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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

National parks gear up for biggest year yet; Daines leads hearing on congestion

WASHINGTON (CN) — As the National Park System gears up for what is likely to be its most crowded season, lawmakers are trying to bring congestion and overcrowding relief to the some of the country’s most popular parks.  “We need a breathing place for our national lungs, and a lot of that has to do with intelligent ways of visiting the parks,” Ken Burns, a filmmaker who produced a documentary miniseries about the national parks, told lawmakers Wednesday in a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources National Parks Subcommittee.  Visitation to national parks slowed in the first few

Sen. Steve Daines: Biden’s tax-and-spend agenda will hurt not help America recover from COVID

As we work to lift ourselves out of the coronavirus pandemic-induced recession, America needs a plan that will reward hard work, boost our small business owners, and help Americans get back on their feet.  What President Joe Biden has presented to us instead is a plan for keeping folks at home and dependent on government handouts.  We saw in 2017 how tax reform championed by Republicans increased new investment and led to historic economic growth. President Biden is ignoring what we know works and going back to the old tax-and-spend playbook of the Democrats—something that is already showing signs of failure with the recent jobs

Daines preparing to re-introduce Forest Management Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the continuing trend for hotter fire seasons, Senator Steve Daines believes it’s still critical to reform forest management. And he’s preparing for another run at a bill to make those changes. Senator Daines tells me the U.S. still needs a package of solutions to resolve the conditions that have left death and destruction in the aftermath of recent fire seasons. And he’s ready to take another pass at a measure which got traction in Congress last fall. “I think we’re going to take the same bill and move forward with it. We got very close and

Sen. Steve Daines: ‘Long Past Time’ for Supreme Court to Reconsider Roe v. Wade

National pro-life leaders, including Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), expressed satisfaction that the U.S. Supreme Court has finally agreed to reexamine “whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional” and if state laws that prohibit most abortions are unconstitutional. The Court has agreed to hear the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health during its term that begins in October, one that could present the most significant challenge to its 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. Daines, chairman of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, said in a statement, “It is long past time for the Supreme Court to right this wrong and I am encouraged to see the

Montana’s senators reintroduce “Putting First Responders First Act”

HELENA, Mont. – Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) reintroduced a bill that looks to clarify the current tax code to ensure first responders do not have to pay taxes on injury-related compensation when hurt in the line of duty. According to a release, the “Putting First Responders First Act,” was inspired by the story of Ladd Paulson, a Billings police officer who is now retired. “In 2002, Mr. Paulson was hit by an impaired driver while he was conducting a routine traffic stop on his motorcycle,” the release says. “He survived the near-death experience, but was left