Max Baucus addresses Montana Legislature
U.S. Senator Max Baucus spoke to the Montana Legislature today, encouraging lawmakers to work together.
During his speech, U.S. Senator Max Baucus address what he says are some of the most important issues not only in Montana, but in Washington as well.
At the top of his list, Baucus says he wants to bring home troops from Afghanistan after 11 years of fighting. He says he also wants to focus on jobless veterans by ensuring military trade certifications are accepted in the civilian world.
Baucus received a standing ovation from lawmakers for declaring this year, the year the Keystone XL Pipeline is authorized and built. He also encouraged local lawmakers to work together, and seek bipartisanship.
Baucus says, "This is a great beginning for all of you. New Governor, new people, some fresh faces, some old faces, but all bound together by a new beginning. There is nothing like starting again, it's rejuvenating. It's a beginning and I urge you, all of us, to take advantage of that, that hope and that expectation of starting again. I just, let just wish all of us lots of good luck and a big round of applause for working together during the session."
Baucus also discussed the fiscal cliff, and the importance of fixing our nation's debt. On a more light-hearted note, he also says he is enjoying today's storm because it makes him feel even more at home.
Story by Jill Jagelski, Beartooth NBC.
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