BISMARCK – U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong issued the following statement on the Department of Energy submitting its report on the Sandia National Laboratories Crude Oil Characterization Research Study to Congress today:
The Paycheck Protection Program ran out of funds in its first two weeks, leaving many small businesses out.
Now, lawmakers have allocated an additional $320 billion to the program.
Click here to listen to the radio town hall.
The nearly $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program funds started going out about two weeks ago.
But federal government leaders say businesses have already asked for all of that money.
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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:
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.
One day before the redesignation ceremony at Grand Forks Air Force Base, the U.S. Senate approved the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides an additional $25 million in funding for RQ-4 Global Hawks, integral to operations in North Dakota.
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.
Congressman Kelly Armstrong discussed his new criminal justice reform bill, the Justice Reinvestment Initiative Act, on Varney and Co. on Fox Business on Monday.
North Dakota's congressional delegation is making its case to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao that Washington state's new crude-by-rail law violates the nation's Interstate Commerce Clause and interferes with the U.S. Department of Transportation's authority over the shipment of crude oil over state lines.