Daines, Klobuchar to Commerce Committee: Act on Bipartisan Stop Online Booking Scams Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Amy Klobuchar sent a bipartisan letter to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation urging him to act and include their bipartisan bill, the Stop Online Booking Scams Act of 2019, in the Committee's next Executive Session. "With the rise of online bookings has come an increase in online booking scams. Fraudulent websites give the appearance of being connected to a hotel, but actually have no relationship with them,… Continue Reading


Daines Continues Fight for LWCF Funding

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines secured and advanced a $30 million increase in funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) out of the U.S. Senate, which would bring the fund to $465 million. "LWCF is a critical tool that helps increase public access to public lands and preserve our Montana way of life," Daines said. "While I am glad to see a $30 million dollar increase in funding for LWCF advance through the U.S. Senate, I remain committed and will not stop fighting until we… Continue Reading


Daines Secures, Advances Major Montana Priorities Out of U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to advance four appropriations bills out of the U.S. Senate supporting major Montana priorities including the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), law enforcement and meth prevention, wildfire prevention, Montana agriculture, addressing the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis, superfund cleanup and more. "This is about securing funding for critical priorities that are important to our Montana way of life," Daines said. "I am honor… Continue Reading


Daines, Tester Fight for Bozeman Airport Workers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today introduced a bipartisan amendment to the U.S. Senate Appropriations package which would address a longstanding staffing issue at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. "Our airports are a critical piece to the tremendous economic growth we're seeing in Bozeman and around our state," Daines said. "I'm glad to introduce this bipartisan amendment which will address a longstanding issue and improve the quality of customer service… Continue Reading


Daines: Withdrawing Troops from Syria Detrimental to National Security

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today in a U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee stressed the national security risk that withdrawing American troops from Syria poses, including the potential rise of terrorist organizations such as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). During the hearing, Daines pressed Ambassador James Jeffrey, Special Representative for Syria Engagement, on the importance of combating ISIS and holding Turkey and President Tayyip Erdogan accountable for their actions… Continue Reading


Daines to Pelosi: Stop Playing Political Games with USMCA

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats to act and advance the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Daines stressed the importance of the USMCA to Montana Ag and the economy highlighting an estimated $68 billion boost to the nation's GDP, 176,000 new jobs, higher wages, and increased certainty. To download the full video, click HERE. "The House Democrats cannot continue to hold our farmers … Continue Reading


Daines Leads Bipartisan Effort to Extend Funding to Community Health Centers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today led a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer urging long-term funding of community health centers (CHCs). "Community health centers provide affordable health care to our nation's most vulnerable citizens," Daines wrote. "More than 29 million patients, including 385,000 veterans and 8.7 million children, receive quality medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health care services from a communi… Continue Reading


Daines Announces $200,000 For Substance Abuse Treatment in Yellowstone County

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $200,000 will be directed towards the Yellowstone County Substance Abuse Connect Coalition. "We have an opportunity to help the most vulnerable of our society get their lives back on track," Daines said. "This grant ensures we get the folks suffering from substance abuse in Yellowstone County the lifesaving treatment they need to begin the healing process." Background: Daines has been a strong voice in the U.S. Senate fighting to s… Continue Reading


Daines: Provide Assistance to Farmers Impacted by Excessive Rainfall

U.S. SENATE - This week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging he provide support for Montana's farmers who have been negatively impacted by excessive rainfall. "Over the past several weeks, northeast Montana has faced unusual and sustained high levels of precipitation and I urge you to utilize all appropriate resources and flexibility to provide relief and disaster assistance to impacted farmers in a prompt manner," Dai… Continue Reading


Daines Urges Yellowstone, Glacier Superintendents to Assist in Increasing Visitation to Montana’s Less-Visited Parks

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter urging Yellowstone Superintendent Cameron Sholly and Glacier Superintendent Jeff Mow to assist in finding solutions to promote visitation in Montana's less-visited national parks. "Tourism is one of Montana's leading economic drivers, which is why I am committed to increasing visitation to all of Montana's national parks, battlefields, historic sites and more," Daines wrote. "As we continue to see record-breaking visitation numbers, en… Continue Reading


