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01.28.21

Daines Requests Meeting with President Biden Over Anti-Energy Executive Actions

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today requested a meeting with President Joe Biden to discuss the crippling actions he has taken against Montana energy jobs, Montana families, and the Montana way of life. Daines was joined by over 20 western senators in the request to Biden. "At your inauguration, you pledged to represent all Americans. That includes those who live in our states. The best path for true unity is to work together to find solutions for them and for our environment. We stan… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Daines Introduces Slate of Bills to Combat Sanctuary Cities in Montana

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced several bills to help combat sanctuary cities in Montana. The bills better equip law enforcement and will help protect innocent Montanans from illegal aliens harboring in Montana. "Violent criminals and illegal aliens are using sanctuary cities as a safe haven in Montana and across the country. This must be stopped," Daines said. "It's simple. Sanctuary cities are against the law, and innocent Montanans are dealing with the dangers that come wit… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Daines To Introduce Bill to Reverse Biden's Freeze of New Oil, Gas Leases on Federal Lands

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he will be introducing legislation to prohibit President Biden from freezing new oil and gas leases on federal lands. "President Biden is continuing his attack on American energy, this time by blocking all new oil and gas leases on federal lands. This is another blow to Made in America energy, jobs and our Montana way of life," Daines said. "This action will kill nearly one million American jobs, increase our reliance on the Middle East fo… Continue Reading


01.26.21

Daines: If Congress Can't Balance the Budget, They Shouldn't Get Paid

U. S. Senator Steve Daines today re-introduced the "Balanced Budget Accountability Act" to hold Congress accountable and require a balanced budget or members won't get paid. This legislation would help address our public debt crisis, and is the first bill Daines introduces each Congress. "With runaway public debt now exceeding $27 trillion, we face a looming crisis. In fact, since I introduced this bill two years ago, our debt has increased by more than 30%. The American people depend on Congre… Continue Reading


01.25.21

Daines Pushes for Capitol Police Officer Goodman to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today cosponsored a bill to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, the man who led the mob away from the U.S. Senate floor on January 6th, with the Congressional Gold Medal. "Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman is an American hero. On January 6th, he helped save the U.S. Senate, the Capitol and our democracy. Officer Goodman deserves the Congressional Gold Medal," Daines said. On Inauguration Day, Senator Daines was able to catch up with Officer … Continue Reading


01.21.21

ICYMI: Western Senators Fight Back Against Biden’s Day-One Actions Killing American Energy Jobs

U.S. SENATE- A broad group of senators from rural, western states led by Senator Daines immediately took action to reverse President Biden's day one anti-energy actions. Together they announced legislation to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and a Senate resolution calling on President Joe Biden to submit the Paris Climate Agreement to the U.S. Senate for advice and consent as required by the Constitution before re-joining the treaty. The legislation reversing co… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Daines Slams Biden for Nixing Keystone XL Pipeline Permit, Will Introduce Bill to Keep Construction Moving Forward

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines will introduce legislation to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline following President Biden's decision to revoke the cross-border operation permit. "It's only day one, and with the stroke of a pen, Biden has already taken steps to kill American energy projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline which is critical to energy producing states like Montana," Daines said. "This project will create thousands of jobs, generate tax revenue f… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Daines Blasts Biden for Re-entering Paris Climate Agreement, Will Introduce Resolution Calling for Senate Review

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced plans to introduce a Senate resolution calling on President Joe Biden to submit the Paris Climate Agreement to the U.S. Senate for advice and consent as required by the Constitution before re-joining the treaty. This follows Biden announcing his intent to re-enter the United States into the Paris Climate Agreement which President Trump withdrew from last year. "The Paris Agreement is a poorly negotiated, fatally flawed treaty that represe… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Daines Announces Two Dot, Montana’s Margaret Evelyn Martin Has Accepted Offer of Appointment from U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Margaret Evelyn Martin has accepted an offer of appointment from the United States Air Force Academy. Margaret lives in Two Dot, Montana. "Margaret is an outstanding young Montanan who has a bright future ahead of her. She has displayed true leadership and determination by juggling work, sports, and volunteer and family responsibilities, all while maintaining above average grades in her classes, including her advanced placem… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Daines Attends Inauguration of President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today attended the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris. To download the full statement, click HERE. "Congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. I look forward to working with the Biden administration when we can find common ground for the good of Montanans, but I will also vigorously work against their agenda when I think it will harm our great state," Daines said. "I also look forwa… Continue Reading


01.20.21

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


01.19.21

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


01.19.21

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


01.13.21

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


01.13.21

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


01.12.21

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


01.12.21

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


01.12.21

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


01.12.21

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


01.11.21

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

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