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10.25.20

Daines: Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Qualifications, Character are Indisputable

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted YES on a procedural vote to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Daines also spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to our nation's highest court. For a clip of Daines' remarks click HERE. For full remarks click, HERE. All Senate Democrats voted NO to advance Judge Barrett's nomination. If the procedural vote failed, it would have stopped the … Continue Reading


10.24.20

Daines Introduces Senate Resolution Condemning Court Packing

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a Senate resolution condemning the promises made by Democratic leaders to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices on the bench, known as court packing. Following introduction of the resolution, Daines spoke on the Senate floor about the importance of passing his resolution highlighting how court packing is an attack on the Montana way of life and how it undermines the separation of powers. Click HERE for a clip of the statement be… Continue Reading


10.23.20

Daines to CDC: Yellowstone County in Urgent Need of Personnel for Contact Tracing Assistance, Send Additional Resources ASAP

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield to deploy medical personnel in Yellowstone County to provide contact tracing assistance as the county sees a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases. 'I write to you today to bring to your attention a request from Yellowstone County, Montana, for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to deploy personnel to provide contact tracing assistance. I respectfully reques… Continue Reading


10.22.20

Judiciary Committee Listens to Daines' Request, Will Subpoena Twitter, Facebook Following Allegations of Election Interference

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that following his request urging Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein to investigate allegations of election interference against social media giants Twitter and Facebook, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be issuing subpoenas to the two tech giants. Daines' request followed recent reports of Twitter and Facebook limiting access to a news story dealing with former Vice President Joe Biden… Continue Reading


10.22.20

Daines Statement on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Unanimous Approval out of the Judiciary Committee

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement after the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court was approved out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The full United States Senate will vote on the confirmation in the coming days. "Judge Amy Coney Barrett is one step closer to becoming Justice Amy Coney Barrett," Daines said. "Judge Barrett has a brilliant legal mind and she will uphold our constitutional rights, including the Second Amend… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Daines to Introduce Senate Resolution Condemning Court Packing

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is set to introduce a Senate resolution condemning the promises made by Democratic leaders to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices on the bench, known as court packing. Daines is fighting to highlight how court packing is an attack on the Montana way of life, Montana jobs, American democracy and the separation of powers. "Packing the Supreme Court is a power grab by the Democrats and an attack on our Montana way of life, from protecting the Secon… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Daines Introduces Montana Witness at Senate Hearing on Amtrak

U.S. SENATE - Today in a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing, Senator Steve Daines introduced Paul Tuss, a Havre resident and Executive Director of Bear Paw Development Corporation as a witness to speak on the importance of Amtrak services along the Hi-Line. To watch Daines' introduction, click HERE. "In Montana, the Empire Builder is essential to the local economy and provides folks along the Hi-Line their only access to the national transportation network. Like Paul, I am deeply conce… Continue Reading


10.20.20

Daines Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Investigate Social Media Companies Following Allegations of Election Interference

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged Senate Judiciary Chairman Graham and Ranking Member Feinstein to investigate the actions taken by social media corporations limiting or removing content of political candidates while either not following industry standards, failing to follow their own rules, or outright changing their rules to justify previous actions taken against candidates. Daines' request follows recent reports of Twitter and Facebook limiting access to a news story dealing… Continue Reading


10.20.20

Daines to Governor: Lack of Communication, COVID-19 Relief Funding for MT Tribes is Unacceptable

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged Governor Steve Bullock to improve communication with Montana Tribes and provide more relief funding to Tribal communities after an alarming report showed they have received less than 1% of funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) which was given to the state by the federal government. "Indian Country has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is alarming that Montana's tribal governments have received less than $600,000 … Continue Reading


10.19.20

Daines Urges Immediate Assessment of Montana COVID-19 Situation, Medical Assistance, Additional Support from FEMA

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct an assessment of Montana's COVID-19 situation and asking for additional federal assistance to help mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. "Montana is currently experiencing a regional surge of COVID-19 cases. Nationally, we have the third highest rate of new cases and the second highest rate of test positivity. Last week, an average of 84% of hospitals in Montana reported either new con… Continue Reading


