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10.12.21

Daines to Reintroduce Bill to Deny Gov’t Pensions to Child Predators Following Public Release of IHS Weber Report

U.S. SENATE - Next week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines will be reintroducing the "Denying Pensions to Convicted Child Molesters Act," to prevent convicted child predators from receiving government-funded pensions. This follows the public release of the Indian Health Service's report examining how the agency allowed convicted sexual predator Stanley Patrick Weber to work in IHS as a pediatrician while abusing his patients. "IHS failed us all when it ignored warnings and enabled Stanley Weber to per… Continue Reading


10.07.21

Daines Votes Against Fiscal Insanity

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to oppose Washington's fiscal insanity. "I voted against fiscal insanity today. Congress must get its fiscal house in order and it is irresponsible for Congress to increase the nation's debt limit without taking any steps to actually reduce the debt itself. If the Democrats are going to use a partisan process to pass a massive tax & spending spree bill, they can use the same process to raise the debt ceiling," Daines said. #### Contact: … Continue Reading


10.07.21

Senate Democrats Block Passage of Daines’ Bill to Open Northern Border

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines went to the floor of the U.S. Senate to try and pass his bill, the "Restoring Northern Border Travel Act," which would require the Biden administration to open the northern border. Senate Democrats blocked passage of Daines' bill, despite several of them saying they support opening the northern border. Watch and download the remarks HERE. "While our southern border remains wide open to illegal drugs and illegal immigrants, many potentially COVID-positi… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Daines Announces Over $200K to Support Great Falls’ Community Policing

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $239,000 will be awarded to the City of Great Falls to support community policing and implement a Crisis Intervention Team. "Crisis intervention training is critical for the safety of Montana communities, families and law enforcement. I'm glad to see Great Falls receive this important funding," Daines said. Daines helped secure this funding through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services in Decem… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Daines Presses DHS for Answers on Release of Haitian Migrants into U.S.

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is demanding answers from Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas about reports that thousands of migrants in Del Rio, Texas, were released into the interior of the U.S. instead of facing removal as the Administration had previously pledged. "While we applaud the Administration's original stated intent to expel the majority of migrants under the CDC's Title 42 order or to expeditiously remove them, we are concerned that DHS did not actually carr… Continue Reading


10.05.21

Daines Statement on Democrats’ Proposed House Congressional Districts for New Montana Seats

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the proposed maps for Montana's new U.S. House of Representatives seats were released. "The maps proposed by the Democrat Commissioners are highly partisan and do not remotely reflect the fair 'east/west' districts that for 70 years, always included Lincoln and Flathead Counties in the western district. Without a single proposal that even maintains this basic measure, the Democrats have created congressional dis… Continue Reading


10.05.21

Daines Unveils Proposal Supporting Responsible, Effective Conservation for Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, chair of the Senate Western Caucus, today unveiled a blueprint for responsible, effective conservation supporting Montana and the West. Daines' "Western Conservation Principles" serves as an alternative to the Biden administration's "30 by 30 initiative" and America the Beautiful report. "Conservation is part of our Montana way of life-we know how to be good stewards of our lands," Daines said. "I believe it's a conservative principle to conserve. That'… Continue Reading


10.05.21

Daines at Afghanistan Hearing: Biden’s Disastrous Withdrawal Has Left U.S. Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks

U.S. SENATE - Today at a U.S. Senate Committee hearing, Senator Steve Daines slammed President Biden's failed withdrawal from Afghanistan that led to the deaths of 13 U.S. troops, left Americans and our allies behind enemy lines, and has left the U.S. more vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Daines stressed that Biden's actions have made the U.S. less safe and allowed Afghanistan to once again become a safe haven for groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. Watch and download the remarks HERE. "In fact,… Continue Reading


10.05.21

Daines at Senate Hearing: We Must Continue to Invest in Domestic Mineral Production, Protect Montana Mining Jobs

U.S. SENATE - Today at a U.S. Senate Committee hearing, Senator Steve Daines stressed how the Democrats' reckless, multitrillion tax and spending spree bill will kill Montana mining jobs by imposing burdensome new taxes and fees on small businesses. To begin the hearing, Daines introduced David Brown, President and CEO of WYO-BEN, which is headquartered in Billings and mines bentonite. He asked for Brown's input on the impact that Democrats' tax proposals could have on his business and the nati… Continue Reading


10.04.21

Daines Blasts Biden’s Taxpayer-Funded Giveaway to the Abortion Industry

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement in response to the Biden administration's rule that dismantles the Trump-era Title X Protect Life Rule, which enforced a wall of separation between taxpayer-funded family planning programs and abortion. "Since Day One, President Biden has been working to send taxpayer dollars to the abortion industry. Today's rule change defies the law, and is yet another example of this Administration's complete disregard for human l… Continue Reading


