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The Budget, Spending Cuts and Debt

Congressman Ryan Zinke is a fiscal conservative. He knows that the Washington spends too much of Montana's hard-earned paychecks. The national debt is at historic levels, topping more than $17 trillion. A debt that big puts out children's futures at risk and threatens our national security. Ryan is opposed to earmarks, wasteful pork barrel spending, and is committed to advancing legislation to reduce government spending and the national debt.

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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: 

December 18, 2015 Press Release

Zinke Makes History: Lifts the Ban on Crude Oil Exports

December 3, 2015 Press Release

HISTORIC: House Passes first Long-term Highway Compromise in 10 Years, Includes Critical Crop Insurance Fix

Vote hailed by Montana Ag

October 28, 2015 Press Release

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Rep. Ryan Zinke Statement on Budget Act


(WASHINGTON, D.C.) October 28, 2015 – Today Congressman Ryan Zinke voted against the White House-driven budget act, citing the drastic cuts to crop insurance and damaging impacts on rural health, as well as the bill’s failure to actually address the financial problems facing the federal government. Click here to view a section by section summary of the bill.

October 1, 2015 Press Release

Zinke Votes for Defense Funding

Blasts Obama for “Shameful political posturing at the expense of our troops”

April 30, 2015 Press Release

Ryan Zinke Votes to Defend Public Lands, Against Joint Budget Resolution

(WASHINGTON) April 30, 2015 – Today Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke voted no on S. Con. Res. 11 – FY2016 Budget which included a provision to sell federally owned lands.  Despite Zinke’s no vote, the resolution passed by a margin of 226—197. The following statement is from Congressman Zinke.

February 27, 2015 Press Release

Zinke Votes to Fund Homeland Security, Urges Democrats to Stop their Shutdown


February 27, 2015—Today Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke voted to continue funding the Department of Homeland Security at current levels for the next three weeks and avoid a Democrat-led shutdown. Despite having bi-partisan support, the measure, H.J. Resolution 35, failed with 172 Democrats and 50 Republicans voting against it.


February 13, 2015 Press Release

No Budget, No Pay – Period.

Rep. Ryan Zinke Helps Introduce Balanced Budget Accountability Act

This week, Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke joined Rep. Luke Messer, R-IN in introducing the Balanced Budget Accountability Act which prevents Congress from getting paid if they do not pass a budget that balances within 10 years. The Act also establishes spending requirements and restrictions on tax increases. Montana Senator Steve Daines introduced the legislation in the U.S. Senate.  

February 2, 2015 Press Release

Ryan Zinke’s Reaction to the Obama Budget

 Today President Barack Obama released his FY 2015 budget proposal which included trillions of dollars in new taxes, spending and debt. The following statement can be attributed to Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-MT).

January 30, 2015 In The News

Montana's congressional delegation reacts to Obama's speech

HELENA – Montana’s congressional delegation split along party lines Monday night with Democratic Sen. Jon Tester praising President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, while Republican Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Ryan Zinke criticized the president.

Tester endorsed Obama’s initiatives to help the middle-class through education nd investments in infrastructure and changes in the tax code.