No Show Greg Gianforte’s Absence in Congress Hurts Montana Students and Educators As They Head Back to School

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No Show Greg Gianforte’s Absence in Congress Hurts Montana Students and Educators As They Head Back to School
Gianforte missed more votes than 93% of Congress, including votes for millions of dollars in education funding
 
Helena, MT – Montana students and educators counted on Greg Gianforte to speak up for them in Washington D.C, but he couldn’t even be bothered to show up for work. During his time in Congress, Greg Gianforte missed more votes than 93% of Congress, including critical votes to support Montana’s education system. 

Among the votes Gianforte skipped:

  • $10 million in funding for Education Department programs related to higher education.

  • $5 million in funding for community school and school safety programs.

  • $1 million in funding for career, technical, and adult education programs.

Greg Gianforte’s record in Congress was so atrocious that the Montana Federation of Public Employees – Montana’s largest teacher’s union – voted to unanimously condemn his candidacy, a first for the union.

“No Show Greg has spent his time in Congress playing hooky instead of showing up for the safety and wellbeing of Montana’s students and educators,” said MDP Deputy Communications Director Matt Fidel. “After skipping more votes than 93% of his colleagues, No Show Greg’s attendance record earns an ‘F.’”

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