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02.02.21

Montana lawmakers push for reauthorizing Keystone XL


01.30.21

Sen. Steve Daines: Biden’s Abortion Reversals Are ‘Payback Time’ To Planned Parenthood

Founder and chairman of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) speaks out about the new administration's reversal of pro-life policies. One America's John Hines caught up with the Montana lawmaker as the 48th annual March for Life kicks-off virtually this year.… Continue Reading


01.30.21

Senate pro-life chair: Down syndrome abortions are ‘eugenics’

Down syndrome abortions are "eugenics," the Senate pro-life caucus chair told CNA in an interview this week. "This is eugenics, and we cannot allow this to continue in our country," Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, told CNA in an interview on Thursday. Daines was referring to abortions conducted because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. He admonished fellow senators who support the Special Olympics but who won't vote to ban these abortions. "On one han… Continue Reading


01.29.21

Senate pro-life caucus chairman rails against Biden abortion executive orders

Sen. Steve Daines, the founder and chairman of the Senate Pro-life Caucus, slammed President Biden over his executive actions to roll back two Trump policies that restricted government support for abortion. Specifically, Biden will issue a presidential memorandum that will rescind the Mexico City Policy, which prevents the federal government from funding international organizations that provide abortion. In a similar move, Biden's memorandum will direct the Department of Health and Human Servi… Continue Reading


01.29.21

Sen. Daines introduces bill to give states more control over education spending

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines reintroduced the "Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act" or the "A-PLUS Act" Friday to give Montanans more say over how their tax dollars are spent on education. "Montana parents and teachers know what Montana students need best," Sen. Daines said. "We should empower state and local leaders to have more of a say in the classroom, and keep D.C. bureaucrats and the federal government out of it." Montana Superintendent Elsie Arntzen weighed in, sayin… Continue Reading


01.29.21

MonDak Senators sign on to bill allowing interstate meat sales

Three MonDak senators have have signed onto a bipartisan bill introduced by Republican South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds that seeks to allow the interstate trade of meat processed in state-inspected facilities. The New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act would allow meat and poultry products that were inspected by federally approved state Meat and Poultry Inspection programs to be sold across state lines. That would give Montana ranchers more options to sell their products, avoiding ba… Continue Reading


01.29.21

Sen. Daines: Fight Not Over To Reverse Biden Decision On Keystone Pipeline

Republican Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) said Joe Biden's decision to end construction on the Keystone XL pipeline is an effort to "make America unemployed again." One America's John Hines caught up with the Montana lawmaker, who's set to introduce legislation to reverse Biden's decision.… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Biden Signs Executive Order Allowing the U.S. to Fund Global Abortions

President Biden signed an executive order Thursday afternoon reversing the Mexico City policy, permitting U.S. aid money once again to fund groups that provide or promote abortion around the globe. The policy was first put in place by President Ronald Reagan in an effort to ensure that taxpayers were not required to indirectly fund abortion procedures performed in other countries. The policy has been undone via executive order by every subsequent Democratic administration and reinstated by each… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Sen. Daines announces legislation to combat energy policies of Biden administration

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - Within his first week in office, President Joe Biden has made significant changes to the country's energy industry through an array of executive orders. Last week, the president revoked a critical permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. On Wednesday, Biden paused all new oil and natural gas leases on public lands and offshore waters "to the extent possible." Senator Steve Daines, R-Mont., says he's joining with other western senators to introduce two bills, one to allow c… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Senator Steve Daines on Pipeline Cancellation and Impeachment

Montana Senator Steve Daines was on the Montana Morning News show on Wednesday to discuss a variety of topics, but at the top of the list was President Biden's cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline. "If you don't believe that elections have consequences take a look at what happened within six hours after Joe Biden took the Office of the oath of office," said Daines. "He killed the Keystone XL Pipeline one stroke of the pen. This is all part of Biden's 'make America unemployed again strategy'… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands, Daines to introduce counter-legislation

President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands and waters, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address climate change. The move follows a 60-day suspension of new drilling permits for U.S. lands and waters announced last week and follows Biden's campaign pledge to halt new drilling on federally controlled land and water as part of his plan to address climate chan… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Biden's climate crisis orders spark protest and praise in Montana and Wyoming

