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 Continues 56 County Tour

MONTANA —This week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines continued his 56-county tour of the Treasure State for the 116th Congress, with eight stops across Montana. Every Congress, Daines visits all 56 counties. This week, Daines visited Red Lodge, Clancy, Toston, Deer Lodge, Baker, Miles City, Plentywood and Scobey. Red Lodge: On Monday, Daines met with the folks of Red Lodge to discuss everything from lowering the national debt to ensuring folks have access to care in our rural communities.  Clancy: On Wednesday, Daines visited Marks-Miller Post&Pole in Clancy to discuss the forest management practices and the great work they are doing to

Daines Leads U.S. Senate Field Hearing on National Parks at Grant-Kohrs

DEER LODGE, Mont. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today brought together members of the community and leaders from the National Park Service for an official U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources field hearing at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. Serving as the Chairman of the National Parks Subcommittee, Daines held the hearing to examine opportunities of expanding visitation at lesser-known National Park System Units.   Daines said, “We know that over 5.5 million people visited national parks in Montana last year. Those guests spent approximately $633 million in local gateway regions supporting over 9,500 jobs and generating over $880 million

Daines to Combat CWD Transmissions, Protect Montana’s Outdoor Economy and Wildlife

U.S. SENATE – Last week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines cosponsored the Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Cervidae Study Act which requires the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Interior secretaries to enter into an arrangement with the National Academies of Sciences to review current data and best management practices from federal and state agencies regarding Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) transmissions and produce a report detailing the findings and recommendations for countering CWD. “CWD is a terror to Montana’s wildlife and livestock,” Daines said. “This legislation is about protecting Montana’s outdoor economy and countering the spread of disease on both our

Daines Announces $34 Million in PILT Funding for Montana

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $34 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funds to Montana’s rural counties. “This is good news for our rural communities in Montana,” Daines said. “These payments ensure critical services are delivered so all Montanans, including those in our rural communities, receive the quality of life they deserve.” Under the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program, Montana rural communities will receive $34 million to support essential services such as firefighters, police, schools and road construction. Complete information on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s PILT payments by state and county

Daines Statement on Job Corps Announcement

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on the news that all Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers, including Montana’s Anaconda and Trapper Creek Centers, will remain open and operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  “This is a big win for Montana and our country. I’m glad that President Trump, Secretary Perdue, and Secretary Acosta listened, and are keeping these critical centers open and under the Department of Agriculture,” Daines said. “Our job corps centers are critical. They provide hundreds of jobs in Montana, and provide future generations of young Montanans the tools they need

Daines to Bring Pence to Billings for Firsthand Look at Montana’s Meth Crisis

U.S. SENATE –U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he is bringing Vice President Mike Pence to Billings next Wednesday (6/12) for a firsthand look at Montana’s devastating meth crisis. Pence will join Daines at the RiverStone Health Clinic for a briefing from the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDAT) and the Yellowstone Substance Abuse Coalition.  Click HERE to download video. “Montana has a crisis on its hands. Mexican meth is pouring into our state and tearing our families and communities apart,” Daines said. “I’ve been fighting hard to tackle this growing issue all over our state and

Daines, Bipartisan Senate Colleagues Team Up to Protect Job Corps from Closure

U.S. SENATE—Teaming up to protect the country’s Job Corps programs from closure, U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced legislation today to prevent the removal of funds from these critical employment programs. Today the Senators introduced legislation, the Job Corps Protection Act, that blocks the Administration from using federal government funds in 2019 or 2020 to close any Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers in the United States.  The bill will also prohibit any federal government agency from making changes to agreements that operate Job Corps facilities—preventing them from privatization. “Montana’s CCC programs help create jobs and support

Daines Secures Nearly $1 Million in EPA Funding for Montana Brownfields Sites

U.S. SENATE– U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $900,000 will be directed to Montana communities to help fund the cleanup of Brownfields. Daines voted to secure the funding in 2019. “This funding will ensure that our rural communities get the help they need,” Daines said. “From new housing in tribal communities at Fort Belknap, to recreational opportunities in Missoula County, to cleaning up properties containing asbestos and lead-based paint to help with tourism in Browning, this funding will help improve the livelihoods of many in our great state” The grant provides nearly $1 Million through the EPA’s Brownfields Program which provides

Daines, Tester, Gianforte Stand Up for Montana Jobs Corp Conservation Centers

U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte today wrote a letter urging the Trump administration to stop the closures of Civilian Conservation Centers (CCC) nationally, and to ensure they all remain under the Department of Agriculture (USDA). “[Civilian Conservation Centers] operate in 17 national forests and grasslands across 16 states and aim to train over 4,000 youth and young adults, many of whom are at-risk individuals originating from low-income, rural communities,” the letter states. “Rural development is a core USDA mission, and CCC students provide significant services to rural America…We strongly urge you maintain