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Bill takes aim at rights of law-abiding gun owners

March 22, 2019
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Protecting our Second Amendment rights                                                            Subscribe here

We all want to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and prevent incidents of mass violence. I believe we can do that by enforcing existing laws, empowering law enforcement, and addressing shortcomings in our mental health system.

I recently voted against a highly partisan gun control measure, H.R. 8, that targets law-abiding gun owners and wouldn’t keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

It expands gun control regulations and is a dangerous step toward a national gun registry.

Absurdly, if you lend a firearm to a friend who is a victim of domestic violence, under this bill, you could face up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

I’ll work with lawmakers of any party to prevent mass violence while also protecting and defending the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners.

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Addressing the crisis on the southern border

I recently voted against a resolution that would block President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration on the border wall.

Our country faces a humanitarian and national security crisis on our southern border. The president must do what’s needed within his legal authority to secure the border and protect our country.

I believe the Speaker and House leadership could have come to the table earlier to negotiate a solution in good faith, but they didn’t. Instead, I believe they’re holding show votes and playing political games with border security.

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Greg talks with a border patrol agent in Arizona about security measures on the southern border
 

Reforming government with the support of President Trump

Washington is broken, and the American people have little confidence in the federal government. Too often, it’s unresponsive, unaccountable, and wasteful.

As chairman of the Republican Study Committee’s (RSC) Government Efficiency, Accountability, and Reform (GEAR) Task Force, I’m working with other conservative lawmakers on proposals to reform the federal government.

We’re committed to making it more accountable, increasing efficiency, and fixing its gears so it works for the American people.

I recently met with President Trump in the Oval Office to discuss our reform efforts. I appreciate his support of our efforts and his commitment to our conservative agenda for reform.

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Greg and members of the RSC meet with President Trump to discuss government reform
 

Economic growth hits 13-year high

Our economy grew 3.1 percent last year. That’s the first time it’s hit 3 percent in 13 years, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Cutting taxes and reducing red tape are working. I'll continue supporting policies that create jobs and greater opportunities for more Americans.
 

Survey Question

Do you believe universal background checks for all legal firearms transactions will keep guns out of the hands of criminals?

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Spirit of Montana

I had the honor of recognizing Dave Snuggs of Great Falls for his dedication to our communities and his innovative approach to helping those in need. Dave founded and leads My Neighbor in Need, a nonprofit organization that helps provide resources to people in need using an anonymous online platform. In its nearly seven years, the organization has helped fulfill nearly 13,000 individual requests for help.

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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Greg and members of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Montana and the American Legion of Montana talk about national defense and veterans issues
 

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Greg meets with leaders of the Montana School Nutrition Association to discuss education issues before Congress
 

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Greg discusses sugar policy with leaders from the Montana-Dakota Beet Growers Association
 

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Greg meets with leaders of Montana PBS to talk about broadcasting issues
 

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Mike McGinley, Beaverhead County Commissioner, joins Greg to talk about the importance of the Secure Rural Schools program
 

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Greg meets with Montana business leaders to discuss federal efforts to support Montana manufacturers
 

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Greg discusses the Farm Bill and trade issues with members of the Montana Grain Growers Association
 

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

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