Declaring the country can't wait any longer to address the climate crisis, President Joe Biden signed three executive orders Wednesday to prioritize climate change across all levels of government. The Biden plan essentially offers a road map to transform the nation's fossil-fuel powered economy into a clean-burning one. Its goal is to eliminate pollution from fossil fuels in the power sector by 2035. Topping the president's bold initiatives, a moratorium on leasing of new oil, gas and coal lea… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Daines to introduce bill countering Biden's pause on oil, gas leases on federal lands

MONTANA - U.S. Sen. Steve Daines said he is putting a bill forward that would backpedal President Joe Biden's suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal property, Daines announced Wednesday. "President Biden is continuing his attack on American energy, this time by blocking all new oil and gas leases on federal lands. This is another blow to Made in America energy, jobs and our Montana way of life," Daines said in a release from his office. "This action will kill nearly one million America… Continue Reading


01.26.21

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT): “The Democrats Have Left The Blue Collar Folks Behind”

On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) explains why President Biden's Keystone Pipeline policy his hurting the American worker and why Senate Democrats should not hold a second impeachment trial for former President Trump. "They've become enemies now of the American worker. They talk about the green-on-blue fight that is occurring in the Democratic Party, the green green folks versus the blue collar. The Democrats have left the blue collar folks behind. That is why Pr… Continue Reading


01.26.21

Moran, Daines, Hoeven plan bill to counteract Biden’s order to halt Keystone XL Pipeline project

Following President Joe Biden's decision to revoke the cross-border operation permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Steve Daines (R-MT), and John Hoeven (R-ND) plan to introduce a GOP-led bill to authorize ongoing construction of the project. "Canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline will cost our country thousands of jobs, raise energy prices, and make us more dependent on foreign countries to supply our energy," Sen. Moran said. "At a time when our economy and communit… Continue Reading


01.26.21

Steve Daines Proposes to Withhold Congress Pay If It Cannot Balance a Budget

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) reintroduced legislation Tuesday that would stipulate that if Congress cannot pass a balanced budget, members of Congress will not get paid. Daines said in a statement on Tuesday: With runaway public debt now exceeding $27 trillion, we face a looming crisis. In fact, since I introduced this bill two years ago, our debt has increased by more than 30 percent. The American people depend on Congress to do its job. Folks at home balance their budgets, Congress should be abl… Continue Reading


01.26.21

Sen. Steve Daines to Newsmax TV: Biden Taking US 'Back to '70s'

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., on Tuesday said President Joe Biden's executive order on the Keystone XL Pipeline "take(s) us back to the '70s" regarding energy policy, bringing with it higher oil prices, inflation, loss of jobs, and national security implications. Daines ridiculed Biden, and Democrats as a whole, on Newsmax TV for their stance on the pipeline and other energy issues, saying the party is beholden to radical leftists. "Many of us remember what happened back in the 1970s, back when … Continue Reading


01.25.21

Daines: Biden Putting Saudi Arabia First

Revenue for schools. Revenue for infrastructure. Aside from the short-term construction jobs fueled by the Keystone XL pipeline, there is a reason it enjoys such strong support across Montana. When Joe Biden halted the Keystone pipeline his first week in office, he also halted American jobs and at least $60 million in revenue that would flow to counties in Eastern Montana every single year. When I caught up with county commissioners in Dawson County (Glendive) several years ago, they estimated … Continue Reading


01.24.21

Montana GOP officials blast Biden's environmental actions

President Joe Biden's new administration wasted no time taking executive actions aimed at combating climate change and protecting the environment. And Montana's top Republican leaders have wasted no time criticizing those actions, saying they will kill jobs and make the United States more dependent on foreign oil. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale and Gov. Greg Gianforte each have criticized Biden's decision to halt construction of the long-disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, whic… Continue Reading


01.24.21

Oil and gas takes another hit with suspension of federal leases

The oil and gas industry in Montana and North Dakota took another hit Thursday when the Department of the Interior announced it will suspend new oil and gas leases on federal lands for 60 days as part of a broad review of Interior's programs. The move is a first step toward making good on promises that newly sworn in President Joe Biden made on the campaign trail to halt new drilling and hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. The suspension won't limit activity under already existing leases. C… Continue Reading

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