Following President Trump’s State of the Union Address on January 4, US Representative Greg Gianforte and US Senator Steve Daines both issued statements responding to the address.

Gianforte began his statement by applauding President Trump’s work, stating that he has “brought the American dream into greater reach for more Montanans.”

Gianforte recounted the story of a water well driller in the Bitterroot Valley, who has experienced an increase in business in the last few years. The well driller also received a shipment of made-in-America steel, something Gianforte said he “had not seen” in over 20 years.

In his statement, Gianforte lauded the benefits of new trade deals on Montana’s economy.

“This trade agreement ensures our producers have access to our biggest trading partners—but it doesn’t stop with Canada and Mexico. We have new trade agreements with China, Japan, South Korea, and Europe,” Gianforte stated.

“These deals benefit our farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, and other businesses. President Trump deserves a lot of credit for delivering trade agreements that work for America and Montana.”

Gianforte then went on to commend President Trump for securing borders, working overseas with troops and allies, and boosting the American economy.

At the end of his statement, Gianforte said, “imagine for a moment if we took a page from the national playbook so that more Montanans could have access to greater opportunities. I look forward to continuing to work with President Trump and other lawmakers to bring all Montanans closer to the American dream.”

“God bless America, and God bless Montana,” Gianforte concluded.

Daines began his statement by listing the various accomplishments that President Trump detailed in his address, including a strong economy, less government, and new trade deals.

Daines also boasted the benefits of trade deals such as the USMCA for Montanans. “This is a big win for Montana farmers and ranchers,” Daines said.

Continuing on in his statement, Daines stated, “We’re confirming conservative judges to the bench at a historic pace. In fact, we’ve already confirmed over 180 new judges appointed by President Trump. These are lifetime appointments, shaping our courts and protecting our Montana way of life for generations to come.”

“We’re supporting our veterans,” Daines said. “We’re working to lower the cost of prescription drugs. We’re prioritizing paid family leave, which would help over thirteen thousand Montanans. We’re securing our Southern border and stopping the flow of Mexican meth, which is devastating our Montanan communities. We’re giving our law enforcement the tools they need to protect our Montana families.”

“I comment President Trump for a strong State of the Union Address tonight,” Daines stated in conclusion to his statement.