Congressman Kelly Armstrong’s Statement on the Democrats’ $3 Trillion Political Wishlist

May 15, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R, N.D.) released the following statement today on his vote against the House Democrats’ $3 trillion partisan wishlist (H.R. 6800) today:

“The Democratic majority should be ashamed of this bill, but at least they’re keeping their word. They promised they would use Americans’ suffering as leverage. They called the pandemic an opportunity to enact their ‘vision.’ They gleefully cheered as industries vital to North Dakota collapsed.

“This pandemic has cost nearly 100,000 Americans their lives and millions more their livelihoods. This isn’t a time for political posturing or ‘opportunities’ to enact a far-left agenda. Americans are counting on us to work together, like we’ve done successfully over the past two months, to provide relief and assistance during this unprecedented pandemic. Let’s put this unfortunate stain of a bill behind us and get on to real, bipartisan legislating.”

Armstrong is serving his first term representing the state of North Dakota in the U.S. House of Representatives. He sits on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Oversight and Reform Committee, and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.