Early Thursday morning, Congress ratified the results of the Electoral College vote, confirming Joe Biden as the next president.
While Montana U.S. Sen. Daines did not object to certification of any state’s result, Montana U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale on Wednesday night joined 147 Republican members of Congress in objecting to certification of the results of at least one state, as he had announced on Tuesday he would.
Soon after Congress’ action on Thursday morning, President Donald Trump, while continuing to maintain that he’d won the election, said there would be an “orderly transition” of the presidency to Biden.
As of 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, spokespeople for Daines and Rosendale have not responded to questions about whether they now affirm Biden as the legitimately elected president.
Martha Williams, who until recently served as the director of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, will be a principal deputy director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.
Two years after passing a program designed to increase the number of affordable apartments available in Montana communities by letting housing developers use the state’s coal trust fund as a bank for low-interest loans, Montana lawmakers are considering doubling the funding available for the program.
Sen. Cary Smith, R-Billings, introduced Senate Bill 101 to members of the Senate Business, Labor and Economic Affairs Committee, stating that the legislation would help strengthen relationships between health care providers and their patients and give Montanans access to another option for affordable health care.