Daines to Welcome Chairman Barrasso to 2018 Montana Energy Summit

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chairman, John Barrasso (R-WY), will speak at the 2018 Montana Energy Summit. "I want to thank Senator Daines for inviting me to be a part of this important energy summit," said Barrasso. "Wyoming and Montana have led the way with the responsible development of our energy and natural resources. I look forward to discussing ways to maintain American energy dominance while increasin… Continue Reading


Daines Announces $350,000 Grant to Repair Roads in Mineral County

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced a $350,000 Department of Transportation grant to repair federally owned roads in Mineral County that were impacted by severe storms, flooding and landslides. "This important grant will repair roads in Mineral County so they are safe and efficient for the local community to use," said Daines. ###… Continue Reading


Daines Announces $50,000 Grant to Repair Roads in Tribal Communities

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced a $50,000 federal grant to repair roads for tribal communities in Hill, Choteau, Blaine, Big Horn and Yellowstone Counties. "Flooding, severe storms and landslides have devastated Montana's tribal lands," said Daines. "This critical funding will help restore roads and fund infrastructure projects important to Montana's tribal communities."… Continue Reading


Daines Introduces Bill to Protect Kids’ Privacy

U.S. SENATE - On the same day Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees after a data leak on the social network that is estimated to have impacted 87 million users, U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure proper safeguards are in place to protect students' privacy. Daines spoke on the Senate floor to urge his Senate colleagues to support the bill. Download the video HERE. "Today our children's most… Continue Reading


Daines, Tester, Gianforte Announce Bozeman’s Jackson Redmon’s Offer of Appointment from West Point

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced academy nominee Jackson Redmon's offer of appointment from the United States Military Academy. Jackson lives in Bozeman, Montana. "Jackson's love of country, commitment to protecting our freedoms and proven leadership skills makes him a great candidate for West Point," said Daines. "I look forward to following Jackson's future successes." "As a Senator, one of my greatest honors is appointing … Continue Reading


Daines Signs Amicus Brief to Protect Tax-Free Internet

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today signed an amicus brief, Amici Curiae South Dakota v. Wayfair, which urges the Supreme Court to rule against allowing states to implement an internet sales tax that would harm small businesses and consumers. "The Internet sales tax is a misguided policy that would raise costs for consumers and harm small businesses that are trying to break into new markets and create jobs," said Daines. Background: On March 13, 2018, Daines led a bipartisan coalit… Continue Reading


Daines Commends Court’s Decision to Allow Construction of Intake Diversion Dam

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to allow construction of a new Intake Diversion Dam. Construction of the dam was previously halted by a lower court's ruling against the Yellowstone Irrigation Project. "This is a win for the four hundred farms that depend on the Yellowstone Irrigation Project to irrigate their over 50,000 acres of cropland," said Daines. "The actions of environmental extremists should not be put before our fa… Continue Reading


Daines, Gianforte Announce Bozeman’s Erik Manning’s Offer of Appointment from U.S. Military Academy

U.S. CONGRESS -U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced academy nominee Erik Manning's offer of appointment from the U.S. Military Academy. Erik lives in Bozeman, Montana and attends Bozeman High School. "Erik has proven himself as a leader through his service and sacrifice," said Daines. "I know he would continue to lead by example and make Montana proud at West Point." "Congratulations to Erik on his offer of appointment to West Point. Erik is an outstanding s… Continue Reading


Daines Announces $2.7 Million Grant for Missoula Bus System

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced a $2,726,888.00 federal grant to improve Missoula's bus system. "Strengthening Missoula's bus transportation system will continue to put Missoula on the map as one of the nation's most livable cities and attract new businesses," said Daines. The grant will be used to replace old busses and improve bus stops. ###… Continue Reading


Daines to Host Montana Energy Summit 2018

Registration now open at U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced registration for the Montana Energy Summit 2018 is now open. The summit will take place in Billings on May 30th and 31st, 2018 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Guest speakers and panel discussions will be announced in the coming weeks. To register for the Summit, click here. "Montana energy means energy dominance and high-paying Montana jobs," Daines stated. "In Billings, … Continue Reading


