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04.03.19

Daines: We Need to Finalize Cleanup at Montana Superfund Sites, Protect Communities from Asbestos

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today pressed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler at a U.S. Senate Hearing on the need to finalize restoration and cleanup at Montana's Butte-Silver Bow and Anaconda Smelter Co. Superfund Sites. Daines specifically stressed the need for a natural stream in Butte and for a firm commitment from Wheeler that the Anaconda site will be secure into perpetuity. Download video HERE At the hearing, Daines also pressed Wheeler on … Continue Reading


04.02.19

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Honor WWII Cadet Nurses

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced bipartisan legislation to honor the women who served in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II with honorary veteran status. "The brave women of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps who served our nation in World War II must be recognized with the honor they deserve," Daines said. "These women embody the spirit of selfless service that is distinctive of our country's combat veterans. Serving our veterans is one of my hig… Continue Reading


04.02.19

Daines Locks in DOE Commitment on Future of Colstrip

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today in a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing secured commitment from Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry on investment in the Colstrip Power Plant in Montana. Colstrip is a major driver of good-paying energy jobs for Montanans, and is critical to ensuring Montanans have access to reliable, affordable electricity. Click HERE to download "Colstrip Power Plant in Montana is one of the largest economic drivers… and it is … Continue Reading


03.29.19

Daines Statement on President Trump’s Keystone XL Presidential Permit

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement following President Trump's presidential permit on the Keystone XL pipeline. "President Trump's announcement today is a big win for Montana and our nation," Daines said. "After over ten years of review, this pipeline that will create roughly 800 construction jobs and spur millions in revenue for Montana's rural communities and schools, will finally become a reality. I applaud President Trump for his leadership and com… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Daines to HHS: Convicted Pedophile Should Not Receive One Cent of Taxpayer Money

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), urging he stop Stanley Patrick Weber, a former Indian Health Service (IHS) pediatrician recently convicted for molesting children while working on the Blackfeet Reservation, from continuing to receive a government pension in prison. "If the Department of Health and Human Services cannot stop Mr. Weber's pension payments, then we stand ready to provide any assistance necessary from Co… Continue Reading


03.27.19

Daines, Gianforte Honor Fallen Montana Hero Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today attended a White House Ceremony that posthumously awarded Army Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins with the Medal of Honor. In conjunction with today's ceremony, Daines and Gianforte introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and House to rename the VA clinic in Bozeman after the fallen Montana war hero. "It was a privilege to stand with Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins' mom, dad, and son as President Trump awarded Travis our na… Continue Reading


03.27.19

Daines Fights for Montana Ag, Pushes for Permanent ELD Solution

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today in a U.S. Senate Appropriations Hearing pressed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao on finding a permanent solution to the harmful Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate that impacts Montana. In the hearing, Daines stressed that in every corner of Montana, from Great Falls to Miles City, he hears concerns from farmers and ranchers on the burdensome ELD mandate. Daines questioned Chao on what measures she is taking to find a workable, perma… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Daines Rejects Disastrous Green New Deal

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted against the disastrous Green New Deal. Daines dismissed the radical proposal as nothing more than a vehicle for socialist policies that would destroy Montana's economy. "The Green New Deal is a radical, top-down idea that disregards the impacts on hard working Montanans and Americans across our country. Plain and simple, it's a socialist wish list that has nothing to do with conservation or the environment," Daines said. "This so called trilli… Continue Reading


03.19.19

Daines Named a Leading Bipartisan, Transparent Senator

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today was recognized by the Lugar Center as a leading bipartisan senator in the U.S. Senate. Daines was also named a finalist by the Congressional Management Foundation for top U.S. Senator in transparency, accountability, and innovation. "Delivering results for hardworking Montanans is what I was elected to do,"Daines said. "I will continue working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get important Montana priorities signed into law." The … Continue Reading


03.14.19

Daines Continues Fight Against Montana Meth Crisis, Demands Answers for Abuse Scandal in IHS

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today in a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing pressed Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar for solutions on combatting Montana's growing meth epidemic. Daines also demanded answers on recent cases of abuse in the Indian Health Service (IHS). In the hearing, Daines discussed his recent trip to Rimrock Facility in Billings, where he saw firsthand Montana's growing meth epidemic and the impact it has on Montana moms and families. Clic… Continue Reading


