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05.07.21

Daines Announces $185K Grant for Glendive’s Dawson Community Airport

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Glendive will be receiving $185,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to construct a new terminal building at the Dawson Community Airport as part of funding from the CARES Act. "The pandemic has placed extra burdens on local governments and their budgets, so I am glad to have helped secure this grant for Glendive to fund the final phase of construction of the Dawson Community Airport's new terminal building," Daines said.… Continue Reading


05.05.21

Daines, Tester Bring Awareness to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester's resolution marking May 5th, 2021, as a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls passed the U.S. Senate. "It's important to keep the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis at the forefront of the national conversation. On May 5 we remember Hanna Harris, who would be celebrating her 29th birthday, and the countless other lives that have been lost due to this crisis. Shedding a light on this tragic… Continue Reading


05.04.21

Daines Applauds New Return-to-Work Program in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement after Montana Governor Greg Gianforte announced the creation of a new return-to-work bonus program and a return to pre-pandemic unemployment insurance requirements. "Across Montana we're seeing small businesses put up 'help wanted' or 'now hiring' signs. We're even seeing some Montana small businesses close because they can't find enough workers to fill openings," Daines said. "Governor Gianforte's commonsense decision wil… Continue Reading


05.03.21

Daines Cosponsors Bill to Speed Critical Mineral Production

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines cosponsored a bill to streamline the permitting process for domestic critical mineral production. Daines' bill will help create Montana jobs, boost the economy, protect our national security and ensure the United States is competitive against China. "If we don't increase domestic critical mineral production we will continue to be reliant on hostile, foreign nations," Senator Daines said. "This bill ensures we don't take a backseat to China and other coun… Continue Reading


04.30.21

Daines, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect the Privacy of Americans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced a bipartisan bill today to require U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to remove personally identifiable information (PII), which includes Social Security and passport numbers, from cargo manifests before public disclosure. "It's simple. The private information of Montanans should be safe and secure," Daines said. "We need to be ensuring all Montanans and Americans are protected against identity theft a… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Daines Urges President Biden to Investigate Allegations Against John Kerry

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to investigate allegations that John Kerry, the former secretary of state and current special presidential envoy for climate, disclosed covert Israeli actions against Iranian interests in Syria to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. "We write to convey our grave concerns over U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry's position as a member of your administration's National Securi… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Daines, Tester Encourage Montanans to Get Vaccinated In New PSA

U.S. Senate - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester are teaming up to release a Public Service Announcement (PSA) encouraging Montanans to make an appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. "Hi folks, Jon Tester here. And I'm Steve Daines. While it's true Steve and I don't always see eye to eye, there's one thing we agree on. And that's getting your COVID-19 vaccine. It's our best shot at putting this pandemic behind us for good. These vaccines are safe, effective a… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Daines Statement on Biden’s Joint Address to Congress

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement following President Biden's address to the Joint Session of Congress: "It's breathtaking to see how quickly President Biden has lurched our country to the left. From attacking made in America energy, to causing a crisis on our southern border, to out of control spending and massive tax hikes, to infringing on our Second Amendment rights, to supporting taxpayer funded abortions, Biden has abandoned his promises of being… Continue Reading


04.27.21

Daines Pushes PGE on Their Actions to Close Colstrip

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines pushed the CEO of Portland General Electric to explain the driving force behind the company's actions to close Colstrip despite the fact the plant supports reliable, high-paying jobs and plays a large role in supporting the region's baseload power. The CEO of PGE did not answer direct questions as to whether they have advocated for the early closure of Colstrip Power Plant. To watch and download the Senator's remarks click HERE. "Instead of investin… Continue Reading


04.26.21

Daines Statement on Montana Regaining a Congressional U.S. House Seat

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after it was announced that Montana will regain a seat in the United States House of Representatives. "Montana's had the least representation in the U.S. House of Representatives over the last three decades, so I'm glad to see this news. The next step is to ensure the two new congressional districts are fairly drawn and that all Montanans are fairly represented, communities remain intact and efforts to manufacture a ge… Continue Reading


04.23.21

Daines, Rosendale, Wyoming & Idaho Delegations Urge DOI Secretary to Keep Commitment to Follow Science, Delist the Grizzly