10.14.20

Daines, USDA Announce New Brucellosis Testing Guidelines Critical for Montana Ag

MONTANA - U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Greg Ibach today at a ranch outside of Belgrade to announce new testing guidelines for brucellosis which will help expand research and improve efforts to eradicate the disease and reduce its impacts on Montana ranchers and Montana agriculture. For TV elements of the announcement, click HERE Daines was joined by Montana agriculture leaders including the Montana Stockgrowers Association, Mon… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Delegation’s B-47 Designation Bill Signed into Law by President Trump

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines, Jon Tester and Congressman Gianforte today celebrated President Trump signing their bipartisan bill into law that will name a ridge near Emigrant Peak the "B-47 Ridge" in honor of four servicemen who tragically died in a B-47 Bomber crash. "After almost six decades, it was an honor to get this bipartisan bill signed into law that will forever recognize the brave men who tragically died in the B-47 Bomber crash near Emigrant Peak," Daines said. "I want… Continue Reading


10.09.20

Daines Calls on HHS to Provide PPE, Medical Equipment to Montana ASAP

U.S. SENATE - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Steve Daines urged U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec to ensure Montana has the medical supplies and medicines needed as the state is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. "I write to you today to encourage the expeditious review of Montana's requests for supplies and medicines from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to ensure our health care s… Continue Reading


10.08.20

Daines Demands Investigation Following Deaths in Whitefish Nursing Home

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to investigate the Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation facility following a pattern of serious noncompliance with federal regulations and the deaths of multiple residents following a COVID-19 outbreak. "As someone who wants to ensure that our most vulnerable are protected, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, I urge you to further investigate the circumsta… Continue Reading


10.06.20

Daines Introduces Senate Resolution Honoring Bravery, Sacrifice of Montana Wildland Firefighters & First Responders

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a Senate resolution to recognize the bravery, sacrifice, and heroism of wildland firefighters and first responders across Montana and the nation. The resolution honors those who have lost their lives this fire season, including Montanans Tom Duffy and Sara Madsen. "This wildfire season has brought horrific loss of lives and property, and it would have been even worse if it weren't for our brave firefighters and first responders on the front lin… Continue Reading


10.05.20

Daines Introduces Bill to Protect Over 9,500 Montana Veterans from Losing Health Care

U.S. SENATE - Last week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the "TRICARE Retired Protection Act" to ensure that Montana's 9,500 military retirees will not lose health care as a result of new policy changes taking effect January 1st, 2021. "Our Montana veterans dedicated their lives to defending our freedom and way of life. We must do all we can to ensure our retired Montana heroes have the healthcare they earned," Daines said. "That's why I introduced my bill to prevent Montana veterans from … Continue Reading


10.01.20

Daines Meets with President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett

U.S. SENATE - Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines met with President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. For more photos, click HERE For TV elements and pictures of the meeting, click HERE "Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a brilliant jurist and a minivan mom... she is the kind of jurist that Montanans will look up to, someone they'd want on the Supreme Court," Daines said. "During our meeting, we talked extensively about our Founding Fathers' vision for the Second A… Continue Reading


09.30.20

Daines, Grassley, Roberts Introduce Updated Bill to End Abuse of Conservation Easements

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas re-introduced the "Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act," which will protect conservation easements from abuse, save taxpayers billions of dollars, and promote conservation in Montana and the U.S. "This is about promoting conservation in Montana, saving taxpayers billions of dollars and stopping scam artists from abu… Continue Reading


09.29.20

NEWS: Daines to Bring DOE Secretary Brouillette to Colstrip

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he is bringing U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to Colstrip this week to meet directly with Montanans to discuss the importance of Montana energy jobs. "I'm excited to welcome Secretary Brouillette to Colstrip to meet with hardworking Montanans and talk about the importance of supporting Montana energy jobs and having a diverse energy portfolio," Daines said. Senator Daines has long fought for the high paying Mont… Continue Reading


09.26.20

Daines Statement on President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the statement below following President Donald Trump's announcement of Amy Coney Barrett as his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court: "Judge Barrett is a conservative, well qualified judge, who has faithfully honored and defended the Constitution," Daines said. "Judge Barrett will defend our Montana way of life from those that want to take away our 2nd Amendment rights and destroy our jobs. Nearly three years ago I voted to confirm Judge Barr… Continue Reading

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