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January 31, 2020 Press Release

At a congressional hearing this week on the effect of wildfires on the power sector and the environment, Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) addressed the impact of severe wildfires in Montana.

During a joint hearing before the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, Gianforte reminded lawmakers of Montana’s devastating wildfires in 2017 and emphasized the importance of active forest management to reduce the severity of wildfires.

January 30, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte this week spoke on the House floor about the importance of modernizing the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Gianforte promoted his bill, the Less Imprecision in Species Treatment (LIST) Act which will end the misuse and abuse of the Endangered Species listing process.

January 29, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte and U.S. Senator Steve Daines today celebrated President Trump signing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a trade deal between the three countries. Gianforte and Daines were joined by Montana State Senator Mike Cuffe (SD-1, Eureka) for the signing ceremony.


January 15, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) released the following statement on the signing of the United States and China Phase One trade agreement:

“Today’s breakthrough agreement between the U.S. and China is a win for Montana agriculture, manufacturing, and businesses. It dramatically expands American ag exports to China, levels the playing field by ending China’s unfair trade practices, and keeps China accountable to hold up their end of the deal.

December 19, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) today voted for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the new trade deal that will replace NAFTA. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the measure 385-41.

“USMCA is a win for Montana and America. The trade deal secures access to our top trading partners, creates 176,000 new American jobs, and increases ag exports by more than 2 billion dollars. USMCA will build upon our already strong national economy,” Gianforte said.

December 10, 2019 Press Release

In response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) announcement that the U.S. House of Representatives will consider the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) released the following statement:

December 9, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) today urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to “stop dithering” and bring up the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for a vote in the U.S. House this year.

Recognizing the importance of ratifying the trade deal for Montana farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, and businesses, Gianforte asked Pelosi, for the fourth time since May, to move forward with USMCA.

Gianforte and 158 other lawmakers, including leaders of the House Agriculture and Ways and Means committees, today sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi.

November 20, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) and U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today took to the floor of their respective chambers to urge immediate action on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), citing the trade deal’s benefits to Montana.

Nearly one year ago, President Trump and leaders of Canada and Mexico signed the agreement which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement, the region’s trade deal since 1994.

USMCA, however, has stalled in the U.S. House of Representatives.


November 20, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) and U.S.

October 22, 2019 Press Release

Today on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Greg Gianforte drew lawmakers’ attention to the nation’s cattle markets and urged Congress to investigate them.

Gianforte highlighted the August fire at a beef packing plant in Holcomb, Kansas and its impact on the cattle markets. He described how cattle prices have fallen while retail beef prices have hit a four-year high.