Daines, Tester, Gianforte Announce 2018 Academy and ROTC Days in Montana

U.S. CONGRESS - Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte have announced the dates and times of their annual Academy and ROTC Days this year. The free events will take place in Great Falls, Missoula and Billings and are open to Montana students interested in attending a military academy or pursuing a career in the military. These events give students and their families the opportunity to discuss the military academy application process with representatives from Daines… Continue Reading


Daines Supports Forest Service’s Action to Follow Community’s Wishes in Paradise Valley Withdrawal

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Forest Service issued a draft of an Environmental Assessment supporting the proposed 20-year mineral withdrawal in the Emigrant Crevice area. "I am glad that after an extensive process, driven by public input, the U.S. Forest Service is following the local community's wishes to protect this area that is critical to Montana's outdoor economy," said Daines. "I will continue to explore opportunities to mo… Continue Reading


Daines Statement on Nomination of Admiral Ronny Jackson

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Admiral Ronny Jackson as the new secretary of Veterans Affairs. "I appreciate Secretary Shulkin's years of service," said Daines. "Montana's veterans deserve strong leadership at Veterans Affairs. Admiral Ronny Jackson is a highly regarded patriot and I look forward to working with him to provide high quality of care and exceptional service to the Montanans who have sacrifi… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Daines’ Bills to Strengthen Tribal Security and Education

Bills would expand Amber alert systems on Indian reservations and strengthen educational resources U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after two of his bills to strengthen tribal security through amber alert systems and increase educational resources for Native American students passed the Senate late last night. Daines' bill to strengthen Amber alert systems now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Too many young people have gone mi… Continue Reading


Daines Statement on John Bolton’s Appointment as National Security Advisor

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after President Trump's announcement naming Ambassador John Bolton as his next National Security Advisor. "I know Ambassador Bolton will serve our country well as National Security Advisor," said Daines. "I thank H.R. McMasater for his over 30 years of service and look forward to working with Ambassador Bolton to strengthen our national security." ###… Continue Reading


Daines Named the 2017 Senate Taxpayer Super Hero

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today was named the Senate 2017 Taxpayer Super Hero by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste. "Montanan's deserve to keep their hard-earned money in their own pockets," said Daines. "I'm honored to be named the Senate Taxpayer Super Hero and I'll continue to fight on behalf of taxpayers across Montana and our nation."' The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste released their 2017 Congressional Ratings yesterday. Members are scored … Continue Reading


Daines Demands Action on Rural Water Infrastructure

U.S. SENATE - During a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on rural water infrastructure, U.S. Senator Steve Daines demanded action on projects to deliver clean and reliable drinking water to rural Montana communities. During the hearing, Tim Petty, the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the U.S. Department of the Interior, affirmed his commitment to work with Daines to ensure that the needs of rural communities in Montana are not overlooked when it comes to providi… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Forest Management Reform to Restore Local Collaboration and Protect Montanans from Wildfires

Says much more work remains on commonsense management reforms U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after securing forest management and wildfire funding reforms in the omnibus appropriations bill. While much more remains to be done, the package includes many of Daines' priorities to restore local control and better protect Montanans from wildfires. The funding bill reverses the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' Cottonwood decision, which Daines has long… Continue Reading


Daines’ Bill to Combat Sex Trafficking Heads to President’s Desk

U.S. SENATE - Today, the U.S. Senate passed Senator Steve Daines' bill, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, which eliminates federal liability protections for websites that knowingly assist, support or facilitate online sex trafficking. It also allows state Attorneys General to prosecute websites that violate federal sex trafficking laws. The bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "In the era of technology, sex traffickers commit unthinkable crimes just by turning thei… Continue Reading


Daines: We Must Weigh the Circumstances in Yemen before Putting Lives at Risk

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement in anticipation of a Senate vote on S.J.Res.54, a joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. The vote will take place at 4:15 p.m. ET. "For far too long U.S. troops have been involved in Yemen's domestic conflict without congressional authorization or direction," said Daines. "This resolution rightly asserts… Continue Reading

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