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11.19.21

Daines Announces $750K in Grants for Great Falls, Hardin to Hire Law Enforcement Officers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $750,000 will be granted to the City of Great Falls and the City of Hardin to hire Montana law enforcement officers. "I'm glad to see Great Falls and Hardin receive these resources to support Montana law enforcement, hire new officers and help keep Montana families and communities safe. I will always Back the Blue," Daines said. The $750,000 will be distributed from the U.S. Department of Justice to the following cities: $375,000… Continue Reading


11.19.21

Daines Statement on House Passage of Multitrillion Dollar Tax & Spending Spree

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today made the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a multitrillion reckless tax and spending spree bill that will increase the deficit by nearly $800 BILLION over five years, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The bill will significantly exacerbate the current inflationary crisis and raise taxes on Montana families, workers and small businesses. "The Democrats are pushing their far-Left socialist wish … Continue Reading


11.18.21

Daines Bipartisan Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medals to Service Members Killed in Afghanistan Passes Senate, Heads to POTUS’ Desk

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the U.S. Senate passed his bipartisan bill to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. It will now head to President Biden's desk to be signed into law. "Today, the United States Senate moved to recognize the courage, sacrifice and service of the 13 brave young men and women who were killed in Afghanistan. During a pivotal point for our … Continue Reading


11.18.21

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Support Disabled First Responders, Families Signed into Law

U.S. SENATE - Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines' bipartisan bill, the "Protecting America's First Responders Act of 2021," was signed into law. Daines' bill will ensure that Montana's first responders who are disabled or killed in the line of duty have prompt access to the benefits they earned and were promised during their service. "Montana law enforcement officers and first responders put their lives on the line every day to protect our families and communities. When they are tragically disab… Continue Reading


11.17.21

Daines Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Fairness in Cattle Market

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today helped introduce the "Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act." The bill is part of Daines' efforts to return fairness to the cattle marketplace dominated by four major meat packers. "We must bring transparency to the cattle market to ensure Montana ranchers are competing on a level playing field and receiving the fairest price for their beef. This bill is an important step forward to ensuring the largest packers can no longer manipulate the mar… Continue Reading


11.16.21

Daines Announces Support for Nomination of Martha Williams to Head U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his support for the nomination of Martha Williams to lead the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Daines urged his colleagues on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to swiftly advance her nomination. "Wildlife conservation is integral to Montanans' way of life and outdoor economy. Having spent the majority of her career at the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks and as a fellow Montana sportsman, Ms. Martha Williams… Continue Reading


11.16.21

Daines Slams Biden Admin for Inflation Crisis, Anti-American Energy Policies Leading to Higher Heating and Gas Costs for MT Families

U.S. SENATE - At a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing today, Senator Steve Daines called out President Biden's inflationary crisis and war on Made in America energy that has led to higher electricity and energy costs for Montanans. Daines warned that this problem will only get worse if Biden and the Democrats pass their reckless tax and spending spree that furthers the Left's agenda to eliminate conventional sources of energy. To watch Daines' full remarks, click HERE. "Accor… Continue Reading


11.16.21

Daines Announces Over $800K to Support Montana Jobs, Transit & Local Economy in Missoula

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $847,000 will be granted to the City of Missoula to support the city's Brooks Street planning study. This project aims to transform Brooks Street into a multi-modal corridor and would support good-paying Montana jobs and the local economy. "I'm glad to see the City of Missoula receive these important resources to make Brooks Street businesses more accessible to Montanans and visitors. This grant will help support Montana jobs, transit… Continue Reading


11.15.21

Daines to Biden: Vaccine Mandate Threatens to Cripple Hospitals, Hurt Montanans Seeking Health Care

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is calling on President Biden to reverse the vaccine mandate for health care workers, which could cripple and even shut down some of Montana's hospitals as nurses and other health care workers will be forced to leave their jobs. The most painful consequence will be the harm to Montana patients not able to receive care. "While I am pro-vaccine and encourage all Montanans to discuss getting the vaccine with their doctor, I do not believe top-down federal m… Continue Reading


11.10.21

State, Local, Tribal Support a Must for Any CMR Bison Proposal

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is calling for the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to provide more information on the purpose and scope of what they are considering on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge (CMR) and to hold a more transparent deliberation process that guarantees any proposal on the reintroduction of bison in the CMR has State, local, and tribal support. Daines' request comes after emails became public showing activists are lob… Continue Reading


