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02.07.20

Daines, Gianforte, Tester Announce Powell County Debt Settlement

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) has agreed to settle the Powell County's debt for the U.S. Coast Guard's cleanup of the Roundhouse Site in 2014. "This is great news for Powell County," Daines said. "I made it one of my top priorities to help reduce the massive debt facing the folks and community of Powell County. Settling this debt means protecting critical services and i… Continue Reading


02.05.20

Daines Stands with Montanans and President Trump, Votes Against Impeachment

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to acquit President Donald J. Trump of two partisan impeachment articles. President Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate on both articles of impeachment. "I voted to acquit President Trump of the most partisan impeachment in our nation's history. Never has the Senate been faced with articles of impeachment against a President that allege no crimes and never have we seen such a partisan presidential impeachment process. This has always been a… Continue Reading


02.04.20

Daines Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following video statement after President Donald Trump's State of the Union (SOTU) Address. To download video statement, click HERE. Daines' special guest for this year's SOTU was his wife of 33 years, Cindy. Click HERE to download a video of the two previewing President Trump's address. Daines' remarks as prepared for delivery: "Tonight, President Trump sent a clear message to Montanans, and all Americans. The state of our u… Continue Reading


02.04.20

Daines Statement on the Impeachment Trial of President Donald Trump

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate on the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump. To watch the speech, click HERE. Daines' remarks as prepared for delivery: "I rise today in the very chamber where just three Presidential impeachment trials have been held over the course of our nation's history. "President Johnson in 1868, President Clinton in 1999, and now President Trump. "I sat in this very desk the past two weeks, listening to … Continue Reading


01.29.20

Daines, Gianforte Celebrate President Trump Signing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today celebrated President Trump signing a trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, also known as the USMCA, into law. Daines and Gianforte were joined by Montana State Senator Mike Cuffe (SD-1, Eureka) for the signing ceremony. To download the video, click HERE. "Just finished watching President Trump sign the historic US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement at the White House," Daines said. "Great to be here wi… Continue Reading


01.26.20

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Stop Pirate Broadcasters Signed into Law

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced that his bipartisan Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement (PIRATE) Act was signed into law by President Trump. "Honored to have gotten this important bipartisan bill signed into law on behalf of Montana local radio and rural broadcasters," Daines said. "Thankful to President Trump for taking action to stop illegal pirate radio operations and hold them accountable to the law." Daines' legislation: Gives teeth to existing Federal … Continue Reading


01.23.20

Daines Statement on the Passing of Lt. Col Ian McBeth

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after learning Lt. Col Ian McBeth of Great Falls tragically died while battling Australian wildfires. "I am saddened to hear about the passing of Lt. Col Ian McBeth," Daines said. "Lt. Col McBeth passed in service to others, helping the people of Australia battle their wildfire crisis. My prayers are with his wife and family in Great Falls." ###… Continue Reading


01.23.20

Daines Fights to Protect Montanans from Government Spy Programs

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he will be introducing bipartisan legislation to protect the civil liberties and privacy of Montanans from government spying programs. Daines' bipartisan bill reforms Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act which the National Security Agency has used to create a secret mass surveillance program that swept up millions of Americans' phone calls. "Montanans want their privacy protected. That's why I'm fighting to protect our civil liberties and stop t… Continue Reading


01.16.20

Daines Secures Passage of USMCA out of U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for a critical trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada, called the "USMCA," out of the U.S. Senate. The trade agreement now heads to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. "This trade deal is a big win for our farmers, ranchers, and small businesses across Montana and the country," Daines said. "This deal provides certainty for Montana ag and protects critical access to our two biggest trading partners. I'm thankful… Continue Reading


01.16.20

Daines, Senate Colleagues Celebrate Religious Freedom Day

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (Mont.), James Lankford (Okla.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Roy Blunt (Mo.) Mike Rounds (S.D.), James Risch (Idaho), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Tom Cotton (Ark.), Mike Braun (Ind.) and Rick Scott (Fla.) introduced a resolution designating January 16th as Religious Freedom Day. This Resolution also commemorates the Virginia Statute's for Religious Freedom's 234th anniversary, a statute that laid the foundations for the First … Continue Reading


