Kelly Armstrong

Armstrong co-sponsors resolution to keep 9 Supreme Court justices

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – North Dakota Republican Congressman Kelly Armstrong is a co-sponsor of a proposed constitutional amendment that would keep nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. House Democrats introduced a bill to add four seats to the Supreme Court after President Biden announced a commission to examine the idea.  Supporters say they want to counter the court’s rightward tilt…

Rep. Armstrong takes questions from Sheyenne High School seniors

The politician held a Q&A with high school seniors

WEST FARGO, N.D (KVRR) — Congressman Kelly Armstrong stops by a local high school for a Q&A session with the seniors. “It’s part of what we do it’s one of my favorite things to do in office” said Armstrong. The senior class at Sheyenne High School get the chance to have a Q&A with Armstrong. The class shared their opinions…

Hoeven & Armstrong discuss importance of Keystone XL after President stopped it

By: Amanda Rooker WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Congress took new action on the Keystone XL Pipeline this week. Two new bills aim to revive the project’s construction. During his first day in office, President Joe Biden put a stop to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. At the Capitol, several North Dakota lawmakers say a presidential permit is not required and introduced…

House votes to impeach Trump a second time

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – For the second time in just over a year, the House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump. Actual removal seems unlikely before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would not agree to bring that chamber back immediately, all but ensuring a Senate trial could not begin at least until…

Armstrong wins second term in U.S. House

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong will serve another term. Armstrong, a Republican, easily defeated Democrat Zach Racknerud and Libertarian candidate Steven Peterson. Armstrong has served in the House since 2019. Tags: 2020 ELECTION, Kelly Armstrong

Sen. Smith believes funding the post office shouldn’t be a political fight

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith says funding issues with the Post Office should have been dealt with before this year. The Democrat believes funding the agency is important because she says Minnesotans are not getting their prescriptions sent to them in time. Last week the House approved giving $25 billion to the Post Office. The bill is unlikely to…

Rep. Armstrong says Democrats should have been concerned with USPS last year

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota doesn’t agree with why some of his Democratic colleagues are concerned with post office issues now. The Republican is on the House Oversight Committee. The last time the panel had a hearing on financial issues with the post office was April 2019. The House passed a bill to remove requirements signed into…

Biden campaign pushes for improved broadband access in rural and tribal areas

By Samone Blair UNITED STATES – Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign held a roundtable about rural and tribal broadband access Friday. “The Covid-19 crisis has revealed that Americans everywhere need universal, reliable, affordable and high-speed internet to do their jobs and participate equally in remote school learning,” Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said. Biden’s Build Back Better economic…

ND congressional delegation shares priorities on coronavirus funding

By Samone Blair WASHINGTON – For North Dakotans facing eviction or unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic, a timeline on federal aid remains unclear. “Another day has come and gone in this once in a century national battle for our country,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. “At the moment, the gap between our two parties in the negotiations is…

U.S. House hearing shines light on needs of North Dakota tribal communities

WASHINGTON — A hearing in the U.S. House Wednesday discussed needs of the country’s tribal communities. “Day after day, our nation’s tribal communities are suffering terrible inequalities,” said Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey. But according to the executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, the coronavirus remains the state’s first priority. “Health disparities on reservations is…