Montana Values

As a fifth generation Montanan, I know the values of faith, freedom and respect for life run deep throughout our state. I will fight to protect our Second Amendment rights and to repeal any other government infringement on our freedoms. While respecting those with differing views, I will also work passionately to promote a culture of life from conception to natural death and encourage healthy and stable families. The federal government should protect these fundamental rights and values.

I am firmly committed to protecting the right to bear arms for law-abiding individuals in Montana and across our country. I will work to ensure that Congress protects the constitutional rights of the thousands of Montanans who safely and lawfully possess or use a firearm.

Daines Pushes for Capitol Police Officer Goodman to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today cosponsored a bill to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, the man who led the mob away from the U.S. Senate floor on January 6th, with the Congressional Gold Medal. “Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman is an American hero. On January 6th, he helped save the U.S. Senate, the Capitol and our democracy. Officer Goodman deserves the Congressional Gold Medal,” Daines said. On Inauguration Day, Senator Daines was able to catch up with Officer Goodman and thank him for his brave service in person.

Daines Announces Two Dot, Montana’s Margaret Evelyn Martin Has Accepted Offer of Appointment from U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Margaret Evelyn Martin has accepted an offer of appointment from the United States Air Force Academy. Margaret lives in Two Dot, Montana. “Margaret is an outstanding young Montanan who has a bright future ahead of her. She has displayed true leadership and determination by juggling work, sports, and volunteer and family responsibilities, all while maintaining above average grades in her classes, including her advanced placement courses,” Daines said. “I look forward to following her success at the academy as well as her future career.” Margaret will graduate from Harlowton High School in May. She

Daines Meets with Montana National Guard at the U.S. Capitol

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday met with the Montana National Guard in Washington, D.C. to thank them for their service protecting the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.    For SOTS-VO, click HERE. “A high honor to meet with our Montana soldiers last night in D.C. From Ryegate, to Polson, to Dillon and Miles City, and all across our great state, these men and women are some of our finest. They will ensure we have a peaceful transfer of power today. God bless our country,” Daines said.

Daines Urges Action on Grizzly Bear Delisting in Senate Committee

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today testified in a U.S. Senate Committee in support of his bill, the Grizzly Bear State Management Act, which would delist the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, return management to the State of Montana and prevent further obstruction in the courts. To download the full video, click HERE.  “Wildlife management should be determined by science, not a court order. The science has long proven that the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has fully recovered,” Daines said. “Delisting the grizzly bear is in the best interest of our communities, public safety, the ecosystem, wildlife, and

Daines Secures Action on Grizzly Bear Management

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) responded to his frequent pleas for better management surrounding grizzly bears and human conflict in Montana. This comes after Daines discussed concerns with U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt during a U.S. Senate Appropriations hearing to respond to new rulemakings concerning the Endangered Species Act. “Until we can retain full state management of the grizzly bear, we need common sense, collaborative methods of managing to reduce human conflict,” Daines said. “I am thankful to Secretary Bernhardt for listening to the concerns of Montanans

Daines Urges Yellowstone, Glacier Superintendents to Assist in Increasing Visitation to Montana’s Less-Visited Parks

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter urging Yellowstone Superintendent Cameron Sholly and Glacier Superintendent Jeff Mow to assist in finding solutions to promote visitation in Montana’s less-visited national parks. “Tourism is one of Montana’s leading economic drivers, which is why I am committed to increasing visitation to all of Montana’s national parks, battlefields, historic sites and more,” Daines wrote. “As we continue to see record-breaking visitation numbers, encouraging visitation to smaller parks in Montana is imperative to both reduce stress on larger parks and promote healthy gateway economies in other regions.” To read the full letter, click

Daines Leads Bipartisan Effort For Full, Permanent Funding of LWCF

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today wrote Senate and House leadership urging full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). “As you work to enact legislation that will address Federal funding needs for fiscal year 2020 and beyond, we urge you to seize the opportunity for including a bipartisan win for future generations—full, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund,” Daines wrote. “This investment would protect and conserve our national parks and public lands, support the nation’s $887 billion outdoor recreation economy, and finally fulfill the original promise of the LWCF.” To read

Daines: Our Enemies Wounded Us, But Didn’t Defeat Us

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate in memory of the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks on our nation.   To download the full video, click HERE. Daines honored those lost on September 11th saying, “Today, Montanans, and Americans across our country are taking time to reflect upon the horrific acts of 9/11. Today, we take time to remember the thousands of lives lost on that horrible day. We remember the daughters who lost their mothers, the sons who lost their fathers, loved ones and friends, and the communities that

Daines, Gianforte Secure Feasibility Study for Silver Bow Creek Restoration and Cleanup

U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to award a $50,000 grant to conduct a feasibility study of a complete and restored Silver Bow Creek. The news follows Daines’ and Gianforte’s request to find a concrete path forward for restoration. “Montanans have been waiting for far too long on cleanup of the Silver Bow Creek,” Daines said. “I’m very glad to see the EPA respond to my request to find a path forward for the feasibility study and this funding will help get it done. This is