Daines to Treasury Secretary Yellen: Must Prioritize Cybersecurity of Financial System

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging Department of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to prioritize cybersecurity of the Treasury and the entire banking system. Daines pressed Yellen in a Senate Finance hearing about whether her focus on climate change risks is coming at the expense of strengthening cyber defense in the financial sector. Watch and download video of the exchange HERE. "Secretary Yellen, at the most recent Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) meeting last Fri… Continue Reading


Daines Announces Emergency Funding to Fight Robertson Draw Fire

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to help the State of Montana with the firefighting costs for the Robertson Draw Fire that is currently burning in Carbon County. "I'm glad to see Montana receive the help it needs to ensure our firefighters and first responders are able to fight this growing fire," Daines said. "I will continue to monitor the situation and work with local officials to protect … Continue Reading


Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Mental Health and Addiction Services in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care, introduced a bipartisan bill to enhance access to addiction and mental health services in communities across Montana. This comes after Daines led a hearing last month on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Montana and the importance of having the resources to necessary to meet the mental health and substance use care needs of Montanans and Americans across the country. "This past… Continue Reading


Daines Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit Burning the American Flag

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today is continuing his fight to prohibit the physical desecration of the American flag. Daines reintroduced a constitutional amendment on Flag Day. "The American flag is a symbol of liberty and a beacon of hope. It represents the ideals that our nation was built upon and for decades, brave men and women have carried its colors into battle to defend the United States of America," Daines said. "The Stars and Stripes are a representation of freedom. We mus… Continue Reading


Daines: Biden at Fault for Keystone XL Pipeline Project Officially Being Pulled

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the company backing the Keystone XL pipeline was forced to officially pull the plug on the project. Daines stressed this is a direct result from President Biden nixing the project on Day One of taking office, when he rescinded the permit needed to continue cross border construction. "This is devastating news for our economy, jobs, environment and national security-and its entirely President Biden's fault. It's b… Continue Reading


Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Boost American Innovation & Combat China Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement after the "U.S. Innovation and Competition Act," originally known as the "Endless Frontier Act," a bipartisan bill to keep the U.S. competitive in the race against China, passed the Senate. "Winning the race against China is essential to maintaining the U.S.'s position as a global leader in technology and innovation. After thorough bipartisan debate, the Senate passed my bipartisan bill that will strategically invest in res… Continue Reading


Daines to Department of Education: Let Montana Schools Have Control Over COVID-19 Relief Spending

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging the Department of Education to abandon their one-size-fits-all approach to allocating funds provided by the recent COVID-19 relief package and listen to local Montana educators. Currently, specific, heavy handed stipulations are preventing Montana schools from using this recovery funding. "The Montana ESSER III plan is comprehensive, emphasizes local control, and was constructed with extensive input from OPI's stakeholder engagement process. Crit… Continue Reading


Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bills to Protect Montanans from Fraudulent Schemes

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced two bipartisan bills that would help combat fraud and scams impacting Montanans. "The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on enough hardships, and now Montanans are being targeted by scammers," Daines said. "It's unacceptable that travelers and Tribal members are falling victim to these predatory acts. I'm glad to work on bipartisan bills to protect Montanans and bring awareness to this issue." The "Protecting Consumers from Travel Fraud Act" would… Continue Reading


Daines, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Fraudulent Schemes Impacting Tribal Members

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced a bipartisan bill to increase awareness and reporting of fraud and scams that target Tribal members. "The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on enough hardships, and now Montana triba lmembers are being targeted by scammers," Daines said. "This is unacceptable, and we must do more to protect our tribes and bring awareness to these predatory acts." "For too long fraud and scams have targeted tribal communitie… Continue Reading


Daines: Any New Missile Treaties Should Include China

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a Senate resolution stating any treaty that limits the United States' ballistic missile arsenal must impose the same limits on both Russia and China, and it must be subject to consent from the U.S. Senate. "Since the United States first entered the INF treaty with Russia, China has been developing and building an arsenal of ballistic missiles," Daines said. "Any treaty moving forward must hold both Russia and China to the same standards, and it… Continue Reading


