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06.15.15

Great Falls Tribune: Daines will call 80k Montanans on defense

About 80,000 people will get a call from Sen. Steve Daines on Tuesday. Daines is holding one of his monthly teletownhalls Tuesday evening, this time focused on defense issues like the National Defense Authorization Act, which is currently being discussed in the Senate. The bill includes language on Malmstrom Air Force Base, intercontinental ballistic missiles, 819th RED HORSE and upgrading C-130s. The call starts at 6:30 p.m. and Daines will open with remarks and then take questions from part… Continue Reading


06.15.15

KBZK: Bill introduced to designate E. Rosebud Creek as wild & scenic

A bill designating the East Rosebud Creek as wild and scenic was introduced today by Sen. Jon Tester and Sen. Steve Daines. The bill, written with local input, will protect 20 miles of East Rosebud Creek under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This designation will preserve the free-flowing condition of the pristine creek located south of Roscoe, Montana. "East Rosebud Creek is one of Montana's most scenic streams," Tester said. "This bill is a great example of folks on the ground coming togethe… Continue Reading


06.12.15

Montana Standard: Dillon student recognized for suicide prevention work

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., on Friday honored Jaydyn Child of Dillon, a Beaverhead County High School student who recently received one of the Girl Scouts' highest awards, the Gold Award, for her project to raise awareness about suicide prevention among teens and adults in Montana. Daines presented the award at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming office in Bozeman. Child, a junior, received the honor for her service project titled "Teen Suicide - Your… Continue Reading


06.12.15

NBC Montana: Girl Scouts in Bozeman celebrate new office

BOZEMAN, Mont. - The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming have added a new office in the Bozeman area. Girls from Daisy to Senior Scout levels gathered Friday for the ribbon cutting of the new Bozeman office. Troop leaders and scouts said there are more than 11,000 Girl Scouts throughout Montana and Wyoming, and a new office will help offer support. U.S. Senator Steve Daines was there to drive home the importance of Girl Scouts to the community. "My wife is a Girl Scout, my daughter is a Gir… Continue Reading


06.09.15

KMMS: Daines Works to Expand Markets for Montana Energy [VIDEO]

Senator Steve Daines today worked to break down some of the regulatory barriers facing Montana energy producers and expand markets for made in Montana energy. During today's Energy and Natural Resources hearing, Daines sought to ensure that Montana coal isn't hindered by duplicative regulations that could increase energy prices and negatively impact the thousands of jobs and more than one hundred million dollars in tax revenue each year that coal provides.… Continue Reading


06.05.15

Bozeman Daily Chronicle: MSU professor, Daines speak to Stockgrowers

About 75 ranchers and folks from allied industries were at Montana State University on Friday for the Montana Stockgrowers Association's mid-year meeting. During the general session Friday morning, association president Gene Curry, of Valier, ran down a list of lobbying successes in Helena. The passage of the CSKT water compact, state funding for the Department of Livestock and its Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Bozeman, and defeating the Humane Society of the United State's proposals … Continue Reading


05.29.15

KULR-8: Senator Daines Teams up with Google to Bring Small Business Workshops to Bozeman, Billings

BILLINGS - Representatives from Google hosted a free technology workshop for Montana's small business owners in Bozeman and Billings. Daines' workshops are part of Google's "Let's Put Our Cities On The Map" small business events. Google experts will help small business owners create their own websites and train them on how to reach more customers and get discovered online. Daines said, "You'll see the tourist, you'll see members of the community looking at their phones. They're probably doing … Continue Reading


05.27.15

Helena Independent Record: Capital High seniors build custom fly rods for charity

Glancing back over his shoulder at 15 gleaming fly rods, Capital High senior Kreston Stevens told the crowd assembled in the machining shop Tuesday evening that he and the five other rod builders had learned more than just job skills. "We've been part of some really great, amazing projects, but by far this project has outdone anything we've ever done both in complexity and meaning," he said. The fly rods built by the Capital High machining program will go to Big Hearts Under the Big Sky, a cha… Continue Reading


05.25.15

Missoulian: Missoula remembers fallen servicemembers at 11 Memorial Day events

"We're very proud, very blessed to have such a strong legacy of service in our state," Senator Steve Daines told the crowd in front of him. Small flags had been planted into the ground in front of each headstone at the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery, where Daines spoke at one of 11 different Memorial Day events held in Missoula on Monday. Along the pathway through the cemetery was an avenue of more flags, part of a senior project by Aleesha Aasved while she was a student at Hellgate H… Continue Reading


05.21.15

ABC FOX: Sen. Daines Calls on NSA to Stop Obtaining Phone Records

Montana's newest senator is calling out the National Security Administration for collecting phone records. Along with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Senator Steve Daines is calling on the NSA to end its 'bulk meta-data collection program'. Under this program, millions of Americans' phone records are obtained and stored by the NSA for intelligence purposes. It's part of the Patriot Act, which congress is currently debating whether to reauthorize. Senator Daines says he has had his doubts with th… Continue Reading


