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01.06.21

Daines Condemns Today’s Violence, Will Certify Electoral Votes

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement: "Today is a sad day for our country. The destruction and violence we saw at our Capitol today is an assault on our democracy, our Constitution and the rule of law, and must not be tolerated. As Americans, we believe in the right to peaceful protest. We must rise above the violence. We must stand together. We will not let today's violence deter Congress from certifying the election. We must restore confidence in our… Continue Reading


01.06.21

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill Providing Reliable, Clean Drinking Water for Rural Montanans Signed into Law

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced his bipartisan "Clean Water for Rural Communities Act" has been signed into law. Daines' bipartisan bill ensures thousands of Montanans have safe, reliable drinking water. "Water is the most basic human necessity, yet every single day there are Montanans with undrinkable, contaminated water coming from their faucets. That's why I'm very glad to see my bipartisan, commonsense bill signed into law which will ensure rural communities in Central and E… Continue Reading


01.05.21

Daines Bills Supporting Veterans Pensions, Women Vets Signed Into Law

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today celebrated two of his bipartisan bills supporting Montana's veterans being signed into law by President Trump. Daines' bills, included in a broader veterans legislative package, will expand opportunities and programs for female veterans at the VA as well as help protect veterans pensions from being exploited. "I'm glad the President has signed these important bipartisan veterans priorities into law that will expand opportunities and programs for fem… Continue Reading


01.05.21

Daines Announces Grant for Grizzly Bear Management

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) renewed a $250,000 grant to help reduce grizzly bear and human conflicts in Montana. "This funding is critical to help reduce grizzly-human conflicts in Montana as we continue working to delist the grizzly bear and return management to the state," Daines said. The USFWS grant to the Montana Wildlife Services will include: Additional support through the Wildlife Services contract to address bea… Continue Reading


01.02.21

Daines Calls for Election Commission to Restore Trust Following Irregularities in 2020 Presidential Election

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called for an election commission to review the November 3rd, 2020 presidential election process. Daines issued the following statement: "An unprecedented number of Americans have significant doubts about the integrity of 2020 presidential election results. Fewer than 45,000 votes spread across three states would alter the vote of the Electoral College. Couple that with the fact that the processes and the way Americans voted was altered at a scale … Continue Reading


12.30.20

Slate of Energy Job Bills Championed by Daines Signed into Law

U.S. SENATE - Last Sunday, four bipartisan energy bills, as well as a tax extension for carbon capture, championed by Senator Steve Daines were signed into law. The bipartisan bills, the "EFFECT Act," "American Mineral Security Act," "Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act," and "USE It Act," all help protect Montana energy jobs and support Montana's energy industry. "These bipartisan bills will help create and protect Montana energy jobs, promote renewable energy on public lands, and pr… Continue Reading


12.29.20

What They Are Saying: Montana Leaders Praise Montana Water Rights Protection Act Being Signed into Law

U.S. SENATE - On Sunday, U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester celebrated their bipartisan bill, the "Montana Water Rights Protection Act," being signed into law by President Trump. The bill permanently settles the century long CSKT water dispute, supports Montana jobs, saves taxpayer dollars, modernizes rural infrastructure and protects the water rights of all Montanans. Several Montana leaders issued statements in support following the President's signing of this critical legislation. "A… Continue Reading


12.29.20

Daines Bill Providing Permanent Tax Relief for Montana Breweries, Distilleries Signed Into Law

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines' bipartisan bill supporting Montana breweries and distilleries across the state was recently signed into law. Daines' bill, the "Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act," provides permanent tax relief for small craft breweries and distilleries, supporting jobs across Montana. "In Montana, we're home to some of the best craft breweries in the country. Now, with my bipartisan bill being signed into law, these small businesses will have permanent tax r… Continue Reading


12.27.20

Daines, Tester Bipartisan Bill Settling Century Long Montana Water Dispute Signed Into Law

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today celebrated their bipartisan bill, the "Montana Water Rights Protection Act," being signed into law by President Trump. The bill permanently settles the century long CSKT water dispute, supports Montana jobs, modernizes rural infrastructure and protects the water rights of all Montanans. "After years of a lot of effort, our bipartisan bill that settles the century long CSKT water dispute is now law," Daines said. "This is a huge win f… Continue Reading


12.22.20

Daines Delivers Big Wins for National Defense, Troops, Veterans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday voted to support and fund several critical defense and veterans priorities. "This critical funding ensures America maintains the best military in the world, gives our troops a much needed pay raise, provides support for Montana veterans and strengthens Montana's defense priorities," Daines said. Strengthens Montana's and the Nation's Defense Forces: $180 million for Air Force C-130 propeller upgrades (4-blade to 8-blade) $368 million f… Continue Reading