11.10.21

Daines Promotes Montana Ag, Trade in Visit to India

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is returning from a successful trip to India where he met with India's top trade official, Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, and Indian pulse crop buyers to improve market access for Montana farmers and promote Montana pulse crops. Daines' visit comes ahead of the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum later this month, in which Daines urged Montana ag priorities be front and center during the discussion. "We must level the playing field and increase… Continue Reading


11.08.21

Daines Heads to India to Talk Montana Ag, Trade, Tech

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines will be in India this week to meet with top trade officials, including India's Minister of Commerce and Industry, as part of his efforts to improve access to this critical market for Montana pulse crop farmers. "Agriculture is Montana's number one economic driver and part of our way of life. Leveling the playing field and opening markets for Montana farmers is a top priority of mine, especially with India. With Montana being the number one producer of pul… Continue Reading


11.06.21

Daines Statement on U.S. House Action on Several Trillion Dollars in Tax and Spending Proposals

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines made the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives moved to pass several trillion dollars in reckless tax and spend proposals that will hurt Montana: "From the beginning of this debate, I warned the Democrats will use the massive 'infrastructure' spending proposal as a stepping stone to pass their larger, reckless tax and spending spree that will push the U.S. down the path of socialism-we saw that happen in the House last night. Both p… Continue Reading


11.05.21

Daines Stands with Knudsen, Supports Lawsuit Challenging Vaccine Mandate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today made the following statement in support of Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen's lawsuit challenging President Biden's vaccine mandate on Montana small businesses: "President Biden's vaccine mandate is Washington overreach at its worst and I support Attorney General Knudsen's lawsuit challenging it. I encourage all Montanans to talk with their doctor and get a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, but do not support top-down government mandates. … Continue Reading


11.05.21

Daines: Biden Admin Provided Insufficient Response, Answers on Afghan Parolee Charged with Sexual Assault in MT

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today received a response from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to his letter demanding answers about the Afghan parolee arrested in Missoula and the vetting process for all Afghan evacuees placed in the country as a result of Biden's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Senator Daines issued the following statement. "Once again, DHS offers little detail and leaves many questions unanswered. This is unacceptable.… Continue Reading


11.05.21

Daines, Smith, Moran, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Telehealth Access

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bipartisan bill with Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) that would make pandemic-driven expanded access to telehealth services under Medicare permanent. "For many Montanans, the windshield time it takes to see a doctor can be a significant barrier to getting the health care they need. Thankfully, telehealth is transforming how folks receive care. Particularly in our rural communities, telehealt… Continue Reading


11.03.21

Daines Votes Against Senate Democrats’ Third Election Power Grab Effort

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, for the third time this Congress, voted against Senate Democrats' attempt at a federal election takeover. "Democrats are laser focused on taking over our elections and rewriting the rules in their favor," Daines said. "The Democrats' bill this time around is just another power grab that would federalize our elections and undermine commonsense state voting laws. The Democrats should spend a little more time focused on fixing the inflation, energy and bord… Continue Reading


11.03.21

Daines Moves to Strike Down Biden Vaccine Mandate Impacting Montana Businesses, Workers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is continuing his work to block President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Montana small businesses. Following this morning's release of Biden's vaccine mandate rule and requirements for private businesses, Daines and Senate Republicans are moving to pass a measure that would strike it down. "President Biden's vaccine mandate will hurt Montana small businesses and workers. While I will keep urging Montanans to talk to their doctor and get a safe and e… Continue Reading


11.03.21

Daines Leads Senate Effort with Republican Colleagues to Block Taxpayer Funded Payments to Illegal Immigrants

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines (Mont.) today introduced an amendment to the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022" to block President Biden's reported plan to spend upwards of a billion dollars to provide $450,000 per person in taxpayer money for settlements for illegal immigrants. "Biden's open border policies have reached a new crazy level. Montana families are struggling with inflation and skyrocketing costs on everything from gas to groceries because of Biden's … Continue Reading


11.02.21

Daines Calls on Senate Democrats to Act on His Bill to Return Grizzly Bear Management Back to Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is calling on Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Senate Democrats to take action on his bill, the "Grizzly Bear State Management Act of 2021," to return grizzly bear management in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem back to Montana. "As members representing the states impacted by the recovery of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear, we write to ask for immediate consideration of S. 973, the Grizzly Bear Sta… Continue Reading

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