Daines Statement on Federal Hiring Freeze

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s executive action to institute a federal government wide hiring freeze.

“We know public union bosses are going to do everything they can to fight this, but Montanans know that we don’t need a larger federal government with more bureaucracy.  We don’t need more federal employees with less accountability,” Daines stated. “The federal government must become more efficient and accountable to taxpayers. Everything should be on the table.”        

According to the White House, department heads can exempt any hiring for national security or public safety, plus an Office of Personnel Management waiver.