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Thursday, August 27, 2020
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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