Latest September Updates from the Montana Republican Party




Senator Steve Daines

Fox & Friends Live From Bozeman, Montana – Montana’s US Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) also joined Fox & Friends from his hometown of Bozeman. When it comes to a potential government shutdown, he says if members of Congress can’t get the budget done, they shouldn’t get paid. Read more at →

‘Compare That For A Moment To Joe Biden’: Steve Daines Speaks At Trump Rally In South Dakota – On Friday night, Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) praised the tenure of former President Trump at the Trump rally in Rapid City, South Dakota. Watch it on Forbes YouTube →


Congressman Ryan Zinke

Republicans discuss impeachment inquiry into President Biden – Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., on the impeachment inquiry, Iran prisoner swap, and GOP holding calls to avert government shutdown. Watch on →

Rep. Zinke to Newsmax: What Is Biden’s Objective With Ukraine? – Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke spoke with Newsmax on Monday to discuss Congress’s ongoing debate about funding the government and the proxy war in Ukraine. Read more at →

House funding bill aims to ‘remove the woke’ at DHS and restart border wall construction – “We said we’d do two things: We’d curb the spending, and we would remove the woke,” Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., told Fox News Digital in an interview this week. Read more at →


Congressman Matt Rosendale

Rep. Rosendale Releases Statement Opposing D.C. Cartel Funding Schemes – “In January, I fought hard for regular order to be restored to Congress,” said Rep. Rosendale.”Part of that fight was resolved when Kevin McCarthy promised to stop kicking the can down the road and develop the 12 appropriations bills, and bring non-defense discretionary spending levels down to $1.47 trillion or less to put us on a path toward fiscal responsibility.” Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s Website →

Looming gov. shutdown is due to ‘failure of leadership’: Rep. Matt Rosendale – Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., puts pressure on his fellow Republicans to avoid a government shutdown.Watch at →

US’s national debt will become a ‘financial disaster’ in just five years: Rep. Matt Rosendale – Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., joined ‘Cavuto: Coast to Coast’ to discuss the GOP’s ongoing struggles to pass a defense spending bill as a government shutdown looms. Watch at →

Freedom Caucus Republican rails against McCarthy’s spending deal as ‘extension’ of Pelosi, Biden policies – Freedom Caucus member Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., is among the House GOP members opposing the continuing resolution (CR) stuck late Sunday. He told FOX News Tuesday he is concerned that the spending echoes that from the Democratic side of the aisle. Read more at →


Governor Greg Gianforte

Governor Gianforte Leads 25-State Effort Pressing President Biden for Data on Illegal Migrants – Leading a group of 25 Republican governors, Governor Greg Gianforte today called on President Joe Biden to provide governors with accurate and detailed information on who is entering the country illegally, where they are relocating, how the federal government is processing their asylum applications, and whether they are being deported. Read more at Gov. Gianforte’s website →


Attorney General Austin Knudsen

Complaint against Knudsen a partisan attack – It is shameful that the Office of Disciplinary Council, which is appointed by the liberal-dominated Montana Supreme Court, is pursuing a meritless, ethical complaint against Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen for simply doing his job representing the Legislature in a legitimate constitutional dispute between the Legislature and the court. Read more at →

Biden admin quietly consulted left-wing eco groups on plan to block off millions of acres: Montana AG – The Biden administration’s recently-announced plan to establish the largest-ever conservation zone was developed in collaboration with left-wing eco groups, according to Montana’s attorney general. Read more at →

Knudsen petitions Supreme Court to reverse rulings in homelessness cases – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen joined several of his colleagues on Monday in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s decisions that place restrictions on local governments’ efforts to crack down on homeless encampments. Read more at →

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Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen

Montana students invited to 2023 Constitution Contest – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen announced the 2023 U.S. Constitution Contest Monday during a Constitution Day celebration in the rotunda of the State Capitol. Read more at →


Superintendent Elsie Arntzen

Superintendent Elsie Arntzen Celebrates American Indian Heritage Days – In 1997, the Montana Legislature designated the fourth Friday in September as American Indian Heritage Day and stated that “all districts shall conduct appropriate exercises during the school day.” Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen Releases 2022-2023 Montana State Assessment Results for Math and Reading – “It is gratifying that more students took all of the tests, which recognizes the importance of getting back to the basics,” said Superintendent Elsie Arntzen. “These scores are promising but we have more to do. The success noted in the high school ACT indicates more students are focused on Montana Ready, which is college and career readiness.” Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen Celebrates Montana’s 2023 National Blue Ribbon School Awardees – Superintendent Elsie Arntzen congratulates Anderson School, Amsterdam Elementary School, and Deer Park School as Montana’s 2023 National Blue Ribbon School awardees. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →


