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 to Introduce Payroll Tax Cut Relief Bill Following President Trump’s Executive Order

U.S. SENATE –U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he would be introducing a bill to forgive employee-side payroll taxes for workers making less than $100,000 through the end of the year following President Trump’s executive action. Daines’ bill supports the President’s executive action and ensures Montana workers will not have to pay back these taxes after the delay is lifted. “This payroll tax cut is about supporting Montana workers who are living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to make ends meet because of the impacts COVID-19 has had on this economy,” Daines said. “As Montanans go back to work, allowing

Daines Fights for Montana Families, Healthcare and Jobs in Phase Four COVID-19 Relief Package

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines highlighted several priorities he is working on to be included in the Senate’s Phase Four COVID-19 Relief Package. “We need to come together, in a bipartisan effort, to continue to prioritize public health and get our economy going again in the wake of this coronavirus pandemic,” Daines said. “As the Senate is set to debate the next COVID-19 relief package, I will be pushing for critical priorities including more funding for a COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutic drugs, relief for our very small businesses and workers, resources for our healthcare providers and support for

Daines Introduces Bill to Get Montanans, Americans Back to Work and Prepare for the Post-COVID-19 Workforce

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the Workforce Recovery and Training Services Act to help get Montanans and Americans back to work and prepare them for the post-COVID-19 economy. “As our nation continues to respond to the impacts of COVID-19, we must ensure our workers have the support they need to get back to work,” Daines said. “My bill will boost our economic recovery by connecting unemployed Montanans with local career training programs that can help them find a new job.” Millions of Americans are returning to work as the nation’s economy begins to safely re-open. Many

Daines Secures $65 Million to Support Montana Jobs, Small Businesses

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund will be directing $65,000,000 to MoFi to boost economic growth to support and create jobs across Montana. “This critical funding will help create jobs and support small businesses across Montana’s communities,” Daines said. “I will continue working to ensure Montanans can get back to work and keep our small businesses up and running.”  Daines voted to secure funding for this grant through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program. NMTC programs permits individual and corporate taxpayers to receive a non-refundable tax

Daines Announces Over $35 Million in PILT Funds for Montana’s Small and Rural Counties

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) will be directing $35,166,221 in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funds to Montana’s small and rural counties. “PILT payments provide critical support to Montana’s rural counties,” Daines said. “I’ve worked hard to support the PILT program which provides critical resources for essential services like emergency response efforts and transportation in Montana’s rural counties. Given the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, this funding is more important than ever.” The federal government directs PILT funds to local governments to offset the loss of property taxes from

President Trump Signs Daines’ Bipartisan Bill for Greater PPP Flexibility to Support MT Small Businesses, Workers Into Law

U.S. SENATE – Today, President Trump signed Senator Daines’ bipartisan bill giving greater flexibility under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to support and provide more relief for Montana’s small businesses and workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “The Paycheck Protection Program has already been very effective in Montana, and now with President Trump signing my bipartisan bill increasing flexibility for small business owners and workers under the program, it’ll be even better,” Daines said. “Under the PPP program, Montana small businesses will now have greater access to relief they need to stay open, support our workers and protect jobs. I’m

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill for Greater PPP Flexibility to Support Montana Small Businesses, Workers Heads to President’s Desk

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured Senate passage of his bipartisan bill giving greater flexibility for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to support and provide more relief for Montana’s small businesses and workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The bipartisan bill now heads to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.  “I’m glad to have secured passage of my bipartisan bill to increase flexibility in the Paycheck Protection Program to ensure Montana small businesses have the relief they need to stay open, support our workers and protect jobs,” Daines said. “My bipartisan proposal is the result

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Montana Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced bipartisan legislation to create a Small Business Local Relief Fund to provide economic relief for very small businesses with fewer than 20 workers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “This bipartisan legislation is about taking the decision making powers out of the hands of Washington D.C. and putting it in the hands of our local communities who know their own needs best,” Daines said. “We need more targeted action that strengthens local response and empowers our local economic development leaders to provide relief for our most vulnerable small and rural businesses in the

Daines Introduces Bill to Extend President Trump’s 60-Day Immigration Ban to Support American Workers

U.S. SENATE –U.S. Senator Steve Daines is introducing legislation to temporarily extend President Trump’s 60-day ban on immigration to support American workers and jobs as the nation begins to safely reopen the economy. Currently, President Trump’s 60-day ban expires on June 23rd, 2020. “I’m proud to back President Trump and his efforts to put the American worker first as we begin to safely reopen the economy and support those who lost their jobs because of the Coronavirus pandemic.” Daines said. “I will always fight to protect and put Montanan and American workers and jobs first.”   Daines legislation will extend the