Montana: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


Name Party Increase Decrease Net Spending Agenda # of Increase # of Decrease
Baucus, Max D $4,329 ($1) $4,328 23 1
Tester, Jon D $7,974 ($209) $7,765 48 3
Average   $6,152 ($105) $6,047 36 2
Daines, Steve R $440 ($65,455) ($65,015) 12 8


  • The average U.S. House Member sponsored a legislative agenda that would increase federal spending by just under $145 billion. Montana’s only House member, Congressman Steve Daines, supported an agenda that, if passed into law, would decrease spending by more than $65 billion.
  • The average U.S. Senator sponsored a legislative agenda that would reduce federal spending by $53 billion. Both Senators from Montana sponsored larger than average legislative spending agendas.


The full report contains lots of other data points, including the cost of all bills introduced in each Chamber and a look at fiscally-related member caucuses such as the Tea Party Caucus.


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This report should not be construed as an attempt to aid or hinder the passage of any bill before Congress or as reflecting on a Member’s fitness to serve.