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07.27.17

Daines Puts Senators on Record on Socialized Medicine

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured a vote on his amendment to the healthcare bill, currently being debated on the U.S. Senate floor, to put U.S. Senators on the record on whether or not they support socialized medicine. While Democrats have consistently championed this proposal, today they shielded their true views from their constituents and the American people on their real support for a single payer system. Daines' amendment is consistent with U.S. Representative … Continue Reading


07.27.17

Daines Secures Critical Funds for Montana’s Transportation Network

U.S. SETNATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured important funding to help improve Montana's transportation services including for roadways, highways, runways and the big sky. This afternoon, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations passed the bipartisan FY2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. "Improving our roadways, bridges and runways is critically important for Montana's connectivity and economic activity," Daines stated… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Daines Secures Critical Funds to Spur Economic Development

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured important funding to support Montana's commerce, justice and science systems including new forest products, outdoor recreation economic impact and countering the drug epidemic in Montana. This afternoon, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations passed the bipartisan FY2018 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. We need to prioritize spending to support efforts most important to protecting Montana familie… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Daines, Gianforte Urge FEMA to Reconsider Aid to Montana for Lodgepole Complex Fires

Congressman Greg Gianforte and U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to declare Montana eligible for emergency funds. Gianforte and Daines sent a letter to Brock Long, Administrator of FEMA, requesting reconsideration of Montana's request for eligibility for fire management assistance. The Lodgepole Complex fires have already consumed more than 270,000 acres, and the devastating disaster threatens the livelihood of thousands of Montanans. "We… Continue Reading


07.26.17

Daines: Let’s Repeal the #PovertyTax

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines blasted the Obamacare tax penalty that targets low income Americans who did not buy insurance required by Obamacare's heavy handed mandates. In his remarks, Daines previewed an amendment he wants adopted into legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare to return money to the 7,973,490 Americans who paid the Poverty Tax to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Click HERE to watch Daines' remarks. Click HERE to download Daines' remarks. Dain… Continue Reading


07.26.17

Daines: Paradise Valley Home to Renowned Recreation

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke about Paradise Valley during the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining hearing. Daines reiterated he supports the local communities efforts for a mineral withdrawal to protect Paradise Valley and emphasized the need to focus on the best path forward with the highest chance of success for securing protections for the Gateway to Yellowstone. Click HERE to watch Daines' r… Continue Reading


07.26.17

Daines’ Bills to Protect Taxpayer Dollars Pass Committee

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured the passage of his legislation to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently and effectively at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This morning the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs overwhelmingly passed both S.886 - DHS Acquisition Review Board Act and the S.906 - Reduce DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act. "We need more accountability and transparency with taxpayer dollars," Daines state… Continue Reading


07.26.17

Daines Meets with White House Leaders to Fight Montana Meth Problem

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines met with White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Acting Director Richard Baum on ways to combat the growing problem of methamphetamine in Montana. "Meth is ruining lives across our great state. The future of the next generation of Montanans is at risk if we do not combat this growing epidemic," Daines stated "I am glad the White House is committed to finding a solution to the drug problem in America and I look forward to working with… Continue Reading


07.25.17

EPA Meets Daines Requests in Superfund Task Force Report

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured his recommendations in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Task Force Report released by Administrator Scott Pruitt. "With nearly 20 National Priority List Superfund sites in Montana, it's a high priority of mine to ensure we are doing all we can to work toward cleaning them up," Daines stated "I am glad to see Administrator Pruitt take into account my recommendations and I look forward to continue working with the EPA to… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Daines Announces $5,024,695 in Funding for Montana Airports

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $5,024,695.00 in critical funding for four Montana airports in Glendive, Billings, Butte and Kalispell. "Montana airports play a critical role in our communities," Daines stated. "This funding will make a big difference in keeping our airports in good shape for current and future use." Daines secured the following provisions in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization: Airport Improvement Program (AIP) dollars which bu… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Daines Honors Billings Couple as “Angels in Adoption”

