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12.20.17

Daines Announces Five Montana Schools to Receive Computers Through Senate Program

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he has helped facilitate a donation of 25 computers to five Montana public schools as part of the United States Senate's Computers for Schools Program. "Our children are the future of America and our greatest investment," said Daines "The Computers for Schools program gives them the tools to compete and succeed in the 21st century economy." Recipients include: Big Sandy Public Schools will receive 5 computers Greenfield School … Continue Reading


12.20.17

Montana Delegation’s Bill to Name Peak in Diekmann’s Honor Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte today hailed U.S. Senate passage of their bill to honor the life of renowned Montana conservationist, Alex Diekmann, by naming an unnamed peak in his memory. The U.S. Senate today passed a bill to name an unnamed 9,765-foot peak as "Alex Diekmann Peak." "Alex Diekmann brought Montanans together to balance the needs of local landowners, ranchers and foresters, local cities and towns, county commissions, and federal… Continue Reading


12.19.17

Daines Votes to Return over $700 Million in Tax Cuts to Montana Families

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to send the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to the President's desk and return over $700 million in tax cuts to Montanans. "Getting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act across the finish line means families will see bigger paychecks, Main Street businesses will be able to hire more workers, and America will compete and win on the world stage," said Daines. "Montanans' hard-earned dollars belong in their pockets - not in Washington, D.C.'s coffers." Highlights of … Continue Reading


12.19.17

Daines: Whose Money is it Anyway?

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the Senate floor in anticipation of a vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which will give 99 percent of Montanans a tax cut. To watch the video click HERE. To download the video click HERE. Background: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will keep over $700 million dollars in Montanans' pockets - instead of lining the pockets of Washington, D.C. According to the Montana Department of Revenue, nearly 99% of Montanans will see a tax cut under … Continue Reading


12.18.17

Daines Applauds New Direct Flights from MSO to Dallas and Chicago

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded American Airlines' announcement that it will offer direct flights from Missoula (MSO) to Dallas (DFW) and Chicago (ORD). "Tourism is one of the Treasure State's greatest economic drivers and now travelers from Dallas and Chicago will be just one stop away from everything Montana has to offer," said Daines. "More flights in and out of Missoula also means more choices for Montana families and more business and job opportunities in our state."… Continue Reading


12.18.17

Daines, Bennet Introduce Bill to Expand Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced legislation that will expand opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking and other wildlife-dependent activities in Montana, Colorado and across the country. "Nothing beats spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, backpacking, it's the Montana way of life," said Daines. "This bill will strengthen Montana's outdoor recreation economy and open up more space for families and sportsmen to enjoy local wildlife.… Continue Reading


12.15.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Bob Burnison of Richland County

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Bob Burnison of Richland County for his many years of volunteer service and leadership in his local community, including 39 years of volunteering for the Salvation Army. Daines' recognition in the Congressional Record is available here. Through his "Montanan of the Week" initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects th… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Daines Announces Funding to Strengthen Northern Cheyenne Tribe Transit Communications

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Northern Cheyenne Tribe will receive $ 40,644.00 to purchase a radio-frequency-based transit communications system. The tribe currently does not have a transit communications system and must use personal cell phones to communicate with one another regarding driver, bus or passenger needs. "Our transportations systems should not be threatened by bad cell phone service," said Daines. "These dollars will help ensure members of the No… Continue Reading


12.13.17

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Education Savings Plans to Skilled Workers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced bipartisan legislation with Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to expand education savings plans to skilled workers to help cover training costs, including, tools, books and equipment. "My bill will better empower people to pursue the job they want by removing barriers like training costs and will give them the support and resources necessary to make them competitive in their profession of choice," said … Continue Reading


12.13.17

Daines Urges for Protections Against Terrorist Threats to Montana Farmers and Ranchers

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today questioned General Richard Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for President George W. Bush, about threats to Montana's farmers and ranchers and U.S. agriculture infrastructure and food supply. To watch the video click HERE. To download the video click HERE. Background: • Research from Rocky Mountain Research Lab, the state of the art biomedical research facility in Hamilton, Montana, has helped the country fight zoonotic … Continue Reading


