Montana Republicans continue to stall jobs bill
One Week Has Passed With No Action on Infrastructure
HELENA -- As Montanans across the state await a comprehensive infrastructure bill to pass, Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen and Republican legislators have decided to stall it.
"Instead of doing what Montanans expect and pass an infrastructure bill, Montana Republicans are letting a good jobs bill collect dust," said Nancy Keenan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party. "Montanans are ready for the Governor's infrastructure bill to pass--creating jobs and growing our economy. The question remains: When will Montana Republicans get to work and put this bill on Governor Bullock's desk?"
Debate on Governor Steve Bullock's infrastructure bill, House Bill 14 being carried by Rep. Jim Keane of Butte, ended last Friday. Montanans are still waiting on Republican leadership to take action on this bill.
Governor Bullock's bill would fund infrastructure projects across Montana and create thousands of good-paying jobs in the process. His bill ensures communities, businesses, and Montanans have efficient and reliable infrastructure that helps grow our economy and protects our quality of life.