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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Daines previously voted to cap unemployment insurance benefits for Montanans laid off due to the pandemic — but after Democrats succeeded in expanding benefits, Daines was repeatedly caught dishonestly bragging about the increased benefits, before abruptly changing his tune and calling them too “generous.”
Throughout this crisis, Daines has fought for his big-business backers, pushing for a corporate slush fund without strong protections to prevent corporations from using funds to boost CEO bonuses or buy back stocks and slipping a massive tax giveaway for the wealthy into a relief package. But when it comes to everyday Montanans, Daines has turned his back.
“Senator Daines didn’t fight for Montanans when they needed relief at the onset of this crisis. Instead, he voted to cap unemployment benefits and opposed paid leave,” said MDP Executive Director Sandi Luckey. “Montanans have seen Daines’ true colors and are not holding out hope that he will ever do what’s right.”
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