12.12.17

Daines Pushes for Job Creating Projects in Northwest Montana

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing questioned Luke Russell, the Vice President of External Affairs at Hecla Mining Company, about the excessively long permitting process for the Montanore and Rock Creek projects located in Lincoln and Sanders Counties in Montana. Watch the video HERE. Download the video HERE. Daines' Work to Streamline Mining Permitting Process: On June 6th 2017, Daines questioned U.S. Forest Service … Continue Reading


12.11.17

Daines Announces Montana Energy Summit 2018

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he will be co-sponsoring the 2018 Energy Summit in Billings, Montana on May 30th and 31st. The Energy Summit will bring together energy thought leaders from around the country to continue discussing Montana's integral role in energy. Senator Daines co-sponsored the Montana Energy Summit two years ago. "Made-in-Montana energy means less reliance on the Middle East and more good-paying Montana jobs," said Daines. "America is home to the w… Continue Reading


12.08.17

EPA Meets Daines’ Request, Includes Montana Among Targeted Superfund Sites

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today made the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) included both Montana's Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area and Anaconda Co. Smelter Superfund sites in its list of sites that Administrator Scott Pruitt has targeted for immediate and intense attention. This comes in response to a letter Senator Daines sent to Pruitt urging the agency to do so. "By including the Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area and Anaconda Co. Smelter sites among… Continue Reading


12.08.17

Daines Announces 2017 Montana Student U.S. Military Academy Nominations

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his nominations of 22 Montana students who are applying for enrollment into U.S. military academies. A congressional nomination is a critical step in the process for Montanans seeking admission to one of the nation's four military academies: the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. "It is an honor and a p… Continue Reading


12.08.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: June Rychalski of Lewis and Clark County

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized June Rychalski of Lewis and Clark County for her distinguished 35-year career in the Montana Department of Military Affairs. Daines' recognition in the Congressional Record is available here. Through his "Montanan of the Week" initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. Daines welcomes … Continue Reading


12.07.17

Daines Introduces Legislation to Protect Public Use of Public Lands

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation, the Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act, to protect public access and use of Montana's public lands by implementing the Forest Service'srecommendation to release 449,500 acres of Wilderness Study Areas (WSA) in Montana. "As a fifth-generation Montanan and an avid outdoorsman, I know how important public use of our public lands is to Montanans," Daines stated. "Forty years of DC paralysis has frozen our access and use of pu… Continue Reading


12.06.17

Daines Pushes Intelligence Community to Combat Cyber Attacks

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today questioned members of the intelligence community on what actions they are taking to combat cyber-attacks against Americans and to keep America safe. Click HERE to watch Daines' remarks. Click HERE to download Daines' remarks. In his questions, he highlighted the recent attack on Montana's Columbia Falls School District, which affected over fifteen thousand students and forced the closure of several schools. Daines attended a Senate Homeland S… Continue Reading


12.06.17

Daines Speaks at National Lighting of the Montana Christmas Tree

U.S. SENATE - This evening, U.S. Senator Steve Daines spoke at the U.S. Capitol's National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year's tree traveled over 3,600 miles from Montana's Kootenai National Forest. Click HERE to watch Daines' remarks. Click HERE to download Daines' remarks. If you would like to learn more about the tree and its journey to the Capitol, click HERE. ###… Continue Reading


12.06.17

Daines Bill to Help Tribal Victims Passes Out of Committee

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after bipartisan legislation he co-sponsored, the Securing Urgent Resources Vital to Indian Victim Empowerment (SURVIVE) Act, passed out of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. "I am committed to ensuring that tribal members' public safety needs are met," said Daines. "The SURVIVE Act will provide victims with greater access to the resources and support they need to heal." The SURVIVE Act will increase needed tri… Continue Reading


12.05.17

Daines Delivers Montana Veterans Stories To Library of Congress

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today presented a collection of 50 veterans' interviews who served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines to be preserved in Library of Congress as part of the Veterans History Project (VHP). To watch a video of Senator Daines' remarks, clickHERE. "The sacrifices and heroism of Montana's veterans must not be lost with the passage of time," said Daines. "Our future generations must recognize and appreciate what our men and women in uniform did to … Continue Reading

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