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10.18.21

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Hold Big Tech Accountable

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bipartisan bill, the "American Innovation and Choice Online Act," to help increase competition online and bolster small businesses. Daines' bipartisan legislation would restore competition to the digital marketplace and level the playing field between Big Tech giants and Montana small businesses that sell their goods and services online. "Time and again we have seen Big Tech use its power to stifle online competition and manipulate the … Continue Reading


10.18.21

Daines Cosponsors Bill to Protect Montana Workers, Small Businesses from Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today cosponsored a bill that would prevent the federal government from imposing fines, fees or taxes on Montana small businesses that do not adhere to President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. "While I'm pro-vaccine, I'm anti-mandate," Daines said. "President Biden's overreaching vaccine mandates will hurt Montana small businesses and workers. As Montana small businesses across the state are still struggling to fill job openings, the last thing they ne… Continue Reading


10.18.21

Daines Statement on the Passing of Colin Powell

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines made the following statement on the passing of Colin Powell: "Colin Powell will forever be remembered for his leadership and service to our country both as a soldier fighting on the front lines and as an advisor to four presidents. I am thankful for his service to our great nation, and my prayers are with his family and friends during this time," Daines said. ### Contact: Katherine McKeogh, Katie Schoettler… Continue Reading


10.15.21

Daines’ Push for In-Person Learning for New Students at Montana Job Corps Pays Off

U.S. SENATE - Following an aggressive push by U.S. Senator Steve Daines, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today announced the reopening of new student enrollment for in-person learning and training at Montana Job Corps centers. The announcement follows Daines' successful push last fall to have existing students return to in-person learning. "Montana's Job Corps centers provide valuable hands-on training and educational opportunities that are best experienced in-person. I'm glad to see the De… Continue Reading


10.14.21

Daines Announces Over $7.7M to Support Montana’s Rural Water Infrastructure

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $7,758,000 will be granted to support Montana's rural water infrastructure from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "I'm glad to see Montana communities receive these resources to support water infrastructure and delivery across the state, which is especially important for our rural communities. This funding will help ensure Montanans have reliable access to clean and safe water," Daines said. The $7,758,000 will be distributed to t… Continue Reading


10.14.21

Daines Statement on Biden's Court Packing Commission's Release of Discussion Materials

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on the discussion materials released by President Biden's court-packing commission: "Biden's court packing commission was created with the sole purpose of creating a false justification and narrative for the Democrats to reshape the Supreme Court in a far-Left power grab. Democrats are on a mission to change the rules and stack the Court in their favor to impose their radical agenda on the American people. This is a p… Continue Reading


10.13.21

Daines Statement on the Passing of Chief Earl Old Person

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines made the following statement in honor of the life of Chief Earl Old Person: "I was saddened to hear the news of Chief Earl Old Person passing away. He was a great Montanan and a great American. My prayers are with his family, friends and the entire Blackfeet Nation. It was an honor to know him," Daines said. #### Contact: Katherine McKeogh, Katie Schoettler… Continue Reading


10.13.21

Daines Calls for Open Communication After Groundwater Plume Detected under Butte HS

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is calling for transparency for the Butte community after the community was alerted to a groundwater plume below Butte High School more than 10 years after it was first discovered. "I urge all agencies, especially EPA, to be transparent with the Butte-Silver Bow community as this situation develops. The community deserves open public meetings as studies are being conducted and timely updates on the findings. Going forward, I am calling for regular communi… Continue Reading


10.13.21

Daines Calls for Renewal of the National Coal Council

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined a bicameral letter calling on Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to renew the National Coal Council (NCC) in order to continue supporting coal production in Montana. "As global coal consumption is projected to increase, it is essential that the United States remains a leader in advancing coal and carbon related technologies. National Economic Council Director Brian Deese recently said, 'The global nature of climate change also provides an opp… Continue Reading


10.13.21

Daines Statement on Biden Reopening the Northern Border for Vaccinated Canadians

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines made the following statement after President Joe Biden finally heeded Daines' calls and took the first step to reopen the northern border by allowing vaccinated Canadians into the U.S. starting in November. Daines believes the Biden administration should lift all restrictions and fully reopen the northern border to help support Montana businesses, workers and families. "Montana families, small businesses and communities will finally be able to feel some … Continue Reading


10.12.21

Daines Announces Over $300K to Support Montana Law Enforcement

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $329,679 will be granted to Montana law enforcement offices across the state from the Department of Justice. "I'm glad to see Montana law enforcement receive these resources to support officers across the Treasure State and provide them with up-to-date equipment to keep Montana families and communities safe," Daines said. The $329,679 will be distributed to the following programs: $12,069 to the City of Kalispell for hand-held po… Continue Reading


10.12.21

Daines Slams Google for Continued Censorship of Conservative Views Following APP Ban

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today slammed Google for the unjust censorship of the American Principles Project (APP) YouTube account and demanded answers on how the decision to censor another conservative group was made. "This is the second letter that I have written regarding Google's practices of removing conservative or pro-life content and have yet to receive sufficient answers to how the affected content violates your Community Guidelines. It is of paramount importance that Goog… Continue Reading


10.12.21

Daines Introduces Bills to Expedite Access to Courts for Montanans, Split Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced two bills that would split the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to make casework processing more efficient and provide a more expedient route to justice for Montanans and others in the West. "Splitting the Ninth Circuit will improve Montanans' access to justice and end the unacceptable backlogs and delays they are currently experiencing. This is a much-needed reform to ensure Montanans are being well-served by our judicial system," Daines said. … Continue Reading


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

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