More on Congress
(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.
Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte announced the recipients of the 2017 Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation, a unique recognition of Montana veterans who served our country and continued their service in their communities.
Washington, D.C. – Today the House Committee on Natural Resources passed two bills, one which included an amendment from Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte, that reassert Congress’s role to regulate coal instead of an unelected regulatory regime.
“Bills that will protect Montana jobs, our communities, and affordable electricity from federal overreach today passed the House Natural Resources Committee,” Gianforte said.
Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte took to the House floor today to mark the 128th anniversary of Montana’s statehood, which was granted on this day in 1889.
“From our snow-capped mountains to our nearly endless prairies, Montana is an awe-inspiring place of tremendous beauty. We call it Big Sky Country, the Treasure State, the Last Best Place. And we call it home,” Gianforte said.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Committee on Ways and Means released legislation to overhaul the nation’s tax code for the first time in 31 years. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act lets hard-working Montanans keep more of what they earn. Under the measure, a typical middle-income family of four receives a tax cut of $1,182.
Washington, D.C. – Today the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed H.R. 4171, a bipartisan measure that extends a pilot program promoting telework in federal agencies. Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte introduced H.R. 4171, and Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly is a cosponsor of the bill.
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.
Bozeman, Mont. – Today, Congressmen Greg Gianforte of Montana and Bruce Westerman of Arkansas, strong advocates for forest management reform, met with Montanans who have been impacted by severe wildfires and a lack of meaningful forest management.
Bozeman, Mont. – Congressman Greg Gianforte released the following statement following passage of several bills this week to clean up Washington:
“Washington is broken and needs to be fixed,” Gianforte said. “The House this week took action to bring greater accountability and transparency to the federal government.”
Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte this week voted to approve stronger sanctions against an Iranian regime that continues to sponsor terrorism and enlarge its intercontinental nuclear weapons programs in violation of the latest U.S. agreement.