After Handing Tax Cuts to the Wealthiest Americans, Gianforte Voted Against Raising Wages for Working Montanans

Justin AilportGianforte, News, Republicans

Helena, Mont. – Two years after handing hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest Americans, Rep. Greg Gianforte voted against legislation to phase in a minimum wage increase for Montanans yesterday.

Gianforte, who is now running for the Montana governor’s office, is the richest member of Congress.

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to gradually increase the minimum wage for the first time in over a decade – legislation the Congressional Budget Office estimated would raise wages for millions of Americans and lift more than one million Americans out of poverty. Gianforte voted against the bill.

On the campaign trail for his current seat in Congress, Gianforte expressed concern about Montana’s wages.

But in 2017, Gianforte voted in favor of the GOP’s tax bill that gave tax breaks to multinational corporations and the wealthiest Americans at the expense of hardworking families.

“Greg Gianforte again failed hardworking Montanans,” said Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen. “In the past he’s voted to put more money in his own pocketbook and the pocketbooks of his wealthy friends, but voted no to allowing hardworking Montanans to earn a better wage.”

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