Daines Meets with Montana National Guard at the U.S. Capitol

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday met with the Montana National Guard in Washington, D.C. to thank them for their service protecting the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. For SOTS-VO, click HERE. "A high honor to meet with our Montana soldiers last night in D.C. From Ryegate, to Polson, to Dillon and Miles City, and all across our great state, these men and women are some of our finest. They will ensure we have a peaceful transfer of power to… Continue Reading


Daines to Biden: Save the Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged President-Elect Joe Biden to support the completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This project is expected to provide approximately 11,000 direct high-paying jobs and up to 60,000 indirect and direct jobs, generate tax revenue, increase renewable-energy demand, reduce emissions and strengthen North American energy independence. Completion of the pipeline is critical to rural, energy producing states like Montana. "Mr. President-elect, during t… Continue Reading


Daines to Biden Treasury Secretary Nominee: Help Support Montana Small Businesses, Do Not Raise Taxes

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today pressed President-elect Biden's Treasury Secretary Nominee Dr. Janet Yellen about the new administration's plans to raise taxes, urging no new taxes be raised. To watch the exchange, click HERE. "I am concerned by President-elect Biden's plans to increase taxes, and think that raising taxes in general, but particularly in the middle of a pandemic, is harmful for growth," Daines said. In the hearing, Daines highlighted the economic growth th… Continue Reading


Daines’ Bipartisan Bill Promoting Affordable Health Insurance for Montanans Signed Into Law

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that his bipartisan bill promoting access to affordable health care for Montanans by increasing transparency and enhancing consumer protections in the health insurance industry has been signed into law by the President. "My bipartisan bill will now ensure greater transparency and oversight in the health insurance industry and help make health insurance more affordable for Montanans and Americans across the country. I'm glad the President h… Continue Reading


Daines, Leahy, Gosar, DeFazio Bipartisan Bill Promoting Affordable Health Insurance Signed Into Law

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (Mont.) and Patrick Leahy (Vt.) and Congressmen Paul Gosar (Ariz.) and Peter DeFazio (Ore.) announced that their bipartisan bill promoting access to affordable health care by increasing transparency and enhancing consumer protections in the health insurance industry has been signed into law by the President. The "Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act" will ensure that health insurance issuers are subject to the same federal antitrust laws prohibiting … Continue Reading


Daines Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Stop Mail Delivery of Abortion Drugs

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today as Chairman of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus released the below statement following the United States Supreme Court's ruling to stop the delivery of abortion-related drugs through the mail: "This is an important win in our continued fight to protect the unborn and their mothers," Daines said. "I'm glad that our country's highest court in the land has reinstated critical safety measures to stop the supply of dangerous abortion drugs being sent through th… Continue Reading


Daines Statement on the Passing of Sheldon Adelson

U.S. Senate-U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on the passing of Sheldon Adelson: "Sheldon Adelson was a titan of our time. He embodied the American dream, served our country, created thousands of jobs and proudly advocated for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. I am saddened to learn of his passing but thankful for his legacy of philanthropy and patriotism. Condolences to his family."… Continue Reading


Following Daines’ Work, USFWS to End Burdensome Regulations Harming Montana Forest Projects, Jobs

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on their proposed rule to strike down a burdensome requirement resulting from the Cottonwood decision that yields no conservation benefit and has delayed forest projects while killing Montana timber jobs. The change comes as a result of Daines' work and efforts. "This is a great step in reducing unnecessary red tape that has tied the hands of our land managers and diverted resources for a paperwo… Continue Reading


Daines: Violence Will Not Be Tolerated

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement: "Last week's attacks on our Capitol were an assault on our democracy. There is an ongoing investigation, and there is no evidence Antifa instigated the attacks. The FBI believes Antifa was not involved. Those who took part in the violence and destruction are criminals and must be brought to justice. "We are a nation that believes in the right to peacefully protest-we must rise above the violence. To all who plan to ex… Continue Reading


Daines: Second Round of Paycheck Protection Program Funds Now Available

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that beginning this week, Montana small businesses heavily impacted by the pandemic are able to apply for the second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. "This PPP funding is critical for Montana small businesses who have been hit hard due to the pandemic," Daines said. "This funding will help keep Montana small businesses open and their workers employed. I'm glad I was able to help secure it." Beginning today, some of Montana'… Continue Reading


