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There weren’t many fireworks, but supporters got a whiff of political headwinds working against a bill to permanently ban new mining claims in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park during a U.S. House subcommittee hearing on Thursday, as the committee’s Republican chair signaled his opposition to it.
WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte spoke on the House floor about the good things happening in our economy and the benefits Montanans are enjoying from tax reform.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which Gianforte voted for and President Trump signed into law in December 2017, is the first major reform of the federal tax code in more than 30 years. The new law cuts tax rates for all taxpayers, expands the standard deduction, doubles the child tax credit, preserves retirement savings accounts, and provides needed relief to Montana’s small businesses.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Gianforte released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s May 2018 jobs report:
WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte recently concluded his Montana Small Business Tour, which coincided with National Small Business Week (April 29 - May 5). Gianforte’s tour included stops in Bozeman, Missoula, Ronan, Kalispell, and Great Falls to discuss issues important to Montana’s small businesses.
As a group of land managers debated ways to find jobs in Montana’s public forests, Rep. Greg Gianforte assured them Congress was working on the problem too.
“The fundamental solution is we’ve got to get back and manage our forests again,” Gianforte, R-Montana, told the Montana Counties Forest Summit attendees on Tuesday. “Until we do, these severe fire are going to continue. We know the benefits when we manage our forests. There’s healthier forests, more habitat, more wildlife, we have jobs and the fires are less severe.”