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July 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte seeks nominations for the Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation, a tribute to recognize outstanding Montana veterans who have honorably served both our nation and our communities.

“Montana veterans and their families have sacrificed so much in defense of our freedoms and liberties. After serving our country, many dedicate their time to our communities, and they deserve to be recognized for their service,” Gianforte said.

June 7, 2018 Press Release

U.S. CONGRESS — President Donald Trump signed the Montana congressional delegation's legislation to rename three Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. This legislation, which was introduced by Congressman Greg Gianforte and U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester, recognizes the commitment to duty and the personal courage of three Montana veterans by renaming VA facilities in Missoula and Billings in their honor.

June 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte released the following statement today after President Trump signed the VA MISSON Act into law.

“Our veterans made a commitment to serve and protect our country, and the federal government should keep its commitment to serve and protect our veterans,” said Gianforte. “I am proud to support the VA MISSION Act and its reforms that provide our veterans with more reliable, timely access to high quality care. This is a great day, and I applaud President Trump for signing these VA reforms into law.”

May 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte released the following video remarks on this Memorial Day to honor America’s veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. Gianforte delivered the remarks when the U.S. House of Representatives was in session last week.

“As we mark Memorial Day, we pray for the families of the veterans whose sacrifices have secured our freedoms. And we give thanks for the blessings of life and liberty, peace and prosperity that their service has secured for all of us,” Gianforte said.

May 25, 2018 Newsletters
Memorial Day marks the first days of summer, but it is also a time to remember and honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the liberties, freedoms, and way of life we enjoy. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to these heroes and to their families. We owe them a debt we cannot repay as much as we may try.
May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte voted today to increase military pay, improve military readiness, and increase America’s ability to confront aggression and national security threats.

The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019 (NDAA) passed the House 351-66. The bill authorizes $717 billion in military spending, an increase of $83 billion from last year’s funding level.

May 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte testified yesterday before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on behalf of Montana veterans and health care providers. Gianforte called for reforms at the VA to ensure Montana veterans have reliable, timely access to high quality care.

May 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte voted today to improve veterans’ health care and reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with the VA MISSION Act.

“It’s unacceptable that Montana veterans face long waits either to see a doctor or to schedule critical procedures,” said Gianforte. “The VA MISSION Act is a step in the right direction to reform the VA and ensure our veterans have reliable, timely access to high quality care.”

May 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced academy nominee Marshall Beatty’s offer of appointment from the United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, New York.

Marshall attends the USMA Prep School and is a graduate of Sentinel High School in Missoula.

While a student at Sentinel, Marshall served as student body president, volunteered for suicide prevention, and was a varsity athlete in track and cross country.

May 4, 2018 Press Release

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte is hosting Academy and ROTC Days for Montana students interested in learning more about attending a U.S. military academy or enrolling in an ROTC program. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 at the Billings Army Reserve Center.

Representatives from various service academies and military ROTC programs will be available to answer questions and provide information to Montana students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors.