Steve Bullock
Steve Bullock
Governor

Steve Bullock is serving his second term as governor of Montana. Previously, he was the state’s Attorney General.

Unions and Workers

Supports a $15 federal minimum wage.

Healthcare

Led efforts to expand access to healthcare in Montana through Medicaid expansion and supports the Affordable Care Act.

Immigration

Has opposed ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which protects DREAMers, and has urged Congress to protect them legislatively. As governor, he refused the Trump Administration’s request to send National Guard troops to the border.

Climate Change

Has called for urgent action to address climate change but does not believe it’s realistic to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy in the next 15 to 20 years. Does not support the Green New Deal.

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Bullock Touts His Record on Healthcare and Education as Governor

As governor of Montana, Bullock promoted his record of expanding access to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and freezing tuition at public colleges, all accomplished by working with a Republican-led legislature.

Bullock Argues Americans Should Be Able to Keep Their Private Insurance

At the Democratic debate, Bullock pushed for expanding access to healthcare without taking away private health insurance. “I’m not going to support any plan that rips away quality health care for individuals... It used to be Republicans who wanted to repeal and replace — now many Democrats do as well.”

Bullock Opposes Providing Healthcare for Undocumented Immigrants

Bullock does not support providing healthcare for undocumented immigrants, saying, “I would work on fixing that and immigration reform rather than just throwing health insurance for everybody that's undocumented in this country.”

Declining to Endorse the Green New Deal, Bullock Announces Climate Plan Focusing on Renewable Energy, New Technology, and Increasing Energy Efficiency

Bullock’s approach to address the climate crisis focuses on increasing energy efficiency, expanding renewable energy, rejoining the Paris accord, and researching new technologies to capture carbon. He has faced criticism for not supporting the more ambitious goals and strategies of the Green New Deal.

On Immigration, Bullock Urges Congress to Protect Dreamers

As governor, Bullock signed a letter to Congress to protect the 800,000 Dreamers, young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, from deportation.

Bullock Touts Support for Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Currently governor of Montana, Bullock announced his bid for president in May with a platform that includes raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Bullock Significantly Expands Medicaid Coverage in Montana, Has Not Called for Universal Healthcare

Bullock expanded healthcare coverage to 96,000 people in Montana through Medicaid while lowering drug costs and stabilizing private insurance rates. He does not support Medicare for All and has not called for universal healthcare.