Daines Misses Six Senate Votes to Attend Political Fundraiser

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Helena, Mont. – Sen. Steve Daines today missed a total of six roll call votes in order to attend a mid-week political fundraiser. According to local news reports, Daines was in Billings today to attend a campaign fundraiser. “I can’t imagine anything more important for Sen. Daines to be doing than the job Montanans sent him to Washington, D.C. to do,” said Montana … Read More

Montana Democrats’ Statement on Elsie Arntzen Running for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Sam Offerdahl2019, News, Republicans

Helena, Mont. – Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen today issued the following statement after the announcement that Elsie Arntzen will run for Superintendent of Public Instruction: “Elsie Arntzen has failed to support our students, teachers and public schools since taking office,” Lindeen said. “Arntzen was absent at the Capitol when our children’s education was under attack. Montanans deserve someone at the … Read More

Montana Democratic Party’s Statement on Failed Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Gianforte Entering 2020 Gubernatorial Race

Sam Offerdahl2019, Gianforte, News, Republicans

Helena, Mont. – Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen today issued the following statement after failed gubernatorial candidate and Montana’s current at-large representative in the U.S. House of Representatives Greg Gianforte filed for the 2020 gubernatorial race: “Montanans already rejected Greg Gianforte for governor once – and it’s no surprise why,” Lindeen said. “Gianforte poured millions into his own failed campaign while … Read More

Corey Stapleton’s Failure to Correctly Interpret State Law Costs Montana Taxpayers More Money

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Helena, Mont. – Current secretary of state and gubernatorial candidate Corey Stapleton lost another battle yesterday over legal issues waged on Montana taxpayers’ dime. Stapleton lost a case against Gov. Steve Bullock after Stapleton took steps to codify HB 132, an act to clarify the definition of bison, into law. District Judge Mike McMahon ruled that Bullock vetoed the bill and delivered it to … Read More

Daines Voted in Favor of Major Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Transportation Funding

Sam Offerdahl2019, Daines, News, Republicans

Helena, Mont. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines last night voted in favor of considering trillions of dollars in cuts to funding for programs that tens of thousands of Montanans rely on, including Medicare and Medicaid. Daines joined only 21 other senators in voting for the Senate to consider a budget resolution introduced by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that – if signed into law – would result intrillions of … Read More

Rep. Greg Gianforte Again Voted Against Protecting Montanans with Preexisting Conditions

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Helena – For the second week in a row, Rep. Greg Gianforte voted against protecting Montanans with preexisting conditions by voting “no” last night on legislation that would limit the sale of ‘junk’ insurance plans, which can deny health coverage to people with preexisting conditions. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act,” a package of … Read More

Rep. Greg Gianforte Today Voted Against Protecting Montanans with Preexisting Conditions

Sam Offerdahl2019, Gianforte, News, Republicans

Helena – Rep. Greg Gianforte today voted against a bill to protect Montanans with preexisting conditions, on the same day Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock signed into law legislation to protect access to affordable health care for Montanans. The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act, H.R. 986. The bill would block recent efforts to allow … Read More

Montana Democrats Adopt 2020 Presidential Delegate Selection Plan

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Helena – Following a 30-day public comment period, the Montana Democratic Party adopted a plan yesterday for how delegates from Montana will be selected to attend the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The national convention will be held in Milwaukee, Wis., in July 2020, when delegates from Montana and across the country will nominate the Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 … Read More

Republican Candidate Scott Sales Votes Against Legislation to Make it Easier for Montanans to Vote

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Helena – Republican candidate for secretary of state Sen. Scott Sales today voted against another piece of legislation that would remove barriers for Montanans to exercise their right to vote. Sales voted against an attempt by Sen. Bryce Bennett (D-Missoula) to bring a bill from Rep. Geraldine Custer (R-Forsyth) up for a vote on the Senate floor. The bill, HB 536, would have allowed … Read More

In Case You Missed It: Tester Town Hall Highlights Daines’ “Disdain” for In-Person Town Halls with Montanans

Sam Offerdahl2019, Daines, News

Helena – About 150 Montanans in Bozeman attended one of Sen. Jon Tester’s in-person town halls this week. At the same time, Montana’s junior senator, Sen. Steve Daines, has shown a lack of interest in talking with his constituents at in-person town halls. Last year, Daines called face-to-face town halls with Montanans “big protests” instead of “civil discourse.” “Steve Daines’ disdain for facing Montanans shows … Read More