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.

More on Judiciary

August 6, 2020 In The News

It currently seems like there’s more interest in messaging than legislating, U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., said.

Armstrong, who visited Daily News and News Monitor Thursday, Aug. 6, discussed the challenges of approving COVID-19 aid. The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives has the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. The Republicans, who have a majority in the U.S. Senate, have proposed the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability protection and Schools (HEALS) Act.

July 29, 2020 In The News

Geofence warrants are facing legal challenges across the US, and on Wednesday, a member of Congress questioned Google about the increasingly-popular police surveillance method. 

July 28, 2020 In The News

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) told Attorney General Bill Barr to tell federal courthouse employees - the prosecutors, clerks, judges, courthouse personnel, and public defenders “thank you” for still conducting business despite rioters attacking federal courthouses in cities like Portland, Ore.

July 6, 2020 In The News

North Dakota’s congressional delegates in Washington say a federal judge’s order to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline by August 5th is “terrible,” “a win for radical environmentalists,” and one that will “severely impact our state’s economy.”

In statements released Monday morning, the three Republicans signaled their disappointment with Judge James Boasberg’s order.

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.