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03.06.21

Daines Votes Against Massive Wasteful Spending, Liberal Priorities Disguised as COVID Relief

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted against a massive $1.9 trillion package filled to the brim with wasteful, non-COVID-19 related spending. "I voted against wasting over $1 trillion of taxpayer money on liberal wish list priorities for President Biden, Schumer and Pelosi disguised as COVID relief. Shoveling all this money into an economy that is on the rebound is deeply irresponsible and will cause our debt to soar to new heights. Its partisanship is exceeded only by its reckle… Continue Reading


03.06.21

Daines: We Must Stand for Life, Prevent Taxpayer Dollars from Funding Abortion

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today fought to prevent taxpayer dollars from funding abortions. Senate Democrats blocked this prohibition from being added to the $1.9 trillion spending package disguised as COVID-19 relief. "Senate Democrats voted to allow billions of taxpayer dollars to be used to fund abortions and voted against applying a 44-year-old prohibition called the Hyde Amendment. We have had five bipartisan COVID relief packages and not one of them included any provisions tha… Continue Reading


03.05.21

Daines: Democrats are Using COVID-19 Relief Package to Expand Obamacare, Inch Closer to Government Takeover of Healthcare

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today slammed Democrats for attempting to expand Obamacare in the COVID-19 relief package. The Obamacare expansion will cost over $40 billion and is a stepping stone towards a government takeover of healthcare. "Obamacare has been a disaster for Montana and is too expensive for most Americans. Despite this, Biden, Schumer and Pelosi are attempting to throw more taxpayer dollars toward it and inch closer to a complete government takeover of healthcare. Wh… Continue Reading


03.04.21

Daines: Amtrak is Critical for Montana Jobs, Montana Travel Sector

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today cosponsored legislation to restore daily long-distance Amtrak service and reinstate employees who have been furloughed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Amtrak supports Montana jobs, helps connect Montanans across the state and brings visitors from all over the country to Big Sky Country. The Empire Builder is critical to the Hi-Line and I will continue fighting to restore this much needed service," Daines said. Read the full text HERE. Ba… Continue Reading


03.04.21

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Montana Energy Manufacturing Jobs

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the bipartisan "American Jobs in Energy Manufacturing Act" that would incentivize American manufacturing facilities to expand to energy producing communities that have suffered from economic turndown. "This bipartisan bill will support Montana jobs and increase investment in coal and other energy producing communities in Montana. We must protect and grow Made in Montana and Made in America energy," Daines said. Read the full text HERE. This b… Continue Reading


03.04.21

Daines Votes No on Haaland for Interior, Urges Colleagues to Oppose Nomination during Full Senate Vote

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted AGAINST President Biden's Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. "Rep. Haaland is a far-left ideologue who is out of touch with Montana. She opposes the Keystone XL pipeline, supports the Green New Deal, has called for a ban on all pipelines and new energy development, would not commit to maintain current access to our public lands, and refuses to follow the science when it comes to wildlife… Continue Reading


03.03.21

Daines Announces Big Fork, Montana’s Brandon Wenzel Offer of Appointment to the U.S. Military Academy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Brandon Wenzel of Big Fork, Montana has been offered an appointment to the United States Military Academy. "Brandon is a proven leader and a team player," Daines said. "Brandon is an outstanding young Montanan who has been active in student council, National Honor Society, school sports and has earned the Eagle Scout designation. He will be a great addition to the United States Military Academy. Congratulations, Brandon, on … Continue Reading


03.03.21

Daines Votes No on Biden’s HHS Nominee Xavier Becerra

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted AGAINST President Biden's Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee Xavier Becerra in the Senate Finance Committee. "Xavier Becerra is as radical as it gets. I cannot support someone who is extremely pro-abortion, attacks religious freedom, supports open borders, and advocates taxpayer funded healthcare for illegal immigrants," Daines said. As Secretary of Health and Human Services, Becerra would oversee a $1.3 trillion budget, the largest … Continue Reading


03.02.21

Daines Reintroduces Bill to Protect Law-Abiding Gun Owners, Defend Second Amendment

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced a bill to protect the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners. The bill would reform the "Firearm Owners Protection Act" (FOPA) to protect travelers who are transporting firearms across state lines. "Montanans have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms," Daines said. "I will always defend the 2nd Amendment and work to strengthen protections for law-abiding gun owners, including the right to safely transport firearms. We've al… Continue Reading


03.01.21

Daines Named Top Republican of Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today was renamed top Republican of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. "Our national parks are what help set us apart from the rest of the world-they're also part of our Montana way of life," Daines stated. "I look forward to being Montana's voice on important energy, natural resources, public lands and forest management issues in the Senate. I also look forward to serving as the top Republican on the National Pa… Continue Reading


