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10.06.20

Daines Introduces Senate Resolution Honoring Bravery, Sacrifice of Montana Wildland Firefighters & First Responders

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a Senate resolution to recognize the bravery, sacrifice, and heroism of wildland firefighters and first responders across Montana and the nation. The resolution honors those who have lost their lives this fire season, including Montanans Tom Duffy and Sara Madsen. "This wildfire season has brought horrific loss of lives and property, and it would have been even worse if it weren't for our brave firefighters and first responders on the front lin… Continue Reading


10.05.20

Daines Introduces Bill to Protect Over 9,500 Montana Veterans from Losing Health Care

U.S. SENATE - Last week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the "TRICARE Retired Protection Act" to ensure that Montana's 9,500 military retirees will not lose health care as a result of new policy changes taking effect January 1st, 2021. "Our Montana veterans dedicated their lives to defending our freedom and way of life. We must do all we can to ensure our retired Montana heroes have the healthcare they earned," Daines said. "That's why I introduced my bill to prevent Montana veterans from … Continue Reading


10.01.20

Daines Meets with President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett

U.S. SENATE - Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines met with President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. For more photos, click HERE For TV elements and pictures of the meeting, click HERE "Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a brilliant jurist and a minivan mom... she is the kind of jurist that Montanans will look up to, someone they'd want on the Supreme Court," Daines said. "During our meeting, we talked extensively about our Founding Fathers' vision for the Second A… Continue Reading


09.30.20

Daines, Grassley, Roberts Introduce Updated Bill to End Abuse of Conservation Easements

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas re-introduced the "Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act," which will protect conservation easements from abuse, save taxpayers billions of dollars, and promote conservation in Montana and the U.S. "This is about promoting conservation in Montana, saving taxpayers billions of dollars and stopping scam artists from abu… Continue Reading


09.29.20

NEWS: Daines to Bring DOE Secretary Brouillette to Colstrip

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he is bringing U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to Colstrip this week to meet directly with Montanans to discuss the importance of Montana energy jobs. "I'm excited to welcome Secretary Brouillette to Colstrip to meet with hardworking Montanans and talk about the importance of supporting Montana energy jobs and having a diverse energy portfolio," Daines said. Senator Daines has long fought for the high paying Mont… Continue Reading


09.26.20

Daines Statement on President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the statement below following President Donald Trump's announcement of Amy Coney Barrett as his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court: "Judge Barrett is a conservative, well qualified judge, who has faithfully honored and defended the Constitution," Daines said. "Judge Barrett will defend our Montana way of life from those that want to take away our 2nd Amendment rights and destroy our jobs. Nearly three years ago I voted to confirm Judge Barr… Continue Reading


09.25.20

Department of Labor Acts on Daines’ Request to Allow Montana Job Corps Centers to Return to In Person Learning

U.S. Senate - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) released a plan to allow students enrolled at Montana Job Corps Centers to safely return for in person learning. This follows Daines' request to the administration. "I'm so glad to see the Department of Labor act on my request to provide in person learning for students enrolled at Montana Job Corps Centers," Daines said. "Job Corps centers provide valuable educational and vocational training in skilled t… Continue Reading


09.24.20

Daines Continues Push to Extend Census Deadline

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined a bipartisan bill that would extend the Census field collection data deadline from September 30th, 2020 to October 31st, 2020. "The 2020 Census will have a lasting impact on Montana; including the distribution of federal resources to the state and even the potential for more representation in Congress," Daines said. "We must extend the census deadline to October 31st to ensure a proper count is completed in Montana." To view the bill, clic… Continue Reading


09.24.20

Senate COVID-19 Nursing Home Report Confirms Daines' Bill Critical to Helping MT Seniors

U.S. SENATE - Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee released a report on care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that highlighted the need for Senator Daines' bill to help nursing homes promptly identify and contain outbreaks of COVID-19. Daines' bill would help ensure Montana's nursing homes and assisted living facilities are equipped to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) and support diagnostic testing in order to protect our most vu… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Protect Montana Veterans from Scam Artists Passes Senate Committee

