June 2024

Thursday, June 13

9:00 a.m.

Met with students from Grass Range High School

9:35 a.m.

Press interview

10:00 a.m.

Attended Commerce Committee hearing

11:30 a.m.

Senate floor session

11:35 a.m.

Met with students from Target Range School

12:30 p.m.

Delivered virtual remarks at the VFW Montana State Convention

12:45 p.m.

Attended DPCC meeting

1:45 p.m.

Senate floor session

Wednesday, June 12

8:00 a.m.

Met with representatives from the National Association of Wheat Growers: Keef Felty (President); Jamie Kress (Treasurer); Nathan Kean (Secretary, Loma); Boyd Heilig (Director, Havre); Jake Westlin (VP of Policy and Communications); and Laney Ferrell (Policy Intern)

8:15 a.m.

Montana Constituent Coffee

9:00 a.m.

Met with representatives from the Montana Building Industry Association: Byron Anderson, Kim Chambers, John Freer, Steve Keaster, Nicholas Ream, and Andy Shirtliff

9:05 a.m.

Met with representatives from the Montana League of Conservation Voters: Jocelyn Leroux (Missoula); Kearstyn Cook (Whitefish); and Sara Chieffo

9:20 a.m.

Press interview

9:45 a.m.

Attended Banking Committee hearing

10:00 a.m.

Chaired Defense Appropriations Subcommittee classified hearing

11:30 a.m.

Senate floor session

12:00 p.m.

Met with representatives from Coinbase: Brian Armstrong (CEO); Faryar Shirzad; Kara Calvert; and Alden Knowlton

12:30 p.m.

Met with representatives from the Montana Music Educators Association: Amy Schendel (Fine Arts Education Coordinator, Billings Public Schools); Kim Lorengo (K-12 Music Educator, Anaconda School District); Michel Sticka (Director of Bands, Livingston Public Schools); and Sara Croghan (Music Teacher, Bozeman Public Schools)

12:45 p.m.

Attended Democratic Caucus

2:00 p.m.

Press interview

2:15 p.m.

Senate floor session

2:30 p.m.

Attended Indian Affairs Committee hearing

4:00 p.m.

Met with representatives from the Crow Tribe: Chairman Frank White Clay, Levi Black Eagle, Majel Russell, Channis Whiteman, Andrew Treble, Matt Wise, Jamie George and Amanda Sowden

4:45 p.m.

Met virtually with Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly

6:00 p.m.

Delivered virtual remarks at the Montana Health Network and HIMSS Montana Chapter Frontier Healthcare Conference

Tuesday, June 11

4:15 p.m.

Met with Montanans from Moms Demand Action including: Susan DeBree (Helena); Dannette Fadness (Missoula); Shani Henry (Helena); Lauren Hill (Bozeman); Linda Kinsey (Director/Native Connections, Helena Indian Alliance, Helena); Tara Lee (Kalispell); Beckie Squires (Helena); Julia Starrett (Florence); Erica Staub (Bozeman); Shannon Thomas (Helena); Lillian Thomas (Missoula); Ryann Thomas (Helena); Cara Uribe (Helena); Roxanne Weikel (Missoula); Tiffany Williams (Florence); Ione Young (Billings); David Bond (Everytown for Gun Safety)

4:30 p.m.

Met with representatives from the Portland Cement Association: Jeff Guy, Marty Johnson, Brad Kinkeade, Ryan Lindsey, Vince Martin, and Scott Nielson

5:30 p.m.

Senate floor session

5:35 p.m.

Attended the Consumer Bankers Association Board of Directors Dinner

8:00 p.m.

Met virtually with Commerce Committee colleagues

Thursday, June 6

9:00 a.m.

Met with representatives from the Montana Stockgrowers Association: Colton Coffee and Rocky Forseth

9:30 a.m.

Met with represenatives from National Council for Mental Wellbeing: Pat Noonan (State Captain, Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana, Butte) and Rebecca Farley

9:45 a.m.

Met with Teah Vennes (Shields Valley High School, Clyde Park) and Holley Vennes from Future Farmers of America

11:45 a.m.

Press interview

Wednesday, June 5

8:15 a.m.

Montana Constituent Coffee

9:15 a.m.

Press interview

9:30 a.m.

Met with Dave Roemer, Superintendent of Glacier National Park, and Alexandra Picavet

10:00 a.m.

Chaired Joint Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Senate Aging Committee hearing

12:00 p.m.

Senate floor session

12:45 p.m.

Met with Senate Leadership

2:30 p.m.

Met with representatives from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation’s Women’s Leadership Committee: Alena Standley and Jasmine Evans (MFBF staff); Dr. Katie Rein (large animal veterinarian, Melville); Leslie Cavill (rancher, Shawmut); and Carla Lawrence (Roberts)

3:45 p.m.

Senate floor session

Tuesday, June 4

9:30 a.m.

Met with Dana Toole (Montana Department of Justice, Special Services Bureau Chief), Brenda George (Executive Director of the Children’s Alliance of Montana), Kipp Tkachyk (Director of Flathead County Children’s Advocacy Center), Sean Sullivan (Child Advocate for Flathead County CAC), and Jacole Douglas (Tele-mental Health Program Coordinator, Children’s Alliance of Montana)

10:00 a.m.

Chaired Defense Appropriations Classified Subcommittee hearing

11:30 a.m.

Senate floor session

12:30 p.m.

Met with Chancellor Les Cook of Montana Technological University

12:45 p.m.

Attended Democratic Caucus

2:15 p.m.

Senate floor session

Monday, June 3

5:00 p.m.

Delivered remarks at the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living Annual Congressional Briefing

5:30 p.m.

Senate floor session