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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Matt Rosendale is proud to see the State of Montana, under Governor Greg Gianforte’s leadership, protect Montana ranchers. On October 27th, the State of Montana notified American Prairie that they are not currently authorized to graze bison on two state allotments. American Prairie will be required by November 17th, to detail how they will prevent bison grazing in these areas. The Governor’s decision to protect ranching and reject the Biden Administration’s radical environmentalist agenda is welcome news for Montanans. This decision from the Governor’s office comes on the heels of a recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) decision to deny petitions of stay filed on behalf of Montana stakeholders, including the Governor’s office and the Montana Attorney General. Last week, Congressman Rosendale sent a letter to BLM and OHA demanding that they reverse their decision denying the petitions of stay.

Rosendale, PNW Delegation Slam Biden Administration’s Dam-Breaching Efforts

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Washington, D.C. –– Today, Reps. Matt Rosendale, Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Cliff Bentz (R-OR), and Russ Fulcher (R-ID) released a joint statement slamming the Biden Administration’s report which calls for the breaching of all dams on the Columbia River System and was developed during closed-door conversations with…

Rosendale Applauds SCOTUS EPA Ruling

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency case to take away policy-making authority from unelected bureaucrats and to return legislative authority to the United States Congress. “I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to take power away from EPA bureaucrats, in the form of broad climate regulations, and…

Rosendale, Daines Slam Biden Admin for 90-Day Finding on Bison

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U.S. CONGRESS – Representative Matt Rosendale and U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statements after U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced the completion of a 90-day finding on the petition to list bison Distinct Population Segment in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act…

Rosendale, Daines Urge Biden Admin to Extend Protest Period for Bison Grazing Proposal

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Matt Rosendale and U.S. Senator Steve Daines are urging the Biden administration to extend the protest period on the proposed decision affecting grazing allotments on the American Prairie Reserve in Phillips County, Montana. “As you are aware, BLM received over 2,700 comments on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) from Montana…

Rosendale, Daines Urge Biden Admin to Finalize Rule to Reverse Disastrous Cottonwood Decision

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Washington, D.C.  – Representative Matt Rosendale and U.S. Senator Steve Daines are leading their colleagues in urging the Biden administration to resolve challenges stemming from the disastrous Cottonwood decision which threatens Montana forest management projects. “During a congressional hearing on October 2021, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) testified that unless action…

Rep. Rosendale Introduces Bill to Delist Grizzly Bears in Northern Continental Divide and Greater Yellowstone Ecosystems

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Washington, D.C. – Last night, Representative Rosendale introduced the Science-Based Grizzly Bear Management Act of 2021. This bill would direct the Secretary of the Interior to remove the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem and Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem populations of grizzly bears from the list of endangered and threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). There…

Rep. Rosendale’s Bill to Clean-Up Damaged Forest Lands Passes Unanimously Out of Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the House Committee on Agriculture unanimously passed Congressman Matt Rosendale’s bipartisan bill to fund the remediation and restoration of damaged public lands. The National Forest Restoration and Remediation Act was introduced earlier this year with Representatives Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA), Joe Neguse (D-CO), and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA). This bill would allow…

Rep. Rosendale Introduces The Forest Litigation Reform Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Rosendale introduced the Forest Litigation Reform Act. This legislation would prevent frivolous litigation from impeding responsible forest management practices needed to conserve our forests and mitigate wildfire risk. Extreme environmental groups often take advantage of our legal system to engage in an endless cycle of litigation, to prevent…