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01.06.19

Daines Secures Funding to Keep Critical National Parks Services Open During Government Shutdown

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured funding to keep critical National Parks services open during the government shutdown. In a letter to the Acting Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, Daines urged him to fund critical National Parks services during the government shutdown. After receiving Daines' letter, Bernhardt ordered the Park Service to use funds for critical those services. "Our communities should not be in danger as a result of the political games going on … Continue Reading


01.03.19

Daines Announces Committee Assignments for 116th US Congress

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his committee assignments for the 116th U.S. Congress. Senate Republican leadership has asked Daines to serve on the U.S. Senate Committees on Finance, Appropriations, Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), and Indian Affairs Committees. "It is an honor to represent the people of Montana in the United States Senate and I will continue working on their behalf in the new Congress," Daines stated. "I will continue fighting for balanced budgets, … Continue Reading


12.20.18

President Trump Signs 2018 Farm Bill, Montana Priorities Included

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement and videos following the 2018 Farm Bill. Daines secured critical priorities for Montana farmers and ranchers and strong forestry provisions to help prevent catastrophic wildfire. "As Montana's lone voice on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, I fought hard to ensure Montana ag priorities and forest management reforms were included in the 2018 Farm Bill," Daines said. "I'm pleased President Trump signed this critical b… Continue Reading


12.17.18

Daines to NIH Director: We Must Continue to Combat Montana Meth Addiction

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to the Honorable Francis Collins M.D., Ph.D, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to encourage the agency to continue working to find solutions to the meth epidemic in Montana and the nation. "In Montana we have a crisis wreaking havoc throughout the state: a methamphetamine epidemic. Meth is destroying families and communities, and disproportionately impacting Native American tribes," the letter states. "As Montana and… Continue Reading


12.14.18

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Kyle Wilson of Richland County and Anthony Byms of Sanders County

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized Kyle Wilson of Richland County and Anthony Byms of Sanders County for their commitment and dedication of service to this country. Through his "Montanan of the Week" initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines' "Montanan o… Continue Reading


12.14.18

Daines, Hoeven, Gianforte and Gosar Lead Letter to President Trump on Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today led 42 Members of Congress in sending a letter to President Trump to urge any immediate action necessary to move construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline forward "The Keystone XL pipeline will bring nearly 6600 high paying jobs in the near-term and nearly $4 billion in new capital investment next year alone," the letter states. "[O]ne of your first actions as President was to expedite the approval and construction of… Continue Reading


12.12.18

Daines to BIA: Time for Answers for Loring Heavyrunner Family

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today in a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) hearing on Indian Country's missing and murdered demanded answers from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on the epidemic of missing and murdered persons in Indian country. The hearing follows Daines' request to the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Committee to hold the hearing. Daines also successfully secured Kimberly Loring HeavyRunner, the sister of missing Ashley Loring Heavyrunner of the Blackfeet … Continue Reading


12.11.18

Senate Western Caucus Applauds Trump Administration Rewrite of EPA WOTUS rule

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, chair of the Senate Western Caucus, and Caucus Members Senator Jim Inhofe, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Joni Ernst, Senator John Barrasso Senator Pat Roberts, Senator Jeff Flake and Senator Jon Kyl, today applauded the Trump administration's rewrite of the Obama era "Waters of the US" (WOTUS) rule. The new EPA rule more narrowly defines "waters of the US" to focus on truly public waterways. "The Obama WOTUS rule took federal government overreach in ru… Continue Reading


12.11.18

Daines Calls for Passage of Blue Water Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined bipartisan senators and veterans to call for Senate passage of the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. Click HERE to download audio "The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act is about fairness, about justice and about congressional intent," Daines said. "The intent of congress was to ensure that those who served in Vietnam and were exposed to agent orange are getting the care they need and deserve. It's time to make this wr… Continue Reading


12.11.18

Daines Secures Critical Montana Priorities in 2018 Farm Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the 2018 Farm Bill will include critical priorities for Montana farmers and ranchers and forestry provisions to help prevent catastrophic wildfire. The final compromise must now be passed by the House and Senate before moving to the President's desk to be signed into law. You can find the text of the Farm Bill here. "I'm glad to see that we're moving forward with the 2018 Farm Bill and helping our farmers and ranchers get the certainty … Continue Reading


