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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.
WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte congratulated the University of Montana men’s basketball team, and wished them success in the 2018 NCAA tournament.
“The Grizzlies will be strong contenders. Their defense is relentless, leading the Big Sky Conference this year. Every player on the floor contributes to their offense. They represent the spirit of Montana,” Gianforte said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today voted for fiscal responsibility and against a spree of more than $300 billion in new discretionary spending.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte voted for a funding bill that prevents a government shutdown and includes measures to protect Montana’s community health centers and to provide critical funding for America’s military. The measure passed the House 245-182 and awaits action in the Senate.
The bill provides a two-year reauthorization of the Community Health Center Fund, which serves more than 106,000 Montanans of whom 85 percent live at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-MT) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced the bipartisan Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act. The Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act would allow all federal agencies access to the Death Master File, the most complete information on who has died, maintained by the Social Security Administration. Only a small number of federal agencies have access to this official list, and most federal agencies rely on a slimmed down, incomplete, and less timely version of the file.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte tonight issued the following video statement after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – After speaking on the House floor earlier today to urge Senate Democrats to abandon their filibuster of a government funding bill, Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte voted to reopen the federal government.
“I am thankful the government will reopen soon so our troops will get paid and 24,000 Montana children will have health insurance soon,” Gianforte said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following Senate Democrats’ vote last night to shut down the federal government, Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte announced he will not accept his pay until the federal government reopens and America’s troops are paid.
“While I voted to fund the government, Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats voted last night to shut down the government. They have cut off health insurance for 24,000 Montana children. They have cut off pay for our troops,” Gianforte said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte issued the following statement:
“Last night, I voted to keep the government open and to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which 24,000 Montana kids depend on. In the meantime, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer threatens to shut down the government.
(U.S. Senate)—U.S. Senators Jon Tester, Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte are urging the Forest Service to prioritize a conservation easement in northwest Montana that will strengthen the local economy and create jobs.
The Montana delegation threw their support behind an agreement between Stimson Lumber Company and the state of Montana to preserve more than 22,000 acres of private land for timber harvest, wildlife habitat, and recreational access.