Daines backs plan to balance budget in 10 years
LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY
Freshman Congressman Steve Daines is voicing support for a House Republican proposal to balance the federal budget in 10 years.
Daines was back in Montana on Monday and delivered a speech to the state Legislature.
The Republican from Bozeman was elected in November to his first public office, replacing U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg.
He says "Washington is broken" with run-away spending and rewards for special interests. He says politicians there need to better work together to find solutions.
Daines says he is supporting a plan by House leaders to draft a budget that balances the federal budget by focusing on cuts alone.
The Republicans says the plan will not touch Medicare for seniors currently using it. That benefit program, and others like farm subsidies, could take big cuts under the proposal.