03.14.19

Daines Fights to Strengthen Work Requirements, Help Low Income Families

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation to help low-income families find work. Daines' bill, the Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services Act or JOBS Act, reauthorizes and modernizes the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Ranking Member Kevin Brady of the House Ways and Means Committee introduced companion legislation in the United States House of Representatives. "Our welfare programs should be a springboard to work and self-sufficiency,… Continue Reading


03.12.19

Daines to Lighthizer: Montana Farmers and Ranchers Need Access to New Markets

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today in a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing urged United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to advance and finalize trade agreements with Japan and China to put Montana farmers and ranchers on a level playing field in the global stage. Click HERE to download "We're now behind in Japan, because our other allies have signed agreements…and they are going to receive the benefits of the tariff reductions. My malt barley folks … Continue Reading


03.12.19

Daines Delivers Historic Conservation Win for Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined President Trump at a bill signing ceremony at the White House for a bill signing ceremony of the bipartisan public lands package, which includes the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act. "What a great day for Montana, a great day for America," Daines said. "I just came back from the West Wing of the White House, the Oval Office, where I witnessed President Trump si… Continue Reading


03.08.19

Daines Calls to Split the Ninth Circuit, Give Montanans Fair Access to Courts

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called to reform the United States Court of Appeals system for the Ninth Circuit by sponsoring the Judicial Efficiency Improvement Act. As part of the Ninth Circuit, Montanans and other citizens are unable to have their cases heard in a timely manner, and are therefore being denied equal access to justice," Daines said. "By splitting the Ninth Circuit, it will help improve America's judicial system." The bill would split the Ninth Circuit and make… Continue Reading


03.08.19

Daines, Tester, Gianforte Urge Swift Action on Clean Water Bill

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester, and Congressman Greg Gianforte sent a letter to U.S. Senate and House Committee Leadership urging action on the Clean Water for Rural Communities Act, which would provide access to clean, safe drinking water to citizens of central and eastern Montana. The bill was reintroduced in February 2019. "Montanans deserve clean, safe drinking water," the letter states. "We ask you to help us pass our Clean Water for Rural Communities Act at the … Continue Reading


03.08.19

Daines Urges Forest Service to Restore Access on Public Lands

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service demanding they reconsider proposed mountain bike closures in the Blue Joint and Sapphire Wilderness Study Areas on the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana. "With over $7 billion in consumer spending coming from Montana's outdoor recreation economy, we should be encouraging adaptive management principles across the Agency that help U.S. Forest Service decision-makers manage different uses across various landscapes… Continue Reading


03.07.19

Daines Honors Native Women in Montana, Across the Nation

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States. The resolution celebrates the heritage, culture, and history of Native women and recognizes the many contributions Native women have made to our nation. "Native women have made a profound impact in Montana and across our country," Daines said. "By honoring the importance of their contributions, we can ens… Continue Reading


03.06.19

Daines Pushes to Stop Nursing Home Abuse, Protect Seniors in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today in a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing pressed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ensure that horrific cases of nursing home abuse in Montana, such as a recent case in Lewistown, will never happen again. Download video HERE "Last year, a state-run nursing home in Montana was cited for failing to protect patients from verbal, physical, and sexually abusive behaviors of fellow patients… according to reports, on 13 occasion… Continue Reading


03.05.19

Daines Fights for Montana Brewers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today cosponsored the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act to permanently reduce the excise tax on Montana's small craft breweries. This bill will make a provision included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act permanent, which Daines supported in 2017. "All across Montana, we're home to breweries that support our barley growers and create high-paying jobs," Daines said. "I look forward to making these changes that were included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs… Continue Reading


03.05.19

Daines Fights for Certainty for Montana Ranchers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act to provide Montana ranchers with certainty in delaying the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate and reforming Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. "Montana's ranchers and livestock haulers drive Montana's economy," Daines said. "We must find a solution that keeps our roads safe and allows Montana's agricultural commodities to get to market humanely and on time. I'll continue pushing to provide … Continue Reading

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