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Daines Introduces Legislation to Protect Montanans’ Retirement Savings from the Whims of Woke CEOs

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bill to prevent financial institutions from prioritizing extraneous factors like environmental social governance over the security of workers’ retirement savings.  “Montanans should not have to pay the price for the whims of wokeness with their hard-earned life savings. Fiduciaries must remember their responsibility is to their shareholders, not the woke mob – these are financial institutions, not pop-up shops for the radical Left,” Daines said.  Daines’ “Securing Employee Retirement Returns Act” would codify the Trump Administration Department of Labor rules for fiduciaries under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).  Background:   On May 20, 2021 President Biden issued an Executive Order on Climate

Daines Statement on Bipartisan Opposition to the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission Process

U.S. Senate – U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined a bipartisan group of his Senate colleagues in releasing the following joint statement announcing their collective opposition to the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission process moving forward in the Senate, which signifies the end of the AIR Commission:  “As Senators, we share a commitment to expanding and strengthening modern VA infrastructure in a way that upholds our obligations to America’s veterans. We believe the recommendations put forth to the AIR Commission are not reflective of that goal, and would put veterans in both rural and urban areas at a disadvantage, which is

Daines Statement on Expansion of Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Montanans

U.S. SENATE – Today, Senator Daines released the following statement after Governor Gianforte and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced federal approval to increase substance use disorder treatment for Montanans.  “Expanding access to substance use treatment in Montana is critical to help the state address public health issues, including methamphetamine use and opioid abuse —and today’s news is a good step in that direction. I thank Governor Gianforte for his hard work in making this possible, and I remain committed to continuing my work in the Senate to ensure Montanans have access to the treatment they need,” Daines said.      Contact: Rachel

Daines Introduces Legislation To Expand Education Opportunities for MT Students

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines helped introduce the “Educational Choice for Children Act,” which would expand education freedom and opportunity for Montana students across the state.  “Montana students deserve every chance to succeed – an integral part of that success is being enrolled in an education program that’s right for them. With the right resources, there is no limit to what Montana students can achieve. I’m glad to support this legislation which will help ensure Montana parents and students have the freedom and opportunity to choose the education that best suits their needs,” Daines said.   The bill provides a charitable donation incentive for

Daines Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Rein in EPA’s Authority

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency to rein in the EPA’s authority to issue broad climate regulations with far-reaching implications.  “I’m glad to see the Supreme Court uphold what we’ve known all along—the Obama-era ‘Clean Power Plan’ was a massive overreach,” Daines said. “This ruling right-sizes the authority of the EPA to issue sweeping regulations and realigns the EPA with the original intent of the ‘Clean Air Act.’ At a time when Americans are already facing record high gas prices, it ensures that the Biden administration will not be able to weaponize

Daines Introduces Bill to Protect Middle Class Savings Amid Skyrocketing Inflation

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines helped introduce the “Middle-Class Savings and Investment Act,” which will help Montana families invest towards their future amid this period of historic inflation and economic hardship. The bill would provide tax relief to lower and middle-income families and retirees as inflation outpaces the growth of their savings.  “From prices at the grocery store to the gas pump, President Biden’s economy is bankrupting Montana families and making it hard to plan for the future, or even tomorrow. This bill will help give hardworking, middle class Montana families a leg up by expanding tax free investment and retirement savings

Daines Blasts Biden Admin’s Plan to Promote Abortions

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, founder and chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, today issued the following statement after the Biden administration announced its plan to continue pushing its pro-abortion agenda on states despite the Supreme Court decision to return the power back to the people and their elected representatives to enact laws to protect life.  “The Biden administration will stop at nothing, not even a Supreme Court ruling, to force their radical, pro-abortion agenda on all Americans,” Daines said. “Instead of allowing Americans’ voices to be heard when it comes to abortion, President Biden wants to force states to allow dangerous DIY abortion

Daines Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Defend Religious Expression

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District to defend Americans’ First Amendment right to religious freedom in schools.  “America would not be known as the land of the free without our fundamental right to worship freely,” Daines said. “I’m glad to see the United States Supreme Court defend Coach Joseph Kennedy’s constitutional right to religious freedom and prayer. We must do everything we can to protect this freedom which allows all Americans to practice their faith without fear.”  Senator Daines has joined a number of amicus briefs in

Daines Statement on SCOTUS Dobbs Case Decision

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, founder and chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which overturns its prior rulings on abortion and returns the power to the American people through their elected representatives to protect unborn children. “The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs today ends a historic injustice and rightfully ends one of the world’s most horrific abortion policies,” Daines said. “The long overdue demise of judicially-imposed abortion on demand gives bright new hope to unborn children and their moms across America. Now the American people begin a new chapter in which they,

Daines Votes Against More Gun Control for Law Abiding Montanans

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted against the gun control bill in order to protect law-abiding Montanans’ Second Amendment rights.   Download a video statement HERE.  “To keep our kids safe, we need to be focused on securing and protecting our schools—not more gun control. While I support investing in school safety, school counseling and mental health, I do not support policies that infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Montanans. I will always defend Montanans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” Daines said.  ###  Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Blake Kernen