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that his bipartisan bill protecting Montana veterans and their families from pension poachers passed out of the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. "The fact that scam artists are taking advantage of Montana veterans - our nation's heroes - and their families is beyond disappointing. It's reprehensible," Daines said. "I'm glad to see my bipartisan bill which will protect Montana veterans and their families from pension poachers is o… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Daines: It’s Time to Pass My Bill to Prevent Child Predators from Receiving Government Pensions

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged his Senate colleagues to pass his bill that would prevent convicted pedophiles from receiving a federal government pension. Daines introduced his bill in response to Stanley Patrick Weber - a former U.S. Indian Health Services pediatrician and convicted child molester who abused children for decades, including on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. "I write to highlight my legislation, the Denying Pensions to Convicted Child Molesters Act,… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Daines: We Must Support Amtrak Employees

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged Senate Leadership to stop the reduction of services and staff for Amtrak along the Hi-Line. Daines stressed the need to protect jobs and the local economy that Amtrak supports in Montana. "Amtrak's plan to cut staff by twenty percent, and reduce service on the Empire Builder from daily to tri-weekly on October 19, would decimate rural economies in Montana and leave tens of thousands without daily access to the national transportation network,"… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Daines Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Justice Ginsburg lived an incredible life, full of historic accomplishments. She was a courageous fighter in both the courtroom and in her longtime health battles. My deepest condolences to the family, friends and Americans mourning her passing."… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Daines Announces $14 Billion in Second Round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, All Wheat Farmers Now Eligible

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that President Trump and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be providing an additional $14 billion through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) that will be made available to Montana farmers and ranchers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs due to COVID-19. Producers can apply for assistance through this program beginning September 21st through December 11th, 2020. More information on CFAP and ho… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Daines Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Justice Ginsburg lived an incredible life, full of historic accomplishments. She was a courageous fighter in both the courtroom and in her longtime health battles. My deepest condolences to the family, friends and Americans mourning her passing."… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Daines: I'll Always Back the Blue. We Must Defend the Police, Not Defund Them

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today gave a speech on the Senate floor in support of Montana's law enforcement, thanking the men and women who wear the badge for their service and dedication to keeping Montanans safe. Daines' speech follows his co-sponsorship of a Senate resolution expressing support for the brave men and women of law enforcement and condemns the perpetrators, instigators, and celebrators of targeted violence against law enforcement. For Daines' full speech click, HE… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Daines’ Bipartisan Wildfire Prevention Bill Takes Center Stage at Senate Hearing

U.S. SENATE - Today at a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Steve Daines stressed the importance of passing his bipartisan wildfire prevention and forest management reform bill which will protect Montana communities from deadly wildfires, promote public safety and health, and create good paying timber jobs. Daines introduced his bipartisan bill with Senator Feinstein of California. To download a clip of the Senator's remarks click, HERE To download full… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Daines Successfully Secures Additional Resources for Montana Census

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he has successfully secured additional support and resources from the Trump administration to improve Montana's census count. "Montana has so much at stake for the 2020 census including access to federal resources and even the potential for more representation in Congress," Daines said. "I'm glad to see the Trump administration act on my request to send more resources to our state to ensure Montanans are properly represented for the … Continue Reading


09.16.20

BREAKING: Daines to Bring VA Secretary Wilkie to Montana for Several Veterans Related Meetings

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie will be visiting Montana with Daines later this month to meet with Montana veterans and discuss several of Daines' key legislative priorities for the veterans community. "I'm excited to welcome Secretary Wilkie to Montana to meet first hand with Montana veterans," Daines said. "It is my honor to serve Montana veterans in the United States Senate, and I look forward to bringing Secretary … Continue Reading


09.14.20

Daines Secures Over $300,000 for Vaughn Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program will be directing $333,333.33 to the Vaughn Volunteer Fire Department. "This is about ensuring our firefighters in Vaughn have the critical support needed to keep our communities safe during this fire season," Daines said. "I will continue working to ensure all of our brave firefighters have the help they need as they work to battle wildfires acr… Continue Reading

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