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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


01.29.21

Daines Introduces Bill to Give States More Control Over Education Spending

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced the "Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act" or the "A-PLUS Act" to give Montanans more say over how their tax dollars are spent on education. "Montana parents and teachers know what Montana students need best," Daines said. "We should empower state and local leaders to have more of a say in the classroom, and keep DC bureaucrats and the federal government out of it." "'The A Plus Act' is about more than removing burdens and giving… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Daines Blasts Biden for Rewarding Abortion Industry, Abusing Taxpayer Dollars in Support of Abortion

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, founder and chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, today slammed President Biden for rewarding the abortion industry by rescinding important pro-life policies and allowing taxpayer dollars to support abortions. Today by Executive Order, Biden reversed the Mexico City Policy which prevents global abortion and dismantled the Title X Protect Life Rule, which prevents taxpayer dollars from going to groups performing and promoting abortions. "President Biden's… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Daines: It is Our Duty to Protect Every Human Life, No Matter How Small, No Matter How Many Chromosomes They May Have

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the United States Senate on the importance of protecting babies with Down syndrome from abortion. Today, 67% percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted. To watch the full speech, click HERE. Daines' remarks as prepared for delivery: "Tomorrow is the 48th annual March for Life. "Although this year's March will be primarily virtual, the importance of standing together to protect the unborn, the most vulnerabl… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Daines Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation Allowing Montana Meat and Poultry Products to be Sold Across State Lines

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced his bipartisan "New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act" which would allow Montana meat and poultry products inspected by the state's Meat and Poultry Inspection (MPI) program to be sold across state lines. "Montana farmers and ranchers work hard to produce high quality products for our state's consumers. It's absurd that meat products that have already been inspected and approved at federal standards can't be sold across st… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Daines Requests Meeting with President Biden Over Anti-Energy Executive Actions

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today requested a meeting with President Joe Biden to discuss the crippling actions he has taken against Montana energy jobs, Montana families, and the Montana way of life. Daines was joined by over 20 western senators in the request to Biden. "At your inauguration, you pledged to represent all Americans. That includes those who live in our states. The best path for true unity is to work together to find solutions for them and for our environment. We stan… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Daines Introduces Slate of Bills to Combat Sanctuary Cities in Montana

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced several bills to help combat sanctuary cities in Montana. The bills better equip law enforcement and will help protect innocent Montanans from illegal aliens harboring in Montana. "Violent criminals and illegal aliens are using sanctuary cities as a safe haven in Montana and across the country. This must be stopped," Daines said. "It's simple. Sanctuary cities are against the law, and innocent Montanans are dealing with the dangers that come wit… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Daines To Introduce Bill to Reverse Biden's Freeze of New Oil, Gas Leases on Federal Lands

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he will be introducing legislation to prohibit President Biden from freezing new oil and gas leases on federal lands. "President Biden is continuing his attack on American energy, this time by blocking all new oil and gas leases on federal lands. This is another blow to Made in America energy, jobs and our Montana way of life," Daines said. "This action will kill nearly one million American jobs, increase our reliance on the Middle East fo… Continue Reading


01.26.21

Daines: If Congress Can't Balance the Budget, They Shouldn't Get Paid

U. S. Senator Steve Daines today re-introduced the "Balanced Budget Accountability Act" to hold Congress accountable and require a balanced budget or members won't get paid. This legislation would help address our public debt crisis, and is the first bill Daines introduces each Congress. "With runaway public debt now exceeding $27 trillion, we face a looming crisis. In fact, since I introduced this bill two years ago, our debt has increased by more than 30%. The American people depend on Congre… Continue Reading


01.25.21

Daines Pushes for Capitol Police Officer Goodman to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today cosponsored a bill to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, the man who led the mob away from the U.S. Senate floor on January 6th, with the Congressional Gold Medal. "Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman is an American hero. On January 6th, he helped save the U.S. Senate, the Capitol and our democracy. Officer Goodman deserves the Congressional Gold Medal," Daines said. On Inauguration Day, Senator Daines was able to catch up with Officer … Continue Reading

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