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10.20.20

Daines Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Investigate Social Media Companies Following Allegations of Election Interference

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged Senate Judiciary Chairman Graham and Ranking Member Feinstein to investigate the actions taken by social media corporations limiting or removing content of political candidates while either not following industry standards, failing to follow their own rules, or outright changing their rules to justify previous actions taken against candidates. Daines' request follows recent reports of Twitter and Facebook limiting access to a news story dealing… Continue Reading


10.20.20

Daines to Governor: Lack of Communication, COVID-19 Relief Funding for MT Tribes is Unacceptable

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged Governor Steve Bullock to improve communication with Montana Tribes and provide more relief funding to Tribal communities after an alarming report showed they have received less than 1% of funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) which was given to the state by the federal government. "Indian Country has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is alarming that Montana's tribal governments have received less than $600,000 … Continue Reading


10.19.20

Daines Urges Immediate Assessment of Montana COVID-19 Situation, Medical Assistance, Additional Support from FEMA

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct an assessment of Montana's COVID-19 situation and asking for additional federal assistance to help mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. "Montana is currently experiencing a regional surge of COVID-19 cases. Nationally, we have the third highest rate of new cases and the second highest rate of test positivity. Last week, an average of 84% of hospitals in Montana reported either new con… Continue Reading


10.14.20

Daines, USDA Announce New Brucellosis Testing Guidelines Critical for Montana Ag

MONTANA - U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Greg Ibach today at a ranch outside of Belgrade to announce new testing guidelines for brucellosis which will help expand research and improve efforts to eradicate the disease and reduce its impacts on Montana ranchers and Montana agriculture. For TV elements of the announcement, click HERE Daines was joined by Montana agriculture leaders including the Montana Stockgrowers Association, Mon… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Delegation’s B-47 Designation Bill Signed into Law by President Trump

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines, Jon Tester and Congressman Gianforte today celebrated President Trump signing their bipartisan bill into law that will name a ridge near Emigrant Peak the "B-47 Ridge" in honor of four servicemen who tragically died in a B-47 Bomber crash. "After almost six decades, it was an honor to get this bipartisan bill signed into law that will forever recognize the brave men who tragically died in the B-47 Bomber crash near Emigrant Peak," Daines said. "I want… Continue Reading


10.09.20

Daines Calls on HHS to Provide PPE, Medical Equipment to Montana ASAP

U.S. SENATE - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Steve Daines urged U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec to ensure Montana has the medical supplies and medicines needed as the state is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. "I write to you today to encourage the expeditious review of Montana's requests for supplies and medicines from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to ensure our health care s… Continue Reading


10.08.20

Daines Demands Investigation Following Deaths in Whitefish Nursing Home

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to investigate the Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation facility following a pattern of serious noncompliance with federal regulations and the deaths of multiple residents following a COVID-19 outbreak. "As someone who wants to ensure that our most vulnerable are protected, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, I urge you to further investigate the circumsta… Continue Reading


10.06.20

Daines Introduces Senate Resolution Honoring Bravery, Sacrifice of Montana Wildland Firefighters & First Responders

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a Senate resolution to recognize the bravery, sacrifice, and heroism of wildland firefighters and first responders across Montana and the nation. The resolution honors those who have lost their lives this fire season, including Montanans Tom Duffy and Sara Madsen. "This wildfire season has brought horrific loss of lives and property, and it would have been even worse if it weren't for our brave firefighters and first responders on the front lin… Continue Reading


10.05.20

Daines Introduces Bill to Protect Over 9,500 Montana Veterans from Losing Health Care

U.S. SENATE - Last week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the "TRICARE Retired Protection Act" to ensure that Montana's 9,500 military retirees will not lose health care as a result of new policy changes taking effect January 1st, 2021. "Our Montana veterans dedicated their lives to defending our freedom and way of life. We must do all we can to ensure our retired Montana heroes have the healthcare they earned," Daines said. "That's why I introduced my bill to prevent Montana veterans from … Continue Reading


10.01.20

Daines Meets with President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett

U.S. SENATE - Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines met with President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. For more photos, click HERE For TV elements and pictures of the meeting, click HERE "Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a brilliant jurist and a minivan mom... she is the kind of jurist that Montanans will look up to, someone they'd want on the Supreme Court," Daines said. "During our meeting, we talked extensively about our Founding Fathers' vision for the Second A… Continue Reading


