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Daines: Working to protect Montanans from Democrats’ tax and spend

Democrats, led by President Biden, Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi, are rushing a reckless $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree bill through Congress that would reshape the very foundation of America and push the U.S. down the path of socialism. The Democrats’ massive bill is the largest spending bill in our nation’s history and will create all sorts of new entitlement programs. To pay for it, Democrats plan to hike taxes across the board, making this bill the largest tax increase in over 50 years. In fact, according to the Tax Foundation, it would reduce take home pay

Stefanik and Daines demand Pelosi, Schumer advance bill to reopen Canadian border as Biden keeps it closed

FIRST ON FOX: Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Elise Stefanik are urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to call votes on a bill that would force the Biden administration to open the Canadian border, citing economic harm to their constituents who rely on cross-border commerce to make a living. Daines, R-Mont., and Stefanik, R-N.Y., said they “urge immediate action” on the bill “to reopen the U.S.–Canada border for nonessential travel and revitalize American jobs and tourism.” “It is past time for Congress to act and bring long-overdue relief to families and businesses in northern border communities, who have suffered nearly 18 months of hardship and uncertainty due to

Vets to Daines: U.S. withdrawal needs accountability; Afghan nationals need security

A panel of veterans on Monday expressed dismay over the handling of the U.S. withdrawal in Afghanistan and urged Sen. Steve Daines to hold commanders accountable. They also urged the senator, who spent the afternoon in Missoula, to ensure those left behind are brought home, including the Afghan nationals who served alongside American forces. “There’s going to be accountability,” Daines told members of the panel. “We’ll find out what decisions were made, why they were made and heads will roll. I’ll demand that.” Veterans, including several who served in a combat theater over the past 50 years, said they’ve been

From the ‘Middle of Nowhere’ to the ‘Heart of the Nation’

In what could be considered a once in a lifetime experience, Dalton Sand of Glasgow and Cole Taylor of Larslan recently found themselves touring the halls of Congress With Senator Steve Daines (R-MT). “I don’t think it would be as cool as it was being there without Senator Steve Daines,” Sand told The Courier, recounting his time in the United States Capitol rotunda, surrounded by larger than life statues of great American statesman. “It was just us, [Daines] and his staff. It was amazing because we got to be with the senator. He showed us around and showed us all

Republican senator calls on Biden to reappoint Powell to top Fed job

Aug 19 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden should keep Jerome Powell at the helm of the Federal Reserve for another four years to build confidence in an improving economy that still faces significant risks, Senator Steve Daines said in a letter to the president on Thursday. “Changing the top leadership at this sensitive time could foster uncertainty across the financial system and undermine our economic recovery,” Daines, a Montana Republican, wrote. His letter was the first formal call for Powell’s reappointment from a member of the Senate Banking Committee, which votes on U.S. central bank nominees before they are considered

A Bill to Halt Chemical Abortion on College Campuses

Across America, pro-abortion activists are currently working around the clock to increase access to abortion in any way they can — whether cheering on do-it-yourself chemical abortions in the New York Times opinion section, or tossing out common-sense safety procedures such as risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS). The abortion movement’s number one goal has become to ensure universal access to dangerous forms of abortion, including chemical. Now, they are particularly interested in targeting vulnerable women on college campuses.  In California, abortion activists recently helped pass a law mandating every public college and university to make abortion pills available to pregnant female students,

Daines, local officials talk rising crime rates in Billings

U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined local law enforcement, elected officials and a district judge to tour the Billings Police Department’s evidence facility Friday to talk about concerning levels of crime in the region. Daines sat down with Billings city administrator Chris Kukulski, Police Chief Rich St. John, County Commissioner John Ostlund, Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder, County Attorney Scott Twito, District Judge Mary Jane Knisely, and director of the state’s Department of Corrections Brian Gootkin. The focus of the conversation was on rapidly increasing crime rates, drugs like methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl and the impacts those issues have on the community.

Sen. Daines warns Biden ahead of Putin meeting: ‘If you go in with weakness, the bully comes out on top’

President Biden is facing strong warnings from Republicans about his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines, said in an interview on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” Tuesday that Biden must approach the Wednesday meeting in Geneva from a position of “strength” or “the bully will come out on top.” “He’s showing weakness towards Russia and being tough on America. President Biden needs to go in with strength,” Daines said. “Remember President Reagan? Peace through strength. Rather than being tough on Russia, we’re seeing the huge cyberattacks in America crippling our infrastructure. We’re seeing President Biden green lighting a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. At the same time, he killed the

Daines introduces Bipartisan Package to promote retirement security for Montanans

U.S. Senator Steve Daines is helping lead bipartisan efforts in the U.S. Senate to help Montanans prepare for retirement. The package includes Daines’ bipartisan “Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act” that helps Montanans track their retirement accounts as they move between jobs. “Montanans work hard to build their savings in preparation for a worry-free retirement – their efforts and savings should be secure,” Daines said. “I’m glad to join my colleagues from both sides of the aisle in working to help Montana workers have more control over their futures. I urge Majority Leader Schumer to do what’s right and help