03.01.21

Daines, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Permanently Ban Earmarks

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and his Senate colleagues today introduced legislation to permanently ban earmarks. This follows a partisan agreement between Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro to bring the practice back to Congress. "Earmarks do nothing but add to the toxic, swampy culture that DC's known for," Daines said. "These back-room deals promote pay-for-play behavior that make lobbyists rich on the t… Continue Reading


02.26.21

Daines Secures More Than $15 Million in Funding for Montana Airports

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that more than $15 million will be directed towards strengthening Montana's air travel infrastructure. "COVID-19 has been hard on Montana's tourism and aviation sectors. As we're working our way out of this pandemic and Montana airports begin to recover, it's critical that we support local infrastructure," Daines said. "These grants will deliver much needed economic relief to our airports and in turn help support hospitality jobs by bringin… Continue Reading


02.26.21

Daines Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Making Tax Relief for Small Businesses Permanent

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to make the 20 percent pass-through small business tax deduction permanent. His bill, the "Main Street Tax Certainty Act," will support small businesses, help create jobs and strengthen our economy. Without congressional action the tax deduction will expire at the end of 2025. "Montana small businesses help our communities thrive and prosper--they're what make our hometowns feel like home," Daines said. "… Continue Reading


02.25.21

Daines Announces Changes to Communications Team

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced changes to his communications staff. Katherine McKeogh, Press Secretary. McKeogh joins Team Daines as press secretary. McKeogh most recently served as press secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services. Previously, McKeogh served as deputy press secretary for House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and as a communications staffer for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Rachel Dumke, Deputy Press Secretary. Dumke joined Team Dai… Continue Reading


02.25.21

Daines Named Ranking Member of Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today was named ranking member of the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care. "I look forward to representing Montana and serving as ranking member of the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care," Daines stated. "There is a lot of work to be done to address many issues impacting Montana including continuing to combat the challenges posed by the pandemic, lowering the costs of prescription drugs, addressing the meth crisis devastating Mont… Continue Reading


02.24.21

Daines Slams Becerra for Pro-Abortion Agenda, Attacks on Religious Freedom, Support for Open Borders & Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today took President Biden's Health and Human Services (HHS) nominee Xavier Becerra to task for his attacks on religious liberty, pro-abortion agenda, support for open borders, and stance on providing taxpayer funded healthcare to illegal immigrants. To watch, click HERE. Becerra refused to answer Daines' questions about his support for abortion including selective abortion for babies with Down syndrome and partial-birth abortion. To watch the excha… Continue Reading


02.24.21

Rep. Haaland’s Ideological Agenda Takes Center Stage at Senate Hearing, Daines Will Oppose Nomination, Work to Defeat It

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he will oppose the nomination of President Biden's Interior Secretary Nominee Deb Haaland, and will work to block and defeat it. The announcement follows a two-day U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing where Haaland's ideological agenda that threatens the Montana way of life took center stage. "This week's hearing confirmed what I feared from Rep. Haaland's record and our one-on-one conversation-she's a hardline id… Continue Reading


02.24.21

What They Are Saying: Montana Leaders Rally Against Rep. Haaland’s Nomination to DOI

U.S. SENATE - This week, several Montana leaders across the state have sent statements in opposition to President Biden's Interior Secretary nominee Rep. Deb Haaland. Montana leaders have thanked Daines for his work highlighting concerns about Haaland's radical views and ideological agenda that will impact the Montana way of life. Statements Opposing Rep. Haaland's Nomination: "My concern with Rep. Haaland lies solely with her stances on numerous issues that are at odds with our Montana way … Continue Reading


02.22.21

Daines Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Help Disabled Veterans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today cosponsored the "Major Richard Star Act" to allow certain disabled veterans to receive their retirement pension and disability pension at the same time. Federal law currently restricts most veterans from receiving both payments, forcing them to choose one or the other. This bill alleviates that concern for some 42,000 veterans nationwide. "Montana's veterans and their families have made great sacrifices to serve our country. We need to ensure that… Continue Reading


02.22.21

Daines Pushes Back on Biden’s Job Killing Paris Climate Agreement

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation to prohibit U.S. taxpayer dollars from being used to rejoin the job-killing Paris Climate Agreement. Daines also officially introduced a Senate resolution calling on President Biden to submit the Paris Agreement to the Senate for review as required under the Constitution. "President Biden violated the Constitution when he chose to rejoin the poorly negotiated and deeply flawed Paris Climate Agreement-a deal that's horrible for … Continue Reading

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