Job Creation and the Economy

After passing the largest tax cuts in our nation’s history, our economy is booming. The unemployment rate in the United States is at an all time low, and small businesses across Montana and the country are seeing their businesses grow like never before. With this economic growth, Montanans are landing good-paying jobs that allow them to provide a better life and future for their families for generations to come.  

While much progress has been made, there is still much left to accomplish. I will continue to work to reduce regulation on our small businesses and entrepreneurs, and tackling our nation’s escalating debt crisis. I will also continue support efforts to increase production of American-made energy and natural resources in Montana and throughout our country. Further, I believe Congress should repeal Obamacare and all of its job-crushing tax and regulatory burdens. With these actions, Congress would lay a foundation where Americans can continue to create and find good-paying jobs.

Daines, Rosendale: Cottonwood Decision Hurts Montana Timber Jobs, Forest Management Project

U.S. CONGRESS —U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service urging the agencies to address the Cottonwood decision that hurts Montana timber jobs and forest management projects in Montana and across the country. “The proposed rule will allow land managers and wildlife biologists to follow the best-available science for consultation. It will remove an ambiguity in current regulations that have led to more lawsuits than conservation work. This rule is critical to improve the health of Montana’s forest, advance wildlife and restoration projects, reduce the risk of

Daines to Senate Democrats on Passage of Keystone Amendment: Amendment Vote is Great, Time to Cosponsor My Bill and Let’s Authorize It

U.S. SENATE – Following passage of his amendment showing support for the Keystone XL pipeline, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on his Democratic colleagues to join his legislation to authorize its construction.   “I’m glad to see my amendment in support of the Keystone XL pipeline pass the Senate. To the Senate Democrats who voted yes, your support can’t stop here. Now it’s time to cosponsor my bill to authorize the project. Montana and our country need this pipeline. Our workers need this pipeline. Americans have already been given the pink slip. Their paychecks—gone. Let’s pass my bill and get it done,”

Daines, Rosendale Introduce Legislation to Reverse Biden’s Anti-Energy Action, Authorize Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. CONGRESS— U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline following President Biden’s decision to revoke the cross-border operation permit. “Americans are already struggling to make ends meet and keep food on the table because of the pandemic. Yet with the stroke of a pen, President Biden killed thousands of energy and union jobs, eliminated tax revenue for impoverished communities, raised energy costs for Americans, and put our national security and energy independence at risk,” Daines stated. “We must reverse Biden’s disastrous decision and send a clear message that supporting American workers is more important than supporting Saudi Arabia

Daines Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation Allowing Montana Meat and Poultry Products to be Sold Across State Lines

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced his bipartisan “New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act” which would allow Montana meat and poultry products inspected by the state’s Meat and Poultry Inspection (MPI) program to be sold across state lines. “Montana farmers and ranchers work hard to produce high quality products for our state’s consumers. It’s absurd that meat products that have already been inspected and approved at federal standards can’t be sold across state lines,” Daines said. “This bipartisan legislation will reduce these burdensome barriers and make it easier for Montana’s ranchers to sell into new markets in surrounding

Daines Requests Meeting with President Biden Over Anti-Energy Executive Actions

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senator Steve Daines today requested a meeting with President Joe Biden to discuss the crippling actions he has taken against Montana energy jobs, Montana families, and the Montana way of life. Daines was joined by over 20 western senators in the request to Biden. “At your inauguration, you pledged to represent all Americans. That includes those who live in our states. The best path for true unity is to work together to find solutions for them and for our environment.  We stand ready to work with you and your nominees to meet the challenges our country faces, including working for a

Daines Introduces Slate of Bills to Combat Sanctuary Cities in Montana

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced several bills to help combat sanctuary cities in Montana. The bills better equip law enforcement and will help protect innocent Montanans from illegal aliens harboring in Montana. “Violent criminals and illegal aliens are using sanctuary cities as a safe haven in Montana and across the country. This must be stopped,” Daines said. “It’s simple. Sanctuary cities are against the law, and innocent Montanans are dealing with the dangers that come with them. We need to help our law enforcement combat these illegal safe havens and hold individuals who are supporting them accountable.” A sanctuary jurisdiction is a state or locality that forbids its local law enforcement from: Sharing information with

ICYMI: Western Senators Fight Back Against Biden’s Day-One Actions Killing American Energy Jobs

U.S. SENATE— A broad group of senators from rural, western states led by Senator Daines immediately took action to reverse President Biden’s day one anti-energy actions. Together they announced legislation to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and a Senate resolution calling on President Joe Biden to submit the Paris Climate Agreement to the U.S. Senate for advice and consent as required by the Constitution before re-joining the treaty. The legislation reversing course on Biden’s Keystone XL Pipeline is being championed by Senators Daines (Mont.), Crapo (Idaho), Risch (Idaho), Barrasso (Wyo.), Marshall (Kan.), Moran (Kan.), Inhofe (Okla.), and Hoeven (N.D.):  “It’s only day one, and with

Daines Slams Biden for Nixing Keystone XL Pipeline Permit, Will Introduce Bill to Keep Construction Moving Forward

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senator Steve Daines will introduce legislation to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline following President Biden’s decision to revoke the cross-border operation permit. “It’s only day one, and with the stroke of a pen, Biden has already taken steps to kill American energy projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline which is critical to energy producing states like Montana,” Daines said. “This project will create thousands of jobs, generate tax revenue for local communities, promote North American energy security and independence, and it is the safest and most environmentally friendly way to transport oil. We must do all that we can to ensure construction moves forward.” Daines will introduce the legislation with Senators Crapo (Idaho), Risch (Idaho),

Daines to Biden: Save the Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged President-Elect Joe Biden to support the completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This project is expected to provide approximately 11,000 direct high-paying jobs and up to 60,000 indirect and direct jobs, generate tax revenue, increase renewable-energy demand, reduce emissions and strengthen North American energy independence. Completion of the pipeline is critical to rural, energy producing states like Montana.  “Mr. President-elect, during the campaign you challenged America to “Build Back Better” by investing in new infrastructure and energy technologies, creating high-paying blue-collar jobs, and preparing for the energy mix of the future.  With these and other commitments, Keystone XL meets that important test.  We