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09.30.21

Daines Votes No on Stone-Manning Confirmation

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted against the confirmation of President Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning. "Tracy Stone-Manning misled Montanans and the United States Senate about her involvement in an ecoterrorism tree spiking crime, which greatly damaged her credibility and public trust. It's now up to Stone-Manning to rebuild trust with Montanans, stakeholders including loggers and Bureau of Land Management employees, and show that s… Continue Reading


09.30.21

Daines Announces Over $200K for Montana’s Justice System

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $239,140 will be granted to the Montana Department of Corrections to support substance abuse treatment and student loan repayment programs. "I'm glad to see Montana receive these resources to support our justice system through important initiatives like substance abuse treatment for inmates and student loan repayment programs for public defenders and prosecutors," Daines said. The $239,140 will be distributed to the following progr… Continue Reading


09.30.21

Daines Blasts Biden’s Proposal Requiring Financial Institutions to Report Montanans’ Information to the IRSDaines Blasts Biden’s Proposal Requiring Financial Institutions to Report Montanans’ Information to the IRS

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to protect Montanans' financial privacy and abandon the Biden administration's unprecedented proposal to force banks and other financial institutions to report customer information, such as deposits or withdrawals of as little as $600, directly to the IRS. At a U.S. Senate hearing today, Daines raised his concerns that this proposal would be especially burdensome for smaller banks and credi… Continue Reading


09.29.21

Daines Announces Over $200K to Support Montana Mine Safety

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $213,341 will be granted to the Montana Department of Labor & Industry to support safety training for Montana miners. "Proper training is critical for the safety of hardworking Montana miners. I'm glad to see the Montana Department of Labor & Industry receive these resources to support the health and safety of miners across the Treasure State," Daines said. Daines helped secure this funding through the U.S. Department of Lab… Continue Reading


09.29.21

Daines Secures Over $300,000 for Pipeline Safety in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $327,650 in grants to the State of Montana to enhance pipeline safety across the state. "I'm glad to see Montana receive this support as pipelines are critical to Montana communities, Montana energy jobs and tax revenue for Montana counties. Pipelines are the most environmentally friendly way to transport oil and natural gas, so we must continue to invest in them," Daines said. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration State Ba… Continue Reading


09.28.21

Daines Announces Over $5.7 Million For Montana Airports

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $5,762,100 will be allocated to Harlem Airport and Glacier Park International Airport. The grants will be used to expand and strengthen air travel infrastructure and support Montana jobs and tourism. "These resources will allow Glacier Park International and Harlem Airports to update their facilities and expand services for Montanans and tourists that travel to Big Sky Country. This will help support Montana's tourism sector, Montan… Continue Reading


09.28.21

Daines Talks Importance of Made in MT, America Energy in 2 Senate Hearings as Europe Faces Energy Crisis

U.S. SENATE - Today in two different U.S. Senate Committee hearings today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines raised the importance of supporting Made in Montana and Made in America energy to avoid the kinds of energy shortages currently hitting Europe and ensuring Montanans have reliable access to affordable energy. Daines' questioning and comments come as the Biden administration continues its war on American made energy, including not holding any new oil and gas lease sales and proposing a $3.5 trilli… Continue Reading


09.23.21

Daines Demands Investigation Into University of Pittsburgh’s Inhumane Fetal Tissue Research and Abortion Procedures

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and NIH Director Francis Collins asking for a thorough investigation into the University of Pittsburgh's inhumane abortion procedures and research. "Exploiting the body parts of aborted children for research purposes is repulsive and should stop, regardless of the outcome hoped for by researchers. Research using abortive fetal tissue is unethical, wrong, and has also bee… Continue Reading


09.22.21

Daines Announces $1.5 Million For Montana State University Research Program

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $1.5 million will be allocated to Montana State University to research new geothermal energy systems. "It is great to see Montana State being recognized for their world-class innovation and research with this grant that will help support Montana energy security and energy jobs. It is important that we continue to promote and expand an all-of-the-above energy portfolio that includes new and innovative solutions like geothermal energy," … Continue Reading


09.21.21

Daines: Democrats’ Reckless $3.5 Trillion Tax & Spending Spree will Increase Taxes on Montana Workers, Families, Small Businesses

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the United States Senate urging his colleagues to oppose Congressional Democrats' reckless $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree bill. The Democrats' proposed bill would push America down the path of socialism and force Montanans to pay for it through massive new tax hikes. To watch the full speech, click HERE. Daines' remarks as prepared for delivery: "I rise today to join my colleagues in speaking out against the Democrat… Continue Reading


