MD), John Rutherford (R-FL), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), and Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-NY), introduced the Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020, a bill that would authorize grant money for law enforcement to partner with mental health providers to provide support for mental health services for incarcerated individuals and those returning to society. 

February 6, 2020 Media Resources

WASHINGTON - Congressman Kelly Armstrong pressed FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday on the FBI’s significant issues with the FBI’s handling of the investigation of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.

February 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump:

“The most partisan impeachment in history is finally over. President Trump is still our president. 

“The Democrats impeached President Trump with vague accusations because they have never accepted the results of the 2016 election.

February 4, 2020 In The News

HUNTER, N.D. — U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong stopped at Northern Cass School Friday, Jan. 31, to give a group of high school social studies students an up-close look at the impeachment proceedings in Washington.