Thank you all for hearing my voice, even if you don’t agree with it.
I have always been a passionate person, who loved to have his voice heard, but today my voice was ignored by our government.
My wife called me from work to inform me that her insurance premiums were going up 40 percent. I have heard about this happening all over the U.S. but was some what in disbelief that this was a reality. This information prompted me to contact my senators John Tester and Max Baucus, as well as the office of the POTUS. I have yet to receive a reply from the White House, but I was instantly replied to by my senators. The email was generic and extremely discouraging.
Thank you for your email. Funding for operations of the United States Federal Government expired at midnight on September 30. Accordingly my offices are closed and the vast majority of staff is on unpaid furlough.
I will continue to fulfill my constitutional duties and work to find a credible, long-term plan to get our fiscal house in order while funding necessary operations.
If you are from Montana and this is an emergency, you can leave a message at 202 224-2644. Messages are being monitored. When government functions resume, my staff and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I ask you all, why are we paying our senators during this government shutdown, if they will not hear our voices. How are we their constituent, to advise them. Is it to much to ask for them to do a little leg work and read their own emails, while their staff is furloughed, to ensure our voices are still heard, even small as they may be.