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Gianforte: "The people of Montana also face a massive disaster"

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The House has passed legislation for the $7.85 billion Harvey aid package and Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte released the following statement:

“Our hearts go out to the people of Houston and to all affected by Hurricane Harvey which has left catastrophic damage in its wake. This funding represents an important first step to help Americans devastated by the hurricane as they work to recover and rebuild.

“The people of Montana also face a massive disaster. Hundreds of thousands of acres burn, jeopardizing the livelihood of hard-working Montanans. Ash rains down on our homes and schools. Poor air quality threatens the health and well-being of Montanans, particularly our children and elderly.

“I will continue being a strong voice for Montana, ensuring that folks in Washington understand the devastation on the ground in our state. I will continue advocating short- and long-term relief for Montana in the form of wildfire funding and forest management reforms. My door is always open to Montanans, and I encourage them to reach out to my office for help with federal agencies as we face this disaster together.”

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