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The state of the union is STRONG

February 26, 2019
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The state of the union is strong, and the outlook is promising.

We must come together to address the challenges facing our country. Congress worked across the aisle last year to deliver results for the American people, including enacting a new Farm Bill, rebuilding our military, reforming the VA, and combating illegal drugs and human trafficking.

We should take a similar path to secure our borders, make health care more affordable and accessible, lower prescription drug prices, and increase access to broadband in our rural communities.

As we look at the year ahead, I’ll continue working with the president, Republicans, and Democrats to deliver results that help hardworking Montana families in every corner of our state.

Click HERE to view my response to President Trump’s State of the Union

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Securing clean water projects for Montana

Reliable access to clean water is vital to our rural communities and our Montana way of life. Unfortunately, not all Montanans have it.

I introduced bipartisan legislation that will improve Montana’s water infrastructure and better ensure that more than 20,000 Montanans in our rural communities have a steady supply of water for drinking and agriculture.

Learn more about the Clean Water for Rural Communities Act HERE.


Greg discusses clean water and rural development issues with members of Montana Rural Water Systems

 

Republicans and Democrats agree - Physical barriers on border should be part of the solution

After U.S. Border Patrol agents recently made the largest fentanyl bust in the agency’s history, I spoke on the House floor to highlight the narcotics seizure and urge lawmakers to fund meaningful physical barriers along our southern border.

The drug epidemic in Montana is tearing apart our families. We must secure the border to cut off the meth supply that cartels push through our ports of entry and across our porous borders.

Securing the border with a physical barrier is a bipartisan idea. More than 60 Democrats in the House and Senate have claimed a physical barrier should be part of the solution. Both U.S. senators from Montana have voted for physical barriers.

Congress should work together to fund meaningful physical barriers to secure our border and protect our communities from the scourge of illegal drugs.


Greg listens as a U.S. Border Patrol agent describes security measures on the southern border

 

Survey Question

Do you believe meaningful physical barriers along the southern border will reduce the amount of illegal drugs entering our country?

 ( )    Yes
 ( )    No
 ( )    Not sure

 


Spirit of Montana

I had the honor of recognizing the students and faculty of Big Timber Grade School and Sweet Grass County High School in the U.S. House of Representatives for their encouragement and support of a classmate battling cancer.

Barrett Artukovich, a 7-year-old, second-grade student from Big Timber, was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Students and faculty at the schools have rallied around Barrett and his family.

Because of the cancer treatment, Barrett’s head is shaved, and he wears a hat. Boys in his class have shaved their heads, and the two schools recently observed “Wear a Hat for Barrett Day.”

The high school boys basketball team named Barrett its honorary captain for the season and presented him with an autographed basketball and team picture.


Big Timber Grade School Classmates of Barrett Artukovich

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
 

Greg meets with postmasters from Havre and Rapelje to discuss postal reform
 

Greg and leaders of the Ravalli Head Start program discuss early childhood education
 

LaDonna Maxwell, a family nurse practitioner in Great Falls and member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, talks with Greg about home health programs and other health care issues


Students and mentors with the Community Anti-Drug Coalition meet with Greg to tell their stories and talk about efforts in Congress to prevent drug abuse


Greg meets with Glen Southergill of the National Education Association to discuss education and infrastructure issues


Greg discusses the implementation of the Farm Bill with members of the Organic Trade Association’s Farmers Advisory Council
 

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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. Contact any of my offices if I can be of service to you, and keep up to date by liking my Facebook page.

I am honored to serve you.

Greg