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03.08.18

Great Falls Tribune: Daines calls for hearing after forest chief sexual harassment allegations

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines said Thursday he will use every means possible "to hold all bad actors" accountable in response to the resignation Wednesday of U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke amid sexual harassment allegations in the agency. The Montana Republican said he planned to ask for a Senate hearing on combatting sexual harassment in the U.S. Forest Service. Tooke's departure comes less than a week after PBS NewsHour reported the chief was under investigation following relationships with s… Continue Reading


03.07.18

Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Big Sky awarded $10 million grant for road improvements

Congress has approved roughly $10.3 million in federal grant money to improve the main road in Big Sky. The TIGER grant is expected to add about seven left-turn lanes at key intersections along Lone Mountain Trail. The money will also pay for the construction of a pedestrian tunnel, road signs, extend an existing paved pedestrian trail and purchase four motor coaches and six vans to enhance transit service in Big Sky. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines announced the grant Tuesday afternoon. He said Gallat… Continue Reading


03.07.18

Daily Inter Lake: Daines Backs Bill to Fund National Park Maintenance

America's National Parks face an $11.3 billion maintenance backlog. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and a group of other lawmakers have a proposal to fill it. The National Park Restoration Act would deposit a portion of revenues from energy production on federal lands into a fund for upkeep and repairs. Several senators and representatives from both parties are backing the bill. They joined Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in presenting the bill Wednesday morning. In a press release, Daines … Continue Reading


03.07.18

Newstalk KGVO: Zinke - Daines Propose Bicameral Bill to Save National Parks

At a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke welcomed Montana Senator Steve Daines along with Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander and six other senators to propose legislation use revenues from energy production on federal lands to help pay for the over $11 billion maintenance backlog at the parks. Senator Alexander introduced the concept. "What we're announcing today is a bipartisan proposal supported by the President of the United States and… Continue Reading


03.07.18

KMMS: Daines is Fighting to Protect Americans Privacy

Today during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee meeting, members voted to include six of U.S. Senator Steve Daines' bills to protect Americans' privacy. Improving cyber security will ensure the responsible use of taxpayer dollars in the Department of Homeland Security Reauthorization Act. "As Americans continue to face threats at home and abroad, we must make sure we continue to innovate cyber technologies to protect Americans' security," said Daines. Protecting Monta… Continue Reading


03.07.18

The Ripon Advance: GOP senators rally around bipartisan STOP School Violence Act proposal

U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Todd Young (R-IN), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Steve Daines (R-MT) joined several colleagues in introducing the U.S. Senate version of a bipartisan bill to beef up anti-violence measures in America's schools. The Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018 would authorize $75 million to fund evidence-based school safety programs and practices for Fiscal Year (FY) … Continue Reading


03.07.18

KPAX: Daines, Zinke introduce infrastructure fix for Glacier, other parks

Senator Steve Daines and eight other senators are throwing their support behind an ambitious plan to rebuild roads, bridges and other aging systems in Glacier and other National Parks. It's a plan that aims to tackle the $11 billion maintenance backlogs in the parks. It doesn't take long to see the growing problems with the infrastructure on a visit to Glacier National Park. It's not just that the park is having a hard time keeping up with the crowds from the record breaking crowds in recent y… Continue Reading


03.05.18

Flathead Beacon: Gianforte Proposes to Release Montana Wilderness Study Areas

BILLINGS - Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has drafted two bills proposing to release almost 690,000 acres (279,000 hectares) of wilderness study areas in Montana. One of Gianforte's bills echoes Montana Sen. Steve Daines' bill introduced in the Senate late last year. It proposes to release 449,500 acres (182,000 hectares) of wilderness study areas all on national forest lands. The Billings Gazette reports that Gianforte also authored a separate act to release an additional 240,000 acres (97,… Continue Reading


02.25.18

Wall Street Journal: Safety From Hackers - and Trial Lawyers

Companies that are victims of cyberattacks increasingly find themselves also targeted by plaintiffs' lawyers, who bring lawsuits alleging their security measures were negligent. Anthem Inc. last year agreed to pay $115 million to customers affected by an attack believed to have been perpetrated by a foreign government. Computer chip manufacturers have faced dozens of lawsuits based on the mere prospect that consumers will suffer damage from hacking. Such lawsuits are more than a costly nuisance… Continue Reading


02.22.18

Char-Koosta News: Daines amendment to strengthen tribal public safety passes committee

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement after his bipartisan amendment to promote tribes' access to national criminal databases passed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. This amendment, which supports tribes' participation in the Tribal Access Program (TAP), is part of his greater effort to reduce the number of native women and girls who go missing or are murdered. "We must curb the tragic epidemic of native women and girls who go missing or are murdered an… Continue Reading


