Daines Reintroduces Bill to Protect Law-Abiding Gun Owners, Defend Second Amendment

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced a bill to protect the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners. The bill would reform the "Firearm Owners Protection Act" (FOPA) to protect travelers who are transporting firearms across state lines. "Montanans have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms," Daines said. "I will always defend the 2nd Amendment and work to strengthen protections for law-abiding gun owners, including the right to safely transport firearms. We've al… Continue Reading


Daines Named Top Republican of Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today was renamed top Republican of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. "Our national parks are what help set us apart from the rest of the world-they're also part of our Montana way of life," Daines stated. "I look forward to being Montana's voice on important energy, natural resources, public lands and forest management issues in the Senate. I also look forward to serving as the top Republican on the National Pa… Continue Reading


Daines, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Permanently Ban Earmarks

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and his Senate colleagues today introduced legislation to permanently ban earmarks. This follows a partisan agreement between Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro to bring the practice back to Congress. "Earmarks do nothing but add to the toxic, swampy culture that DC's known for," Daines said. "These back-room deals promote pay-for-play behavior that make lobbyists rich on the t… Continue Reading


Daines Secures More Than $15 Million in Funding for Montana Airports

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that more than $15 million will be directed towards strengthening Montana's air travel infrastructure. "COVID-19 has been hard on Montana's tourism and aviation sectors. As we're working our way out of this pandemic and Montana airports begin to recover, it's critical that we support local infrastructure," Daines said. "These grants will deliver much needed economic relief to our airports and in turn help support hospitality jobs by bringin… Continue Reading


Daines Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Making Tax Relief for Small Businesses Permanent

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to make the 20 percent pass-through small business tax deduction permanent. His bill, the "Main Street Tax Certainty Act," will support small businesses, help create jobs and strengthen our economy. Without congressional action the tax deduction will expire at the end of 2025. "Montana small businesses help our communities thrive and prosper--they're what make our hometowns feel like home," Daines said. "… Continue Reading


Daines Announces Changes to Communications Team

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced changes to his communications staff. Katherine McKeogh, Press Secretary. McKeogh joins Team Daines as press secretary. McKeogh most recently served as press secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services. Previously, McKeogh served as deputy press secretary for House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and as a communications staffer for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Rachel Dumke, Deputy Press Secretary. Dumke joined Team Dai… Continue Reading


Daines Named Ranking Member of Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today was named ranking member of the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care. "I look forward to representing Montana and serving as ranking member of the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care," Daines stated. "There is a lot of work to be done to address many issues impacting Montana including continuing to combat the challenges posed by the pandemic, lowering the costs of prescription drugs, addressing the meth crisis devastating Mont… Continue Reading


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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