Daines, Markey Bring Awareness to Americans Suffering from Brain Tumors

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution recognizing May 2021 as "Brain Tumor Awareness Month." "Too many Montanans and their families struggle with the terrible health implications of brain tumors. We must continue to raise awareness on this important health issue that touches the lives of Montanans and many Americans," Daines said. "Far too many Americans die from debilitating brain tumors every year, and Massac… Continue Reading


Daines: Biden Budget is Reckless, Packed with Wasteful Spending that will Hurt MT Families, Businesses & Jobs

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after President Biden submitted his budget request to Congress. "The President's budget is packed with wasteful spending that will strap future generations with trillions of dollars in debt to advance his liberal agenda," Daines said. "Included in this budget are billions of taxpayer dollars for Planned Parenthood and more of Biden's anti-energy agenda that will kill Montana jobs and raise costs for Montana families. … Continue Reading


Daines Leads Senate Hearing on State of National Parks

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines led his first hearing of the year as the lead Republican of the National Parks Subcommittee, where he examined the state of the National Park System, including park readiness as they reopen for the busy summer season. Click HERE to watch and download the Senator's opening remarks. Download TV elements HERE. At the hearing, Daines raised the issue of challenges national parks face in upgrading and providing needed housing to hire and recruit top tier emp… Continue Reading


Daines: Past Time for New Students to Attend Anaconda and Trapper Creek Job Corps In Person

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines is calling on the Biden administration to allow new students to join the Anaconda and Trapper Creek Job Corps in person. Daines stressed that since the Job Corps has been safely operating in person, new students can safely join as well. "As you are aware, the current guidance for the Job Corps does not allow new students to attend in person on campus, and students are instead required to attend virtually. Job Corps provides valuable educational and vocatio… Continue Reading


Daines Introduces Bipartisan Package to Promote Retirement Security for Montanans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is helping lead bipartisan efforts in the U.S. Senate to help Montanans prepare for retirement. The package includes Daines' bipartisan "Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act" that helps Montanans track their retirement accounts as they move between jobs. "Montanans work hard to build their savings in preparation for a worry-free retirement-their efforts and savings should be secure," Daines said. "I'm glad to join my colleagues from both sides of the a… Continue Reading


Daines Defends Montana’s Right to Energy and Agriculture Exports

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines reintroduced a bill that would prevent blue states from politicizing the water certification process and shutting down projects such as the Millennium Bulk Terminal, which could have created hundreds of Montana jobs, including tribal jobs, by expanding trade opportunities for Montana coal. "With President Biden's attacks on made in America energy, it is critical that Congress removes unnecessary roadblocks that are locking up Montana's rich natural resour… Continue Reading


Daines, Cortez Masto Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Make Pandemic-Driven Expanded Telehealth Access Permanent

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bipartisan bill with Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) that would make pandemic-driven expanded access to telehealth services permanent. Daines originally authored and passed a temporary provision in the "CARES Act" to expand access to virtual care services during the pandemic and unveiled legislation making it permanent today at a Senate Finance Committee hearing focused on health care flexibilities and lessons learned from the pan… Continue Reading


Daines Introduces Bipartisan Package to Support, Revitalize the USPS

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today helped introduce a bipartisan package that would support the United States Postal Service (USPS), ease its financial burdens, help it to better serve its customers and increase transparency, accountability, and efficiency within USPS. "The U.S. Postal Service is critical for Montana, especially for Montanans in rural communities, Montana seniors, Montana veterans and Montana small business owners. That's why I'm teaming up with a group of my biparti… Continue Reading


Daines Leading Bipartisan Effort to Protect Montanans from Travel Scams

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take action to protect Montanans from travel scams. The Senator highlighted recent reports of incidents involving scammers posing as travel or booking agents and creating fraudulent airline websites to sell fake hotel bookings and airline tickets. "The FTC plays a critical role in protecting consumers from unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices in the marketplace, including travel scams. While the FTC po… Continue Reading


Daines Statement on SCOTUS Taking Up Major Abortion Case

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today made the following statement after the Supreme Court announced it will consider Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, and rule on the constitutionality of Mississippi's ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. "Every life is precious and created with dignity and potential. There is no constitutional right to abortion, yet for nearly 50 years since Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided, more than 62 million children have been the tragic victim… Continue Reading

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