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Gianforte Recaps February Town Hall Event

February 13, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte held his second town hall event of 2019 this week to discuss issues before Congress that are important to Montanans.

“Thousands of Montanans from every corner of our state made their voices heard at this week’s town hall event. Their participation encouraged me, and their opinions, ideas, and feedback guide me as I serve them,” Gianforte said. “I’ll continue meeting with Montanans throughout our state, and I look forward to listening to thousands of Montanans across the state at our next town hall event.”

Gianforte’s telephone town hall reached nearly 100,000 Montanans. Gianforte took questions from constituents from throughout the state, including Florence, Geraldine, Lambert, Malta, Rosebud, Roy, St. Ignatius, and Vaughn, as well as several larger cities.

Many of the questions Montanans posed to Gianforte related to border security, health care, and federal regulations.

Gianforte held his last town hall event in January 2019.

During this week’s town hall event, Gianforte posed five questions to Montanans to gauge their opinions on various topics. The questions and answers follow:

1. What do you believe is the most important issue facing America today?

56% - Border security
16% - Health care
14% - Out-of-control spending and debt
7% - National security and the military
4% - The economy and good-paying jobs
3% - Veterans

2. When talking about funding the federal government, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said, “There’s not going to be any wall money in the legislation.” Do you think Congress should provide some funding for physical barriers along the border?

92% - Yes
 8% - No

3. What issue did you most appreciate President Trump addressing in his State of the Union this week?

44% - Reforming our immigration system, including border security
25% - Protecting America’s national security
18% - Lowering the cost of health care and prescription drugs
7% - Investing in infrastructure, including broadband
6% - Improving trade deals

4. Nancy Pelosi and Democrats are proposing to use taxpayer money to fund political campaigns. Do you believe taxpayers should pay for political campaigns?

97% - No
 3% - Yes

5. When it comes to holding town hall events, do you prefer telephone town halls, like this, or physical town hall meetings?

88% - Telephone town halls
12% - Physical town halls

Montanans may sign up to participate in Gianforte’s telephone town hall events by calling staff in his Washington office at 202-225-3211 or texting REPGIANFORTE to 828282.