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Sen. Steve Daines to introduce bill aimed at preventing states from making payments to undocumented migrants

United States Senator Steve Daines, R-Mont., has announced he will introduce a bill which would stop states from using funds from the recent $1.9 trillion COVID relief package toward undocumented migrants. The move comes after New York announced it would be providing undocumented migrants close to $2.1 billion, which would be covered by funding from the package. The senator says it provides an incentive for illegal crossings and punishes taxpayers. If passed, the bill would prohibit states fro… Continue Reading


Senator Daines Questions IRS Commissioner Rettig on Montana Case

At a hearing before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Montana Senator Steve Daines took IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig to task over an issue regarding a constituent from Billings who was attempting to deal with the estate of his deceased mother, but needed the cooperation of the IRS. "A Montanan from Billings brought an issue to my attention that I'd like to briefly discuss," said Daines. "This individual lost his mother in January of 2020, and only then found ou… Continue Reading


GOP Sen. Daines: No Biden spending bill funding should go to states that give money to illegal immigrants

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., announced Monday he will introduce a bill to prevent funds in President Biden's $1.9 trillion infrastructure spending bill from going to states that give stimulus payments to illegal immigrants. In a press release obtained by Fox News, Daines took aim at the president's response to the immigration crisis after visiting the southern border, criticizing Biden's border policies and states, such as New York, that give stimulus payments to undocumented migrants… Continue Reading


Daines, Tester secure funding for rural schools

Montana's two senators, Steve Daines and Jon Tester, have helped secure over $12 million for rural counties in Montana by reauthorizing critical federal funding. Following the decline of timber production in federal forests, Congress passed the Secure Rural Schools Program and Community Self Determination Act in 2000 to compensate rural counties. Since its inception, the program has provided money for schools, roads and other municipal services in over 700 counties across the country and Puerto… Continue Reading


Locals tell Senator Daines impact of pipeline stoppage

A brief stop in Baker gave local business owners a chance to tell a sitting U.S. Senator what the real life impact a decision in the nation's capital has had in eastern Montana. Owner of Spiffy's Mobil 1 Express Lube and Wash, Jay Quenzer said that his business dropped about 25 percent when the construction on the Keystone XL pipeline was stopped in late January. He said that the construction business had helped his business to survive during the pandemic. Jodie O'Donnell had a RV park where … Continue Reading


Daines: GOP shut out on infrastructure discussion

HELENA (KPAX) - U.S. Sen. Steve Daines said this week his fellow Republicans want to support an infrastructure bill, but that President Biden's proposal goes far beyond just infrastructure - and that Democratic leaders are indicating they don't want GOP input. "What we're hearing, and so far what they're saying, is it's going to be either take this or you leave it," he said Wednesday. "So, it looks like, again, this is more of a liberal agenda wish-list from Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, than… Continue Reading


Senator visits town

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) stopped in Baker to visit with concerned locals behind Spiffy's Mobile 1 as part of a tour of the state to discuss the impact of the Keystone pipeline on Fallon County's economy. "You hear about so many other benefits the pipeline provides here," the senator said after his visit. For more on the senator's visit, see the next issue of the Fallon County Times, in addition to online.… Continue Reading


Sen. Steve Daines recounts his experience at the southern border

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - The U.S. could see a record number of undocumented migrants crossing the southern border this year. Projections show more than two million people could attempt to cross by the end of September if policies don't change. Senators who toured the U.S.-Mexico border last week said they saw the rush of undocumented migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border firsthand. "It's like these big, flashing open for crossing signs, figuratively speaking here. And they were… Continue Reading


Daines helps secure funding for Havre City-County Airport

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines announced Thursday that $11,946,626 will be allocated to various airports across Montana including in Havre to strengthen air travel infrastructure. The Airport Improvement Program allocation includes $250,000 to Havre City-County Airport.… Continue Reading


Senator Daines says southern border is a "humanitarian crisis" after recent visit

MONTANA - Senator Steve Daines said the southern border is "out of control" and a "humanitarian crisis" after a visit to the border last week. "We visited the Donna Facility," Daines said. "It's a tent city they've constructed to hold these illegal immigrants. It's designed for 250 maximum with COVID restrictions. The day we were there, Friday morning, there were 4,200 in that facility." Daines also tied the situation at the southern border to problems with drugs and violence in Montana. "Vio… Continue Reading


Young, Senate colleagues propose bipartisan plan to deter a nuclear-armed Iran


Senate lawmakers join bid to delist Yellowstone grizzlies


Senator Daines Appears Live on KGVO Montana Morning News


Senators seek to delist grizzlies


3 Leading Cannabis Stocks Posted Blowout Earnings Last Week, but Their Stocks Fell Anyway


Biden White House Confirms $3T Infrastructure Bill Will Be In Two Parts


Sen. Steve Daines: Cartels Taunted Us With Language “So Vile We Don’t Want To Repeat It”


Sen. Daines: Tax Cuts, Not Hikes, Help US Be Globally Competitive


GOP Sen. Steve Daines on why he opposes Biden’s corporate tax proposal


‘MS-13 Gang Members in Montana:’ Sen. Daines says drug crisis at Southern border impacting Treasure State

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