10.04.21

Daines Calls on Forest Service to Increase Timber Harvest Volume in MT after Falling Short in 2021

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today is calling on the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to do more to reach its timber harvest goals in Montana after falling short by 30% in fiscal year 2021, due in large part to increased litigation and red tape following the Cottonwood decision. Daines stressed that Montana communities rely on the USFS to reach these goals in order to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, protect families from fires and support their economies. "I understand the back… Continue Reading


10.01.21

Daines Stands Up for Montanans’ Second Amendment Rights, Pushes Back Against Biden’s Effort to Increase Oversight, Regulations on Guns

U.S. SENATE - This week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines pushed back against President Biden's attempt to infringe upon Montanans' Second Amendment rights by joining the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), an international agreement that would increase international oversight and regulate trade in firearms. Biden's attempt to join the ATT comes after a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate rejected ratifying it in 2013. "The vague language of the ATT makes American commitments uncertain, the most concerning… Continue Reading


10.01.21

Daines Demands Answers on Biden’s Disastrous Withdrawal from Afghanistan

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a resolution that would establish a bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan to conduct a full investigation into President Biden's disastrous withdrawal out of Afghanistan. Daines is calling for answers about the hundreds of Americans left behind enemy lines, billions of dollars in U.S. military equipment left in the hands of terrorists and the tragic attack that took the lives of 13 brave U.S. service members. "President Biden's… Continue Reading


10.01.21

Daines Fights for Montana Indian Country, Urges Treasury Secretary to Establish Office of Tribal Affairs

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined a group of bipartisan senators to urge U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to establish an Office of Tribal Affairs to strengthen the Department's relationship with Montana's tribal nations and provide more in-house expertise on matters affecting Indian Country. "The recent tribal consultations and interactions between Treasury and tribal nations underscore the need for sufficient, dedicated, in-house expertise at Treasury on tribal p… Continue Reading


09.30.21

Daines Votes No on Stone-Manning Confirmation

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted against the confirmation of President Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning. "Tracy Stone-Manning misled Montanans and the United States Senate about her involvement in an ecoterrorism tree spiking crime, which greatly damaged her credibility and public trust. It's now up to Stone-Manning to rebuild trust with Montanans, stakeholders including loggers and Bureau of Land Management employees, and show that s… Continue Reading


09.30.21

Daines Announces Over $200K for Montana’s Justice System

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $239,140 will be granted to the Montana Department of Corrections to support substance abuse treatment and student loan repayment programs. "I'm glad to see Montana receive these resources to support our justice system through important initiatives like substance abuse treatment for inmates and student loan repayment programs for public defenders and prosecutors," Daines said. The $239,140 will be distributed to the following progr… Continue Reading


09.30.21

Daines Blasts Biden’s Proposal Requiring Financial Institutions to Report Montanans’ Information to the IRSDaines Blasts Biden’s Proposal Requiring Financial Institutions to Report Montanans’ Information to the IRS

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to protect Montanans' financial privacy and abandon the Biden administration's unprecedented proposal to force banks and other financial institutions to report customer information, such as deposits or withdrawals of as little as $600, directly to the IRS. At a U.S. Senate hearing today, Daines raised his concerns that this proposal would be especially burdensome for smaller banks and credi… Continue Reading


09.29.21

Daines Announces Over $200K to Support Montana Mine Safety

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $213,341 will be granted to the Montana Department of Labor & Industry to support safety training for Montana miners. "Proper training is critical for the safety of hardworking Montana miners. I'm glad to see the Montana Department of Labor & Industry receive these resources to support the health and safety of miners across the Treasure State," Daines said. Daines helped secure this funding through the U.S. Department of Lab… Continue Reading


09.29.21

Daines Secures Over $300,000 for Pipeline Safety in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $327,650 in grants to the State of Montana to enhance pipeline safety across the state. "I'm glad to see Montana receive this support as pipelines are critical to Montana communities, Montana energy jobs and tax revenue for Montana counties. Pipelines are the most environmentally friendly way to transport oil and natural gas, so we must continue to invest in them," Daines said. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration State Ba… Continue Reading


09.28.21

Daines Announces Over $5.7 Million For Montana Airports

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $5,762,100 will be allocated to Harlem Airport and Glacier Park International Airport. The grants will be used to expand and strengthen air travel infrastructure and support Montana jobs and tourism. "These resources will allow Glacier Park International and Harlem Airports to update their facilities and expand services for Montanans and tourists that travel to Big Sky Country. This will help support Montana's tourism sector, Montan… Continue Reading

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