02.21.18

KPAX: Sen. Daines brings tax cuts tour to Kalispell

KALISPELL - Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) made a stop at a Kalispell business on Tuesday touting the impact of recently passed tax-cut laws. Best Buy was one of the many big companies that passed some of their tax savings onto employees after cuts were approved. Sen. Daines voted in the bill's support and helped champion the Senate Tax Cuts and Job Act. The visit is the first stop of a four-day tour for Sen. Daines, who will visit 17 counties across the state. Sen. Daines says that Best Buy's t… Continue Reading


02.21.18

Missoulian: Daines tour Montana breweries, timber mills and businesses to tout tax bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement after his bipartisan amendment to promote tribes' access to national criminal databases passed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. This amendment, which supports tribes' participation in the Tribal Access Program (TAP), is part of his greater effort to reduce the number of native women and girls who go missing or are murdered. "We must curb the tragic epidemic of native women and girls who go missing or are murdered an… Continue Reading


02.20.18

Daily Inter Lake: Daines Touts Tax Cuts During Kalispell Visit

A custom-printed sign and line of local dignitaries greeted U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., when he walked into Kalispell's Best Buy store Tuesday morning. Daines has been touring Montana to tout the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act recently signed into law. He was joined in Kalispell Tuesday by the city's mayor, Mark Johnson, Sen. Keith Regier, R-Kalispell, Rep. Carl Glimm, R-Kila, and the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce's Kate Lufkin. Best Buy was a fitting stop. On Feb. 4, the electroni… Continue Reading


02.19.18

Missoulian: Washington is addicted to spending

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement after his bipartisan amendment to promote tribes' access to national criminal databases passed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. This amendment, which supports tribes' participation in the Tribal Access Program (TAP), is part of his greater effort to reduce the number of native women and girls who go missing or are murdered. "We must curb the tragic epidemic of native women and girls who go missing or are murdered an… Continue Reading


02.17.18

KGVO: DAINES PROMOTES DAY FOR MISSING NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN AND GIRLS

This week, Montana Senator Steve Daines led a coalition of his colleagues to allow tribes' access to national criminal databases during a meeting of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. "This amendment will help insure that the Department of Justice is using all available resources to promote tribes' access to national criminal databases, which will help keep native peoples safe," Daines said. "$3.9 million has been set aside to fund these registries. Since VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) … Continue Reading


02.13.18

The Missoulian: Controversial Conservative speaker challenges 'liberals' at University of Montana

Audience members walked past protesters and security guards Tuesday to hear controversial speaker Mike Adams offer the 10th annual Jeff Cole lecture at the University of Montana. At an event peppered with a handful of disruptions, Adams gave a talk called "The Death of Liberal Bias in Higher Education" to honor the late Wall Street Journal reporter and UM alum. In his talk, Adams reminded people they'll be offended from time to time, and he said it's the price of freedom. Liberalism pr… Continue Reading


02.13.18

KMMS: SENATOR DAINES WANTS TO EXPAND TAX RELIEF FOR PREGNANT MOMS

Senator Steve Daines is working hard to expand the Child Tax Credit to cover all families, including pregnant moms. The Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act builds on the Child Tax Credit provisions by supporting families and pregnant mothers with the many costs that accompany caring and planning for the care of a newborn baby. "This is about putting more money into the pockets of pregnant moms. Whether they are stocking up on diapers or taking time off work for their child's prenatal care, p… Continue Reading


02.12.18

Ripon Advance: Gardner, Daines bill would drive synchronized road, broadband construction

U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Steve Daines (R-MT) on Feb. 6 introduced the bipartisan Streamlining and Investing in Broadband Infrastructure Act, S. 2381, legislation that would pave a smoother way for broadband infrastructure installation on federal lands and during federal transportation projects. U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) joined Gardner and Daines as original cosponsors of the bill. "This bill would make federal construction projects more efficient b… Continue Reading


02.02.18

KTVQ: Daines stops in Billings on 56-county tour through eastern Montana

BILLINGS - U.S. Sen. Steve Daines toured True North Steel on Friday morning and touted the impact of the Republican's recent tax-cut plan for Montanans. "This is an important employer in the Billings area. And the good news is, because of what's going on right now in the economy, as we see the tax cuts and tax reforms, they suddenly have got more business than they know what to do with. That's a good problem. They need to hire 35 more people," Daines said. True North Steel is a steel productio… Continue Reading


02.02.18

Billings Gazette: Daines optimistic Congress will pass infrastructure bill, he says during steel plant tour

During a tour of a Billings steel products company Friday, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said he's optimistic Congress will pass an infrastructure bill. "We need it to grow the economy," Daines said while being shown around True North Steel, a Fargo-based company that's shaping the steel that will be used in the West Laurel interchange off I-90 that will be installed beginning in spring. "The only question will be how we are going to pay for it." Montana's junior senator said that Transport… Continue Reading

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