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.
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
Daines to Biden Treasury Secretary Nominee: Help Support Montana Small Businesses, Do Not Raise Taxes
U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today pressed President-elect Biden’s Treasury Secretary Nominee Dr. Janet Yellen about the new administration’s plans to raise taxes, urging no new taxes be raised. To watch the exchange, click HERE. “I am concerned by President-elect Biden’s plans to increase taxes, and think that raising taxes in general, but particularly in the middle of a pandemic, is harmful for growth,” Daines said. In the hearing, Daines highlighted the economic growth the nation was seeing before the pandemic hit with historically low unemployment rates. Daines also urged Dr. Yellen to support his bipartisan bill, the “Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act” and
U.S. Senate—U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on the passing of Sheldon Adelson: “Sheldon Adelson was a titan of our time. He embodied the American dream, served our country, created thousands of jobs and proudly advocated for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. I am saddened to learn of his passing but thankful for his legacy of philanthropy and patriotism. Condolences to his family.”
U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on their proposed rule to strike down a burdensome requirement resulting from the Cottonwood decision that yields no conservation benefit and has delayed forest projects while killing Montana timber jobs. The change comes as a result of Daines’ work and efforts. “This is a great step in reducing unnecessary red tape that has tied the hands of our land managers and diverted resources for a paperwork exercise that has no real conservation benefits,” Daines said. “This change will help improve the health of our forests,
U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Steve Daines’ bipartisan bill supporting Montana breweries and distilleries across the state was recently signed into law. Daines’ bill, the “Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act,” provides permanent tax relief for small craft breweries and distilleries, supporting jobs across Montana. “In Montana, we’re home to some of the best craft breweries in the country. Now, with my bipartisan bill being signed into law, these small businesses will have permanent tax relief which will create jobs across Montana and support our Montana barley growers,” Daines said. Daines’ bill makes the excise tax relief enacted by the “2017 Tax
U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today highlighted several Montana priorities in the Senate COVID-19 relief package which will be voted on this week. The relief package will provide relief for Montana workers, families, schools, small businesses as well as expand access to testing and promote vaccine development. “This targeted relief package will help Montana families, workers and small businesses bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as provide funding for Montana schools to keep students and teachers safe and advance vaccine development to help us get back to normal,” Daines said. “I encourage my colleagues on both sides
Daines Secures $516,000 Towards Boosting Manufacturing Jobs Through the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be directing $516,000 to Montana State University for the operation of the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center through the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program. “This critical funding will help continue to boost and promote manufacturing in Big Sky Country,” Daines said. “I will continue working to prioritize programs that support made in Montana manufacturing and that create good paying jobs for our communities.” Daines has been a strong supporter of MEP programs and Montana manufacturing, voting to secure funding for this public-private partnership.
COLUMBIA FALLS – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today toured Proof Research, a small firearms manufacturing business in Columbia Falls, that received funding under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to keep its doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the tour, Daines was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award for his work supporting small businesses like Proof Research amid the COVID-19 pandemic. TO DOWNLOAD TV ELEMENTS, CLICK HERE. Daines was instrumental in securing funding for many Montana small businesses like Proof Research through the PPP, which provided 23,900 Montana businesses with $1.8 billion in loans. Proof
Daines to Bullock: Carbon Pricing Proposal Will Kill Montana Jobs, Must be Rejected to Protect our Way of Life
U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Governor Steve Bullock urging him to reject any carbon-pricing proposal that would harm Montana small businesses, rural economies and jobs. “This reckless proposal is a gut punch to the over 35,000 oil, gas, and coal jobs in Montana, not to mention the thousands of manufacturing and transportation jobs that would be crippled under such policy,” Daines wrote. “Montanans rely on these jobs to support their families and revenues from these industries support our schools, communities, and essential services.” To read the full letter, click HERE. The Climate Solutions