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02.16.21

Daines, Rosendale Urge President Biden to Send More Vaccines to Montana Immediately

U.S. CONGRESS -U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today sent a letter to President Biden requesting an immediate increase in COVID-19 vaccine doses to Montana. According to recent data, Montana has been receiving one of the lowest per capita allocations of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the country. "Montanans and Americans across the country need access to the COVID-19 vaccine. It is deeply troubling to learn from recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data th… Continue Reading


02.16.21

Daines to Introduce Legislation Banning Earmarks

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he will be introducing legislation to ban earmarks. "Earmarks are exactly what's wrong with Congress-they allow shady back room deals that reward special interests and make lobbyists rich," Daines stated. "It's a mistake for Democrats to bring earmarks back - it's the definition of swampy. Congress must keep them banned." Earmarks are a way to direct discretionary funds to specific recipients without going through a merit-based or competi… Continue Reading


02.13.21

Daines Statement on the Acquittal of Former President Donald Trump

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on the acquittal of former President Donald J. Trump: "January 6th will forever be remembered as a very dark day for our country. I'm thankful for the officers who defended our Capitol that day-they are American heroes. I categorically condemn all violence, and I reject extreme rhetoric and radical false conspiracies like QAnon. These values do not represent who we are as Americans. "I reject the notion that Vice Pre… Continue Reading


02.10.21

Daines, Rosendale: Cottonwood Decision Hurts Montana Timber Jobs, Forest Management Project

U.S. CONGRESS -U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service urging the agencies to address the Cottonwood decision that hurts Montana timber jobs and forest management projects in Montana and across the country. "The proposed rule will allow land managers and wildlife biologists to follow the best-available science for consultation. It will remove an ambiguity in current regul… Continue Reading


02.10.21

Daines Announces Red Lodge, Montana’s Calahan Barker Offer of Appointment to the United States Military Academy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Calahan Barker of Red Lodge, Montana has been offered an appointment to the United States Military Academy. "Calahan is a great young man who will represent Montana well. He has excelled in high school sports and has served his fellow classmates as Student Body president," Daines said. "Good luck and congratulations on your offer of appointment to the United States Military Academy." Calahan attends Red Lodge High School a… Continue Reading


02.09.21

Daines Demands Action, Change in Policies Following the Release of a Criminal Alien in Whitefish

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security urging them to work with Canadian law enforcement to enhance systems that allow expedited access to criminal records. "While it is clear there has been significant collaboration with the Canadian government, as the incident from January 23 shows, there still appear to be significant flaws either in the agreement itself, or in the implementation of the agreement. That a fu… Continue Reading


02.05.21

Daines, 47 Senators to Schumer: We're in the Fight for Life Together. Will Vote to Block Any Radical, Pro-Abortion Agenda

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines, founder and chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, today led a letter with 47 other pro-life senators to send a unified message to Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer pledging that they will vote to block any bill that would undermine the Hyde Amendment or any other pro-life protections. "We are united in our resolve to guard against any changes to Federal law that would unsettle nearly half a century of bipartisan consensus against taxpayer funding for abortio… Continue Reading


02.05.21

Daines Statement After Meeting with Biden’s Interior Department Nominee Rep. Haaland

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement after meeting with President Biden's nominee to head the Department of the Interior, Representative Deb Haaland: "After our conversation, I'm deeply concerned with the Congresswoman's support on several radical issues that will hurt Montana, our way of life, our jobs and rural America, including her support for the Green New Deal and President Biden's oil and gas moratorium, as well as her opposition to the Keystone XL pipel… Continue Reading


02.05.21

Daines to Senate Democrats on Passage of Keystone Amendment: Amendment Vote is Great, Time to Cosponsor My Bill and Let's Authorize It

U.S. SENATE - Following passage of his amendment showing support for the Keystone XL pipeline, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on his Democratic colleagues to join his legislation to authorize its construction. "I'm glad to see my amendment in support of the Keystone XL pipeline pass the Senate. To the Senate Democrats who voted yes, your support can't stop here. Now it's time to cosponsor my bill to authorize the project. Montana and our country need this pipeline. Our workers need th… Continue Reading


02.04.21

Daines Joins Bipartisan Effort to Support Enhanced Research, Development of Methamphetamine Treatment Option

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined a group of bipartisan senators in sending a letter to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in support of efforts to research and develop effective medication treatment options for those struggling with addiction to methamphetamine and other stimulants. Overdose cases due to opioids, meth and polysubstance use are on the rise, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There are currently no FDA-approved medication options for those in treatm… Continue Reading


