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09.29.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Baker Furniture

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized a multi-generation cornerstone of the community in Fallon County, Baker Furniture. 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 anyone to nominate fellow Montanans… Continue Reading


09.29.17

Daines: We Need To Repeal and Refund Obamacare Poverty Tax

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation, the Repeal and Refund Act, to retroactively repeal the individual mandate and refund everyone who has paid it. Obamacare imposes a tax penalty on Americans who don't buy insurance and in 2014 and 2015 alone, they collected over $5 billion dollars in fines. Billions more were collected in 2016. In 2015, nearly 30,000 Montanans had to pay the IRS $14,341,000 for choosing not to purchase Obamacare, an average tax of $487 per ho… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Daines, Gianforte Urge for Prioritization of Rock Creek, Montanore Mines

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte are urging the Trump administration to prioritize the Rock Creek and Montanore Mines that have languished in bureaucracy and litigation for far too long. The Montanore and Rock Creek projects located in Lincoln County and Sanders County will mine two of only four silver and copper deposits in the country. Both projects require additional analysis and coordination among the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildli… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Daines to Welcome VMware COO to Montana Tech Summit

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that VMware Chief Operating Officer Sanjay Poonen will deliver a keynote address 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 nation's high-tech economy and serv… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Daines, Tester Press to Reduce Red Tape for Forest Management

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on their bill to reverse the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cottonwood Environmental Law Center v. U.S. Forest Service. The bill seeks to codify the position taken by the Obama administration that federal agencies are not required to consult with the Fish and Wildlife Service at a programmatic level when new critical habitat is designate… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Daines Discusses Flathead Valley Cyber Threat with FBI Director

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Chris Wray about the cyber threat facing students and families in the Flathead Valley. Click HERE to watch Daines' remarks. Click HERE to download Daines' remarks. Daines' discussion with Wray is as follows: Daines: "Director Wray, cyber-terrorism is an emerging threat that has become all too real in Montana. Two weeks ago, the Columbia Falls School district received cyber-threat… Continue Reading


09.24.17

Daines Returns from Security, Trade Mission to South Korea, Taiwan

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, today returned from a security and trade mission to South Korea and Taiwan to receive an update on the nuclear threat of North Korea and expand markets for Montana products. Daines traveled to the Korean Demilitarized Zone to see the border known as the 38th parallel, he also visited Yeonpyeong Island to better understand the challenges that the military faces being in clos… Continue Reading


09.24.17

Daines to Welcome Microsoft President to Montana Tech Summit

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer at Microsoft will deliver a keynote address 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 nation's high-tech ec… Continue Reading


09.22.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Albert “Al” Lee of Forsyth

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Albert "Al" Lee of Forsyth. His experiences as a veteran, rancher, long-serving volunteer and renowned shooting sports enthusiast, have made him a highly respected member of his community in Rosebud County. 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 Rec… Continue Reading


09.20.17

Daines: We Need Forest Management to Protect the Electric Grid

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday discussed the importance of land managers working together with power providers protect Montana's electric grid reliability and reduce the severity and intensity of wildfires. Mark Hayden from the Missoula Electric Cooperative testified during the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Reources hearing. In his testimony, Hayden stresses the necessity for the Forest Service to be more responsive in cooperation with utilities to ensure timely … Continue Reading


09.20.17

Daines to Welcome Commissioner Clyburn to Montana Tech Summit

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Mignon Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission Commissioner will deliver a keynote address 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 nation's high-tech… Continue Reading


09.20.17

Daines, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Protect Children When Disaster Strikes

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced legislation to ensure that children are adequately protected when an emergency arises. The Homeland Security for Children Act requires the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to solicit input from organizations representing the needs of children and take into consideration those unique needs when developing Department-wide policies and specifically when the Federal Emergency Management Administratio… Continue Reading


09.19.17

Daines to Welcome Chairman Thune to Montana Tech Summit

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairman John Thune (R-SD) 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 n… Continue Reading


09.18.17

Daines Applauds Passage of Critical National Defense Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded the bipartisan passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which provides critical resources for national security missions and support programs for military families. "Montana's Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard servicemembers stand ready to defend our country from rogue nations and extremist groups," Daines stated. "I've secured important measures to ensure that our nation's heroes have the resources they need to foc… Continue Reading


09.14.17

Daines: Senate Confirms Alme for Montana’s U.S. Attorney

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Billings's attorney Kurt Alme to be the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana. "Kurt Alme is the right man for the job and I'm thrilled to see bipartisan support for this well-qualified public servant,"Daines stated. "I look forward to working with Kurt on behalf of Montanans." Congress organized the District of Montana as one judicial district in 1889. It is the… Continue Reading


09.14.17

Daines Announces $2.85 Million for Montana Community Health Centers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $2,851,995.00 million in critical funding for Montana's Community Health Centers. "Montana's Community Health Centers provide quality care close to home," Daines stated. "I'm thrilled to be announcing additional funds so that Montanans can continue to receive the care they have come to know." The funding for the Community Health Centers is below: Billings: Yellowstone City and County Health Department, Riverstone Health: $175,700.00 B… Continue Reading


09.08.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: The Carter County Museum

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized the Carter County Museum in Ekalaka. The Carter County Museum has helped preserve the history of eastern Montana for over eighty years, and was the first county museum in the state. 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 refl… Continue Reading


09.07.17

Daines Congratulates New FS Chief, Pushes for Urgent Forest Management Reform

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today congratulated the new U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke and looked to draw his attention to the burning forests in Montana. In a letter to Tooke, Daines highlighted the need for urgent forest management reforms to reduce the severity and intensity of wildfires to help prevent against another fire season like Montana is currently seeing. "The most critical near term objective is, unquestionably, protecting communities experiencing these wildfir… Continue Reading


09.07.17

Daines: Senate Needs to Confirm Alme for U.S. Attorney

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced building support for Billings's attorney Kurt Alme nomination to be the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana. Earlier today, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary favorably reported out Alme's nomination. The nomination now awaits action on the U.S. Senate floor. Congress organized the District of Montana as one judicial district in 1889. It is the largest geographical federal court district in the continental United State… Continue Reading


09.06.17

Daines Announces $347,000 for Firefighting Efforts

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the City of Bozeman Fire Department was awarded $53,346 for personal protective safety equipment to help combat wildfires and Miles City was awarded $294,054 for vehicle acquisition. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an important component of the larger, coordinated effort to strengthen the nation's overall level of preparednes… Continue Reading

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