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KELLY ARMSTRONG

The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed the "Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act" on Thursday along party lines. Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., and Rep. Michelle Fischbach, R-Minn., voted against the bill, which faces a much harder path in the gridlocked Senate.
A mandate would affect tens of millions of American workers.
Shaw writes, "Some recent votes in Congress remind us that democracy is very much under siege. Those votes dealt with voting rights and the alarming Jan. 6 attack."
The NDHSA, a group that represents the 14 Head Start grantees in the state, is asking people to contact members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation, to speak out against the mandate.

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Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., also voted against the bill. In Minnesota, the delegation voted on party lines, with Democrats supporting the measure and Republicans against it.
The Wednesday evening vote fell along party lines around the country, with only two Republicans joining Democrats in a 223-207.
Incumbent Tax Commissioner Ryan Raushcenberger's resignation is effective January 3. By that date, Governor Doug Burgum will have to choose a replacement.
According to a Thursday, Nov. 11 release from Armstrong’s office, those nominated include: Lexi Kostelecky of Dickinson to the U.S. Military Academy; Griffin House of Bismarck and Saxon Weaver of Fargo to the U.S. Naval Academy and Campbell Dorsey of Grand Forks and Isabella Loberg of Wahpeton to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
The chilly House GOP reception is in sharp contrast to Senate support.
“We need to talk about it and we need to be honest with the American people about it because their costs are going up,” Armstrong said Tuesday.

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Armstrong, who is self-isolating in North Dakota, said he plans to vote by proxy, saying upcoming votes "are simply too important to miss."
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