Gianforte Sworn-In As Montana’s Congressman
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Greg Gianforte was sworn-in today as Montana’s lone Congressman to complete the term vacated by former Rep. Ryan Zinke.
Gianforte officially took the oath of office at approximately 12:20 PM MST in the House Chamber. The oath was administered by House Speaker Paul Ryan and was followed by introductory remarks from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Gianforte delivered his first speech on the House floor and highlighted the importance of setting aside politics to be a strong voice for Montanans.
"I look forward to being a strong voice for Montanans,” stated Gianforte. “I’m a business guy and an electrical engineer. I’m trained to solve hard problems – not argue about them. I am Montana’s lone voice here in this House, sent by the people to do the work of the people, and the ‘M-T’ comes before the ‘R’ or the ‘D’ after my name.”
Gianforte was joined by Susan, his wife of 29 years, two of his children, family members and friends.
Gianforte is in the process of establishing advisory committees representing Agriculture, Health Care, Natural Resources, Small Business, Indian Tribes, and Veterans. He is asking each advisory committee to provide a list of burdensome regulations that are impacting their livelihoods to present to the Trump administration for elimination.
Gianforte will also launch a “56 County Tour” to honor his pledge to visit every corner of Montana each session of Congress. This will take him from Ekalaka to Eureka and from Plentywood to Dillon.