Daines Calls on U.S. to Hold China Accountable for Religious Freedom and Human Rights Abuses

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today, during a Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) hearing, questioned witnesses on how the United States can strengthen efforts to hold China accountable for religious freedom and human rights abuses. "The ability to practice a religion without fear of persecution is a basic human right," said Daines. "The United States must do more to ensure China upholds this fundamental freedom and end its human rights abuses." Watch the video HERE.… Continue Reading


Access to Montana Public Lands Critical to Montana Jobs, Economy

Motorized vehicles largest contributor to outdoor economy U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis released a preliminary study confirming that access to public lands is critical to Montana jobs and the local economy. Montana's outdoor recreation economy includes snowmobiling, hunting, hiking, fishing, bike riding and other outdoor recreation activities. "It's clear that increasing public acces… Continue Reading


Daines Statement on OSMRE Public Open House on Rosebud Mine

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) public open house to answer questions and take comments on Rosebud Mine's expansion. "The expansion of the Rosebud Mine is critical to Colstrip and to good paying Montana jobs," said Daines. "I stand in strong support alongside the local community in moving the expansion forward." For more information about the public comment period, click HERE. … Continue Reading


Daines Leads Senate, House Members to Expand Tax Relief to Pregnant Moms

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced legislation to expand the Child Tax Credit to cover all families, including pregnant moms. The Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act builds on the Child Tax Credit provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by supporting families and pregnant mothers with the many costs that accompany caring and planning for the care of a newborn baby. "This is about putting more money into the pockets of pregnant moms. Whether they are stocking up on dia… Continue Reading


Daines, Tester Announce Sage Lindsay’s Offer of Appointment from Naval Academy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today announced academy nominee Sage Lindsay's offer of appointment from the U.S. Naval Academy. Sage is a student at Bozeman High School. "With Sage's commitment to service and academic achievements, I know she will excel at the Naval Academy," said Daines. "She makes Montana proud and I look forward to following her career in service." "One of the greatest privileges I have as a Senator is to nominate some of Montana's best and brightest… Continue Reading


Daines Proposes Bipartisan, Bicameral Solution to National Parks Maintenance Backlog

Daines set to introduce legislation to implement Administration's proposal to help restore and rebuild national parks U.S. SENATE - United States Senator Steve Daines released the following statement on the inclusion of a proposal to help address the National Park Service maintenance backlog in President Trump's infrastructure plan and the Department of the Interior's Fiscal Year 2019 budget request. In the coming weeks, Daines will introduce legislation to implement the Administration's propo… Continue Reading


Daines: Washington, D.C. is Addicted to Spending

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to urge Senate colleagues not to support Washington, D.C.'s addiction to spending. To watch the video click HERE. To download the video click HERE. Excerpt from prepared remarks: "Washington, D.C. has an addiction problem. Washington, D.C. is addicted to spending. Washington, D.C. is addicted to debt. This budget deal takes a giant step backwards. Instead of shrinking government, it grows government by 1… Continue Reading


Daines Outlines Energy Infrastructure Priorities, Calls for Action on Forest Management

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing outlined his energy infrastructure priorities and called for action on forest management to decrease the risk of wildfires in Montana and reduce bureaucratic hurdles that challenge the security of power lines. Watch video HERE. Download video HERE. Opening remarks as prepared: Infrastructure doesn't simply mean roads and bridges, but includes broadband, our national parks, and, impor… Continue Reading


Daines Votes for Fiscal Responsibility and Against Reckless Spending

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today will vote for fiscal responsibility and against reckless spending. "Raising the debt ceiling while massively increasing spending is deeply irresponsible," said Daines. "It offends Montanan common sense and the basic principles of fiscal responsibility. I strongly oppose this deal." The budget deal: Increases discretionary spending by $300 billion. Only provides $100 billion in offsets. Raises the debt ceiling without reducing spending. … Continue Reading


Daines Calls for Investigation into the U.S. Olympic Committee & USA Gymnastics

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined bipartisan colleagues in calling for a special investigation to focus on the decades of abuse in the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics. "It's sickening that young girls, representing our country, were abused for decades by someone who should have been a trusted ally," said Daines. "We must investigate why this abuse was ignored and how this was covered up by the U.S. Gymnastics and U.S. Olympic Committee. The survivors and their families de… Continue Reading