U.S. CONGRESS - Montana's U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale and the entire Wyoming and Idaho delegations today urged Secretary Deb Haaland to listen to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) study that states the grizzly bear has fully recovered in the Northern Continental Divide (NCDE) and Greater Yellowstone Ecosystems (GYE) proving that it is time to delist the species and requesting more information on the path forward. "The successful recovery of the NCDE and GYE… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Daines Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Montana, America Remain Global Leaders in Innovation & Technology, Create High Tech Jobs

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today helped introduce a bipartisan bill, the "Endless Frontier Act," which is the leading proposal in the U.S. Senate to promote American tech jobs and American innovation, research and development in the race against China. "We must invest in American innovation and technology if we're going to win the race against China and stay competitive globally in the 21st century. My bipartisan bill will help advance research and create high paying, American tech… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Stop the Sale of Montanans’ Personal Information

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the bipartisan "The Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act," which would stop the government from circumventing the 4th Amendment by buying Montanans' personal information from data brokers. "It's simple, Montanans' private information is not for sale. We must close the loopholes that allow the federal government to circumvent the 4th Amendment and buy Americans' personal data," Daines said. "The Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act" close… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Daines, Tester Call for Hearing on St. Mary’s Reinvestment Act

U.S. Senate - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester are calling on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) to hold a hearing on their St. Mary's Reinvestment Act to make rehabilitating the St. Mary's Diversion Dam more affordable. In a letter to ENR Chair Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Ranking Member Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Daines and Tester said the project is critical to ensuring the Milk River Project can continue providing water to farmers, ranchers, and Tribes i… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Daines to Schumer on MT Election Bills: Get Your Facts Straight

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the United States Senate to correct the record after Senator Chuck Schumer tried to distort the facts on Montana's new voting laws earlier today. To watch the full speech, click HERE. Daines' remarks as prepared for delivery: "It wasn't enough for Democrats like Stacy Abrams and President Biden to lie about the new Georgia voting law. "Now, today, Chuck Schumer is sending his lawyers to swarm Montana courtrooms and he has … Continue Reading


04.20.21

Daines: Keystone XL Vital Infrastructure for Rural, Eastern Montana

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines is continuing his push to pressure the Biden Administration to reauthorize the Keystone XL pipeline. At a Senate committee hearing, Daines emphasized the jobs and tax revenue the Keystone XL pipeline would bring to rural communities in Eastern Montana. To watch and download the Senator's remarks click HERE. "I just spent time in Eastern Montana, hearing from community leaders, businesses, and Montanans about the impact of President Biden's day one decis… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Daines, Feinstein Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Wildland Firefighters

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a bipartisan bill, the "Wildland Firefighter Recognition Act," to support wildland firefighters. The bipartisan bill would require the Office of Personnel Management to create a job series for wildland firefighters that would help with recruitment efforts and boost morale. "In recent years Montana's wildland firefighters have faced more intense challenges," Daines said. "This bill will strengthen our p… Continue Reading


04.19.21

Daines Introduces Resolution Condemning Court Packing

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a resolution to condemn a Democratic proposal to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices on the bench from nine to thirteen. "The Left's attempt to pack the Supreme Court is a blatant partisan power grab," Daines said. "Our founding fathers created a judiciary insulated from political pressures, in part to prevent one group from having absolute power. Now, Democrats are jumping at the opportunity to pack the Supreme Court with libera… Continue Reading


04.16.21

Daines Announces Billings, Montana’s Emma Martinsen Offer of Appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Emma Martinsen of Billings, Montana has been offered an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. "Emma is a bright young Montanan that has dreamed of attending the Naval Academy and serving her nation since she was young," Daines said. "Congratulations, Emma!" Emma graduated from Billings High School in 2020 and is a current student at Georgia Military College on a U.S. Naval Academy Scholarship. In high school, she … Continue Reading


04.16.21

Daines Announces Kalispell, Montana’s Tanner Russell Offer of Appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Tanner Russell of Kalispell, Montana has been offered an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. "Tanner hopes to follow in his father's footsteps and serve our country in the United States Marine Corps," Daines said. "He will be a great addition to the Naval Academy and I'm glad to see such a promising young Montanan represent our state!" Tanner graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and was Flathead High School… Continue Reading

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