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February 11, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte’s bipartisan bill, the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019, recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The measure will save significant taxpayer dollars by cutting down on government waste in the form of overpayments, underpayments, improperly documented payments, or payments made to ineligible recipients.

February 7, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte and U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) has agreed to settle Powell County’s debt for the U.S. Coast Guard’s cleanup of the Roundhouse Site in 2014.

February 7, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) released the following statement in response to today’s January 2020 jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor:

“January’s job report is further proof our nation’s economy continues to grow stronger. Unemployment remains near historic lows, and wages keep growing. I’ll continue working on pro-growth, pro-family policies so that hardworking Montanans in every corner of our state have access to more opportunities and greater prosperity.”

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February 4, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) responded tonight to President Trump’s State of the Union address, describing it as “a clear, optimistic message that resonates with so many Americans.”

“President Trump has kept his promises and brought the American dream into greater reach for more Montanans. How do we know?” Gianforte asked. “Our economy is growing stronger. We’re getting better trade deals for America. And we’re making progress on securing our border.”

 

January 29, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte and U.S. Senator Steve Daines today celebrated President Trump signing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a trade deal between the three countries. Gianforte and Daines were joined by Montana State Senator Mike Cuffe (SD-1, Eureka) for the signing ceremony.

 

January 28, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) today joined a bipartisan group of 65 lawmakers to introduce a resolution urging Major League Baseball (MLB) to maintain the current minor league structure rather than proceed with its plan to eliminate 42 minor league clubs.

January 15, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) released the following statement on the signing of the United States and China Phase One trade agreement:

“Today’s breakthrough agreement between the U.S. and China is a win for Montana agriculture, manufacturing, and businesses. It dramatically expands American ag exports to China, levels the playing field by ending China’s unfair trade practices, and keeps China accountable to hold up their end of the deal.

December 19, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) today voted for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the new trade deal that will replace NAFTA. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the measure 385-41.

“USMCA is a win for Montana and America. The trade deal secures access to our top trading partners, creates 176,000 new American jobs, and increases ag exports by more than 2 billion dollars. USMCA will build upon our already strong national economy,” Gianforte said.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) recently introduced the bipartisan PBM Transparency and Prescription Drug Costs Act, H.R. 5304, with Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.). The bill will increase transparency, hold pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) accountable, and help lower prescription drug prices.

This bipartisan bill will mandate quarterly reports on the costs, fees, and rebate information associated with PBM contracts. This reform ensures employers know the true costs of the services they are paying for and passes on savings to consumers.

December 11, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) today introduced a bipartisan bill to save significant taxpayer dollars by cutting down on government waste in the form of overpayments, underpayments, improperly documented payments, or payments made to ineligible recipients.

Gianforte introduced the bill with U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (D-Minn.), Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), and Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.).