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May 7, 2018 Press Release

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.

May 2, 2018 In The News

As a group of land managers debated ways to find jobs in Montana’s public forests, Rep. Greg Gianforte assured them Congress was working on the problem too.

“The fundamental solution is we’ve got to get back and manage our forests again,” Gianforte, R-Montana, told the Montana Counties Forest Summit attendees on Tuesday. “Until we do, these severe fire are going to continue. We know the benefits when we manage our forests. There’s healthier forests, more habitat, more wildlife, we have jobs and the fires are less severe.”

April 11, 2018 In The News
Snow may still be on the ground, but last year’s wildfire season isn’t too far from memory. We have good news for Montanans, though. After years of negotiation, we have finally secured a deal that moves forward on much-needed forest management reforms.
March 24, 2018 In The News
Congressman Greg Gianforte met with Montana Farm Bureau Federation and local leaders in the agricultural community to discuss tax reform, forest management and current legislation being passed through Congress.
March 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte released the following statement after securing forest management reforms in the Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus package.

Gianforte pressed leaders of the House Appropriations Committee to include “active management, litigation reform, and a fix to fire-borrowing” in the omnibus spending bill.

March 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today emphasized the need to actively manage our nation’s federal forests.

Gianforte and Zinke discussed measures to prevent catastrophic wildfires at a subcommittee hearing of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

March 6, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte took to the House floor today and called on Congress to act to increase public access to Montana’s public lands.
March 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Gianforte today introduced legislation, the Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act and the Unlocking Public Lands Act, that will increase access to public lands, empower local communities, and do the work Congress should have taken care of nearly 40 years ago.

The bills implement recommendations by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to release more than 690,000 acres of Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) in Montana that the agencies found not suitable for wilderness designation.

January 31, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte today made the following statements after their bill to honor the life of renowned Montana conservationist, Alex Diekmann, by naming an unnamed peak in his memory was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump.

The bill names an unnamed 9,765-foot peak as “Alex Diekmann Peak.”

January 30, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte tonight issued the following video statement after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address: