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WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte announced today that his measure to conserve a portion of the East Rosebud Creek passed the U.S. House of Representatives with broad bipartisan support.
Gianforte’s East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, H.R. 4645, designates approximately 20 miles of the creek a “wild and scenic river,” making East Rosebud Creek the first waterway in Montana since 1976 to receive the classification.
Washington – Today, Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte and U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced the Forest Service’s approval of a project to help restore areas of the Kootenai National Forest that were damaged in last year’s West Fork Fire. The West Fork Fire Salvage and Restoration Project will begin implementation in August.
Last fall, the West Fork Fire burned 21,800 acres seven miles northwest of Libby. Approximately 42 percent of trees in the most severely burned areas - over 9,000 acres - are dead or expected to die.
WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte recognized the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association with the Spirit of Montana commendation for the organization’s Big Hearts Under the Big Sky. The program provides guided and outfitted trips at no cost to those who need Montana’s outdoors and recreation most, including breast cancer patients, children with life-threatening illnesses, and veterans.
WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today signed onto a bill to permanently reauthorize the Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is set to expire in less than 100 days unless Congress reauthorizes it.
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 today urged the U.S. Senate to act on measures to improve forest management and help prevent catastrophic wildfires.
“I rise today urging the Senate to take up the forest management reforms this chamber passed more than seven months ago,” Gianforte said, referring to parts of the Resilient Federal Forests Act, legislation he cosponsored and helped pass through the U.S. House of Representatives on November 1, 2017.
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.