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Jobs and Economic Growth

Congressman Zinke believes the federal government is too big and reaches too far into Montana small businesses. He is committed to reducing overreaching regulations on small business that have stifled our ability to prosper economically, and is fighting regulations brought on by the EPA and ObamaCare.

Taxes: I support tax reform to make the tax code fairer, flatter and simpler for Montana families and small businesses.

Budget: I support a Balanced Budget Amendment and introduced the Balanced Budget Accountability Act which would prevent Members of Congress from receiving a paycheck if they fail to pass a balanced budget. I also believe in biennial budgeting, like we do in Montana.

Debt: The federal government has a spending problem. We need to cut taxes and grow our way out of this hole that Washington's big spenders have put us in. I will work on bi-partisan measures to cut wasteful spending, eliminate the deficit and pay down the debt.


More on Jobs and Economic Growth

September 6, 2016 Press Release

Zinke Announces $3.5 Million Grant for West Yellowstone Airport

(CONGRESS) September 6, 2016 – Today, Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke announced a $3,582,740 grant for the West Yellowstone Airport located in West Yellowstone, MT. The airport operates between June and September and serves both the tourism community and is the base for smokejumpers during wildfire season. Delta estimates about 8,000 commercial passengers go through the airport during the abbreviated season. As more people visit Big Sky, that number is only expected to grow.

July 14, 2016 Press Release

Zinke Applauds Passage of Department of Interior Appropriations

Bill includes Zinke’s provisions to end Obama’s federal coal  moratorium and blocks new coal, gas and oil regulations


June 30, 2016 Press Release

Small Businesses Honor Rep. Zinke With “Spirit of Enterprise” Award

June 30, 2016 Press Release

Zinke & Daines Defend Montana Coal Country, Blast DOI Regulations

(CONGRESS) June 30, 2016 – Today, the Department of the Interior (Interior) released its final rule to unjustly overhaul the royalty and valuation process for coal, oil, and gas production on federal and tribal lands. Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke and U.S. Senator Steve Daines blasted Interior for the regulation, which will make the process even more expensive for the Crow Tribe to mine their coal and make a living. The final rule becomes effective on January 1, 2017.

June 14, 2016 Press Release

Video: Rep. Zinke & Billing’s Union Leader, Mike Johnson, hold hearing fighting for Montana coal jobs

Johnson: “I lost a darn good-paying job…These coal miners don’t have anyplace to go.”

June 9, 2016 Press Release

Montana Congressional Delegation Pushes Forest Service to Advance Permitting Process for Rock Creek Mine

(U.S. Congress)—Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Congressman Ryan Zinke this week pushed the U.S. Forest Service to finalize an important document and advance a decades-old permitting process for the Rock Creek Mine in northwest Montana.

February 9, 2016 Press Release
Zinke Statement on Obama Budget: “A whole lot of money spent on a whole lot of nothing”

(WASHINGTON) February 9, 2016  – Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke released the following statement responding to President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2017 fiscal year: 

February 5, 2016 Press Release
Zinke Statement on Obama’s Oil Tax

(CONGRESS) February 5, 2016 — Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke released the following statement on the Obama administration’s proposal to place a $10 tax on every barrel of oil to pay for green energy projects:

January 29, 2016 Press Release

Zinke Urges President Obama to Meet Montanans And Understand What’s At Stake

Zinke: “These are the people who literally feed, power and shelter America, and I think the President should hear their stories”


December 18, 2015 Press Release

Zinke Makes History: Lifts the Ban on Crude Oil Exports