U.S. SENATE - Senator Steve Daines last week recognized Susan and Jack Klein of Billings as his "Angels in Adoption" - an honor designated to Americans making a difference in the lives of children through adoption. "It's an honor to nominate Susan and Jack Klein as our 'Angels in Adoption.' As a Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Jack has continued the practice of serving both his country and community," stated Daines "Today, Jack and Susan make a profound impact not only on the lives of the children… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Daines: Bernhardt Will Make a Great Deputy Secretary of Interior

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the U.S. Senate confirmation of David Bernhardt as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. "David Bernhardt is a westerner who is well-qualified to serve as the Deputy Secretary of Interior," Daines stated. "I look forward to watching David hit the ground running and work with him to improve our great public lands." Shortly before the vote, Daines took to the Senate floor to highlight Bernhardt's qualifications: C… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Daines Speaks on Senate Floor on Montana Fires

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today took to the U.S. Senate floor to discuss the fires burning across Montana, the tragic loss of Trenton Johnson and the severe drought facing Montana producers: Click HERE to watch Daines' remarks. Click HERE to download Daines' remarks. ### Contact: Marcie Kinzel, Katie Waldman… Continue Reading


07.23.17

Daines Statement on Guthrie McLean

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on Guthrie McLean. "I am thrilled to report that we just received an email from Guthrie McLean's mother that 'prayers answered, Guthrie is home,'" Daines stated. "After days of working the phones with top Chinese and American officials to secure Guthrie's freedom from a Chinese detention facility, he has been safely reunited with his mother." Daines has been working through the weekend with both the Chinese and Uni… Continue Reading


07.20.17

Daines Works to Improve Montana’s Energy and Water Development

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today worked to improve the future of Montana energy and water development. This afternoon, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations passed the bipartisan FY2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. "We need to provide the necessary tools to restore American energy dominance and keep our communities strong," Daines stated. "I'm thrilled to secure important resources that deliver reliable water to Montanans."During the mark-up the com… Continue Reading


07.19.17

Daines, Gianforte Announce $187,606 in Funding for the Montana Public Service Commission Towards Pipeline Safety

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte today announced $187,606 in funding for pipeline safety programs awarded to the Montana Public Service Commission. This funding will pay up to 80 percent of Montana's cost for personnel, equipment and activities to carry out inspection and enforcement of pipeline safety regulations. "Pipeline infrastructure is critical for energy, jobs and protecting the environment in Montana," Daines stated. "I'm pleased tha… Continue Reading


07.17.17

Daines, Gianforte Demand Reliable Water for Rocky Boy's Reservation

U.S. CONGRESS- U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte today urged the Indian Health Service to provide immediate attention to the emergent water shortage on the Rocky Boy's reservation. Daines and Gianforte sent a letter to Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee, the Acting Director of the Indian Health Service, urging immediate support to the Rocky Boy's reservation. With high temperatures and low water tank levels, the tribe is at risk for losing all water. "We write with… Continue Reading


07.17.17

Daines Announces $1,767,900 in Funding for the Montana Migrant Council in Billings

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $1,767,900 in funding for the Montana Migrant Council to provide improved continuity of care, mobile services to rural locations and increased access to affordable care. "Montana's Community Health Centers provide reliable access to affordable healthcare close to home," Daines stated. "This additional funding will help the people of Billings, and other communities, to see improved primary care services." Carol Townsend, CEO Montana Mi… Continue Reading


07.13.17

Daines Secures Improvements for Montana Veterans

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured numerous provisions in the FY 2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to increase Montana veterans' access to timely care for injuries they sustained while serving our nation. These provisions will reduce delays for new facility construction, expanding mental health treatment options and expanding access to veterans in rural areas. "Montana's veterans have suffered under the status quo for to… Continue Reading


07.13.17

Daines Announces Over $5 Million in Funding for Community Health Centers in Butte, Livingston and Lincoln

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2017 Daines Announces Over $5 Million in Funding for Community Health Centers in Butte, Livingston and Lincoln U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $5,276,239 in funding for Community Health Centers in Montana to provide improved continuity of care, mobile services to rural locations and increased access to affordable care. "Montana's Community Health Centers provide reliable access to affordable healthcare close to home," Daines state… Continue Reading

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