01.15.20

Daines Celebrates Phase One U.S.-China Trade Agreement Signing at the White House

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined President Trump at the White House for the official signing ceremony of the Phase One U.S. - China Trade Agreement. Daines was joined by Cascade County Commissioner Joe Briggs for the White House event. To watch the full video click HERE. "What an honor to be here with Commissioner Joe Briggs of Cascade County, Great Falls Montana, for this historic U.S.-China trade signing ceremony," Daines said. "I'll tell you what, it means billions of… Continue Reading


01.08.20

Daines Introduces Bill to Protect 2nd Amendment, Law-Abiding Gun Owners

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced 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. "This is about protecting law abiding gun owners and their right to safely transport their firearms," Daines said. "Montanans want their 2nd Amendment rights protected and that's what I'm fighting for." To download audio, click HERE. Daines' bil… Continue Reading


01.08.20

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Stop Pirate Broadcasters Heads to the President’s Desk

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that his bipartisan Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement (PIRATE) Act passed through both chambers of Congress with overwhelming support and is headed to the President's desk to be signed into law. "This is great news for Montana local radio and rural broadcasters," Daines said. "My bipartisan bill protects law abiding broadcasters and ensures their voices can be heard across Montana, free from the disruption and interference… Continue Reading


01.07.20

Daines Votes to Advance USMCA out of Senate Finance Committee

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to advance a critical trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada, called the "USMCA," out of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Daines serves as Montana's lone voice on the Committee, which has jurisdiction over international trade action, and has been a strong proponent of advancing the trade deal. Click HERE to download full video "Today marks a very important step for farmers, ranchers, and small businesses across Mon… Continue Reading


01.06.20

Daines: It’s Time to Put Up or Shut Up, End Pelosi’s Impeachment Sham

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Daines today introduced a resolution to update Senate rules to allow a motion to dismiss articles of impeachment for lack of prosecution. Daines' action is in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unprecedented refusal to send over the articles and attempt to dictate the rules of an impeachment trial in the Senate. To download video statement, click HERE. "It's time to put up or shut up, and stand up to Nancy Pelosi," Daines said. "House Democrats have been obs… Continue Reading


01.03.20

President Trump Signs Daines’ Bill Stopping Robocalls into Law

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today celebrated President Trump signing his bipartisan bill, the TRACED Act, which works to protect Montanans from illegal robocalls, into law. "Montanans are tired of being swamped night and day by illegal robocalls," Daines said. "I am thankful to President Trump for signing my bipartisan bill into law. This new law will protect Montanans and help stop these illegal calls." Click HERE to download video Daines' bill does the following: Extends t… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Daines Votes to Support Malmstrom, Troops & Border Security

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for a bipartisan bill that will help strengthen Montana's military units, secure the southern border and combat Montana's meth crisis. The bill also gives a 3.1% pay raise for troops. "Today I voted to give our troops a 3.1% pay raise, secure our southern border, combat Montana's meth crisis and support Malmstrom and our national defense. This is a good day for Montana," Daines said. The bill will now be sent to President Trump to be signed i… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to End Illegal Robocalls Headed to President Trump’s Desk

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines celebrated Senate passage of his bipartisan bill, the TRACED Act, which will help protect Montanans from illegal robocalls. The bill now heads to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. "Montanans are tired of being bombarded night and day by illegal robocalls," Daines said. "My bipartisan bill will help stop these illegal calls and protect Montanans. I look forward to President Trump signing this bill into law." Daines' bill does the following: … Continue Reading


12.18.19

Daines Statement on House Impeachment Vote

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump. To download the full video, click HERE. "Democrats have been obsessed with impeaching President Trump and overturning the will of the American people since before he was even sworn into office," Daines said. "This unprecedented impeachment sham has now been dumped on the lap of the United States Senate. It's time to put an end to this and get bac… Continue Reading


12.17.19

Daines Votes for Montana Defense Priorities, Little Shell Recognition in Defense Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for a major defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a 3.1% pay raise for the military, critical defense priorities for Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls and federal recognition of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Daines fought to include provisions that will preserve and protect Malmstrom's mission, while safeguarding national security for generations to come. "This legislation strengthen… Continue Reading

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