U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Donald J. Trump’s designee for the U.S. Department of Treasury, Steven Mnuchin.
“Washington, D.C. is in desperate need of a leader who is willing to make the bold decisions necessary to put our fiscal house in order and back a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda,” Daines stated. “Steven Mnuchin is an experienced leader who isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo.”
Earlier today, Daines introduced his first bill of the 115th Congress, the Balanced Budget Accountability Act, which strengthens accountability in Washington by requiring members of Congress to pass budgets that balance within ten years, or see their pay terminated.
Daines and Mnuchin discussed Daines’ bill among other ways to rein in Washington, D.C. out of control spending that has been the hallmark of President Obama’s tax and spend agenda.