Daines Named Most Transparent, Accountable and Innovative in Congress

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today was recognized as the most transparent, accountable and innovative in congress by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF). 

“It has always been my priority to bring transparency, accountability and innovation to Washington D.C to better serve the people of Montana,” Daines said. “Before I came to congress, I built a successful business and had tremendous achievements in the private sector. What I learned in business, I took with me to Congress. ”  

“As a Democracy Award winner, Sen. Daines’office is one of the best in Congress. This designation demonstrates that Sen. Daines has made a significant commitment to being the best public servant for his constituents in Montana. Sen. Daines and his staff are to be congratulated for not only being a model for colleagues in Congress, but for helping to restore trust and faith that our democratic institutions can work,” said Bradford Fitch, President and CEO, Congressional Management Foundation.

The CMF, founded in 1977, is nonpartisan non-profit organization dedicated to building trust and effectiveness in Congress.

The CMF’s Transparency, Accountability and Innovation award recognizes offices that employ unique or innovative methods to continuously enhance their constituent interactions, and provide clear and relevant information on their work and performance, and publicly acknowledge metrics for that performance. 


Earlier this year, GovTrack named Daines the most effective and bipartisan U.S. Senator from his 2014 elected class and the Montana delegation.  

On March 19, 2019, Daines was recognized by the Lugar Center as a leading bipartisan senator in the U.S. Senate. The Lugar Center recognized Daines the year prior as well.

 In January, Daines introduced a number of legislative solutions to hold members of Congress accountable. To read more, click HERE.