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Daines Among 94 Votes Against Budget Deal
Bipartisan deal passed House 332-94 and is expected to pass the Senate
HELENA – Montana's lone congressman is one of 94 representatives who voted against a bipartisan deal to ease federal spending cuts and prevent future government shutdowns.

The White House-backed measure passed the U.S. House Thursday 332-94 and is expected to pass the Senate.

Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines said in a statement that he opposes the deal because it does not provide a solution to the debt crisis.

Daines says the budget plan relies on spending cuts years from now to offset immediate spending increases, and does not take the steps to address Washington's "spending addiction."

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin says the measure reduces the deficit by $23 billion, doesn't raise taxes and cuts spending in a smarter way.

Daines is running for U.S. Senate in 2014.
 
On 12-17-13, realrepub commented....
How any politician, Republican or Democrat, votes on any issue during a campaign for election or re- election is totally irrelevant.  If you just took Mad Max’s voting record during the years he was up for re- election, he would make R.R. look like he was a Communist!
 
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