09.30.20

Daines, Grassley, Roberts Introduce Updated Bill to End Abuse of Conservation Easements

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas re-introduced the "Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act," which will protect conservation easements from abuse, save taxpayers billions of dollars, and promote conservation in Montana and the U.S. "This is about promoting conservation in Montana, saving taxpayers billions of dollars and stopping scam artists from abu… Continue Reading


09.29.20

NEWS: Daines to Bring DOE Secretary Brouillette to Colstrip

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he is bringing U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to Colstrip this week to meet directly with Montanans to discuss the importance of Montana energy jobs. "I'm excited to welcome Secretary Brouillette to Colstrip to meet with hardworking Montanans and talk about the importance of supporting Montana energy jobs and having a diverse energy portfolio," Daines said. Senator Daines has long fought for the high paying Mont… Continue Reading


09.26.20

Daines Statement on President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the statement below following President Donald Trump's announcement of Amy Coney Barrett as his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court: "Judge Barrett is a conservative, well qualified judge, who has faithfully honored and defended the Constitution," Daines said. "Judge Barrett will defend our Montana way of life from those that want to take away our 2nd Amendment rights and destroy our jobs. Nearly three years ago I voted to confirm Judge Barr… Continue Reading


09.25.20

Department of Labor Acts on Daines’ Request to Allow Montana Job Corps Centers to Return to In Person Learning

U.S. Senate - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) released a plan to allow students enrolled at Montana Job Corps Centers to safely return for in person learning. This follows Daines' request to the administration. "I'm so glad to see the Department of Labor act on my request to provide in person learning for students enrolled at Montana Job Corps Centers," Daines said. "Job Corps centers provide valuable educational and vocational training in skilled t… Continue Reading


09.24.20

Daines Continues Push to Extend Census Deadline

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined a bipartisan bill that would extend the Census field collection data deadline from September 30th, 2020 to October 31st, 2020. "The 2020 Census will have a lasting impact on Montana; including the distribution of federal resources to the state and even the potential for more representation in Congress," Daines said. "We must extend the census deadline to October 31st to ensure a proper count is completed in Montana." To view the bill, clic… Continue Reading


09.24.20

Senate COVID-19 Nursing Home Report Confirms Daines' Bill Critical to Helping MT Seniors

U.S. SENATE - Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee released a report on care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that highlighted the need for Senator Daines' bill to help nursing homes promptly identify and contain outbreaks of COVID-19. Daines' bill would help ensure Montana's nursing homes and assisted living facilities are equipped to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) and support diagnostic testing in order to protect our most vu… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Protect Montana Veterans from Scam Artists Passes Senate Committee

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that his bipartisan bill protecting Montana veterans and their families from pension poachers passed out of the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. "The fact that scam artists are taking advantage of Montana veterans - our nation's heroes - and their families is beyond disappointing. It's reprehensible," Daines said. "I'm glad to see my bipartisan bill which will protect Montana veterans and their families from pension poachers is o… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Daines: It’s Time to Pass My Bill to Prevent Child Predators from Receiving Government Pensions

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged his Senate colleagues to pass his bill that would prevent convicted pedophiles from receiving a federal government pension. Daines introduced his bill in response to Stanley Patrick Weber - a former U.S. Indian Health Services pediatrician and convicted child molester who abused children for decades, including on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. "I write to highlight my legislation, the Denying Pensions to Convicted Child Molesters Act,… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Daines: We Must Support Amtrak Employees

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged Senate Leadership to stop the reduction of services and staff for Amtrak along the Hi-Line. Daines stressed the need to protect jobs and the local economy that Amtrak supports in Montana. "Amtrak's plan to cut staff by twenty percent, and reduce service on the Empire Builder from daily to tri-weekly on October 19, would decimate rural economies in Montana and leave tens of thousands without daily access to the national transportation network,"… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Daines Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Justice Ginsburg lived an incredible life, full of historic accomplishments. She was a courageous fighter in both the courtroom and in her longtime health battles. My deepest condolences to the family, friends and Americans mourning her passing."… Continue Reading

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