Latest June Updates from the Montana Republican Party

Senator Steve Daines

Sen. Daines Tours the Rosebud Mine in Colstrip – Watch →

Sen. Daines Reflects on Memorial Day on KBZK – Watch →

Congressman Ryan Zinke

Republican Congressman Demands Deportation of Migrant Family, Blames Kalispell Nonprofit for Arrival of Undocumented Immigrants – Montana Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke on Thursday issued a press release describing the arrival of a Venezuelan migrant family and alleging that Kalispell nonprofit Valley Neighbors of the Flathead aided the family in traveling to Kalispell Read more at →

GOP Highlights Veterans for Trump Before Memorial Day – “I served under Trump, and I know his caliber and the caliber of his character, and the depth and the love for his country, and without a doubt – as a former SEAL team commander, a former acting commander of special forces in Iraq – I know that he will never deploy troops unless it’s in our advantage to win decisively at that point of battle,” Zinke said in the video. Read more at →

Rep. Zinke to Newsmax: Trump ‘Spot on the Target’ for Libertarians – Former President Donald Trump is “spot on the target” to court the Libertarian vote, as he is a “pragmatic leader” who believes that the nation’s sovereignty matters, Rep. Ryan Zinke said Read more at →

Congressman Matt Rosendale

REP. ROSENDALE ATTACKS ATF RULE FORCING MONTANA GUN SHOW CLOSURE – ongressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) released the following statement after a gun show in Hamilton, Montana was canceled last weekend due to a new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Rule that fundamentally changes and drastically complicates the way firearms are sold in the United States. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

CHAIRMAN ROSENDALE EXPOSES CORRUPT ORACLE CERNER FOR BUYING VOTES ON CAPITOL HILL INSTEAD OF FIXING FAILED VA SYSTEM – Chairman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) of the House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Technology Modernization exposed Oracle Cerner’s destructive efforts to lobby politicians and buy votes on Capitol Hill instead of fixing their software while veterans are experiencing ongoing issues with receiving the care they have earned and deserve. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

REP. ROSENDALE RENEWS OBJECTIONS TO BIDEN’S ILLEGAL RESETTLEMENT OF MIGRANTS INTO MONTANA – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) released the following statement after a recent report exposed a group of illegal aliens were secretly flown into Kalispell by the Biden administration. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

Governor Greg Gianforte

Biden’s ‘war’ on energy will cost Americans jobs, worsen inflation, Montana officials say – Montana Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte and Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., are raising red flags over the Biden administration’s “war” on energy, warning that it is negatively impacting certain communities in their state and the United States overall. Read more on →

Governors Talking The Talk And Walking The Walk On Housing – Governor Greg Gianforte joined the National Association of Realtors this week to discuss Montana’s progress in improving housing availability and affordability. Read more on →

Montana’s unemployment rate decreases in April, employment levels increase – Governor Greg Gianforte announced last week that Montana’s era of historic unemployment continued in April as the state’s unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent and employment levels increased. Read more on →

Gianforte calls upon Board of Regents to reinstate transgender sports ban – Governor Gianforte is calling on the Montana State Board of Regents to reinstate a block on transgender athletes competing in girls and women’s sports. Read more on →

Attorney General Austin Knudsen

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen leads state petition to end Mexico lawfare against U.S. gun makers – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is asking the Supreme Court to stop the Mexican government’s attempts to bankrupt and blame American firearms manufacturers for Mexico’s problem with gun violence. Read more on →

Attorney General Knudsen leads group of state AGs to push Biden not to hand over vast pandemic Powers To WHO – Led by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, 22 state attorneys generals wrote a letter to Biden, obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller, voicing their concern over potential plans to give the WHO a series of powers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on →

Attorney General Knudsen’s proposal passes Land Board to expand oversight on water rights – Under a change proposed by Attorney General Austin Knudsen, the Land Board voted unanimously to exercise greater oversight of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s management of water rights and state trust lands. Watch on →

Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen

Montana Secretary of State launches voter guide video series – Current and upcoming voters in Montana now have a new video series to refer to when pondering questions about the state’s election process. Read more on →

New interactive absentee ballot report compares Montana county voter rates – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen launched an interactive online report of how many absentee ballots were sent and where, and how many have been returned. Read more on →

New voting method improves the process for blind voters – The Lewis and Clark County Elections Office has recently adopted a new voting method for the blind community, creating a more equitable experience that helps keep people’s votes 100% secret. Read more on →

Christi Jacobsen: Combatting the illegal immigration threat to the Montana way of life – As secretary of state, I have the honor of talking with Montanans about a wide array of issues. Lately, two looming crises are threatening our communities: the surge in fentanyl trafficking and massive illegal immigration. It’s my personal belief that these intertwined issues pose grave dangers to our state’s safety and future prosperity. Read more on →

Past Vigilante Day participants share memories of the parade – Each year the Vigilante Day Parade sees the specters of the past return to Last Chance Gulch, stirring the memories of those who took part in the now century-old tradition. Read more →

Superintendent Elsie Arntzen

Superintendent Arntzen Protects Private Property Rights – Land Board Commissioner and State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen voted to protect private property rights during the State Land Board meeting on May 20, 2024. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen Celebrates Outcome of Public Charter School Lawsuit – The dismissal states that the preliminary injunction from April 17, 2024, will remain in effect until he court terminates the injunction or the legislature clarifies the public charter school opening process during the legislative session. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen: Rights of Montana Girls Shall Not be Infringed – Superintendent Arntzen held a press conference on the steps of the Montana State Capitol today in defense of the rights of Montana girls. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Commissioner Troy Downing

In Gallatin County, Four Men Charged with Engaging in Conspiracy to Defraud Investors, Farmers, and the State of Montana – The Commissioner of Securities Insurance (CSI) and Gallatin County Attorney charged four men with engaging in a conspiracy to defraud investors, farmers, and the State of Montana through various means, including a Ponzi scheme. Read more on the Commissioner’s website →

Belgrade Plumber Receives Suspended Prison Sentence for Insurance Fraud to Begin House Arrest – CSI investigation revealed that in January 2022, Mr. Dennis Hurlbert, owner of Belgrade Plumbing and Heating, presented a Certificate of Liability Insurance to a would-be employer. Read more on the Commissioner’s website →

2024 Investing in Montana Summit – June 11 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – This will be an afternoon of learning about investment opportunities in our great state, from angel funds to public companies. Register on the Commissioner’s website →