05.19.15

KMMS: Daines Introduces Bill to Roll Back EPA Regs Read More: Daines Introduces Bill to Roll Back EPA Regs

Senator Steve Daines recently joined a bipartisan group of senators to introduce legislation that ensures Montanans have access to affordable energy and protects good-paying coal jobs. "The Obama administration's war on American energy is a war on American families and a war on American jobs," Daines stated. "This commonsense, bipartisan legislation will protect good-paying union jobs, our tribes' ability to develop their energy resources and Montana families' access to affordable and reliabl… Continue Reading


05.14.15

Billings Gazette: Daines: Fast-tracking trade agreements right for Montana's economy

Because exports to the Asian Pacific are crucial to Montana's economy, Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines said Thursday he will support fast-tracking trade agreements for President Barack Obama. The announcement made between votes on the Senate floor was the first time Daines publicly confirmed granting Obama trade promotion authority, or TPA. TPA would bind Congress to an up or down vote on two major upcoming trade agreements, meaning Congressional amendments would be off limits on agreements n… Continue Reading


04.30.15

KRTV: Tester and Daines working for C-130 upgrades for the Montana Air National Guard

GREAT FALLS -U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Steve Daines (R-MT) are working to keep the Montana Air National Guard flying. During a recent meeting of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Tester announced he was introducing legislation to make sure the C-130 fleet of the 120th Airlift Wing is upgraded. Tester said, "My fear is we end up with a fleet of C-130s that is incapable of operating in domestic air space, and they will end up sitting on a runway somewhere until they are mo… Continue Reading


04.30.15

Daily Inter Lake: Montana Sen. Daines honors three Kalispell students who were heroes of recent fire

Three Flathead High School students who saved an Inter Lake reporter from a house fire last week have been recognized as "outstanding" Montanans by Sen. Steve Daines. Daines today announced a new effort to recognize "Montanans who exemplify the Treasure State's strong legacy of community spirit and leadership." The inaugural award for "Montanan of the Week" went to three Kalispell students - Tanner Archuleta, Jacob Javorsky and Amanda Buxton - who recently helped save the occupants of a burnin… Continue Reading


04.25.15

ABC Fox Montana: Senator Steve Daines Hosts Academy Day

A lucky day for middle and high school students interested in pursuing careers in the U.S. Military, an information session was hosted by The Office of Senator Steve Daines at the Montana Air National Guard. Representatives from the offices of Senator Daines, Senator Jon Tester and Representative Ryan Zinke were at the event. They were joined by officials from the U.S. Military, Naval, and Air Force academies, ROTC and many more were there to give out information. "I think it's important for p… Continue Reading


04.20.15

Flathead Beacon: Montana Delegation Lauds Secure Rural Schools Funding

On April 14, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that would require the federal government to issue SRS payments beginning in June. The House of Representatives voted on a similar measure last month. Sens. Steve Daines and Tester and Rep. Ryan Zinke all supported the legislation. In 2014, Montana counties received $21 million in SRS funds, part of more than $300 million doled out nationally. Lincoln County is one of the biggest recipients of SRS funds and will receive about $2.7 million each of … Continue Reading


04.15.15

NBC Montana: MT Republicans push repeal of 'Death Tax'

MISSOULA, Mont. - On tax day, Senator Steve Daines, (R) Montana, Representative Ryan Zinke, (R) Montana, and the Montana Republican Party touted their support of a bill that would eliminate the federal estate tax. Republicans call it the death tax. In a press release, the Montana Republican Party said the measure would "protect 28,000 Montana farms and ranches from being unfairly punished by the federal government and ensure that future generations don't face bankruptcy when their family farm… Continue Reading


04.14.15

KULR: FAA Commits to Safety Around Powder River Training Complex

The Federal Aviation Administration commits to ensuring air safety around the Powder River Training Complex. The organization approved expansion of the training complex for B-1 Bombers in March. All three members of our congressional delegation continue to express concern about the expansion. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told Senator Steve Daines on Tuesday the organization will continue to work to make the skies in southeastern Montana safe and secure. Sen. Daines said to Huerta, "I'd l… Continue Reading


04.11.15

Helena Independent Record: Daines pushing for disaster funding for wildfires

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines said he is looking to add certainty to federal fire managers' budgets by reforming the way the worst wildfires receive federal funding. Daines was in Clancy on Friday discussing the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2015 with a roundtable of state and federal forest managers, conservation and forest dependent business interests. Daines signed onto the act as a senator in January, which would likely end the practice of "fire borrowing" when suppression funding runs out and … Continue Reading


04.10.15

Sidney Herald: Daines meets with foreign leaders, U.S. troops in five different countries

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., announced that he recently returned from an official overseas congressional delegation trip to Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. Daines had the opportunity to meet several Middle Eastern leaders and discuss political, economic and security issues facing Middle Eastern nations. Meetings included: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jordanian King Abdullah II, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Afghan President … Continue Reading

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