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02.24.21

Daines Slams Becerra for Pro-Abortion Agenda, Attacks on Religious Freedom, Support for Open Borders & Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today took President Biden's Health and Human Services (HHS) nominee Xavier Becerra to task for his attacks on religious liberty, pro-abortion agenda, support for open borders, and stance on providing taxpayer funded healthcare to illegal immigrants. To watch, click HERE. Becerra refused to answer Daines' questions about his support for abortion including selective abortion for babies with Down syndrome and partial-birth abortion. To watch the excha… Continue Reading


02.24.21

Rep. Haaland’s Ideological Agenda Takes Center Stage at Senate Hearing, Daines Will Oppose Nomination, Work to Defeat It

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he will oppose the nomination of President Biden's Interior Secretary Nominee Deb Haaland, and will work to block and defeat it. The announcement follows a two-day U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing where Haaland's ideological agenda that threatens the Montana way of life took center stage. "This week's hearing confirmed what I feared from Rep. Haaland's record and our one-on-one conversation-she's a hardline id… Continue Reading


02.24.21

What They Are Saying: Montana Leaders Rally Against Rep. Haaland’s Nomination to DOI

U.S. SENATE - This week, several Montana leaders across the state have sent statements in opposition to President Biden's Interior Secretary nominee Rep. Deb Haaland. Montana leaders have thanked Daines for his work highlighting concerns about Haaland's radical views and ideological agenda that will impact the Montana way of life. Statements Opposing Rep. Haaland's Nomination: "My concern with Rep. Haaland lies solely with her stances on numerous issues that are at odds with our Montana way … Continue Reading


02.22.21

Daines Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Help Disabled Veterans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today cosponsored the "Major Richard Star Act" to allow certain disabled veterans to receive their retirement pension and disability pension at the same time. Federal law currently restricts most veterans from receiving both payments, forcing them to choose one or the other. This bill alleviates that concern for some 42,000 veterans nationwide. "Montana's veterans and their families have made great sacrifices to serve our country. We need to ensure that… Continue Reading


02.22.21

Daines Pushes Back on Biden’s Job Killing Paris Climate Agreement

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation to prohibit U.S. taxpayer dollars from being used to rejoin the job-killing Paris Climate Agreement. Daines also officially introduced a Senate resolution calling on President Biden to submit the Paris Agreement to the Senate for review as required under the Constitution. "President Biden violated the Constitution when he chose to rejoin the poorly negotiated and deeply flawed Paris Climate Agreement-a deal that's horrible for … Continue Reading


02.18.21

Daines Blasts Biden’s $2 Trillion Partisan COVID-19 Package, Highlights Extraneous Policies Not Dealing with Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - Today at a U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Steve Daines blasted President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package for including partisan policies that aren't directly related to combating the pandemic, including providing hundreds of billions of dollars for states to tackle pre-pandemic financial issues. To watch, click HERE. "After passing five bipartisan relief bills, it's frustrating to see my colleagues on the other side of the aisle trying to pu… Continue Reading


02.18.21

Daines Announces Whitefish, Montana’s Linnea Forsberg Offer of Appointment to the United States Naval Academy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Linnea Forsberg of Whitefish, Montana has been offered an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. "Linnea is bright young Montanan with a great future ahead," Daines stated. "Throughout high school Linnea has balanced varsity sports, student government and numerous volunteer activities all while maintaining an outstanding academic record. Congratulations to Linnea on following in her father's footsteps and pursuing a… Continue Reading


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

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