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The Montana House of Representatives is, with the Montana Senate, one of the two houses of the Montana Legislature.

Greg Gianforte


House Speaker Paul Ryan on Montana incident: "There's never a call for physical altercations."
DEVELOPING: Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for Montana's House seat, has been accused of body slamming a reporter. ht…
Missoulian (MT paper) rescinds earlier endorsement: "Gianforte should not represent Montana in the U.S. House.".
This man, MUST BE a democrat MOLE in the Repub party, as undercuts GOP again. ht…
I hate liberal media too. TRYING 2 entrap us into doing something stupid. BUT...cannot fall for trap.
If you're following the Montana House race, is anyone surprised that billionaires throw temper tantrums when they don't get their way?!?
Greg Gianforte, the GOP candidate in a Montana House race, was charged with assaulting a journalist
Republicans are set for a big win in Montana today as GOP candidate Greg Gianforte is favored to win a seat in The House of Repre…
Montana House election in turmoil, House speaker urges GOP nominee to apologize for alleged assault on reporter:
Analysis: If Gianforte wins in Montana, the House likely has no choice but to welcome him
8/ A Montana GOP House candidate was charged with assault after “body-slamming” a journalist. .
Breaking News: Republican House Candidate in Montana Special Election has body slammed national reporter
Unvetted Staffer Hired by House Democrats Stole National Security Info & Fled to Warm Embrace of Pakistan,…
The G.O.P. candidate for Montana's House seat was charged with assault for body-slamming a reporter.
Paul Ryan calls on candidate to apologize for assaulting Guardian reporter: The House speaker said: ‘That…
This closely-watched fight for an open House seat in Montana just went WWE on us.
Greg Gianforte should be the next White House Press Secretary .
BREAKING: Speaker Ryan calls on Montana GOP House candidate to apologize for assault. "That's wrong and should not happen."
This is a key point made by re: fiasco. The Gianforte statement had a blatant falsehood.
. Montana show the GOP that Russia in the White House is not tolerated. A Country is watching.
I'd rather see Paul Ryan apologize to America & President Trump! As well as RESIGN!
BREAKING: Fox News says crew saw Montana House candidate Greg Gianforte grab Guardian reporter by neck and slam him to the ground.
Paul Ryan calls for Montana candidate to apologize, but doesn't ask him to drop out over assault charge
Reporter who exposed Montana GOP House candidate's connections to Russia physically assaulted for asking question about Trum…
Good people of Montana: You get one representative in the House. Don't let it be a guy who physically assaults reporters d…
Montana House candidate charged with assault of reporter; newspapers pull endorsements https:/…
"At a gathering last week in Hamilton, Montana, a man told Republican House candidate Greg Gianforte that “our...
Hi Montana Voters, . Greg Gianforte belongs in jail, not the U.S. House. For mere rule of law, send to Congress…
As Montana votes today for the open House seat, 3 newspapers rescinded their endorsements of the Trump-like candidate, Gre…
If Gianforte wins Montana House seat, goes to D.C., will colleague Dave Reichert be enlisted to serve as his probation officer?
The results in have scared Republicans. They're going all in to help GOP House nominee in now.…
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The movement is STRONGER THAN EVER! Amazing to see a packed house in Montana to support ! . LETS WIN!…
Montana House passes $10.2B budget, bill now goes to Senate
Daines presses support for Gorsuch in Helena visit: U.S. Sen. Steve Daines addressed the Montana House of……
Party caucuses have concluded and Montana House and Senate leadership follow I wish them all the best:
Montana House to takes up last surviving major public works bill: HELENA — After lawmakers have fought for wee... http:/…
A nice article in the Chronicle op-ed today from Billy McWilliams. Understandable position for Billy to take against me seeing that Billy is pro socialized medicine, pro socialized education, and many of his views support the communist manifesto. My record in the Montana House is clear and public. I would hope people look at my record rather than listen to someone *** bent on the destruction of the few freedoms we have left.
Introduce your self and tellour membership why you are running.            Our HighwayPatrolman father and Registered Nurse mother raised myself and six youngerbrothers and sisters in Butte, Miles City and Hamilton. After graduating fromGonzaga and Columbia’s School of International Affairs, and, with my firstwife, being blessed by two daughters, I was honorably discharged from two yearsof army duty and became a traditional Montana guardsman.  Voters in the Bitterroot Valley electedme to three terms in the Montana House, one as Democrat Majority Leader and oneas Speaker. After five years commanding Hamilton’s 163rd CavalryTroop G detachment, I completed other duties, including commanding Tank CompanyD in Livingston and Billings, establishing the Intelligence capability for thenew 163rd Separate Armored Brigade (M-1), and becoming a Joint StaffOfficer for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, where Iworked on behalf of our National Guard and Reserve forces of the U.S. Arm ...
