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OP-ED: I’m Thankful for Montana

As a fifth-generation Montanan, I didn’t choose Montana — Montana chose me. Over 100 years ago, my great-great-grandmother homesteaded 23 miles east of Conrad, and that’s how my family made it to the Last Best Place. And I’ll be forever thankful for that. There is a lot that makes America an exceptional place to live, and the Thanksgiving tradition is one of them. It’s an integral part of our uniquely American story. For the last 400 years, we have gathered with our families, friends and neighbors to thank God for all that He has given us. But it wasn’t until

OP-ED: Biden’s America is the real Halloween horror

Source: Fox News Do you like scary movies? You don’t have to rent a horror movie this Halloween to feel spooked—just take a look at what President Biden and the Democrats have done since they took control of the White House and Congress.  Inflation is clocking in at 40-year highs. It can cost Montana families over $100 just to fill up their tank. Fentanyl from the open southern border is wreaking havoc across Montana. Good-paying energy jobs have been nixed. Our small-town communities aren’t safe anymore, and cities across the country are grappling with an exponential uptick in violent crime. The current state of

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Steve Daines Demands Veterans Affairs Sec. Denis McDonough Rescind Rule Permitting Abortion Services

Source: Daily Caller Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines sent a letter Tuesday to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Sec. Denis McDonough demanding he immediately rescind the VA’s new rule that allows for abortion services through the VA healthcare system. In the letter, first obtained by the Daily Caller, Daines demanded the Biden administration reverse a recent rule which would allow VA clinics to provide abortions after the Congressional Research Service (CRS) determined such an action would be illegal. The VA announced in early September it will begin providing abortion counseling and abortions to Americans who qualify for VA services. The rule would make it

Daines co-sponsors bill to complete Continental Divide Trail

Source: Helena Independent Record The Continental Divide Trail could finally be completed before it turns 50 years old.  A bill introduced by Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and co-sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) would direct land management agencies to prioritize the elimination of gaps in the 3,100-mile continent-spanning path that generally follows the geographic Continental Divide. The trail is 95% complete, according to the Golden, Colorado-based nonprofit Continental Divide Trail Coalition, which lauded the bill on Friday.  Heinrich introduced S. 4995, the Continental Divide Trail Completion Act, into the Senate on Wednesday, according to Congress’ official website. Daines is an original co-sponsor

Daines announces bills to expand mental health care workforce

Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle A Montana senator has proposed five new bipartisan bills aimed at expanding the mental health workforce in the country. Republican Sen. Steve Daines announced Thursday that he and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat from Michigan, introduced a slate of bills meant to expand the mental health services workforce in the hopes of expanding access to mental health care. Daines said in a release that the bills would “empower and expand” the mental health care workforce, which would grow access for people seeking out those services. “Access to mental health services is critical for our rural communities

Sen. Daines presses Big Tech execs on how social media platforms plan to combat fentanyl, illicit drug sales

Source: Fox News FIRST ON FOX – Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., on Tuesday sent a letter to the CEOs of Snapchat, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok, asking what they are doing to combat sales of fentanyl and other illicit drugs on their platforms. Parents across the country have lost or come close to losing their children due to fentanyl poisoning as the deadly synthetic opioid appears more frequently in pills disguised as Xanax, Adderall and other medications that are available to teenagers via social media. “We write to you today regarding reports that the use of your social media platforms has been linked to the

Montana Senator’s workplace environment fosters future leaders

Source: KTVQ HELENA — Last week, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines’ office was awarded best workplace environment in U.S. Congress by a D.C. based non profit, non partisan organization.  The Congressional Management Foundation recognized Daines’ office in its Democracy awards, which acknowledge non-legislative achievement and performance in congressional offices. Offices self nominate and each category selects a Democratic and Republican office. Congressional Management Foundation President and CEO Brad Fitch said Capitol Hill doesn’t always encourage an atmosphere of professional development. The foundation values offices like Daines’ where staff are encouraged to participate in internal and external development courses, he said. Healthy

Daines, Rosendale talk forest management at Western Caucus roundtable in Bozeman

Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle Montana’s Republican U.S. senator said in an interview on Thursday that when it comes to the federal government’s management of national forests, the single biggest problem is the precedent that resulted from the 2015 “Cottonwood decision.” “We’ll be much better off in Montana if we have the loggers back in the forests instead of the lawyers. Right now it’s the lawyers who are dominating forest management,” said Sen. Steve Daines, host of Thursday’s Summer Western Caucus Member Roundtable at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture. The meeting drew at least 15 Republican members of

Sen. Steve Daines introduces bill to block Biden from adding ‘woke’ requirements to US retirement plans

FIRST ON FOX: A senior GOP lawmaker introduced legislation on Friday to block the White House from forcing financial institutions to consider “woke” issues, like climate change, when deciding how to invest the retirement savings of American workers.  Sen. Steve Daines, a Montana Republican, told Fox News Digital the legislation was aimed at preventing President Biden from pressuring the nation’s banks to bow to “woke” ideology.  “Montanans should not have to pay the price for the whims of wokeness with their hard-earned life savings,” he said. Last year, Biden issued an executive order directing the Secretary of Labor to identify actions that could