Latest April Updates from the Montana Republican Party

Senator Steve Daines

Daines Discusses Mayorkas’ Impeachment Proceedings on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto – Watch on Youtube →

Daines’ Inflation Roundtable in Billings – Watch on Youtube →

Congressman Ryan Zinke

100-year-old Montana World War II veteran honored with Congressional Gold Medal – Congressman and Navy SEAL veteran Ryan Zinke presented the Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Irvine.Read more at →

Montana minor league baseball team in dispute with National Park Service over arrowhead logo – Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke of western Montana questioned Interior Secretary Deb Haaland last week about the agency’s legal action against the Range Riders… Read more at →

Biden has the authority, money to fix America’s ‘No. 1 issue’: Rep. Ryan Zinke – Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., shows support for Speaker Johnson, criticizes delays on the border bill and raises concerns about China’s immigration and fentanyl production. Watch on →

Rep. Zinke to Newsmax: Mideast Conflict No Longer ‘Surrogate’ War – Following Iran’s drone attacks on Israel early Sunday morning, Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., told Newsmax that the conflict in the Middle East was no longer isolated to Israel.Read more at →

Zinke lauds decision to hold more water in Flathead Lake this spring – Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke applauded Monday a plan to hold more water in Flathead Lake this spring.Read more at →

Congressman Matt Rosendale

REP. ROSENDALE CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE RECONSIDERATION OF CANCELLED CATTLE AND CROP SURVEYS TO SUPPORT LOCAL PRODUCERS – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) sent a letter to the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, and the Administrator of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Joseph Parson, regarding the recent decision by the National Agricultural Statistics Service to cancel the July cattle inventory survey as well as all county estimates for crops. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

REP. ROSENDALE VA WEB ACT PASSES SUBCOMMITTEE – The House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations passed Congressman Matt Rosendale’s (MT-02) bill, H.R. 6874, the VA WEB Act. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

REP. ROSENDALE FIR ACT INCLUDED IN AMERICA’S WILDLIFE HABITAT CONSERVATION ACT PASSES COMMITTEE – The House Committee on Natural Resources passed Congressman Matt Rosendale’s (MT-02) H.R. 200, the Forest Information Reform (FIR) Act, as a section in Chairman Westerman’s, H.R. 7408, the America’s Wildlife Habitat Conservation Act. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

REP. ROSENDALE OPPOSES NEW RADICAL EPA MANDATES – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) released the following statement regarding recently announced mandates by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will create unrealistic environmental regulations for coal and natural gas plants and put Montana’s fossil fuel industry directly in the crosshairs of Biden’s Green New Deal agenda. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

Governor Greg Gianforte

States Take On China in the Name of National Security – Local politicians impatient with Washington’s actions against Beijing block Chinese land purchases, factory plans and research Read more on →

Gov. Gianforte: Biden Driving up Energy Costs – Governor Greg Gianforte criticized President Joe Biden and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for issuing new rules aimed at eliminating affordable and reliable energy for Montanans. Read more on Gov. Gianforte’s Website →

Montana Air National Guard will receive new C-130J planes – Governor Greg Gianforte announced in a news release on April 11, 2024, that the Montana Air National Guard’s 120th Airlift Wing in Great Falls will be first of four bases to receive the new C-130J model Super Hercules cargo aircraft. Read more on →

Montana Governor Offers Hope for Those Facing Tax Problems – For property owners in Montana, the Property Tax Assistance Program and the Montana Disabled Veterans Property Tax Assistance Programs were slated to be due on April 15th, but that date has been extended. Read more on →

Feds approve Montana’s plan to expand broadband access – Gov. Greg Gianforte said in a statement one of his administration’s top priorities is to expand broadband access to underserved and unserved areas of Montana and address digital literacy. Read more on →

Attorney General Austin Knudsen

Red States File Brief Against DHS To Protect Themselves Against Illegal Immigration – Attorney General Knudsen led the massive effort against Mayorkas in hopes of protecting “standing states to defend immigration rules” when the federal government “abdicates its obligation to do so,” appearing to legally prepare and ensure that state’s rights are protected. Read more on →

