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.
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.
With general rifle hunting season due to start on October 26, even officials at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are having problems getting information about federal public lands, due to the partial government shutdown.
As of 12:01 a.m. EST on Tuesday, the federal government closed down. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a budget or a temporary fix, known as a continuing resolution, before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.
UPDATE - 4:30 p.m. Monday, September 30 As of Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Montana Congressman Steve Daines was preparing to head back to the House floor to cast yet another vote that might result in a government shutdown.