As millions of Americans await the vote of the U.S. Senate as to whether the country will face a government shutdown, Montana Senator Steve Daines spoke with reporters late Friday afternoon from his office in Washington, D.C.
The House approved a one-week extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security, sending the proposal to the White House and avoiding a partial shutdown just hours before the Friday night deadline.
Update: the House approved a one-week extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security. A bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks failed in the House on Friday 203-224.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana State University Billings poll found that nearly 57 percent of Montanans oppose the Affordable Care Act, but 69 percent opposed shutting down the government as a way to defund it.
Despite news that a compromise deal to end the government shutdown in Washington, D.C., the University of Montana has taken steps to help the 562 veterans and their dependents who may experience disruption of educational benefits.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a meeting between Obama and congressional leaders has been postponed to give Senate leaders more time to resolve a standoff over the nation's debt and the partial government shutdown.