Last week Representative Trebas (R-Great Falls) voted to kill a bill that would have helped firefighters who develop lung cancer on job. He voted to kill the bill after originally telling his constituents that he would vote “yes.” He lied to Great Falls firefighters.
But Representative Trebas hasn’t kept away from Facebook since turning his back on firefighters. In fact, Trebas may have just let the cat out of the bag when responding to Dave Van Son, a Great Falls firefighter. Trebas wrote:
I want to see straight out cancer insurance provided so we don’t have to have the fight over what is occupationally caused or not. Regardless of if I’m here or not, I think as long as there is a Republican majority, the word presumptive will never get through.
First, Representative Trebas is wrong. The presumptive illness bill flew through the Senate, which is controlled by the GOP. So, the problem is not the Republican majority. It appears that the problem is Republican leadership in the Montana House.
You can read the entire exchange here:
Only two of the ten GOP Representatives who voted to kill the presumptive illness bill need to change their vote in order to move the legislation to the House Floor.
Please contact these ten Legislators right away by phone or email and ask them to support SB 72.
|Representative||Mark Nolan||Big Forkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Representative||Fred Anderson||Great Falls||406-761-4042|
|Representative||Denley Loge||St. Regis||406-649-2368||Denleylogehd14@gmail.com|
|Representative||Jeremy Trebas||Great Falls||406-899-5445||Rep.Jeremy.Trebas@mt.gov|