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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September 13, 2019 In The News

While talks of impeaching President Donald Trump continue to swirl nationwide, North Dakota Representative Kelly Armstrong sees the movement as a waste of time.

“We have an election coming up in two years,” he said. “If they don’t want Donald Trump to be president they should go beat Donald Trump.”

July 25, 2019 Press Release
The REINS Act restores Congressional authority over major regulations imposed by the U.S. government.
July 25, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON - Congressman Kelly Armstrong said the hearing with former Special Counsel Robert Mueller wasn't "overly compelling" on MTP Daily with Chuck Todd on Wednesday. Watch the full segment below:

July 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D, Conn.) and Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R, N.D.) today introduced the bipartisan Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act. The legislation would require in-person age verification upon delivery of online purchases of e-cigarette and vapor products.

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.