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March 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte welcomed the recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that it would delay the implementation of its electronic logging devices (ELD) regulation for agriculture related industries.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will provide a 90-day temporary waiver of the ELD mandate for agriculture related transportation.

March 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte released the following statement today in response to the order on aluminum and steel tariffs:

“I’ve been reaching out to Montana farmers, ranchers, value-added manufacturers, and other ag leaders, and they’re concerned. These tariffs are a bad idea, because they could lead to Montana ag products being shut out of foreign markets. They also will drive up costs for America’s manufacturers and serve as a tax that increases prices for Montanans. I hope the president will reconsider implementing these tariffs.”

February 20, 2018 In The News
The St. Mary's Diversion should be part of President Donald Trump's proposed push to rebuild rural infrastructure, but done with responsible management of taxpayer dollars in mind U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., said Tuesday during a roundtable discussion with area agriculture producers at Havre Inn and Suites.
January 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte tonight issued the following video statement after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:

To watch the video, click here.

Gianforte’s remarks:

November 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today urged the Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with work on the Lower Yellowstone Intake Project.

“For 110 years, the Lower Yellowstone Intake Project has provided a dependable supply of water to over 58,000 acres of family farms in Montana and North Dakota. It has also created over 10,000 acres of wildlife habitat,” Gianforte said from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

November 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Greg Gianforte welcomes a commitment from China’s largest retailer to purchase at least $200 million of Montana beef.

“This is great news for Montana’s stock growers. Continuing to open markets to Montana’s outstanding beef benefits our hard-working ranchers,” Congressman Greg Gianforte said.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte helped secure passage of legislation that provides for comprehensive forest management reform. The bill addresses the growing economic and environmental threats of catastrophic wildfire.

September 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate one of its front-line supervisors for abusing his power and targeting Montana meat packers.

In a letter to Carmen Rottenberg, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food and Safety, Gianforte called for an investigation into the department’s practices and specifically the egregious conduct of Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) front-line supervisor Jeffrey Legg.

September 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Greg Gianforte took to the House floor today to bring needed attention to the wildfires in Montana. 

“I met with leaders and firefighters at five fires this summer and witnessed the destruction firsthand,” Gianforte said. “I hope this image and the others from back home will make my colleagues more aware of the fires’ devastation and the need for relief in the Treasure State.”

September 5, 2017 Press Release

Bozeman, Mont. – Congressman Greg Gianforte recently completed a listening tour which covered all of Montana’s 56 counties. Montana’s lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gianforte began his tour shortly after his election and met with constituents in every county by the end of August. Gianforte logged more than 3,700 miles as he crisscrossed the state.