Posted: Oct 8, 2013 3:22 PM by MTN News
Updated: Oct 8, 2013 3:38 PM
As congress remains stalled on passing a new budget and a number of federal workers have been furloughed, many Montanans are unsure of how to voice their concerns to lawmakers.
Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester have both had to close their Montana offices due to the government shutdown and furloughs.
The office of Senator Baucus in D.C. will review voicemails, emails and letters and say they will respond to anyone with urgent needs.
Senator Jon Tester's office is still checking voicemail as time allows and constituents are welcome to leave messages on his D.C. line.
Congressman Steve Daines office says they have allocated funds so that half the staff in D.C. and one person in each Montana office could continue to work, answering phone calls and replying to e-mails.