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11.30.20

Daines Statement on New Agreement Between MLB, Montana Minor League Teams

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after it was announced that after months of negotiations, Major League Baseball (MLB) and Montana's Minor League Baseball teams have come to an agreement on the future of professional baseball in Montana. "Professional baseball in Montana helps bring our communities together and drive our local economies," Daines said. "I'm very glad that after months of negotiations, MLB and Montana's minor league teams have come t… Continue Reading


11.24.20

Daines Urges CDC to Ensure all Montana Communities Get Access to COVID-19 Vaccines Once Approved

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure Montanans across the state, including those in rural communities, get access to a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible. This follows Daines' announcement that he participated in Pfizer's vaccine trial to build confidence and trust for Montanans and the American people wondering if they should take the vaccine. "As states across the country work to develop… Continue Reading


11.19.20

Daines to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Montana Jobs, Small Businesses, Community Banks Impacted by Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced plans to introduce bipartisan legislation that will protect Montana jobs and provide critical relief to Montana small businesses, community banks and credit unions. "Montana small businesses and our local community banks have been drastically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They need relief to help protect jobs and workers, not unnecessary loans and payments during these hard times. That's why I'll be introducing bipartisan legislation… Continue Reading


11.18.20

Daines Announces Participation in Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Trial, Positive Test For Antibodies

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his participation in Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine trial. The trial is a blind trial, however, Daines has since tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies. This follows Pfizer's announcement of the vaccine being 95% effective and plans to seek FDA emergency use authorization in the coming days. "Back in August, I got a call from my mom telling me how Pfizer was looking for people to enroll in their COVID-19 vaccine trial right in my hometown of B… Continue Reading


11.17.20

Daines: Malmstrom to Receive Helicopter Upgrade This Summer Following Direct Request

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Malmstrom Air Force Base will receive the MH-139 "Grey Wolf" helicopter upgrade replacing the Vietnam era UH-1N "Huey's" in the summer of 2021. Malmstrom will be the first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) base in the country to receive this critical upgrade. This news follows Daines' direct request and extensive work to secure the upgraded helicopters for Montana. "Today's announcement that Malmstrom will be receiving these c… Continue Reading


11.13.20

Daines Fights to Protect Montana Air National Guard’s C-130s

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines urged Senate and House Armed Services Committee Leadership to maintain a minimum inventory of 292 C-130 aircraft, which includes those used by the Montana Air National Guard, in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). "Our Air National Guard C-130 flying wings provide nearly half of the Air Force's tactical airlift capability. For more than 50 years, we have brought Americans into combat, provided humanitarian relief around the globe, and… Continue Reading


11.12.20

Daines' Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Montana Wildland Firefighters, First Responders Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that his bipartisan Senate resolution recognizing the bravery, sacrifice, and heroism of wildland firefighters and first responders across Montana and the nation has passed the U.S. Senate. The resolution also honors those who have lost their lives this fire season, including Montanans Tom Duffy and Sara Madsen. "Montana's wildland firefighters and first responders put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities and famili… Continue Reading


10.31.20

President Trump Signs Daines, Gianforte Bill to Save Sidney Kinsey Irrigation Districts into Law

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today celebrated their bill to save the Sidney Kinsey Irrigation Districts being signed into law by President Trump. The bill ensures irrigators in the communities continue receiving affordable power that enables irrigation for farm and ranch land. "This is a great day for Montana's farmers and ranchers in Sidney and Kinsey who depend on affordable power and reliable irrigation access," Daines said. "This bill protects Mon… Continue Reading


10.28.20

Daines Announces Montana Veterans, Gold Star Families to Get Free Entrance to National Parks

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Department of the Interior will grant Montana veterans and Gold Star Families free access to national parks and other public lands starting Veterans Day, November 11th, 2020. "Montana veterans and Gold Star Families have given so much defending our freedom. I'm thankful to the Trump administration and Secretary Bernhardt for granting free admission to our national parks and public lands for our nation's heroes and Gold Star Famili… Continue Reading


10.27.20

Daines Calls on Senate Leadership to Prevent Cuts to Medicare Payments, Protect Montana Patients

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer urging them to prevent Medicare payment cuts and protect patients in Montana in legislation before the end of the year. "I have heard from Montanans that these payment cuts will further strain our state's health care system and practitioners already stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and could also jeopardize patient access to medically necessary services… Continue Reading


10.26.20

What They Are Saying: Montana Leaders Thank Daines for Voting in Support of Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation

U.S. SENATE - Today U.S. Senator Steve Daines voted "yes" to confirm Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Several Montana leaders issued statements in support of Daines' vote to confirm Justice Barrett. "Today, I proudly voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Justice Barrett's qualifications and character are indisputable. She is a brilliant jurist, and as a mother of seven children, she is an inspiration to professional women, working moms and s… Continue Reading


10.26.20

Daines Statement on Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation to the United States Supreme Court

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement after voting to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court: For video of Daines' statement, click HERE. "Today, I proudly voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Justice Barrett's qualifications and character are indisputable. She is a brilliant jurist, and as a mother of seven children, she is an inspiration to professional women, working moms and school-aged girls … Continue Reading


10.26.20

Daines Urges Deadline Flexibility for Tribal COVID Relief Fund

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines urged Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to give Montana Tribes more flexibility to utilize funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). The letter asks Mnuchin and Meadows to expand the definition of allowable CRF incurred expenses to include projects that will be substantially completed by 2021. "…while tribes will be able to purchase masks and other short-term life goods before the end of 2020, the r… Continue Reading


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

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