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02.05.19

Daines to VA: Our Veterans Deserve Better

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today during a hearing in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, told leaders of the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs that their plan for the Electronic Health Record Modernization is a recipe for disaster, and veterans deserve better. Download video HERE "Enterprise solutions with a 10-year timeline and a $16 billion price tag - that is a recipe for disast… Continue Reading


02.05.19

Daines Announces Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee Assignments

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he has been selected to serve on three subcommittees within the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. For the second consecutive Congress, Daines will serve as chair of the National Parks Subcommittee. "The Energy and Natural Resources Committee is important to Montana and oversees policies that directly impact the people of Montana," Daines said. "I will continue to fight for greater access to our public lands, to ad… Continue Reading


02.05.19

Daines: We Must Protect All Life

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday took the floor of the U.S. Senate to urge his colleagues to support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The bill would make it federal law that born-alive babies who survive abortions must be treated the same as every other living baby. Download the video HERE "If we can't agree on something so fundamental that babies born alive deserve the right to life, I fear deeply for the direction some are taking our country,"Daines sa… Continue Reading


01.31.19

Daines Secures Vote on Bipartisan Public Lands Package

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured a vote on a landmark bipartisan public lands package, which includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act. The public lands package moves forward to the floor of the United States Senate just one day after Daines urged Senate Leadership to bring the package up for a vote. "I'm pleased Senate Leadership is bringing this critical bill for Montana to the floor for a… Continue Reading


01.30.19

Daines: We Need to Lower Prescription Drug Prices for Montanans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday discussed the need to lower prescription drug costs for Montanans and for all Americans at the first official U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing this Congress. Download video HERE "The high cost of prescription drugs is an issue that folks back in Montana call me about frequently and write to me about a lot," Daines said. "Mr. Chairman I look forward to working with you and Members of this Committee to make sure consumers can afford medica… Continue Reading


01.30.19

Daines Applauds new VA Access Standards for Community Care

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded the announcement from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of new access standards for community care for veterans. The new standards were required under the VA Mission Act which Senator Daines cosponsored and President Trump signed into law into 2018. "The VA Choice Program was riddled with mismanagement and bureaucracy. It simply did not work for Montana's Veteran population, which is why I cosponsored the VA Mission Act," Daines sai… Continue Reading


01.30.19

Daines to Leadership: Bring Bipartisan Public Lands Package Up for a Vote

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Senate Leadership to urge a vote on a landmark bipartisan public lands package, which includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Last Congress, Daines fought for several Montana conservation and lands priorities to be included in a legislative bipartisan public lands package. At the end of 2018, Daines secured commitment from Senate Leadership that the package would be brought to the floor of … Continue Reading


01.29.19

Daines Votes to Advance Slate of Priorities for Montana Tribes

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted in the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to advance a variety of priorities for Montana's tribes, including the federal recognition of the Little Shell tribe, TLOA, and SURVIVE Act, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act grants the Little Shell Tribe of the Chippewa federal recognition. Daines reintroduced the bill earlier this year. Quote below: "It's long overdue that the Little Shell Tr… Continue Reading


01.29.19

Daines Cosponsors Bill to Fully Repeal Death Tax

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he is cosponsoring the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2019. The bill would fully repeal the federal estate tax, also known as "the death tax." "The death tax hits Montana's farming and ranch families the hardest and often results in the break-up of family farms," Daines said. "Families who are dealing with the death of a loved one shouldn't have to worry about what is going to happen to their land. I'm glad that were able to double the death… Continue Reading


01.28.19

Daines Introduces Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

U.S. Steve Daines today introduced the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act. Daines' bill would clarify that the definition of "employers" in the National Labor Relations Act includes federally-recognized tribal governmental employers on tribally-owned land. "For far too long, the federal government has infringed on the rights of our tribes in Montana. It's time the government gets out of the way, and empowers tribes to determine their own destiny and create good-paying jobs for their citizens," Daine… Continue Reading


01.28.19

Daines, Gianforte, Tester Announce US Military Academy Appointment

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte announced today that Kamrin Rosling of Helena received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. Rosling is currently a student at the University of Montana. "Receiving an appointment to West Point is a tremendous accomplishment, and I congratulate Ms. Rosling," Daines said. "She is an outstanding candidate and I look forward to seeing what she will accomplish as an Army offic… Continue Reading


