Posted: Oct 16, 2013 10:30 PM by KBZK News
WASHINGTON, D.C. - After Wednesday's vote on legislation to fund the federal government through January 15, 2014 and suspend the debt limit through February 7, 2014, Congressman Steve Daines released a statement.
"I am pleased that the government will reopen tomorrow and that we've postponed the debt ceiling crisis, while also retaining the largest spending cuts in a generation and preventing individuals from fraudulently receiving Obamacare subsidies," Daines said.
Daines said that as a result of his discussions with Montanans, it is clear that "another band-aid is not the solution to our country's long term fiscal problems."
The government needs to reopen, he said while adding that the nation cannot risk defaulting on its obligations.
"But I am deeply frustrated that this vote virtually guarantees that in just a few short months, we'll be back at square one, facing another debt ceiling crisis," Danes said. "This was a missed opportunity to address our nation's debt crisis and engage in a much-needed conversation about long-term reforms and real solutions that deal with out spending and balance the budget."
He said, "When the people of Montana elected me as their voice in Congress, I promised them that I would work to solve the tough problems facing our country, and I remain focuses on these goals."
Daines said Montanans want long-term reforms and tangible solutions as opposed to more of Washington's persistent failures to resolve its spending addiction.
"Going forward, my objectives will remain the same: repeal Obamacare, oppose tax increases and curb federal spending," Daines said.