Daines Helps Introduce Bill to Protect Montana Law Enforcement

Bill Increases Punishment for Criminals Targeting Officers U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines and 28 of his Senate Republican colleagues today introduced the “Back the Blue Act,” which would increase penalties for criminals who target Montana law enforcement officers and provide new tools for officers to protect themselves. “An attack on law enforcement is not only an attack on the Montana men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect us, but an attack on the rule of law and for that reason it merits strong sentencing guidelines,” said Daines. “I will always back the blue and stand up for Montana’s

Daines, Republican Colleagues Call for Biden Administration to Lift Onerous Regulations on CHIPS Act Funding

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines led a group of his Republican colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to remove the onerous regulations that the U.S. Department of Commerce has placed on semiconductor funding from the bipartisan “CHIPS and Science Act.” “We write to express our concerns with recently released U.S. Department of Commerce guidance for applicants seeking federal semiconductor incentives provided for in the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act. We are in strong opposition to regulations your Department is putting in place that will use this legislation and the funding it provides as a tool to pursue controversial

Daines Demands Biden Admin’s Illegal VA Abortion Rule Be Reversed

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today is demanding the Biden administration reverse a recent rule purporting to allow VA clinics to provide abortions after the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) determined such an action would be illegal. “I insist that you immediately rescind the illegal IFR and revert the VA’s policies to the long-standing prior regulation excluding abortion from the VA’s medical benefits package as well as the CHAMPVA program, in conformity with the law and Congressional intent,” Daines wrote. Daines also issued the following statement. “Instead of focusing on improving care for our nation’s veterans, the Biden administration wants