Author: Reilly Lowery

Daines Announces Framework for Support for Families, Pregnant Moms

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) today announced the Family Security Act 2.0 which will help support Montana families. The pro-family, pro-life, and pro-marriage plan would modernize antiquated federal policies into a fully paid-for cash benefit for working families starting during pregnancy, amounting to $350 a month for each young child and $250 a month for each school-aged child.  “Families are the building blocks of our communities—we must ensure parents and children are receiving the support they need. Our plan will ensure policies are working for families while not adding to the national debt. This framework will strengthen our commitment to help working American families grow

Senate Democrats Block Daines’ Bill to Relieve Gas Price Hikes

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines slammed Senate Democrats for blocking passage of his bill, the “Gas Prices Relief Act,” which would prevent the Biden administration from further stifling American energy production and increasing gas prices on hardworking Montanans. Click HERE to watch and download. “The pain at the pump Montana families are feeling today is because of President Biden and the Democrats’ anti-American energy policies… I’m urging my colleagues across the aisle to think about hardworking Montana families trying to make ends meet, to think about their constituents who depend on affordable gas prices to get to work or drop their kids off at school. I’m urging my colleagues across

Daines Honors June Montanan of the Month: Carole Johnson of Mineral County

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized Carole Johnson of Mineral County for her dedication to the Forest Service and her 50-plus years of public service to the people of Montana. Through his “Montanan of the Month” initiative, each month Daines will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.  Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Month” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: HERE. The following is a statement

Daines’ Statement on Greg Gianforte’s Statewide Disaster Declaration

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement after Governor Greg Gianforte declared a statewide disaster due to severe flooding. “I fully support Governor Gianforte’s statewide disaster declaration to help impacted communities get back on their feet as quickly as possible, and I stand ready to facilitate recovery efforts at the federal level,” Daines said.  ###   Contact: Blake Kernen, Rachel Dumke    

Daines Calls for Passage of Constitutional Amendment to Protect American Flag in Honor of Flag Day

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today is calling for passage of his constitutional amendment to prohibit the burning of the American flag in honor of Flag Day. “For nearly 250 years, the American flag has served as a distinguished symbol of freedom. Wherever it flies, the flag represents liberty, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. It is incumbent on us, as Americans, to always honor and respect our flag. Congress needs to pass my effort to protect the American flag and all that it stands for,” Daines said. In 2018, Daines commemorated national Flag Day on the floor of the U.S. Senate by

Daines Urges Post Office to Continue Service in Coram, MT

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging the United States Postal Service to continue service in Coram, Montana. In a letter to the USPS, Daines emphasized the critical work the USPS does to keep Montana communities like Coram connected, and stressed the importance of acting quickly to review a bid from the community.   Daines wrote, “Coram is a busy gateway to Glacier National Park and in an effort to avoid any disruption in service, I urge you to promptly review and provide all due consideration to the bid put forward by a member of the community, which I recently conveyed to

Daines, Colleagues Slam Biden’s Executive Order Undermining Critical Forest Management

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Chairman of the Senate Western Caucus, today led a group of his Senate Republican colleagues in pressing the Biden administration on the implications of Biden’s Executive Order titled “Strengthening the Nation’s Forests, Communities, and Local Economies”, which diverts resources from actual conservation work and sets the stage for further restrictions and prohibitions on public lands.  “On April 22, 2022 President Biden issued an Executive Order entitled ‘Strengthening the Nation’s Forests, Communities, and Local Economies.’ While the rhetoric of the Executive Order focused on climate change, resilient forests and ecosystems, the order directs federal agencies

Daines Slams Big Bank Over Woke Suspension of Employee

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines is challenging HSBC’s decision to suspend a high ranking executive over comments made about the purported financial risks posed by climate change. In a letter to the bank’s CEO Noel Quinn, Daines expressed concern the suspension was deeply misguided and possibly a breach of United States law.   “Based on the company’s prior approval of Mr. Kirk’s remarks, it appears to many that Mr. Kirk’s suspension was in response to pressure on HSBC from outside parties that may be legally prohibited from influencing the management of your company… Your treatment of Mr. Kirk’s heterodox remarks raises serious questions about HSBC’s risk management practices and

Daines Statement on Democrat Efforts to Breach Dams

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines rejected the draft report commissioned by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Governor Jay Inslee to study the impact of breaching four hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River, dams that are critical to supplying Northwestern Montana with clean, renewable energy.  Daines said:“We shouldn’t be breaching dams, we should be increasing clean and reliable baseload hydropower. When a multi-year, comprehensive and science-based federal study concluded unequivocally that the costs of breaching the lower Snake River dams far outweigh any potential benefits, Democrats set out to complete a one-sided report to justify their radical agenda, instead of seeking out a true collaborative process to improve fisheries.”  “This is a

Daines Introduces Bill to Protect Montana Communities Amidst Biden’s Southern Border Crisis

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bill to protect Montana communities from President Biden’s southern border crisis.  “Montana is a northern border state with a southern border crisis, and our communities are feeling the effects of President Biden’s open-border policies. We must put an end to ‘catch-and-release’ policies that put Montana families and communities in danger,” Daines said.  The “Keep Our Communities Safe Act” would close the legal loophole that requires immigration authorities to release back into the United States illegal aliens who have not been accepted for deportation to other countries after being detained for six months – a practice