Daines Celebrates Historic Trade Deal with Japan, Major Victory for MT Ag

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined President Trump at the White House for the official signing ceremony of an historic trade agreement between the United States and Japan. Daines invited Montana rancher and President of the Montana Stockgrowers Association, Fred Wacker, to join him and other key officials at the signing ceremony at the White House. To watch the full video click HERE. "Today is a historic day for Montana ag, as this trade agreement will help level the playin… Continue Reading


Daines Pushes for Montana Priorities, Stronger GBSD in NDAA

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines wrote a letter to Congressional leadership urging nuclear modernization and an increase in funding towards the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), the W87-1 warhead, and plutonium pit production in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana is a part of the GBSD project. "The effectiveness of our nuclear deterrent is rooted in the flexibility of the nuclear triad, its reliability, and its ability t… Continue Reading


Daines to FBI Director: Must Not Compromise Safety of Montanans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Christopher Wray urging the FBI not to reduce focus on human trafficking in Montana, while also providing further support in Indian Country. "Fighting human trafficking and reducing crime in Indian Country are both critical challenges in Montana. Each area requires undivided attention and additional action," Daines wrote. "I urge you to assign a full-time agent to focus on hu… Continue Reading


Daines Secures $2 Million for Billings Logan International Airport

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $2,000,000 will be directed towards strengthening Montana's air travel infrastructure at the Billings Logan International Airport. "Strong air infrastructure is vital to Montana's economy and jobs," Daines said. "This grant is great news for Montana, as it will further strengthen tourism in Montana and continue to drive economic growth for folks in Billings and the state." The funding is part of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP… Continue Reading


Daines Fighting To Ensure Replacement For The Minuteman III Stays On Track

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Daines joined a bipartisan group of senators today on a letter urging Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper to prevent any delays for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), which will replace the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls. "We write to emphasize the importance of delivering the Air Force's long-overdue Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) replacement effort," Daines wrote. "To de… Continue Reading


Daines’ Montana Water Bills Move to Senate Floor for a Vote

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured passage of two critical bills with direct impacts to Montana communities, the Clean Water for Rural Communities Act and a bill (S.1882) to allow Sidney Water Users Irrigation District and Kinsey Irrigation Company to continue receiving Pick-Sloan power out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. As a member of the Committee, Daines was instrumental in moving them through the legislative process. To download the full … Continue Reading


Daines Celebrates Major Step Towards Finalized Trade Deal with Japan, Win for Montana Ag

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today celebrated a major step forward towards finalization of a U.S. trade agreement with Japan. To download the full video statement, click HERE. "Today's announcement is a big win for Montana ag and jobs, and a major step forward for opening critical markets for our producers," Daines said. "It has been a privilege to be the voice of Montana's farmers and ranchers during trade negotiations between the U.S. and Japan. I'm happy to see President Trump … Continue Reading


Daines Leads Bipartisan Effort Urging DOD to Restore Education Benefits for Guard & Reserve Members

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper urging the Department to restore full education benefits for members of the National Guard and Reserve. "The brave men and women who serve in our Armed Forces choose to serve for a number of reasons and make many sacrifices in the defense of our country," Daines wrote. "The benefits provided by the Montgomery GI Bill and DoD-funded TA are valuable incentives that can help the Reserve components m… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Over $4 Million Dollars for Montana Airports

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $4,110,152 will be directed towards strengthening Montana's air travel infrastructure at Conrad, Geraldine, Billings, Lewistown, Stevensville, Sher-Wood, Twin Bridges, Dawson, Ravalli, Missoula, and Big Horn airports. "Having the necessary resources to support our air infrastructure is vital to Montana jobs," Daines said. "These grants will strengthen our tourism industry and improve access for folks from all across the country to come… Continue Reading


Daines Fights for Rural Broadband in Indian Country

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today in a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) hearing urged his colleagues to take action in expanding access to broadband spectrum in Montana's tribal communities. To download the full video, click HERE. "The FCC estimates that 55% of Montana's tribal areas still lack broadband access. That is unacceptable. Montana is often overlooked out here in DC, and this is especially true of our rural areas and tribal communities like Fort Belknap. … Continue Reading

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