09.30.21

Daines Votes No on Stone-Manning Confirmation

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted against the confirmation of President Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning.

“Tracy Stone-Manning misled Montanans and the United States Senate about her involvement in an ecoterrorism tree spiking crime, which greatly damaged her credibility and public trust. It’s now up to Stone-Manning to rebuild trust with Montanans, stakeholders including loggers and Bureau of Land Management employees, and show that she will lead the agency in a bipartisan and pragmatic way. I strongly urge Stone-Manning to commit herself to protecting the Montana way of life, Montana energy jobs and proper land management in all decisions that she will make moving forward,” Daines said. 

Senator Daines previously opposed Stone-Manning’s nomination in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Stone-Manning’s nomination did not receive bipartisan support out of the Committee. President Obama’s former Bureau of Land Management Director came out in opposition to Stone-Manning’s nomination.

In July, Daines spoke on the Senate floor to share his concerns with Stone-Manning’s nomination. 

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