Latest November Updates from the Montana Republican Party

Senator Steve Daines

DAINES ON FOX NEWS’S AMERICA REPORTS: “PRESIDENT BIDEN IS WEAK AND IT EMBOLDENS THE CHINESE, THE IRANIANS AND THE RUSSIANS” – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Fox New’s America Reports to discuss the ongoing fight against terrorism in Israel and Daines’ first-hand experience in the Hezbollah terror tunnels. Read more at Sen. Daines’s website →

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Daines bill demands Houthi terrorist designation after Biden admin reversal – Fox News Digital has learned that Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., has introduced a bill that seeks to reclassify the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen as terrorists, following a series of attacks on Israeli and U.S. forces. Read more at →

Congressman Ryan Zinke

Zinke introduces legislation to regulate Flathead Lake water levels – U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke on Tuesday introduced legislation in Congress aimed at ensuring Flathead Lake avoids another year of abnormally low water levels. Watch on →

Dem House candidate says GOP rival’s bill restricting Palestinian immigration will spread hate – Monica Tranel, a Democrat seeking to unseat Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke in the state’s election next year, said she would not support her GOP opponent’s bill to halt Palestinian immigration into the U.S. amid the war in Israel because it would contribute to the spread of hate and bias. Read more at →

Rep. Zinke Announces ‘Complete’ Endorsement for Trump – Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., announced Tuesday that he is “proud and honored” to be giving his “complete and total endorsement” to former President Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency in the 2024 race. Read more at →

Congressman Matt Rosendale

Rosendale Demands Answers from National Park Service Regarding Yellowstone Bison Management Plan – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) sent a letter to National Park Service Director Charles Sams III demanding answers to challenges Montana farmers and ranchers may face due to Yellowstone National Park’s 2023 Bison Management Plan. Read more at →

REP. ROSENDALE CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE VOTE ON SEC. MAYORKAS IMPEACHMENT FOLLOWING STAGGERING FENTANYL NUMBERS IN MONTANA – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) calls for an immediate vote on the resolution to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas following the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Rocky Mountain Division report stating nearly 350,000 dosage units of fentanyl, enough to kill one-third of the state’s population, were seized in Montana’s six most highly trafficked counties. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s Website →

REP. ROSENDALE PRESENTS CONGRESSIONAL RECORD TO GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY CONSTITUENTS AT VETERANS MEMORIAL DEDICATION – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) presented constituents in Golden Valley County with a Congressional Record to recognize their effort to honor the brave Montanans who served our nation in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan with a new memorial in the community. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s Website →

REP. ROSENDALE CHAMPIONS MONTANA PRIORITIES AND VOTES IN FAVOR OF INTERIOR APPROPRIATIONS BILL – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) voted in favor of H.R. 4821 – Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2024. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s Website →

Governor Greg Gianforte

Governor Gianforte: “Montana is Veteran Strong” – Joining veterans, business owners, legislators, and advocates, Governor Greg Gianforte today highlighted a new law to support veterans and attract retired military personnel to Montana. Read more at Gov. Gianforte’s website →

Attorney General Austin Knudsen

‘Last Line of Defense’: Montana AG Austin Knudsen Launches Reelection Bid – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen launched his reelection bid Tuesday, with the Republican vowing to be the “last line of defense” against the “disastrous Biden agenda that has harmed Montanans.” Knudsen-a former state lawmaker who cruised to a 17-point win during his first statewide race in 2020-enters the campaign with support from a number of Montana sheriffs and prosecutors, as well as the Montana Coal Council and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Read more at →

Report reveals shocking fentanyl numbers in Montana, enough seized to kill almost 1/3 of the state – Fentanyl, our nation’s deadliest drug is infiltrating Montana’s communities and families. “Fentanyl is absolutely the biggest, I think, just overall threat to the state and to the country. This is it’s reached absolute epidemic levels. It’s poison coming from the southern border. And we have to take this seriously,” said Attorney General Austin Knudsen. Read more at →

Attorney General Knudsen Joins 19-State Effort To Reverse Trump Gag Order, Protect Free Speech – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen joined 18 other state attorneys general in asking a court of appeals to reverse an unconstitutional gag order on President Donald Trump. The order is a violation of the President’s right to free speech and Americans’ essential right to hear what he has to say as a candidate in the Republican presidential primary and ahead of the 2024 presidential election. Read more at AG Knudsen’s website →

Hawaii’s ban on guns in ‘sensitive places’ is unconstitutional: Montana attorney general – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen filed an amicus brief on Tuesday against Hawaii’s law barring the carrying of firearms in so-called sensitive locations, which include the beach shores of the Aloha State. An eventual 9th Circuit decision in the case would not only affect Hawaii’s gun regulation but could have ripple effects across the broad appeals court jurisdiction, which covers seven mainland states including Montana and California, and also covers Alaska. Read more at →

Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen

Secretary Christi Jacobsen warns of misleading solicitations addressed to Montana businesses – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen is warning Montana businesses of misleading solicitations regarding various certificates and documents.Read more at →

Secretary Christi Jacobsen votes to increase public access in southeast Montana – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen voted to increase public access in southeast Montana during November’s State Board of Land Commissioners (Land Board) meeting. Read more at →

Secretary Christi Jacobsen announces winners of 2023 U.S. Constitution Contest – Students from across Montana participated in this year’s contest, which was titled “What Promises of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution Mean the Most to Me and Why?”. Read more at Sec. of State Jacobsen’s website →

Secretary of State Jacobsen running for second term, touts Montana’s elections – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen is officially running for reelection, saying that the state’s elections should be a “model for the rest of the country,” while including that there’s still room to improve. Read more at →

Superintendent Elsie Arntzen

Superintendent Arntzen Urges Board of Public Education to Keep Teacher Licensing Fees Low – An Op Ed by Superintendent Elsie Arntzen – “Should Montana increase teacher licensing fees? The answer is simple, NO. Why would we consider shifting the burden of covering the cost of licensing to our teachers who are struggling to make ends meet? As I have previously promised, I will not support increasing taxes on our teachers.” Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen and Commissioner Ray Shaw Honor Montana’s Military-Friendly Schools and Community Members – The Montana Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) and Superintendent Arntzen are proud to announce Montana’s Purple Star Schools and Purple Star Champions Awardees for 2023-2024. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen to Host Sixth Community Discussion on Education Legislation – This discussion will be held on November 29, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM via Zoom and will be moderated by the Office of Public Instruction’s Chief Legal Counsel, Rob Stutz. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Commissioner Troy Downing

Commissioner Downing Moves Land Board to Approve Purchase of 328-Acre North Wildcat Coulee Wildlife Management Area – Commissioner Troy Downing and the Montana Land Board voted to approve the purchase of the Lower Yellowstone River Project and the North Wildcat Coulee Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The 328-acre property is located approximately two miles upstream of the Far West Fishing Access Site and consists primarily of riparian habitat. Read more at Commissioner Downing’s website →