12.10.18

Daines Successfully Secures U.S. Senate Hearing on Missing and Murdered Persons in Indian Country

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a hearing this Wednesday on the issue of missing and murdered persons in Indian country. The announcement comes after Daines sent a letter to Committee leadership requesting a hearing. "We face tragedies from across Montana where tribal citizens, particularly women and girls, go missing without a trace," Daines said. "We must do all in our power to curb the crisis of American I… Continue Reading


12.10.18

Daines Secures Critical Meth, Sex Offender Provisions in Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced he will cosponsor and support legislation to reform the criminal justice system after working to ensure meth and sex offender provisions were included in the bill. "Meth use has skyrocketed in Montana. We need to make sure we have every tool available to fight against an epidemic that is tearing families apart and increasing violent crimes in our state," Daines said. "I'm glad to have worked to ensure high level meth dealers and sex offenders a… Continue Reading


12.07.18

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Hannah Nieskens of Jefferson County

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized Hannah Nieskens of Jefferson County for her years of service to Montana veterans and her great impact on Montana's education system. Yesterday, Daines spoke about Nieskens on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Watch HERE Download HERE Daines' speech in the Congressional Record is available here. Mr. DAINES, Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Hannah Nieskens of Jefferson County for her tremendous service to Montana ve… Continue Reading


12.06.18

Daines Applauds Trump Administration for Reversing Job-Killing Regulation on Coal

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on the Trump administration's proposed revisions to the Obama era's job-killing Clean Power Plan (CPP). "The EPA Power Plan was another example of President Obama and Gina McCarthy regulating by having the tail wagging the dog. Their standards were unattainable and did nothing to clean up the environment and instead killed high paying jobs," Daines said. "Today's action by the Trump administration will help save Montana jobs and h… Continue Reading


12.06.18

Daines Helps to Secure $22.7 Million in Grants for Kalispell Highway, Missouri River Crossing Project

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced over $22 million in grant funding for US Highway 93 in Kalispell, and the Missouri River Crossing Project. As a member of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Daines secured the funding through the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant programs. "From driving to work every day to welcoming visitors at Glacier National Park, this infrastructure is critical to Montana's ec… Continue Reading


12.06.18

Daines Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations for Montana Students

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his nominations for 14 Montana students who are applying for enrollment into U.S. service academies. A congressional nomination is a critical step in the process for Montanans seeking admission to one of four of the nation's service academies: the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. "As a United States… Continue Reading


12.04.18

Daines, Gianforte Applaud Forest Service Solicitation for Next Generation Airtankers

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte applauded the U.S. Forest Service's (USFS) release of the Request for Proposals for "Next Generation 3.0" contracts for large airtankers for fire support. These airtankers will be responsible for delivering retardant in fire suppression efforts nationwide. "Large airtankers are a critical tool in the fight to contain wildland fires," Daines said. "I am thankful the Forest Service has responded to our request to issue the s… Continue Reading


11.30.18

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Dr. George Mulcaire-Jones of Silver Bow County

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today honored dr. George Mulcaire-Jones for his dedication and commitment to serving folks in Butte and surrounding areas. Through his "Montanan of the Week" initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines' "Montanan of the Week" program b… Continue Reading


11.30.18

Daines Statement on President Trump Signing USMCA

U.S. SENATE -- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after President Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Click HERE to download video The next step is for the agreement to come before Congress for consideration. "I'm very pleased to see President Trump sign the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement today," Daines said. "While the agreement still needs to come before Congress for approval, this is the next step towards finalizing tra… Continue Reading


11.29.18

Daines Introduces Bill to Help Low-Income Americans Find Jobs

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation to help low-income families find work. Daines' bill, the Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services Act or JOBS Act, reauthorizes and modernizes the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. "Our welfare programs should be a springboard to work and self-support, not a sinkhole into government dependency," Daines said. "My bill supports families and offers a pathway to equip every working age American with th… Continue Reading

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