Latest March Updates from the Montana Republican Party

Senator Steve Daines

Daines Discusses Biden’s Southern Border Crisis on Fox News’ America Reports – A fifth-generation Montanan, Steve Daines brings 28 years of private-sector business experience to Washington, D.C. as he serves the people of Montana in the U.S. Senate. Watch on Youtube →

Congressman Ryan Zinke

House Republicans plead with Mayorkas to address ‘unprecedented surge’ across northern US-Canada border – Letter to DHS cites ‘alarming number’ of terror watchlist subjects crossing US-Canada border amid ‘orchestrated’ crisis. Read more at →

Former Pres. Trump endorses Zinke for re-election in Montana’s District 1 congressional race – Trump posted to Truth Social, “Congressman Ryan Zinke is doing a terrific job representing the incredible people of Montana’s 1st Congressional District. Read more at →

Keeping Public Lands in Public Hands – “The bipartisan legislation bans the sale or transfer of public lands managed by the Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service except under very specific conditions and where required under previous laws.” – Ryan Zinke Read more at →

Congressman Matt Rosendale

REP. ROSENDALE CELEBRATES MONTANA AND AG WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) honors hard-working farmers and ranchers throughout America on the House Floor in celebration of Montana and National Ag week. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

REP. ROSENDALE RELEASES STATEMENT AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT OF PYRAMID MOUNTAIN LUMBER CLOSURE – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02), released the following statement after Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. in Seeley Lake, Montana, announced its intentions to shut down after operating for 75 years. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

REP. ROSENDALE RECOGNIZES NEW NATIONAL WHEAT GROWERS SECRETARY NATHAN KEANE – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02), took to the House Floor to recognize and congratulate Nathan Keane who recently got elected as Secretary of the National Association of Wheat Growers. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

REP. ROSENDALE CELEBRATES INVEST IN VETERANS WEEK – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02), took to the House Floor to honor our veterans and recognize Governor Gianforte’s Invest in Veterans Week initiative. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

Governor Greg Gianforte

US is allowing foreign nationals to spy on Americans: Gov. Greg Gianforte – Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte discusses his attempt to ban TikTok in his state on ‘Cavuto: Coast to Coast.’ Read more on →

‘Biden needs to do his job’: Republican governors reject president’s border deal push – Gianforte said he presented Biden with a copy of the 10-point border security plan that Republicans first submitted to his administration over two years ago. Read more on →

Gianforte says statewide sales tax off the table as his property tax task force gears up – Gov. Greg Gianforte had two big messages: Figure out how to bring some permanent tax relief to Montana homeowners – and don’t do it by recommending a statewide sales tax. Read more on →

Montana’s first Amazon facility launches – “They’re looking to open more facilities in Montana and we’re excited to welcome amazon to Montana,” said Governor Gianforte. Read more on →

Gianforte outraises Busse in first 2024 campaign finance report – The incumbent Republican governor hauled in over $1 million – without cutting himself a check. Read more on →

Attorney General Austin Knudsen

Attorney General Knudsen Files 39th Lawsuit Against Biden’s Unlawful Ban On Energy Exports – The ban will jeopardize Montana’s production, storage, and transportation of natural gas which will cost Montanans jobs and hurt the state’s economy The lawsuit is the 39th that Attorney General Knudsen has filed against the Biden administration. Read more on the AG’s website →

Reversing Restrictions on Homeless Camp Bans in Montana – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen leading a coalition of 24 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the case of Johnson v. City of Grants Pass. Knudsen argues that if a lower court’s ruling stands, the country’s growing homelessness problem will worsen and hinder local and state policy response. He believes that states have a sovereign right to address the issue locally. Read more on →

Republican AGs demand Wells Fargo answer for abruptly closing gun dealer’s account, other woke policies – Montana AG Austin Knudsen is leading a group of 15 other AGs in sending a letter to Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf stating their concerns over the bank’s abrupt shuttering of accounts. The group is eyeing practices regarding debanking, or the closure of individual or organization accounts the bank views as a risk. Read more on →