12.22.20

Daines, Leahy Bipartisan Bill Promoting Affordable Health Insurance Passes Senate, Heads to President’s Desk

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (Mont.) and Patrick Leahy (Vt.) announced that their bipartisan bill promoting access to affordable health care by increasing transparency and enhancing consumer protections in the health insurance passed the U.S. Senate and will be headed to the President's desk to be signed into law. The "Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act" will ensure that health insurance issuers are subject to the same federal antitrust laws prohibiting unfair trade practices, s… Continue Reading


12.21.20

Daines, Tester Bipartisan Bill Settling Century Long Montana Water Dispute Passes Senate, Heads to President’s Desk

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today celebrated Senate passage of their bipartisan bill, the "Montana Water Rights Protection Act." The bill will permanently settle the century long CSKT water dispute, support Montana jobs, modernize rural infrastructure and protect the water rights of all Montanans. "After years of hard work, the U.S. Senate just passed our bipartisan bill that permanently resolves the century long CSKT water dispute, and will soon become law. Without … Continue Reading


12.21.20

Daines Delivers Targeted COVID-19 Relief for Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for a COVID-19 relief package to help support Montana small businesses, workers, families, schools, Tribes, and farmers and ranchers impacted by the pandemic. The relief package also includes nearly $20 billion for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. To download the full statement, click HERE. "This bipartisan targeted COVID-19 relief package is going to help Montana small businesses, workers, families, healthcare heroes, schools, Tribes and… Continue Reading


12.18.20

Second COVID-19 Vaccine Given Green Light, Major Credit Given to Daines

U.S. SENATE - Today, a second COVID-19 vaccine received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The vaccine, made by Moderna, will be distributed immediately. The accelerated development and delivery of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine was made possible as a result of Daines securing an initial $10 billion in the CARES Act in March to enable vaccine manufacturing and clinical trials to proceed simultaneously. "When the pandemic hit, I used my background as a chemical … Continue Reading


12.16.20

Daines, Stabenow, Grassley, Wyden Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to End Abuse of Conservation Easements

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) reintroduced a bipartisan bill, the "Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act," to stop the abuse of conservation easements, save taxpayers billions of dollars and promote conservation in the U.S. "Our bipartisan bill will promote conservation in Montana, save taxpayers billions of do… Continue Reading


12.14.20

Daines Statement on First COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery to Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement following the first delivery of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to Montana: "Today, the first COVID-19 vaccine was delivered to Montana and administered in the U.S. This day would not have been possible without American innovation, Operation Warp Speed, and the dedication from top scientists and the Trump administration," Daines said. "I'm proud to have secured the initial $10 billion that helped make this modern medical miracle… Continue Reading


12.11.20

First COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Emergency Use, Distribution to Begin

U.S. SENATE - Today, the first COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use. The vaccine, made by Pfizer, will be distributed immediately. Daines has been instrumental in the research, development, manufacturing and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, securing the initial $10 billion for Operation Warp Speed. Daines is also participating in Pfizer's vaccine trial as a way to help build confidence and trust for Montanans and the American people wonderi… Continue Reading


12.11.20

Daines Helps Secure $5.1 Million Grant for Plains Infrastructure Project

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that following his direct request, Plains, Montana will receive a $5,148,500 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant will help complete a major infrastructure project for the community by relocating the city's wastewater treatment plant, which is currently at risk of a catastrophic failure due to its vicinity to the Clark Fork River. "This grant is a critical investment for the Plains community as they work to … Continue Reading


12.11.20

Daines Secures Montana Defense Priorities in Final Defense Bill, Passes out of Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for several Montana priorities in the final defense bill known as the "National Defense Authorization Act" or the "NDAA," including a 3% pay raise for troops, support for Malmstrom Air Force Base and Montana's Guard Units and help for veterans exposed to Agent Orange. For a statement from Daines, click HERE. For TV Elements, click HERE. "This bipartisan defense bill ensures America maintains the best military in the world, strengthens … Continue Reading


12.09.20

Daines: Retirement Security is Critical for Montanans

U.S. SENATE - Today, at a U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee hearing, U.S. Senator Steve Daines stressed the importance of retirement security for Montanans. At the hearing, Daines urged passage of his bipartisan retirement security bill, the "Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act", to help Montanans hold on to more of their hard-earned dollars and better prepare them for a peaceful retirement. To download the Senator's opening remarks click, HERE. For b-roll of the Senator on the hearing, … Continue Reading

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