Ryan Zinke

Montanans Say Terrorism Is The Biggest Problem In The U.S.

Dec 7, 2015

Montanans say terrorism is the biggest problem in the U.S. In a new statewide poll of 435 Montanans, 24 percent offered terrorism as the country's top problem. Joshua Poulette conducted the poll for MSU Billings.

Zinke, Daines Urge Gov. To Block Syrian Refugees From Montana

Nov 18, 2015

A group of Missoula residents is working to bring a resettlement agency to the city in order to help refugees. But two Montana Republicans today urged Governor Bullock to prevent those refugees from coming to Montana.

Syrian refugee center on the Turkish border 50 miles from Aleppo, Syria (3 August 2012).
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Republican lawmakers are taking steps to keep Syrian refugees out of Montana, and the rest of the country as well. Meanwhile the governor says it’s a moot point, for the time being.

Pipes for Keystone XL Pipeline
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Montana politicians of both parties found something to unite over today: their outrage over the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama rejected the permit application for the pipeline citing the need for America to lead the fight against climate change.

Denise Juneau, Montana superintendent of public school will challenge Ryan Zinke for Montana's lone seat in the House of Representatives.
MT OPI

Montana's Democratic State School Superintendent, Denise Juneau, wants to replace Republican Representative Ryan Zinke in Congress. Juneau, Montana's first Native American woman elected to statewide office, has officially launched her congressional campaign.

Juneau tells Montana Public Radio’s Edward O’Brien she wants to take her “work ethic and “ability to get things done” to Congress.

On Monday night Missoula’s city council takes up a proposed ordinance that would require criminal background checks on nearly all gun sales in the city, including those between private parties.

Today, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox said he believe such an ordinance, “is prohibited by state law and likely violates our constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”

Rep. Ryan Zinke
Eric Whitney

Congressman Ryan Zinke's announcement Tuesday that he's considering running for Speaker of the U.S. House caught just about everyone by surprise, so don't feel too out-of-the-loop if you didn't see it coming.

Rep. Ryan Zinke is considering a run for Speaker of the House
William Marcus

Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke is considering running for Speaker of the House. Zinke's spokesperson sent the following statement to MTPR News:

House Committee Approves Measure To Open Parks To Paddling

Oct 8, 2015
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee voted Thursday to lift longstanding restrictions on kayaks, rafts and other "hand-propelled" vessels on hundreds of miles of rivers and streams in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee voted Thursday to lift longstanding restrictions on kayaks, rafts and other "hand-propelled" vessels on hundreds of miles of rivers and streams in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.

Conservation and angling groups opposed paddling in those areas, saying existing restrictions preserve the solitude and wildness of the parks' waterways while allowing boats on many lakes and some rivers. The measure from U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., passed on a 23-15 vote and now goes to the full House.

Oil pump.
Dan Boyce

Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke has joined a big push in the House to repeal America’s ban on exporting crude oil. Today the White House said it would veto the bill Zinke is backing.

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