Daines Rejects Calls for Impeachment of President Trump

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement: "Now is the time to stand united, move forward together and have a peaceful transition of power. Pushing partisan driven articles of impeachment through Congress days before the inauguration will further divide our country."… Continue Reading


Following Daines’ Work, Tax Incentive Regulations for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Finalized

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced that the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have issued their final regulations in regards to the 45Q tax credit, which will incentivize the use of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies as well as create jobs for Montanans. "These final regulations will help give stakeholders needed certainty to develop and implement CCUS technologies. The 45Q tax credit provides a powerful financial incentive for … Continue Reading


Daines to Big Tech: Stop Censoring the President, Reinstate His Account

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on Twitter to reinstate President Trump's Twitter account following their censoring of the President of the United States. This displays a clear and indisputable attempt to eliminate American's access to important information and their ability to connect with their elected officials. It also further inflames and divides the nation during a time of unrest. "The banning of a duly elected official, especially the President of the United States, w… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Over $71 Million for COVID-19 Testing, Vaccine Distribution for Montana

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Montana will be receiving more than $71 million to expand COVID-19 testing and vaccination distribution. The funding will also be used for contact tracing and mitigation efforts to help monitor and suppress the spread of COVID-19. "As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic, it's essential we have the appropriate resources needed to combat this virus," Daines said. "I'm glad I could help secure this critical funding to help expand tes… Continue Reading


USDA Announces Financial Assistance for Montana Producers Impacted by Natural Disasters

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines shared that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that Montana's farmers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 will be eligible to apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program to receive funds that will help alleviate financial loss due to severe weather incidents. "This is long overdue for our farmers in Northeast Montana who have faced excessive rain and substantial flooding in the past few years," Daines said. "I am tha… Continue Reading


Daines Condemns Today’s Violence, Will Certify Electoral Votes

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement: "Today is a sad day for our country. The destruction and violence we saw at our Capitol today is an assault on our democracy, our Constitution and the rule of law, and must not be tolerated. As Americans, we believe in the right to peaceful protest. We must rise above the violence. We must stand together. We will not let today's violence deter Congress from certifying the election. We must restore confidence in our… Continue Reading


Daines’ Bipartisan Bill Providing Reliable, Clean Drinking Water for Rural Montanans Signed into Law

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced his bipartisan "Clean Water for Rural Communities Act" has been signed into law. Daines' bipartisan bill ensures thousands of Montanans have safe, reliable drinking water. "Water is the most basic human necessity, yet every single day there are Montanans with undrinkable, contaminated water coming from their faucets. That's why I'm very glad to see my bipartisan, commonsense bill signed into law which will ensure rural communities in Central and E… Continue Reading


Daines Bills Supporting Veterans Pensions, Women Vets Signed Into Law

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today celebrated two of his bipartisan bills supporting Montana's veterans being signed into law by President Trump. Daines' bills, included in a broader veterans legislative package, will expand opportunities and programs for female veterans at the VA as well as help protect veterans pensions from being exploited. "I'm glad the President has signed these important bipartisan veterans priorities into law that will expand opportunities and programs for fem… Continue Reading


Daines Announces Grant for Grizzly Bear Management

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) renewed a $250,000 grant to help reduce grizzly bear and human conflicts in Montana. "This funding is critical to help reduce grizzly-human conflicts in Montana as we continue working to delist the grizzly bear and return management to the state," Daines said. The USFWS grant to the Montana Wildlife Services will include: Additional support through the Wildlife Services contract to address bea… Continue Reading


Daines Calls for Election Commission to Restore Trust Following Irregularities in 2020 Presidential Election

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called for an election commission to review the November 3rd, 2020 presidential election process. Daines issued the following statement: "An unprecedented number of Americans have significant doubts about the integrity of 2020 presidential election results. Fewer than 45,000 votes spread across three states would alter the vote of the Electoral College. Couple that with the fact that the processes and the way Americans voted was altered at a scale … Continue Reading

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