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11.08.17

Daines Talks Cyber With DHS Secretary Nominee Nielsen

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary nominee Kirstjen Nielsen about border security at both the northern and south borders and protecting Americans' privacy and cybersecurity. During today's hearing on Nielsen's nomination in the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Daines discussed the cyber threat facing Columbia Falls, Montana. "Recently the Columbia Falls, Montana school district was h… Continue Reading


11.08.17

Daines Secures Agreement to Ship $200 Million of Montana Beef to China

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines secured an agreement between JD.com, one of China's largest retailers and the Montana Stockgrowers Association with the intent to purchase a minimum of $200 million in Montana-sourced beef over the next several years. JD.com will also seek to invest up to another $100 million to build a processing plant in Montana to support Montana beef production, with construction beginning as early as 2018. While President Donald Trump is in China to grow and strength… Continue Reading


11.07.17

Daines: This is About Giving Families a Pay Raise Through a Tax Cut

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined his Senate colleagues, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway and leading tax reform advocates at an event to highlight the need for tax cuts. Click HERE to watch Daines' remarks. Click HERE to download Daines' remarks. Excerpts of Daines' remarks are below: "We're standing here on behalf of millions of American families who cannot afford a plane ticket, a bus ticket or a train ticket to come … Continue Reading


11.06.17

Daines to Ryan & Brady: Repeal the Individual Mandate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady to include a full repeal of the individual mandate in H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. "I'm encouraging the Speaker and Chairman Brady to include eliminating the individual mandate in the House tax bill - a fine on the low income in our country," Daines stated. "It's important we take every opportunity to repeal this costly tax and this is a prime oppor… Continue Reading


11.03.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Diana Tolstedt of Billings

U.S. SENATE - During National Adoption Awareness Month, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Diana Tolstedt of Billings for helping navigate Montanans through all aspects of the adoption process for nearly three decades. 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


11.03.17

Daines: We Need to Strike the Balance Between Protecting the Environment and Energy Development

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines underscored the importance of states taking the lead in both protecting the environment and energy development. During yesterday's U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the potential for oil and gas exploration and development in the non-wilderness portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Daines remarked on the important of states defining their own future, not out of state bureaucrats. "It's a bit arrogant for folks in… Continue Reading


11.02.17

Daines Protects Montana Jobs

Levels the playing field for Montana Lumber Mills U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today protected Montana jobs by working with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to levy a tariff on Canadian lumber to level the playing field for Montana lumber mills. "Today's announcement is putting America first and protecting the hardworking families who rely on good-paying lumber jobs," Daines stated. "We are leveling the playing field so that the Canadians have to play by the same set of rules th… Continue Reading


10.30.17

Daines Statement on Passing of Governor Judy Martz

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on the passing of the 22nd Governor of Montana, Judy Martz. "Governor Martz was a woman of grit and faith who fearlessly blazed new trails from the Olympics to the Governor's Mansion. Judy was rarely seen without a pin of the humble turtle on her lapel and would often invoke a saying that embodied her fearlessness and courage 'Behold the turtle, he only moves forward when his neck's stuck out'. Cindy and I wish he… Continue Reading


10.20.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Chris Hindoien of Teton County

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Chris Hindoien of Teton County for his work in educating Montanans serving in the National Guard or Reserve component, as well as their employers, about the rights and responsibilities associated with a military mobilization. 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 offic… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Daines: We Need to Reform the Tax Code

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after voting in support of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution - paving the way for tax reform. "Tax reform is the single most important piece of legislation that we can pass this Congress," Daines stated. "This is exactly what the economy needs right now to keep growing and create more good-paying jobs. We must get this done - we need to put on our American jerseys and do this for the people who elected us. If we… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Daines Asks Montanans: Share Your Tax Story

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced a new opportunity for Montanans to share what a lower, simplified tax code means for them. The last time the tax code was updated was over 30 years ago. Montanans who want to share their story can do so by visiting Daines' website HERE: https://www.daines.senate.gov/taxes "We need more good-paying Montana jobs - our archaic tax code is hurting Montanans and I want to know how," Daines stated. "As Congress debates tax reform, please share … Continue Reading


10.19.17

Daines Thanks Montana High Tech Job Summit Attendees

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released a video thanking the over 700 Montanans for attending the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit that took place at the University of Montana on October 9. Click HERE to watch the 'thank you' video. Click HERE to download the 'thank you' video. Speakers at the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit included: Brad Smith, President, Microsoft Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer &am… Continue Reading


10.18.17

Daines to Nielsen: Protect the Homeland

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Kirstjen Nielsen. "Kirstjen Nielsen is an eminently qualified leader who understands the threats facing our nation and will tackle those challenges head-on," Daines stated. "I look forward to working with Ms. Nielsen to secure our borders and keep Americans safe." Daines and Nielsen discussed strengthening cybersecurity,… Continue Reading


10.16.17

Daines Celebrates National Forest Products Week

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today celebrated National Forest Products Week by highlighting the important impact forestry has on Montana's economy. Montana's National Forests are a treasured part of the state's heritage for generations and provide timber-surrounded counties with good-paying jobs and a vital revenue source to fund schools and infrastructure projects. National Forest Products Week occurs the third week in October as designated by Public Law 86-753 (36 U.S.C. 123), … Continue Reading


10.13.17

Daines Applauds Zinke’s Commitment to Harassment Free Workplace

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Chairman of the U.S. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources' Subcommittee on National Parks, today applauded action taken by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to create an action plan to combat the widespread and pervasive culture of harassment and discrimination throughout the National Park Service (NPS). "Our National Parks must be a safe place to work for all employees - free of harassment," Daines stated. "I have always said culture starts at the top… Continue Reading


10.11.17

Daines Statement on Trump’s Nomination of Nielsen for DHS Secretary

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's intention to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen for the position of Secretary of Homeland Security. "Ms. Nielsen knows the Department inside and out and her experience will be beneficial in guiding Homeland Security forward, especially with her knowledge of cybersecurity issues," Daines stated. "I look forward to meeting Ms. Nielsen and speaking with her about keeping Americans safe. We need to… Continue Reading


10.06.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Braden Matzinger of Gallatin County

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Braden Matzinger for his compassionate heart and entrepreneurial spirit in helping our state recover from a devastating wildfire season. 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 Congres… Continue Reading


10.05.17

Committee Passes Two Daines Bills to Improve Security

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines secured passage of two pieces of legislation that ensures that children are adequately protected when an emergency arises and brings government technology into the 21st century. The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs unanimously passed the Homeland Security for Children Act and the FITARA Enhancement Act. The Homeland Security for Children Act requires the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to solicit input from … Continue Reading


10.05.17

Daines: We Have A Duty To Protect The Most Vulnerable

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today helped introduce legislation to protect unborn children from the pain of late-term abortions. Daines is an original cosponsor of the commonsense Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation would prevent late-term abortion nationwide beyond 20 weeks - more than halfway through pregnancy when a baby can feel pain. In fact, 63 percent of Montanans support legislation limiting abortion after five months. "The Pain-Capable Unborn Child P… Continue Reading


10.03.17

Daines to Welcome Neville Ray to Montana Tech Summit

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Neville Ray, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of T-Mobile, will deliver remarks at the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit. The Summit, co-sponsored by Daines, will take place in Missoula on October 9. The Montana Tech Summit will serve as a unique opportunity to bring together the nation's tech leaders in the hub of Montana's growing technology sector. The Summit will highlight Montana's growing role in the natio… Continue Reading

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