The Difference Between Dennis Rehberg and Montana’s Top Democrats: Actually Getting Things Done

The Great Falls Tribune is reporting that the federal government will pay the entirety of costs from the severe flooding on the Rocky Boy reservation this summer. Excellent news for Montanans who definitely need the federal assistance and telling about the difference between Montana’s sole representative and Democratic leaders.

What did the Democrats do? They persuaded the federal government to give additional assistance:

Requests to amend the declaration to include full funding came in from a wide swath of Montana’s elected officials, including Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester, all Democrats, and Windy Boy, who hand-delivered a letter to the president during the signing ceremony of the Tribal Law and Order Act.

What did Representative Rehberg do? Nothing other than get his name in the paper:

The USDA’s decision also met with praise from Montana’s elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont.

"This is a positive step for the families and farms that are putting their lives back together," Rehberg said.

Great work again, Representative Rehberg.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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