HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte was in Havre on Wednesday for meetings with the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce and the St. Mary’s Diversion Project as he makes his way across the Hi-Line. The main topic of discussion during the Chamber’s meeting was bringing high-wage, telecommuting jobs to Havre.
“We had representatives there from Triangle Communications. They shared stories of people, now, who are moving back home and bringing jobs with them. And what we were talking about was the fact that, literally, any job you do at a desk, you can do remotely over the Internet if you have high-speed broadband.”
Gianforte also participated in a roundtable discussion about the St. Mary’s Diversion Project, which is deteriorating.
“The Diversion that’s up in the Northwest corner of the state, is starting to deteriorate. So, we have to get federal dollars to rebuild that project so that the water can continue to flow. The canals are sloughing in, some of the pipes are cracking and developing leaks.”
Gianforte says he helped reverse a decision by Customs and Border Patrol to cut hours at four ports of entry in eastern Montana. The Port of Raymond will stay open 24 hours a day and the other ports will have reduced hours, but will still be open longer than CBP originally proposed.