Members of Congress are more concerned with their own success than with their constituents’ well-being and need to be held accountable, Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana said Tuesday in his first major floor speech. Daines, who served one term in the House of Representatives before being elected to the Senate last fall, said Washington is “out of touch with the day-to-day struggles” of farmers and ranchers, union workers and tribal members. During the 11-minute speech, the former business executive who grew up in Bozeman chided Washington for overreaching and putting up barriers that have hindered job growth. Daines has
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., is burning up about the latest EPA regulations for new wood stoves.
The EPA has finalized a 344-page rule to make wood stoves more environmentally friendly, meaning that millions of Americans will soon be forced to buy more expensive wood-fired stoves.
Montana needs timber management that addresses all 10 of the state’s national forests, Sen. Steve Daines told listeners on a statewide conference call.
Steve Daines was sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, vowing to work to end gridlock in Washington.