As a farmer and as your senator, I’ve learned there are two certainties in life: The rooster will crow at dawn, and Congress will abandon town during election season.
We are still more than five weeks from Election Day, and sure enough, Congress has adjourned until the middle of November.
But my words fell on deaf ears, and after this upcoming five-week recess, Congress is on pace to work the least amount of days in 60 years.
Montana’s counties, schools, and police officers are waiting for Congress to provide certainty and deliver timely SRS and PILT payments.
And the entire nation is waiting for the Senate to vote on a Supreme Court nominee. In our nation’s history, it has never taken longer to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.
Montanans deserve these common-sense solutions, but folks in Congress have proven they aren’t willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.