Attorney General Knudsen files 42nd lawsuit against Biden administration – The new emissions rule, put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), forces unattainable standards on passenger cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty vehicles. The EPA is attempting to use the weight of the federal government to force auto manufacturers to produce enough EVs to account for 70 percent of vehicle sales in less than a decade. Read more on the AG’s Website →

Attorney General Knudsen is fighting back against liberal state’s attempt to dictate energy policies in Montana and across the country – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen discusses Hawaii’s ‘novel’ climate case on ‘Varney & Co.’ after filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to take up a leftist-wing climate case against energy companies that would have serious ramifications for Montanans and the entire country. Watch on →

Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen

Secretary Christi Jacobsen: ‘Montana further protecting election integrity, improving voter confidence by piloting national program’ – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen is proud to announce that the state of Montana was selected to participate in a first-of-its-kind pilot program with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to ensure the state’s voter rolls are accurate and up to date. Montana was one of only a few states that qualified for the program. Read more at Sec. of State Jacobsen’s website →

New Cascade County elections chief gets training – Ryan Gamboa reports on Terry Thompson, the newly-hired elections administrator for Cascade County, who is receiving one-on-one training this week from staff of the Montana Secretary of State’s office. Watch on →

Cascade County Elections Office overcomes challenges – Since Terry Thompson took over the administrative duties of the Cascade County Elections Office, it’s been a learning experience. Read more on →

County Administrators Gearing up for Upcoming Elections – The Flathead County Election Department received training last week from the Montana Secretary of State’s office on election software and best practices. Read more on →

Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen thanks businesses for successful 2024 annual report season – Since taking office, Secretary Jacobsen has cut registration fees in half for Montana businesses, waived several other fees entirely, and provided the one-time fee waiver for all Montana businesses filing a 2024 annual report by the April 15th deadline. Read more at Sec. of State Jacobsen’s website →

Secretary Christi Jacobsen, Montana Land Board generate estimated revenue of more than $2 million for Montana – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen voted to approve items generating an estimated revenue of more than $2.2 million during the April 2024 Board of Land Commissioners (Land Board) meeting. Read more at Sec. of State Jacobsen’s website →

Secretary of State announces acquisition of Missouri Headwaters State Park – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen joined her fellow commissioners on the Montana Land Board in unanimously approving an acquisition to the Missouri Headwaters State Park. The Land Board voted 5-0 to approve the acquisition of nearly 26 acres. Read more →

Superintendent Elsie Arntzen

Superintendent Arntzen Sends Letter on Biden’s Dangerous Title IX Changes to Montana Education Leaders – “The new federal Department of Education Title IX rules take a sledgehammer to our nation’s freedom of speech, parental rights, and due process rights with a radically woke redefinition of sex. This is another top-down Biden mandate that disregards states’ rights. I will continue to fight for Montana’s women, girls, and values.” – Superintendent Elsie ArntzenRead more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen Blasts Organizations for Stalling Educational Opportunities – “I have always been and will continue to be a fierce advocate for transparency, parental rights, and expanding educational choices for our children.” – Superintendent Elsie Arntzen Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Court Order on Public Charter Schools is a Win for Montana Students – I am encouraged that Public Charter Schools give parents a choice in the education of their children. During my years as State Superintendent, my focus has been putting Montana students first. I remain accountable to our constitution, our laws, and our Montana students and parents. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen Pledges Support for Private Property Rights – Land Board Commissioner and State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen listened to passionate public comment on water rights issues during the State Land Board meeting on Monday, April 15. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Elsie Arntzen Asks Montanans to Nominate 2025 Teacher of the Year Candidates – “The Teacher of the Year program allows parents, children, community members, and school staff to recognize the work that our teachers do. I encourage every Montanan to nominate a teacher that has impacted their life.” Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Commissioner Troy Downing

VIDEO: Insuring Tomorrow: Navigating the Regulatory Environment of the AI and Tech Revolution Watch on VIMEO →