Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee

In his role on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Daines has jurisdiction over monetary policy, banking, housing (including veterans housing), insurance, financial markets, trade promotion, and urban development.

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Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Increase Public Safety, Support Montana Small Businesses

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bipartisan bill, the “Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act,” to ensure that legal cannabis businesses have access to banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. Today, many legal cannabis businesses must conduct all of their business entirely in cash. “Montana businesses shouldn’t have to operate in all cash—they should have a safe way to conduct business,” Daines said. “My bipartisan bill will provide needed certainty for legal Montana cannabis businesses and give them the ability to freely use banks, credit unions and other financial institutions without the fear of punishment. This in turn will help increase public safety, reduce crime, support Montana small businesses, create jobs and boost local