Posted: Feb 12, 2013 10:28 PM by MTN News
Montana's senior Senator, Max Baucus was shown standing to applaud the president several times during the CBS broadcast of the State of the Union address Tuesday night. That often left him standing alone since he chose to sit on the Republican side of the of the aisle with his House counterpart, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp of Michigan. Baucus says he sat with the opposition party in a gesture of bipartisanship.
Baucus said that creating jobs is the nation's number one priority right now. In a statement released just after the speech, Baucus said, "the number one thing on my mind was ‘how can we translate words into jobs?"
The Montana Senator also spoke about his support for the Farm Bill. He said, "Passing a strong Farm Bill is one surefire way we can support jobs right now, and I will keep fighting to get it done for the one-in-five Montana jobs that depend on agriculture. "
He also praised the President's promise to end the war in Afghanistan and to bring troops home.