The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Katherine McKeogh
Office of Steve Daines 

Daines Will Vote Against Increasing the Debt by $256 Billion


August 11, 2021

U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced he will vote against the $1.2 trillion package moving through the Senate after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its analysis showing the bill will increase the federal debt by $256 billion. Daines’ announcement comes after Montanans and the American people were promised the bill would be fully paid for and not increase the debt, during and after negotiations.

“Montanans were told and promised that this massive, 2,700-page bill would not increase the debt. Unfortunately, according to Congress’ nonpartisan budget scorekeeper, the...

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