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Gianforte Recaps May Town Hall Event

May 22, 2019
Press Release
Held Fifth Town Hall Event of 2019 This Week

Congressman Greg Gianforte held his fifth town hall event of 2019 on Monday to discuss issues important to Montanans.

“The only way I know to do this job is to stay connected with Montanans. On Monday, thousands came together to make their voices heard. What they tell me – their ideas, their feedback, and their stories – guide me as I serve them,” Gianforte said. “I look forward to our next town hall and to sitting down with folks as I crisscross our state.”

In response to Gianforte’s poll questions, a majority of Montanans (53 percent) cited border security as the most important issue facing America today. Gianforte also found that Montanans, by a 10-to-1 margin, believe ratifying a trade deal among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico should be America’s trade priority over lifting tariffs on China.

Gianforte’s telephone town hall reached nearly 100,000 Montanans. Gianforte took questions from constituents from throughout the state, including Alzada, Angela, Florence, Ronan, and Winnett, as well as several larger towns and cities.

Many of the questions Montanans posed to Gianforte related to border security, health care, veterans issues, and public lands access.

In addition to Monday’s town hall event, Gianforte held town halls in January, February, and April, as well as one for Montana seniors in April.

During Monday’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?

53% - Border security

19% - Out-of-control spending and debt

12% - Health care

7% - National security and the military

5% - The economy and good-paying jobs

4% - The environment and climate change

 

2. What should be America’s trade priority right now?

62% - Pass a new trade deal among U.S., Mexico, and Canada

32% - Keep tariffs in place on China

6% - Lift tariffs on China

 

3. Have you received a phone call that looked like a local number but was a robocall?

91% - Yes

9% - No

 

4. Do you believe the United States should build a physical barrier, where feasible, along our border with Mexico?

89% - Yes

11% - No

 

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.