02.03.21

Daines Lands Critical Committee Assignments for Montana in the 117th Congress

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his committee assignments for the 117th Congress. Daines will serve on the U.S. Senate Committees on Finance, Energy and Natural Resources, Banking, and Indian Affairs. "It's an honor to serve Montanans in the United States Senate," Daines stated. "It's a privilege to represent Montana on four important U.S. Senate committees where I will fight to protect Montana jobs and our Montana way of life. From policies overseeing trade and taxes, … Continue Reading


02.03.21

Daines Announces Harlem, Montana’s Alaynee Hawley Offer of Appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Alaynee Hawley of Harlem, Montana has been offered an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. "Alaynee is an incredible young Montanan with a bright future ahead of her. It's clear that with her long list of achievements that include being a Western Aerospace Scholar, playing multiple sports in high school, and even co-founding her local robotics club, she's ready for anything," Daines said. "Congratulations on y… Continue Reading


02.02.21

Daines, Western Senators Introduce Bill to Reverse Biden's Anti-Energy Action, Authorize Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines and several western senators today formally introduced the "Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act" to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline following President Biden's decision to revoke the cross-border operation permit. Daines introduced the legislation with Senators Mike Crapo (Idaho), James Risch (Idaho), John Barrasso (Wyo.), Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), Roger Marshall (Kan.), Jerry Moran (Kan.), James Inhofe … Continue Reading


02.02.21

Daines, Rosendale Introduce Legislation to Reverse Biden’s Anti-Energy Action, Authorize Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. CONGRESS- U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline following President Biden's decision to revoke the cross-border operation permit. "Americans are already struggling to make ends meet and keep food on the table because of the pandemic. Yet with the stroke of a pen, President Biden killed thousands of energy and union jobs… Continue Reading


02.02.21

Daines, Manchin Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Military Retirees from Losing their Healthcare

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (Mont.) and Joe Manchin (W. Va.) today introduced the bipartisan TRICARE Retiree Protection Act to ensure that America's military retirees will not lose their healthcare as a result of new policy changes that took effect on January 1st, 2021. "Our bipartisan bill will help ensure we take care of our veterans and continue to provide quality healthcare for their service to this nation," Daines said. "I'll always support and protect our veterans who have se… Continue Reading


02.02.21

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bills to Support Montana Veterans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced two bipartisan bills to support Montana veterans, the bipartisan "Tricare Retiree Protection Act," which protects Montana veterans from losing their healthcare and the bipartisan "Hire Student Veterans Act," which provides a tax credit to businesses that employ veterans currently attending school and looking for internships and other job opportunities. "My bipartisan legislation will ensure Montana veterans continue to have the healthcare they'… Continue Reading


02.01.21

Daines Demands Answers Following the Release of a Criminal Alien in Whitefish

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement: "It is unacceptable that our current policies allow for illegal aliens with extensive criminal histories to be released into Montana communities," Daines stated. "We must work together with law enforcement to protect innocent Montanans and ensure that our laws are working for Americans, not illegal aliens." The Senator has been briefed on this situation and will continue to monitor it closely. Background: On January … Continue Reading


02.01.21

Daines, Schatz Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support the U.S. Postal Service

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senators Steve Daines (Mont.) and Brian Schatz (Hawaii) introduced a bipartisan bill, the "USPS Fairness Act," to repeal an unfair mandate requiring the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to pre-fund its employees' retirement health benefits. The USPS is the only federal agency that is subject to this requirement which has caused significant financial strain. "The United States Postal Service is essential to Montanans across our state, especially for our seniors, veterans and rural … Continue Reading


01.29.21

Daines, Senate Colleagues Introduce Religious Freedom Day Resolution

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a Senate resolution designating January 16th as Religious Freedom Day. This resolution commemorates the 235th Anniversary of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, a landmark achievement that laid the foundations for the First Amendment. "Religious freedom is fundamental to our nation. Our right to worship freely without fear of government interference sets us apart from the rest of the world and allows all Americans to practice their fait… Continue Reading


01.29.21

Daines Pushing Several Bills to Protect Life, Prevent Taxpayer Dollars Being Used for Abortion

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines, founder and chair of the Senate Pro Life Caucus, introduced a slate of bills to protect life including legislation to prevent taxpayer funding for abortion, protect babies with down syndrome from abortions, and save babies born alive from botched abortions. "One of my top priorities as Montana's United States Senator is protecting the unborn," Daines said. "The Senate remains the firewall for protecting life against the radical Left's pro-abortion agenda… Continue Reading

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