Commissioner Troy Downing

Havre hears presentation on financial fraud – Montana Auditor Troy Downing was at North Central Senior Citizens Center Thursday to give a presentation on common forms of financial fraud, part of a 14-stop tour aiming to promote awareness, improve prevention and reduce the stigma around people who are victimized by fraudsters, especially senior citizens. Read more at →


Latest Updates from the Montana Republican Party



Senator Steve Daines

Daily on Energy: GOP senators dish on prospects for permitting reform – Sens. Steve Daines, Kevin Cramer, and John Hoeven say that Republicans are ready to negotiate on a more comprehensive bill on permitting reform – but with certain lines drawn in the sand. Read more at →

Basin Electric Congressional Panel – Basin Electric Vice President of Government Relations Tyler Hamman moderated a congressional panel at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Membership. The panelists included U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer of North Dakota and Steve Daines of Montana. Read more at →

Congressman Ryan Zinke

Zinke, Sheehy, talk federal government with former Trump administration officials at Gateway town hall – Tim Sheehy, who is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, made a Gallatin Valley appearance on the campaign trail during a town hall with U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke on Thursday. Read more at →

Zinke visits Colt Fire – United States Congressman Ryan Zinke met with firefighters at Lake Alva on July 31, discussing both the growing Colt Fire and the push to boost wildland firefighter funding. Read more at →

No one does it cleaner and better than the US: Rep. Ryan Zinke – Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., discusses how U.S. adversaries are cashing in on President Biden’s green push on ‘The Bottom Line.’ Read more at →

Congressman Matt Rosendale

House Republican says he opposes all temporary government funding bills as shutdown looms – Conservative Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale tells Fox News he won’t vote for any continuing resolution to fund the government past Sept. 30 as Congress readies for what could be a messy showdown over government spending levels and legislative priorities. Read more at →

ROSENDALE KICKS OFF EASTERN MONTANA ENERGY TOUR – Montana Congressman Matt Rosendale (R-MT02) kicked off his Eastern Montana Energy Tour as he is set to be joined by Arizona Congressmen Eli Crane and Andy Biggs at the Stillwater Mine, Yellowtail Dam, the coal mine in Colstrip, and the CHS Refinery in Laurel. Read more at →

Talking with U.S. Rep. Rosendale about military matters – U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale of Montana’s Eastern Congressional District was interviewed on Montana This Morning. Read more at →

REP. ROSENDALE PRESENTS CONGRESSIONAL RECORD TO COLSTRIP TO CELEBRATE 100TH ANNIVERSARY – Rep. Rosendale presented a Congressional Record to Colstrip Mayor John Williams to recognize the centennial celebration of the town of Colstrip. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s Website →

Governor Greg Gianforte

Governor Gianforte Joins Montanans To Celebrate Largest Tax Cut in State History – Governor Greg Gianforte joined legislators and Montanans to celebrate the impact of the historic tax package he signed into law this spring. Read more at Gov. Gianforte’s website →

Attorney General Austin Knudsen

Biden admin hit with legal challenge for green-lighting massive plan to take ag lands out of production – Montana Attorney General Knudsen says Biden admin actions are ‘direct attack on rural communities’ Read more at →

Department of Justice reports record amount of fentanyl seizures in Montana – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen says a record amount of fentanyl has been seized in the state in the first half of 2023. Read more at →

The Battle to Ban TikTok and the Man at the Center of It – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen says he might not be leading the fight to ban TikTok in the state if it hadn’t been for a Chinese surveillance balloon. Read more at →

Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen

Montana Secretary of State: ‘Where is the Media on Election Integrity?’ – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen spoke to KGVO News on Tuesday to ask why media outlets, print, radio, and television across the state are not covering the upcoming Supreme Court decision on what she called ‘common sense election integrity laws’ that were passed in the 2021 legislature, then struck down by a Montana District Court. Read more at →

Superintendent Elsie Arntzen

Elder fraud on the rise, Commissioner says – Montana’s frontier spirit and tireless efforts have yielded positive results for our teachers and students as the U.S. Department of Education (USED) has officially approved the Field-Testing Flexibility Waiver for the new Montana Alternative Student Testing (MAST) pilot program. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Commissioner Troy Downing

Elder fraud on the rise, Commissioner says – On a tour of eastern Montana, Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance (CSI) Troy Downing stopped off in Sidney to give a presentation on elder fraud in the hopes of preventing scams from ever taking place. Read more at →

State auditor Troy Downing announces possible consideration for congressional run – Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen announced she has launched an exploratory committee for a run for Congress in the state’s second district, which has now prompted Troy Downing to announce he’s considering running. Read more at →