Gianforte is the representative for Montana’s at-large district and is a Republican. He has served since Jun 21, 2017. Gianforte is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
In 2017 Gianforte pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter in 2017 the night before he was elected to Congress.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Gianforte.
Gianforte is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Gianforte has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 2, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Greg Gianforte sits on the following committees:
Gianforte was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1972: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 West Kent Avenue in Missoula, Montana, as the “Jeannette Rankin Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 297: Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2019
- H.R. 426: Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act
- H.R. 4645: East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
- H.R. 5429: SIREN Act of 2018
- H.R. 3873: Alex Diekmann Peak Designation Act of 2017
- H.R. 3872: To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam.
Does 8 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Gianforte sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (40%) Water Resources Development (16%) Health (12%) Native Americans (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Taxation (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)
Some of Gianforte’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7350: To streamline the process for consideration of applications for the placement of communications ...
- H.R. 6936: Advancing Gig Economy Act
- H.R. 5763: National Telehealth Strategy and Data Advancement Act
- H.R. 5579: LIST Act of 2020
- H.R. 3716: Small County PILT Parity Act
- H.R. 3542: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the Indian ...
- H.R. 3471: To make available the continued use of Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program project use ...
From Jun 2017 to Jul 2020, Gianforte missed 95 of 1,738 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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