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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.

October 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Trump administration today requested supplemental disaster assistance funding from Congress, including nearly $600 million in wildfire funding.

Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte welcomed the news.

September 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte and Ravalli County Commissioner Greg Chilcott addressed the need for effective forest management in a congressional hearing yesterday.

A member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Gianforte introduced Chilcott at a subcommittee hearing on “Exploring Solutions to Reduce Risks of Catastrophic Wildfire and Improve Resiliency of National Forests.”

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.
 

September 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Greg Gianforte took to the House floor today to call for better forest management.

“Imagine if the entire state of Delaware burned. That’s the scope of what has burned in Montana this year – 1.25 million acres of our beautiful state,” Gianforte said.

“I have seen firsthand the result of failing to manage our forests – over a million acres burned, livelihoods threatened, wildlife habitats destroyed, and dangerous air quality in our communities,” said Gianforte.

September 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte voted Thursday for the Make America Secure and Prosperous Act which funds important priorities of Montanans and all Americans. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives 211 - 198.

“We have done our jobs in the House,” Gianforte said. “For the first time in a decade, the House has passed 12 appropriations bills to fund the government on time.”

September 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Greg Gianforte took to the House floor today to bring needed attention to the wildfires in Montana. 

“I met with leaders and firefighters at five fires this summer and witnessed the destruction firsthand,” Gianforte said. “I hope this image and the others from back home will make my colleagues more aware of the fires’ devastation and the need for relief in the Treasure State.”

September 5, 2017 Press Release

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.

August 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte responded favorably to a new report by the Department of Interior that recommends replacing misguided federal policy with more state control to improve sage grouse conservation and economic development on public lands. 

August 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte praised a Department of Interior decision to repeal a last-minute Obama administration rule that could hurt Montana’s rural economy. The mandate would impose burdensome new regulations on production companies with oil, gas, and coal leases on federal land as well as coal leases on tribal lands.