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03.17.21

Daines Introduces Bill to Punish Criminals for Targeting Law Enforcement

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines cosponsored the "Protect and Serve Act," to help protect law enforcement officers by creating federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence. "Montana law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every single day to keep our families and communities safe," said Senator Daines. "We should return the favor by doing everything we can to ensure they are protected from senseless v… Continue Reading


03.16.21

Daines Pushes to Protect Montana Cities

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today defended Montana cities against proposed changes by President Biden's administration that would redefine "metropolitan areas" and lead to less federal funding for cities like Bozeman, Missoula and Great Falls. "The implications of this shift would be significant, as up to half of the federal funding these cities normally receive would be redirected. I urge you to not adopt this change and carefully consider what effect this will have on communities t… Continue Reading


03.16.21

Daines Urges Biden to Listen to Montana Leaders, Stakeholders Before Enacting Ambiguous Land Grabbing Program

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today demanded clarification from President Biden on his vague Executive Order establishing a mandate to put restrictions on 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030 and urged him to include Montana stakeholders in future conversations. "Conservation remains a top priority for Western congressional members, and our constituents' lives and livelihoods rely upon a healthy, actively-managed landscape. However, the 30 by 30 initiative displays a dangerous thoughtl… Continue Reading


03.15.21

Daines Statement on Stanley Patrick Weber Losing Tax Payer Benefits

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the below statement regarding the termination of pension and benefits for convicted predator and former Indian Health Service pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber. "I'm glad to see the Indian Health Service deny Mr. Weber's federal benefits and cut off his pension. It is outrageous that a convicted pedophile was receiving taxpayer funded pension checks while serving time in prison. I will be reintroducing my bill to fix this horribly flawed sy… Continue Reading


03.15.21

Daines, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Reverse Ban on State Tax Cuts in $1.9T Package

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the "State Fiscal Flexibility Act" to remove a section in the massive and wasteful $1.9 trillion package that prohibits states from providing tax relief. This legislation will give power back to the states to decide when to cut taxes and get Montana's economy back up and running. "The Democrats used the 'COVID relief' package as a way to usher in a new era of big government and crush the independence of state governments in the process," Daines… Continue Reading


03.15.21

Daines Votes No on Haaland Confirmation

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted against confirmation of President Biden's Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland. "Representative Haaland has a hostile record toward made in America energy, natural resource development, and wildlife and land management. She has enthusiastically called for a ban on all new pipelines and is a leading cosponsor of the Green New Deal. I have serious concerns about how Rep. Haaland will use this position in ways that negatively impact the Montana … Continue Reading


03.12.21

Daines, Tester, Rosendale Bill to Fund Dam to Provide Water to Farmers and Ranchers

U.S. CONGRESS - Today, U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Matt Rosendale introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to provide much needed funding to Montana water infrastructure. The bill, "St. Mary's Reinvestment Act," legislation will ensure the St. Mary's Diversion Dam receives $52 million for rehabilitation efforts, and require the Bureau of Reclamation's (BoR) to use an ability-to-pay study on what the current water users could afford to pay for the project and set… Continue Reading


03.11.21

Daines Introduces Bill to Create and Protect Montana Coal Jobs, Reduce Emissions

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced legislation to help create Montana coal jobs while reducing emissions. The bill, the "Carbon Capture Modernization Act," supports the use of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology by modernizing the Section 48A tax credit for coal facilities. "With American innovation, we can support our coal jobs and still reduce our carbon footprint. As the Biden Administration launches attack after attack on traditional American ene… Continue Reading


03.10.21

Daines: Northern Border Access is Critical for MT Jobs, Agriculture, Small Businesses

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines is pushing the Biden administration to allow non-essential travel between Montana and Canada to boost Montana jobs, Montana agriculture and Montana small businesses. Daines emphasized that with COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on the decline and vaccinations on the rise, the time is now to move forward to safely re-open the northern border. "As we approach the end of winter, ensuring that the movement of people and goods across the U.S.-Canada border c… Continue Reading


03.10.21

Daines Introduces Bill to Protect Babies with Down Syndrome

Daines Introduces Bill to Protect Babies with Down Syndrome U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bill to protect babies with Down syndrome from abortion. The bill, the "Protecting Individuals with Down Syndrome Act," would prevent the selective abortion of babies with Down syndrome. "Every human being is born with God-given dignity and potential," Daines said."The most endangered human is a Down syndrome baby in the womb. We must protect these precious lives at all costs." … Continue Reading