Support for Daines’ Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act Continues

Forest Service, County Commissions, local groups endorse Daines' bill U.S. SENATE - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today held a hearing on U.S. Senator Steve Daines' bill, the Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act. Daines' bill protects public access and use of Montana's public lands by implementing the U.S. Forest Service's recommendation to release 449,500 acres of Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) in Montana. "As a fifth-generation Montanan and avid outdoorsman, I understand… Continue Reading


Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Bring High-Speed Internet to Rural Montanans

U.S. SENATE -Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kirsten Gillibrand ( D-NY) today introduced the bipartisan Streamlining and Investing in Broadband Infrastructure Act, which would help remove the government red-tape preventing rural Montanans from accessing the high-speed Internet necessary to compete in today's digital economy. "Rural Montanans need access to high-speed Internet to support local jobs and compete in the 21st century economy," said Daines.… Continue Reading


Daines Demands Immediate Funding for Community Health Centers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined a bipartisan press conference with House and Senate colleagues, patients, and health center advocates to urge for immediate funding for the Community Health Center Fund (CHCF). "With 17 community health centers in Montana, they are vital to providing health care to thousands of Montanans," said Daines. "Health care is a priority for Montanans and Washington D.C. needs to get this done." Watch the video HERE.Download the video HERE. Backgr… Continue Reading


Daines Announces Opening of Application for US Naval Academy's Summer Session

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the application deadline for the U.S. Naval Academy's Summer Session is March 31, 2018. "Our Naval Academy produces some of our nation's top leaders," said Daines "I'm glad the Academy can extend their training to summer programs for young Montanans to join." To apply for the program, visit the digital Summer Seminar brochure. ## Contact: Marcie Kinzel, Breanna Deutsch, Julia Doyle… Continue Reading


Daines Sponsors Bill to Increase Employment Opportunities for Military Reservists

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sponsored the Military Reserve Jobs Act, legislation to increase employment opportunities for members of the National Guard and Reserve by extending eligibility for veterans' preference points to those seeking employment with the federal government. "Montana's Guardsmen and Reservists sacrifice their time and safety for our country," said Daines. "They are critical members of the Armed Forces and deserve to be fairly recognized as they pursue civil … Continue Reading


Daines Calls for Immediate Community Health Center Funding

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today continued his fight for community health center funding, leading a bipartisan coalition of Senators in a letter calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer to take immediate action to address funding. "Community health centers serve a vital function, providing affordable health care to our nation's most vulnerable citizens. They provide quality medical, dental, vision and behavioral health care to more than… Continue Reading


Daines Tours Eastern Montana Talking Taxes

BOZEMAN, Mont -- This weekend, U.S. Senator Steve Daines traveled across Eastern Montana with stops in Billings, Sidney, Circle, Glendive, Ekalaka, Baker, Wibaux, Terry and Miles City to discuss the benefits Montanans are seeing from tax cuts. Billings: Daines toured True North Steel's Billings plant to discuss the positive impacts tax cuts have already had on their business. As a direct result from tax cuts, True North Steel is seeing demand for their steel skyrocket, resulting in the need to… Continue Reading


President Signs Montana Delegation’s Bill to Name Peak in Diekmann’s Honor

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte today made the following statements after their bill to honor the life of renowned Montana conservationist, Alex Diekmann, by naming an unnamed peak in his memory was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump. The bill names an unnamed 9,765-foot peak as "Alex Diekmann Peak." "Alex Diekmann Peak will now forever remind Montanans and visitors of the lasting impact Alex had on local communities and … Continue Reading


Daines Statement on Trump Gitmo Executive Order

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced an executive order to keep the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Gitmo) open. "I applaud the President for making sure terrorists stay behind bars in Gitmo," said Daines. "We cannot allow the world's most dangerous terrorists to roam free and harm Americans." Background: On February 13, 2017, Daines sent President Donald Trump a letter… Continue Reading


Daines: Let’s Continue to Make America Great Again

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following video statement after attending President Donald Trump's first State of the Union Address with special guest nine year-old Danielle (Dani) Highley of Deer Lodge, Montana. Watch video HERE. Download video HERE. Full Transcript Below: I want to thank Dani Highley for being my guest tonight at the President's first State of the Union. Dani's from Deer Lodge. She is 9 years old and suffers from juvenile arthritis. Dani, … Continue Reading

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