Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:02 AM by Marnee Banks
WASHINGTON, DC - Representative-elect Steve Daines (R-MT) says the bill which Congress passed to avert the "fiscal cliff" crisis did little to fix the nation's problems, adding that the root of the issue is reckless spending.
CBS News reports that while the bill addressed the revenue side of the balance sheet, it failed to introduce any significant budget cuts. According to the bill, automatic spending cuts which were slated to take effect January 1, 2013 were delayed for another two months.
This means, the new Congress will be charged with cutting the budget.
"To put our nation back on solid fiscal ground, we must work toward solutions that seriously address Washington's out-of-control spending and help balance our budget," Daines said.
The Republican added that Congress also needs to look at passing a long-term solution for Farm Bill because the nine month extension doesn't provide the certainty that Montana farmers and ranchers are looking for.
Daines will be sworn into office on Thursday, taking over for Congressman Denny Rehberg (R- MT) who lost a highly contentious Senate election to Jon Tester (D- MT).