Eye-opening new stats lead to increased fears over fentanyl in Montana – New numbers coming out of the Montana Attorney General’s Office show fentanyl drug seizures in the state of Montana have doubled in just one year. Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen attributes the rise in numbers back to the crisis at the southern border – so Montana set out to intensify its drug defenses. Read more on →

Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen

Secretary Christi Jacobsen standing up for small businesses, monitoring Corporate Transparency Act court decision – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen is proud to be a proponent of the interests of businesses throughout the state of Montana. Read more at Sec. of State Jacobsen’s website →

Nearly 5,000 businesses joined Montana’s economy in February – Montana welcomed roughly 5,000 new businesses in February, according to the Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen. Read more on →

VIDEO: Secretary Jacobsen congratulates businesses honored at 2024 Made in Montana Tradeshow – Secretary Christi Jacobsen thanks businesses for attending 2024 Tradeshow, doing business in Montana Read more at Sec. of State Jacobsen’s website →

Secretary Christi Jacobsen joins esteemed colleagues at Montana Chamber’s Women in Business Summit – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen was honored to join dozens of esteemed colleagues and guests at the Montana Chamber of Commerce “Blazing Trails” Women in Business Summit this week. Read more at Sec. of State Jacobsen’s website →

‘Collaboration between Election Administrators and Secretary of State’: State, local election officials praise partnership – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen said it was an honor for the Secretary of State’s Office to provide updates on the partnership between state and local election officials during this week’s State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs (SAVA) interim committee. Read more at Sec. of State Jacobsen’s website →

New Cascade County elections chief gets training – In the video above, 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. Read more on →

Secretary Christi Jacobsen thanks staff, candidates for successful 2024 candidate filing period – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen thanked staff in the Secretary of State’s Office and candidates across Montana for a successful 2024 candidate filing period. Read more at Sec. of State Jacobsen’s website →

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Superintendent Elsie Arntzen

Superintendent Arntzen’s Statement on the Board of Public Education’s Action Related to Public Charter School Implementation – Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen sent the Montana Board of Public Education (BPE) a letter on March 22, 2024, regarding the opening of public charter schools.Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen to Host Community Discussions on Innovative Assessments – Superintendent Arntzen and New Meridian are hosting nine community roadshow discussions on the innovative Montana Aligned to Standards Through-Year (MAST) program for parents, community members, teachers, and school leaders from April 2-12, 2024. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen Announces Alternative Teacher Licensing Pathway – Superintendent Arntzen proudly announces that the Montana Board of Public Education (BPE) approved the alternative teacher licensing pathway to the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) on March 18, 2024. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Schoolyard Bullies in the Legislature – During the Education Interim Budget Committee meeting on March 12-13, 2024, the Chair and some members of the Committee tarnished the reputation of the entire legislature with their lack of decorum. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen’s Response to the Education Interim Budget Committee’s Attack on the Great Work OPI Employees are Doing to Implement Legislation – “This is a political persecution. I am being attacked because I am a conservative. I stood up for limited bureaucracy, fought the radical transgender agenda, opposed woke-ism, promoted good government, and delivered results for our children, parents, and schools.” Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Commissioner Troy Downing

State works to educate public about rising threat of cybercrime across Montana – State Auditor and Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Troy Downing says AI is of particular concern, as it can be used to imitate the voices of real people. Read more at →

FOOL’S GOLD! THE MONTANA PRECIOUS METALS SCAM – Here we go again, another fraud to look out for. This warning came from Montana’s Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Troy Downing. Read more at →

MT CSI warns of the “pig butchering” scam – The Commissioner of Securities and Insurance (CSI) office is going around Montana educating communities on what to look for in potential scam situations and who the most vulnerable targets are. Read more on →

Tour Defends Against Financial Scams on Montana’s Elderly – “A lot of people don’t understand exactly what we do as a criminal justice agency and a regulator of insurance and securities, and we’re trying to change that,” began Downing.Read more at →

T. Falls presentation to focus on financial scams – Common financial scams in Montana is the topic of a special presentation set for March 27 at the Thompson Falls Senior Center. Read more at →

Protecting the Big Sky – This week, the Meagher County Community Center is reaching out to the seniors of the community to provide information on generalized resources through the Rocky Agency on Aging. Read more on the Meagher County Chronicle →