Daines Urges President Trump to Extend REAL ID Requirements for Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to President Trump asking the administration to delay requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005 for Montanans. "While the State of Montana continues working to implement REAL ID in a timely fashion, large numbers of Montanans will not have REAL ID compliant identification by the October 2020 deadline," Daines wrote. "I ask that you grant an emergency waiver for the State of Montana for one year, as they are working in good faith to comply with… Continue Reading


Daines Stresses Serious Concerns with USDA’s Decision to Lift Brazilian Beef Ban

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today expressed serious concerns with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service's (FSIS) decision to lift its ban on Brazilian raw beef imports. Daines stressed the decision could put food safety standards at risk and questioned how USDA would monitor beef imports from Brazil moving forward. "In 2017, USDA FSIS refused entry to approximately 2 million pounds of beef from Brazil and subsequently announced the suspension o… Continue Reading


Daines Votes YES on Two Major Pro-Life Bills

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for two critical pro-life bills, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Daines is the Founder and Chair of the U.S. Senate Pro-Life Caucus. Daines issued the following statement after the votes: "Today, I voted to protect innocent babies and for basic human rights," Daines said. "It's astonishing that Senate Democrats voted against these commonsense bills which end late term abortion… Continue Reading


Daines Leads Pro-Life Debate on U.S. Senate Floor

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate ahead of tomorrow's votes on two pro-life bills that ban late term abortions and protect babies who survive botched abortions. Daines led a colloquy on the issue with Senators Sasse, Ernst and Braun. To watch the full colloquy click HERE. The U.S. Senate will be voting this week on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Daines is the founder of the first … Continue Reading


Daines Urges President Trump to Secure Greater Opportunities for Montana Pulse Crop Farmers in India

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines wrote a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to fight for favorable pulse crop provisions during ongoing trade negotiations with India. Montana is the number one producer of pulse crops in the United States. "The most commonly consumed pulse crops in India are lentils, chickpeas, dried beans, and peas, yet the Republic of India has levied substantial tariffs on American pulse crops," Daines wrote. "Engaging Prime Minister Modi on pulse crop tariffs… Continue Reading


Daines Statement on Announcement of Upcoming Pro-Life Votes in the U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement after it was announced the U.S. Senate will be voting on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. "As founder of the first ever Senate Pro-Life Caucus, I am very glad the Senate will be voting on two important pro-life bills," Daines said. "These are commonsense bills that defend the sanctity of human life by ending late term abortion and outlawing the horrific act of… Continue Reading


Daines, Tester Bipartisan B-47 Bill Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today celebrated Senate passage of their bipartisan bill renaming the B-47 Ridge in honor of four fallen servicemen. "After almost six decades, we are one step closer to getting these brave men who tragically died in the B-47 Bomber crash the memorial and recognition they deserve," Daines said. "I look forward to the bill passing out of the U.S. House and getting this important recognition signed into law." "Today, we are one step clos… Continue Reading


Daines, Tester Congratulate Seeley’s Samuel Weisenburger on Acceptance to West Point

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today congratulated Seeley high school student Samuel Weisenburger on his appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Samuel is a Shooting National Junior Olympian. In addition to being a member of the Clearwater Resource Council and the National Honor Society, he is a Leo Club leader and holds a Private Pilot License. He is active in Civil Air Patrol and attends Seeley-Swan High School. "Samuel has a strong record of leader… Continue Reading


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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