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Fox Montana: Senator Daines Looks to Expand Access to Public Lands

Senator Steve Daines spoke during an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the re-authorization of the Federal Land Recreation Enhancement Act. He emphasized the importance of reforming federal forest management with regards to the recent fires in Montana and other surrounding states. “I have heard some concerns regarding some challenges surrounding permit renewals on federal lands in Montana. In fact, in your testimony before the House Natural Resources Committee, you said permit renewals sometimes face ‘runaway analysis’ from the National Environmental Policy Act, and unfortunately, permittees are required to recover those costs from the agency like a ‘blank check,’

Daines: We need to be Proactive in Preventing Future Cyber Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines took to the Senate floor to underscore the gaping holes in the cybersecurity of the United States, while also reflecting on his first biannual Montana High Tech Jobs Summit, which took place in Bozeman earlier this week. Click here to watch Daines’ remarks. Click here to download Daines’ remarks.  Daines made the following remarks on the Senate floor: “Mr. President, this generation is at the forefront of technological advances. In fact it’s making the United States and this generation that lives here one of the best networked in history – not only here, but around the world. “The need

Daines Discusses Montana Trade Opportunities With Taiwanese Business Leaders

 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today met with Taiwanese business leaders to discuss future opportunities to export Montana goods to Taiwan.  Taiwan is Montana’s fourth largest export market in Asia and seventh largest export market in the world. In 2014, Montana’s exports to Taiwan reached $44 million in exports.  Taiwan is one of Montana’s top foreign markets for agricultural products, especially the state’s hard red winter and hard red spring wheat crops, as well as barley and durum. Taiwan is Montana’s second largest market for grains in Asia, after Japan. “I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss expanding markets for Montana goods

Daines: Democrats Put Partisanship Above the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on Senate Democrats’ repeated refusal to allow an up or down vote on the Iran deal: “Yet again, Senate Democrats have put partisanship above the American people and refused to allow an up or down vote on the Iran deal. I am extremely disappointed that Senate Democrats are refusing to stand with Americans and give them their right to be heard in the United States Senate. Opposition to this deal is bipartisan. We need a deal that can be supported by more than one segment of one political party. ” Last week, Daines

KBZK: High Tech Jobs Summit Kicks Off in Bozeman

BOZEMAN –            This weekend marked the start of the first biannual High Tech Jobs Summit in Bozeman and close to 300 people showed up for the event. The kickoff welcome reception took place at Jabs Hall on the Montana State University campus. Monday will feature over 40 guest speakers, including U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, who will talk about ways Montana can advance in technology. The summit is expected to bring in some of the greatest tech leaders in the nation to discuss ways to create more tech jobs in Montana. “These high tech jobs are so important for Montana. They

KBZK: High Tech Job Summit at MSU Highlights Growth

BOZEMAN –            Montana Senator Steve Daines started the Montana High Tech Summit at Montana State University this morning by introducing some of the 40 people who will speak. Keynote speakers include Dr. Craig Barrett, former CEO of Intel, Doug Burgum, former CEO of Great Plains Software, which was purchased by Microsoft, Michael Goguen, Managing Partner of venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, Will Lansing, CEO of FICO and former Right Now Technologies Board member, Dr. Dava Newman, Deputy Administrator for NASA, and Matt Rose, Chairman, BNSF Railway Company. Daines promised a full agenda including lessons on how to turn a technology

NBC Montana: High-Tech Leaders Discuss Montana’s Business Future

BOZEMAN, Mont.  – Montana State University hosted its first bi-annual Montana High-Tech Jobs Summit Monday. High-tech leaders and innovators met to discuss the future of business and technology. Montana’s high-tech jobs are growing faster than the statewide job growth rate, and 40 percent of the state’s job growth occurred in Gallatin County. Speakers from the Federal Communications Commission spoke about the government’s role in encouraging innovation. They say it’s important to encourage new technology even it  replaces existing technology. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said, “Consumers will be better off, entrepreneurs will be better off, business will be better off, more

Daines, Tester call for Senate hearing on East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester are urging the leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to hold a hearing on their bill to designate East Rosebud Creek as Wild and Scenic. The Senators recently introduced the East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to protect 20 miles of East Rosebud Creek under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.  This designation will preserve the free-flowing condition of the pristine creek located south of Roscoe, Montana. “Homeowners organizations, ranchers, local businesses, and conservation groups have all come together to call for the protection of this special

Daines Secures Field Hearing on Pipeline Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today announced that he has secured a Senate field hearing on pipeline safety and the upcoming reauthorization of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), to be held in Billings, Montana next week.  The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee field hearing is entitled “Pipeline Safety: State and Local Perspectives” and will be held on Friday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m. MT/Noon ET at Montana State University, Billings.  “Montanans know the importance of safely transporting our natural resources, whether through pipelines, highways, or rail lines,” Daines stated. “This field hearing will allow PHMSA and