09.20.21

Daines to Biden: Continued Closure of Northern Border for Montanans vs Keeping Southern Border Open to Illegal Immigrants is Beyond Hypocritical, Hurting Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement after President Biden once again extended the closure of the northern border until at least October 21. This extension comes despite the Biden administration keeping the southern border open to historic numbers of illegal immigrants, many potentially unvaccinated. "Once again, President Biden has ignored the well-being of Montana families and businesses. Biden's continued refusal to open the northern border is inexplicabl… Continue Reading


09.20.21

Daines Presses Biden Administration for Answers on Vetting Process for Evacuees Out of Afghanistan

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today pressed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for clear details on the vetting process used for evacuees out of Afghanistan before they enter the United States to ensure the U.S. is not granting entry to dangerous individuals or child traffickers. "I write to seek more clarity regarding the admission and vetting of refugees and other individuals from Afghanistan. While admitting those who served alongside U.S. forces an… Continue Reading


09.17.21

Daines Slams Biden Decision to Move BLM Headquarters From Colorado to DC

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines slammed President Biden and Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland for the decision to move the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters from Colorado to DC. "Because of Secretary Ryan Zinke's leadership, we finally saw the Bureau of Land Management headquartered in the West, with leadership closer to the vast majority of our federal lands and the people impacted by the Bureau's decisions. By undoing this, President Biden and Secretary Haaland are… Continue Reading


09.16.21

Daines Slams Biden for Top-Down Vaccine Mandate, Questions Constitutionality

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on President Biden's vaccine mandates. "I'm strongly opposed to mandating COVID-19 vaccines, including for federal workers and private businesses in Montana. President Biden's mandate is Washington at its worst and I have serious concerns with the constitutionality and lawfulness of this big government overreach. Top-down government mandates are simply not the way to get more people vaccinated," Daines said. #### Con… Continue Reading


09.16.21

Daines Announces Over $4 Million For Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $4,482,537.00 will be allocated to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport to strengthen Montana's air travel infrastructure. "I'm glad to see Bozeman Yellowstone International receive this funding so they can support good-paying jobs and continue serving the growing number of Montanans and tourists who rely on air travel to and from the state," Daines said. Daines voted for this funding in December 2020. #### Contact: Katherin… Continue Reading


09.16.21

Daines, Colleagues Demand Google Stop Silencing Pro-Life Views, Reverse Unjust Censorship

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, founder and chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, today led a group of 10 senators to demand answers from the CEO of Google, Mr. Sundar Pichai, on Google's double standard in censoring pro-life Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) advertisements while continuing to allow advertisements for deadly abortion pills. "While banning pro-life APR ads, Google continues to allow ads for purveyors of the deadly abortion pill mifepristone by mail, despite the fact this drug… Continue Reading


09.16.21

Daines Continues Fight to Prevent & End Government Shutdowns for Good

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines reintroduced legislation to put an end to government shutdowns. The "Prevent Government Shutdowns Act of 2021," would automatically fund the government for 14 days if funding has not been enacted on time, and it would require Congress to stay in town until it does its job. "It's not rocket science-Congress needs to do its job and fund the government," Daines said. "Shutdowns don't work. They waste taxpayer dollars, place undue burdens on federal employees… Continue Reading


09.15.21

Daines Statement on Biden Administration’s Decision to Review Status of the Gray Wolf Population in the West

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement after the Biden administration announced it will begin a status review of the health of the gray wolf population to determine if it should be listed as an endangered species. This comes amid pressure from environmental activists. "Gray wolf populations are thriving thanks to the strong state-led management of the species, and Montana has safeguards in place to ensure that continues to be the case. Activist environmental gr… Continue Reading


09.15.21

Daines, Warren Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Honor 13 American Heroes Killed in Afghanistan with Congressional Gold Medals

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today introduced a bipartisan bill to award the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26th Congressional Gold Medals. "Thirteen brave men and women gave the last full measure to protect Americans and our Afghan allies at a critical moment in our nation's history-they are American heroes. As the U.S. concludes 20-years of combat in Afghanistan,… Continue Reading


09.14.21

Daines Applauds Removal of Portion of Libby’s Asbestos Superfund Site from the EPA’s National Priorities List

U.S. SENATE - Following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement that Operable Unit 8, a portion of the Libby Asbestos Superfund site, will be removed from the EPA's National Priorities List (NPL), U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement. "It's great to see continued positive progress in the cleanup process at the Libby Asbestos Superfund site," Daines said. "I'm grateful for the work that the EPA and local partners have done over the years to create a sa… Continue Reading

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