01.28.19

Daines Announces Communications Team Staff Changes

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced staff changes to his communications team. Katie Schoettler, Communications Director. Schoettler joined Team Daines in July 2018 as press secretary. Before joining the Daines Team, she was the press secretary for House Natural Resources Committee. Julia Doyle, Press Secretary. Doyle joins Team Daines as press secretary. Doyle most recently served as press secretary on the Matt Rosendale for Senate race. Before working for the Rosendale cam… Continue Reading


01.27.19

Daines Announces State of the Union Guest: Jodi Moore, Wife of Deceased Broadwater County Deputy Sheriff Mason Moore

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his guest for President Donald J. Trump's upcoming State of the Union address, Jodi Moore, wife of the deceased Broadwater County Deputy Sheriff Mason Moore. Mason Moore, Deputy Sheriff of Broadwater County, was tragically shot and killed while on duty in May 2017. Moore left behind three children and his wife, Jodi. Since her husband's passing, Jodi has worked as an advocate for first responders and their families. "I'm honored to bring … Continue Reading


01.23.19

Daines Named Most Effective and Most Bipartisan U.S. Senator from 2014 Elected Class

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines was recognized for his bipartisan leadership and effectiveness in the 115th Congress. According to GovTrack, an independent entity, in the 115thCongress, Daines had the most bills that became law in the Montana Delegation and in the 2014 elected class of U.S. Senators. Daines was also recognized as having the most bipartisan bills and resolutions in the Montana Delegation and his class. "Working across the aisle for Montanans and this nation has always … Continue Reading


01.23.19

Daines Named Most Effective and Most Bipartisan U.S. Senator from 2014 Elected Class

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines was recognized for his bipartisan leadership and effectiveness in the 115th Congress. According to GovTrack, an independent entity, in the 115th Congress, Daines had the most bills that became law in the Montana Delegation and in the 2014 elected class of U.S. Senators. Daines was also recognized as having the most bipartisan bills and resolutions in the Montana Delegation and his class. "Working across the aisle for Montanans and this nation has alway… Continue Reading


01.23.19

Daines Demands Field Hearing on Missing and Murdered Native American Persons

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines requests Montana field hearing on Missing and Murdered Native American persons. Daines writes, "While this Committee held a robust oversight hearing in December of 2018, there are many questions left unanswered, more indigenous person have gone missing, especially in the Northern Rockies region. As such, I request to bring the important work of our Committee out to Montana and hold a field hearing on this issue as soon as possible so we can hear directly … Continue Reading


01.17.19

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to End Abuse of Conservation Easement Tax Incentive

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines (MT) today introduced the bipartisan Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act of 2019, a bill that would curb abuses of the popular conservation easement tax benefit while allowing it to continue to serve as an important tool for conserving land and protecting family farms and ranches. "The conservation easement tax incentive is meant to help conserve land and protect family farms, not be used as a tax shelter," Daines said. "This bill make… Continue Reading


01.16.19

Bipartisan Senators Introduce Tricare Reserve Improvement Act National Guardsmen, Reservists

U.S. SENATE - A bipartisan coalition led by U.S. Senators Steve Daines (MT) and Joe Manchin (WV) today introduced the Tricare Reserve Improvement Act, which extends eligibility to all National Guardsmen and Reservists, regardless of their civilian occupation. Under current law federal employees who serve in the National Guard or Armed Forces Reserve are prohibited from participating in Tricare Reserve Select (TRS). This disparity creates a financial incentive for transitioning service members … Continue Reading


01.11.19

Daines Pushes to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the End Government Shutdowns Act, which permanently prevents federal government shutdowns. "Shutdowns don't work. Yet we're seeing them happen time and time again," Daines said. "The End Government Shutdowns Act will hold Congress accountable to funding the government and ensure that hardworking folks aren't paying the price for the partisan, political games being played in DC." The legislation is sponsored by U.S. Senators Rob Portma… Continue Reading


01.10.19

Daines: Term Limits Will Hold Members of Congress Accountable

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined his Senate colleagues in supporting a constitutional amendment limiting senators to serving two terms and representatives to three. "Too often, career politicians lose sight of why they are in Washington, D.C. and who they are there to serve. When politicians become more focused on looking out for their own self-interest instead of the needs of their constituents, it's time for things to change," Daines said. "Term limits will help ensure tha… Continue Reading

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