Congressman Armstrong Statement on President Biden’s First Executive Orders

January 20, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement on President Biden’s first executive orders, which hurt agriculture and energy producing states like North Dakota.

“President Biden's decision to begin his administration by signing several Executive Orders aimed directly at agriculture and energy producing states like North Dakota is the wrong way to bring the unity he spoke of during his inauguration. The United States has become a world energy leader because of commonsense decisions like moving forward with constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, allowing responsible development of the ANWR Coastal Plain, and removing our nation from the onerous and unfair Paris Climate Agreement. Biden’s plans to sideline vital energy infrastructure and bring us into a one-sided climate deal that further restricts our farmers and ranchers will only serve to push our country down while we are struggling to recover from a global pandemic. We know that our farmers, ranchers, and all North Dakotans care for the land and communities they are a part of, and they don’t need more burdensome federal regulations jeopardizing their livelihoods.

I am committed to working with the new administration when we can advance North Dakota’s priorities, and I will oppose them when their bad policies hurt our state’s and Nation’s support for our farmers and ranchers and energy independence.”