WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana Republican Rep. Steve Daines today released information regarding his staff and office operations during the current partial government shutdown.
“Serving the people of Montana remains my number one priority, and my staff and I will continue working to serve the people of Montana and provide Montanans with needed information about the services they rely on during this time,” Daines said in a written release.
Daines’ offices in Washington, D.C., Helena, Missoula, Great Falls and Billings will remain open during normal business hours, with limited staff.
In line with most federal agencies, nearly half of Daines’ official staff will be furloughed, allowing for necessary constituent services and office functions to remain active.
Daines said he will donate his salary during the government shutdown to the Big Sky Honor Flight.
“The first piece of legislation I introduced, the Balanced Budget Accountability Act, was based on a simple principle — if Washington doesn’t do its job, it shouldn’t be paid. During a government shutdown, the same truth remains,” Daines stated. “That’s why I’ve signed onto legislation requiring salaries for members of Congress to be withheld through the duration of the government shutdown, and have also committed to donating my salary during the same time to the Big Sky Honor Flight.”