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December 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today introduced the East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 4645) to conserve a portion of the East Rosebud Creek, north of Yellowstone National Park, under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The creek is a popular recreation destination and an important part of Montana’s $6 billion recreation and tourism industry.

December 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today introduced legislation to protect a vital part of Montana’s recreation and tourism economy near Yellowstone National Park.

The Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act (H.R. 4644) withdraws mineral rights and bans mining operations on public land in an area north of the park. The permanent moratorium enjoys widespread support from the community.

November 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today urged the Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with work on the Lower Yellowstone Intake Project.

“For 110 years, the Lower Yellowstone Intake Project has provided a dependable supply of water to over 58,000 acres of family farms in Montana and North Dakota. It has also created over 10,000 acres of wildlife habitat,” Gianforte said from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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 30, 2017 Press Release

Bozeman, Mont. – Today, Congressmen Greg Gianforte of Montana and Bruce Westerman of Arkansas, strong advocates for forest management reform, met with Montanans who have been impacted by severe wildfires and a lack of meaningful forest management.

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 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 28, 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 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.