EXPERIENCE • Worked in banking for 10 years as Loan Officer, and Operations Officer • Self-employed in antique and auction business for 26 years • A large part of my experience in business had to do with managing personnel – which included: hiring, training, scheduling, and developing procedure manuals. • Eight years in the Montana House of Representatives • Served on House Appropriations Committee as chairman of Joint Sub-committee on Judicial, Law Enforcement, and Justice. • Served on Legislative Finance Committee • Served on Legislative Campaign Committee recruiting and training candidates PERSONAL • Married 51 years to Arlene, 2 children & 3 grandchildren • Reside south of Florence, 43 years • Resided 12 years in Missoula County AS A COUNTY COMMISSIONER, I WILL: • Protect your private property rights • Support and defend our 2nd amendment rights • Practice fiscal responsibility • Maintain integrity in office • Use common sense and pragmatism in decision making
The latest from Sam Thompson (Running for Montana House of Representatives in the UDistrict. Missoula, Montana
Candidate: Hillary is the Antichrist This is all kinds of fun. You know liberals will take this tongue and cheek comment and blow it up into something crazy. But you know, it’s hard to not agree with him! Montana House candidate Ryan Zinke, the early Republican front-runner for Montana’s open House seat, called former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the “Antichrist” in a recent campaign appearance, according to a local newspaper. “We need to focus on the real enemy,” he said referring to Clinton, according to the Big Fork Eagle, before calling her the Antichrist. Zinke, a former Navy SEAL, is one of six Republicans in a crowded field to replace Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), who is running for the Senate. He’s emerged as the early front-runner in the GOP primary due to his fundraising prowess. Zinke raised $450,000 in the last three months of 2013 and has $350,000 in the bank.
A Hamilton-area woman has announced her intention to run for the Montana House of Representatives in 2014.
Final tax bills advance in Montana House, Senate
Montana House judiciary committee continuing criminalization of Time to shame
Montana House backs plan to simplify state taxes by reducing number of credits, rate tiers
Montana House endorses bill to study Medicaid expansion
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The two busybodies in the Montana House who voted against the raw milk measure 2nd reading: Christy Clark (R) and David Moore (R)
interesting read! Montana House committee rejects employee social media protections: In 2009, the city of Boze...
Went over to Helena today to support the attempt to blast HB235 (Corner Crossing from/to public owned sections) out of committee for debate on the floor of the Montana House of Representatives. This was unsuccessful in a largely partisan vote. The house also voted to use funds for habitat acquisition & improvement to acquire more block management access to private lands. Very interesting debate, I must say. Oddly, the bill's sponsor argued for and the cosponsor argued against. Who would have thought?
Yesterday the Montana House killed the charter school bill. Good! While we occasionally see positive news coverage of some inner city charter program, it is anecdotal. There are no reliable studies that support the contention that charter schools are better than traditional public schools. In fact, the data suggests the opposite. The golden, glowing promotions of charter schools by the likes of the Washington Policy Center, the Heritage Foundation, and other recipients of the Koch brothers largesse, are intentionally misleading. It may be dead for now in Montana, but that same charter school bill is very much alive under the capitol domes of other states. It lives on as just one of the sociopathic progeny of ALEC, The American Legislative Exchange Council, the corporate bill mill. It was conceived, written and distributed by corporate interests who care nothing about quality education and everything about profits. ALEC is active in every state and has been very successful at recruiting state representativ ...
I just got the local paper here and an interesting artical was on the front page. Headline: Powell Sheriff would buck gun regs. The Sherriffs of three counties her in Montana have done the same. In a letter to VP Joe Biden he wrote, "In the wake of recent criminal events, politicians are attemting to exploit the deaths of innocent victims by advocating for laws that would prevent honest, law abiding Americans from possessing certain firearms and ammunition magazines. We are Americans. We must not allow, nor shall we tolerate, the actions of criminals, no matter how heinous the crimes, to prompt politians to enact laws that infringe upon the liberties of responsible citizens who have broken new laws." Also a letter emailed to Montana Sherriffs and posted online from the chairmen of Montana House and Senate Judiciary Committees urges Montana Sheriffs to refuse enforcment of any federal gun laws or regulations and refuse to permit any enforcment by others of federal gun laws. Everyone has been worried about ...
Senate Judiciary Committee tables two bills aimed at reducing size of Montana House, Senate.
State Rep. Ken Peterson, a 75-year-old Republican attorney from Billings, is four years into his second stint in the Montana House. The Brigham Young
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