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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January 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong released the following statement on the House’s vote to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate following a 28-day delay:

"The Democrats rushed to impeach President Trump in the fastest process in modern history. They repeatedly failed to wait for facts, trampled minority rights, and ignored historical precedent. Most importantly, they failed to prove the charges in the articles of impeachment. The political games played by Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer have not changed that fact."

December 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong voted against the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump today. Armstrong released the following statement on the vote:

“Second only to declaring war, impeachment is the most serious action the House of Representatives can take. In their hatred for this president, the Democrat majority has trivialized the impeachment process with vague accusations and unproven charges.

December 13, 2019 In The News

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WASHINGTON — It was a powerful congressional weapon deployed in only the most extreme cases, so explosive that lawmakers feared the wider damage it could do if used for the wrong reasons. Today, the filibuster is an everyday part of Senate business, standard operating procedure in a polarized world where the once rare has become commonplace.

December 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong joined all Republicans in voting against the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in the House Judiciary Committee today. Armstrong released the following statement on the vote:

December 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong released the following statement today on the House vote on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s partisan drug pricing bill, H.R. 3:

December 11, 2019 In The News

North Dakota’s congressional delegation commented on Tuesday on the House Democrats’ unveiling of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

“They are impeaching President Trump on charges they can’t prove, in the fastest impeachment proceeding in modern history, and without the Judiciary Committee hearing from a single fact witness,” said Congressman Kelly Armstrong.

December 11, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (KFGO) - North Dakota Republican Congressman Kelly Armstrong says the two articles of impeachment filed against President Trump are "incredibly flawed."

Trump is charged with abuse of power and obstruction of congress. The charges stem from Trump's alleged pressure on Ukraine to announce investigations of his political rivals.

December 10, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON - Congressman Kelly Armstrong discussed the future of the impeachment inquiry on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" program today. Watch the interview below:

December 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong released the following statement today on the House Democrats’ announcement of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump:

“Today, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats announced articles of impeachment against the President of United States. They are impeaching President Trump on charges they can’t prove, in the fastest impeachment proceeding in modern history, and without the Judiciary Committee hearing from a single fact witness.

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: