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November 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on a vote of 227-205. The legislation reforms America’s tax code for the first time in 31 years and includes tax cuts for low- and middle-income Montanans who need relief the most.

The legislation lowers tax rates for hardworking Montanans, helps families with the expenses of raising their children, and makes it easier to file taxes. The measure reduces rates for businesses of all sizes and encourages business investment, which grows the economy, jobs, and wages.

November 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte will hold a telephone town hall to discuss tax reform, forest management reform, and other issues important to Montanans. The event will held Wednesday, November 15 beginning at 6:00 p.m. MST.

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 2, 2017 Press Release

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.

November 2, 2017 Press Release

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.

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.

October 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte released the following statement following House passage of the Senate-passed fiscal year 2018 budget resolution, paving the way for tax reform:

October 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to provide $36.5 billion for urgent, short-term recovery needs from recent natural disasters. The funding package includes $576.5 million for wildfires, including fire suppression as well as relief and recovery needs.

The emergency relief legislation also provides funding for additional relief and recovery efforts through FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund.

September 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte had a reassuring word today for Bart Riley, the owner of Riley’s Meats in Butte. 

“We’ll pursue this. We’ll get to the bottom of this,” Gianforte told the small business owner. 

Riley’s business, as well as others, has been the target of harassment by a supervisor for a federal agency.

September 28, 2017 Press Release

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte are urging the Trump administration to prioritize the Rock Creek and Montanore Mines that have languished in bureaucracy and litigation for far too long. 
 
The Montanore and Rock Creek projects located in Lincoln County and Sanders County will mine two of only four silver and copper deposits in the country.