Daines Presses Biden’s Banking Nominee Omarova Over Extreme Ideals, Record

At a U.S. Senate Banking hearing today, Senator Steve Daines called out President Biden's nominee to be the nation's top banking regulator, Saule Omarova, for her extreme record, like her aspiration to effectively end banking as we know it, calls for the government to bankrupt oil and gas companies and idea to place government officials on the boards of private companies. To watch Daines' opening remarks, click HERE. "Professor Omarova's extreme views on energy, her desire to nationalize … Continue Reading


Two of Daines’ Bipartisan Bills to Support Public Access to Public Lands, Outdoor Recreation Advance out of Committee

U.S. SENATE - Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced two of Senator Steve Daines' bipartisan bills that will improve Montanans' access to public lands and support outdoor recreation. "I'm glad to see my two commonsense, bipartisan bills that increase access to public lands, support outdoor recreation, and ensure ski revenues are invested back in Montana forests come one step closer to Senate passage," Daines said. The bipartisan "Modernizing Access to our Publi… Continue Reading


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Daines to Biden: Vaccine Mandates Could Impact MT Wildland Firefighters, Wildfire Response

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is calling on Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to reassess the vaccine mandate for Montana firefighters that could inhibit effective forest management and wildfire response in the state. "In their roles, these federal wildland firefighters also coordinate emergency responses with state, local, and tribal partners, and are the tip of the spear to combat ongoing wildfire threats. As President Joe Biden stated ea… Continue Reading

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