Do Nothing Daines’ Reckless Inaction Could Cause Government Shutdown 

Rachel Prevost2020, Daines, News, Republicans

Thursday, August 27, 2020

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Do Nothing Daines’ Reckless Inaction Could Cause Government Shutdown 
Helena, MT – As our country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re now barrelling towards a potential government shutdown thanks to Senator Steve Daines and his Republican colleagues in Washington. The Senate Appropriations Committee, which Senator Steve Daines sits on, has failed to pass a single appropriations bill this fiscal year. These spending measures have to be enacted before October 1st to avoid a government shutdown.

Why have Senate Republicans failed to do their jobs? They are reportedly trying to shield Daines “from any controversial votes” until he is “safely past Election Day.” 

Instead of working to keep the government open, Daines is on vacation, hiding from tough votes and showing that he’s more worried about his re-election campaign than fighting for Montanans.

The hypocrisy is rich — Steve Daines has advocated throughout his time in Congress for withholding pay for Members of Congress if they are unable to pass a budget.  Yet his own inaction is putting a government shutdown on the table, which could devastate Monatana’s tribes and cause added financial strain for Montana’s workers.

“Steve Daines is willing to throw our government into chaos and threaten Montanans’ livelihoods just to save his re-election campaign,” said MDP Communications Advisor Christina Wilkes. “Montanans can’t afford a government shutdown on top of a public health and economic crisis – it’s time for Do Nothing Daines to do his job.”


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