03.10.21

Daines Introduces Bills to Support Montana Rural Counties

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure Montana's rural communities get a fair opportunity to apply for federal grants to help them support local economies. "This legislation will help ensure Montana's rural counties have better access in competing for, and securing, federal resources that are important to help grow their local economies," Daines stated. The federal government manages roughly 28 percent of th… Continue Reading


03.06.21

Daines Votes Against Massive Wasteful Spending, Liberal Priorities Disguised as COVID Relief

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted against a massive $1.9 trillion package filled to the brim with wasteful, non-COVID-19 related spending. "I voted against wasting over $1 trillion of taxpayer money on liberal wish list priorities for President Biden, Schumer and Pelosi disguised as COVID relief. Shoveling all this money into an economy that is on the rebound is deeply irresponsible and will cause our debt to soar to new heights. Its partisanship is exceeded only by its reckle… Continue Reading


03.06.21

Daines: We Must Stand for Life, Prevent Taxpayer Dollars from Funding Abortion

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today fought to prevent taxpayer dollars from funding abortions. Senate Democrats blocked this prohibition from being added to the $1.9 trillion spending package disguised as COVID-19 relief. "Senate Democrats voted to allow billions of taxpayer dollars to be used to fund abortions and voted against applying a 44-year-old prohibition called the Hyde Amendment. We have had five bipartisan COVID relief packages and not one of them included any provisions tha… Continue Reading


03.05.21

Daines: Democrats are Using COVID-19 Relief Package to Expand Obamacare, Inch Closer to Government Takeover of Healthcare

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today slammed Democrats for attempting to expand Obamacare in the COVID-19 relief package. The Obamacare expansion will cost over $40 billion and is a stepping stone towards a government takeover of healthcare. "Obamacare has been a disaster for Montana and is too expensive for most Americans. Despite this, Biden, Schumer and Pelosi are attempting to throw more taxpayer dollars toward it and inch closer to a complete government takeover of healthcare. Wh… Continue Reading


03.04.21

Daines: Amtrak is Critical for Montana Jobs, Montana Travel Sector

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today cosponsored legislation to restore daily long-distance Amtrak service and reinstate employees who have been furloughed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Amtrak supports Montana jobs, helps connect Montanans across the state and brings visitors from all over the country to Big Sky Country. The Empire Builder is critical to the Hi-Line and I will continue fighting to restore this much needed service," Daines said. Read the full text HERE. Ba… Continue Reading


03.04.21

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Montana Energy Manufacturing Jobs

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the bipartisan "American Jobs in Energy Manufacturing Act" that would incentivize American manufacturing facilities to expand to energy producing communities that have suffered from economic turndown. "This bipartisan bill will support Montana jobs and increase investment in coal and other energy producing communities in Montana. We must protect and grow Made in Montana and Made in America energy," Daines said. Read the full text HERE. This b… Continue Reading


03.04.21

Daines Votes No on Haaland for Interior, Urges Colleagues to Oppose Nomination during Full Senate Vote

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted AGAINST President Biden's Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. "Rep. Haaland is a far-left ideologue who is out of touch with Montana. She opposes the Keystone XL pipeline, supports the Green New Deal, has called for a ban on all pipelines and new energy development, would not commit to maintain current access to our public lands, and refuses to follow the science when it comes to wildlife… Continue Reading


03.03.21

Daines Announces Big Fork, Montana’s Brandon Wenzel Offer of Appointment to the U.S. Military Academy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Brandon Wenzel of Big Fork, Montana has been offered an appointment to the United States Military Academy. "Brandon is a proven leader and a team player," Daines said. "Brandon is an outstanding young Montanan who has been active in student council, National Honor Society, school sports and has earned the Eagle Scout designation. He will be a great addition to the United States Military Academy. Congratulations, Brandon, on … Continue Reading


03.03.21

Daines Votes No on Biden’s HHS Nominee Xavier Becerra

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted AGAINST President Biden's Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee Xavier Becerra in the Senate Finance Committee. "Xavier Becerra is as radical as it gets. I cannot support someone who is extremely pro-abortion, attacks religious freedom, supports open borders, and advocates taxpayer funded healthcare for illegal immigrants," Daines said. As Secretary of Health and Human Services, Becerra would oversee a $1.3 trillion budget, the largest … Continue Reading


03.02.21

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

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