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100 years later, a Montana trailblazer's lasting legacy

May 17, 2019
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Recognizing a trailblazing Montanan                                                                              Subscribe here  

On May 21, 1919, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure that would become the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote.

The first woman elected to Congress, Montana’s own Jeannette Rankin was a pioneering champion for women’s suffrage and instrumental in the Nineteenth Amendment’s passage.

I recently recognized Jeannette Rankin and her historic accomplishments on the House floor.

To honor her lasting contributions to our country, I introduced legislation to name a Missoula post office after her.

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Moving forward with Little Shell Tribe recognition

The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is one step closer to federal recognition after the U.S. House passed the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act which I re-introduced in January.

This momentum is promising, particularly since I was able to lead it to passage in September 2018 during the 115th Congress. Now it’s time for the Senate to act.

The bill restores the Tribe’s long overdue federal recognition and allows it to purchase 200 acres of land to serve as its reservation.

The Little Shell began petitioning the federal government for recognition in the 1930s. I appreciate the dedication and determination of Chairman Gerald Gray and the Little Shell people. We look forward to seeing this bill pass the Senate and go to President Trump.

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Greg meets with a delegation from the Little Shell Tribe to discuss its federal recognition 

 

Survey Question

Do you support Medicare for All which would end Medicare as we know it?

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Click HERE to watch my floor remarks about the success of a Montana university as I speak about it in Congress
 

Spirit of Montana

I had the honor of recognizing Justin Downs of Molt for his selfless service to his community. Justin came to the aid of an injured rancher in hostile winter conditions, when snow-drifted roads and fields prevented emergency vehicles from reaching him.

Learn more about the recipients of the Spirit of Montana recognition on my website. Anyone may nominate Montanans for the award by contacting my office at 202-225-3211 or by email at https://gianforte.house.gov/contact/email.
 

MT in DC
 

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Members of the Fort Peck Tribe and the Dry Prairie Rural Water Authority provide Greg with a project update and discuss federal funding for the Fort Peck Reservation Rural Water System

 

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Greg meets with leaders of the Montana Hospital Association to talk about rural health care and telehealth

 

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Greg discusses military pay and health care benefits with John Babon of the Western Montana Military Officers Association

 

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Greg talks with Montana’s Cherry Blossom Princesses Celia Rigler (2019, Lodge Grass), who served as an intern in his Washington office, and Allie Nelson (2018, Great Falls, on right) during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington about issues important to Montanans
 

Visit my Facebook page to view more photos of Montanans I’m meeting with in Washington.


Stay in touch

As your voice in the U.S. House of Representatives, I look forward to hearing your thoughts and concerns, so please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Please, contact any of my offices if I can help you. I am honored to serve you.

Greg