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Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte voted for a measure this morning to reduce gang violence and crime in the United States. The Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, which passed the House 233 - 175, prevents known alien gang members from entering the United States, expedites their deportation if caught in illegal activity, and exempts gang members from immigration benefits such as asylum.
“Americans need to be assured their communities are safe. It’s one of the foremost responsibilities of government,” Gianforte said.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to provide $7.85 billion to help with relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte released the following statement after the bill’s passage:
“Our hearts go out to the people of Houston and to all affected by Hurricane Harvey which has left catastrophic damage in its wake. This funding represents an important first step to help Americans devastated by the hurricane as they work to recover and rebuild.
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.
U.S. CONGRESS – Congressman Greg Gianforte and U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has been awarded a $1,672,106 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“The work continues to provide the people of Libby with a clean, healthy place to live, work, and raise a family,” Gianforte said. “This grant from the EPA will help the community in this ongoing effort.”
Washington, D.C. – Representative Greg Gianforte was selected today to serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources for the 115th Congress.
Washington, D.C. – Representative Greg Gianforte was selected today to serve on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for the 115th Congress.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Greg Gianforte introduced his first bill today and co-sponsored several pieces of legislation to drain the swamp and bring accountability to Washington.
The bills will balance the budget, enact term limits, and ban members of Congress from becoming lobbyists.
Gianforte introduced the Balanced Budget Accountability Act, which requires Congress to pass a balanced budget or members won’t receive a paycheck. Under this bill, Congress would have to balance the budget in 10 years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Greg Gianforte was sworn-in today as Montana’s lone Congressman to complete the term vacated by former Rep. Ryan Zinke.
Gianforte officially took the oath of office at approximately 12:20 PM MST in the House Chamber. The oath was administered by House Speaker Paul Ryan and was followed by introductory remarks from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Gianforte delivered his first speech on the House floor and highlighted the importance of setting aside politics to be a strong voice for Montanans.