Republicans in Montana delegation support short-term budget fix

HELENA – Montana’s two Republican members of Congress said Wednesday they’ll support a GOP budget plan to keep the federal government open past Friday – including the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Plan.

Yet Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte said any budget plan should not be linked to immigration reforms, which are a separate issue.

“We have a deadline this Friday where we have to pass legislation to continue to fund the government,” Gianforte told MTN News Wednesday. “There is no deadline this Friday related to … this illegal immigration stuff.”