Kelly’s focus in Congress is to ensure the future is bright for all of our kids – where they have every opportunity to succeed right here in North Dakota. By reducing the size of government, we can unleash the full potential of our citizens, create jobs, and let the people of this state do what they do best. Make North Dakota the best place in the world to live, work, and raise a family..
The federal government has bloated to an unsustainable level. Even now Washington bureaucrats continue to pump out regulation that stifles business, infringes on our states’ rights, and costs our taxpayers dearly.
Kelly introduced the REINS Act which requires federal agencies to submit major regulations to Congress for approval and guarantees that no major regulation becomes effective until Congress approves it.
Kelly believes that life is sacred and has been a defender of life at all stages. In Washington, he will work to finally pass the 20-week abortion ban and promote the pro-life agenda. He supports the Hyde Amendment’s ban on using federal funds for abortion and supports diverting funding from Planned Parenthood into Community Health Centers that do not perform or encourage abortion.
Kelly cosponsored the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act. Together these bills would ban abortion after 20 weeks and would require a healthcare provide to provide care to any child who exhibits signs of life after an abortion procedure. He also co-sponsored the Life at Conception Act which affirms an unborn child’s right to life under the 14th Amendment.
The opioid crisis is killing our children. The grip of this epidemic does not discriminate by race, age, or economic status. We need a full throated plan of attack to combat these deadly drugs. We need smart policy that provides more treatment, education, and accountability.
Kelly introduced the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act to help states and tribal nations fight the opioid crisis.
We have to once and for all secure our borders. This isn’t about stopping immigration; this is about ending the flow of drugs and human trafficking along our southern borders. Kelly has supported President Trump’s efforts to build a wall along the border with Mexico and has co-sponsored the Fix the Immigration Loopholes Act and the BOUND Act to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and counterfeit merchandise across our borders.
Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster. The costs of this terrible policy are even worse in rural states. Providers are fleeing our markets and driving up healthcare costs on North Dakota families.
And Kelly has been a leading champion for law abiding gun owners. Kelly has fought back against the efforts of Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats to infringe upon our second amendment freedoms.
Kelly has helped save lives when it comes to addiction. He has helped marshal through the most sweeping DUI reform in our history and increased penalties for repeat offenders and provided more tools for law enforcement to ensure that offenders are staying sober and getting treatment. Last year he voted to pass historic legislation that will work towards dealing with addiction related crimes. Addiction is an issue we need to confront head on. We cannot build enough prison cells to solve this problem. Kelly supports providing tools and treatment to make sure young addicts can become successful members of our society not better criminals, while still making sure we hold people accountable for their actions.
Kelly supported new rules to crack down on extremist protesters. The DAPL protests exposed some serious flaws in our century code and Kelly supported legislation that strengthened our laws and provided our law enforcement the tools they need to defend us against people who have no respect for our laws or our citizens. No longer will out-of-state environmental extremists get away with causing destruction and chaos in North Dakota.
As a lifelong resident, Kelly understands that agriculture is still the backbone of North Dakota and he has worked hard to ensure that our farmers and ranchers concerns are heard. Last session Kelly sponsored a bill that would ensure that our local farm implement dealers would be protected from national manufacturers unfair demands. Our local businesses had no real bargaining power and were being forced to stock equipment creating a terribly unfair burden on our local farming and ranching communities.
Finally, Kelly is running for Congress because he truly loves North Dakota.
North Dakota is the Armstrong’s home and Kelly has worked hard to make it a better place. He will go to work every day to defend our jobs, our values, and our way of life. Kelly Armstrong has always been a fighter. He’s not afraid to confront challenges head on here or in Congress is where the battle lines are going to be drawn.
This next election is crucial. It is critical that Republicans maintain the House. If the Democrats seize control, sound policy will give way to gotcha politics and partisan witch hunts.
Together through smart policy and sheer force of will we have the chance to send a real North Dakota conservative to Washington who can deliver real results. We can ensure that North Dakota has a strong voice in the U.S. House. And we can ensure that our children have every opportunity for success right here in the greatest state in the greatest county in the world.