Daines: Montana’s Northern Border is Critical to National Security

SWEETGRASS, Mont. - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today toured Montana's Northern Border with Canada to discuss the importance of keeping Montana and the United States safe and secure. During the visit, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials demonstrated new technology being used on the border, and discussed new methods being used for security. To download SOTVO click HERE Following the technology demo Daines said: "This is a great example of how we are using technology to be a forc… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Over $175,000 in Grant Funding for Pipeline Safety in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he secured a $176,927 grant for the State of Montana to enhance pipeline safety across the state. "All over Montana, pipelines are a critical piece of infrastructure - providing major economic benefits to the communities that host them," Daines said. "I'm glad to see these important funds be directed to keeping Montana's pipelines safe from potential spills and accidents, which will allow these pipelines to continue to spur economic growth… Continue Reading


Daines Continues 56 County Tour

MONTANA -This week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines continued his 56-county tour of the Treasure State for the 116th Congress, with eight stops across Montana. Every Congress, Daines visits all 56 counties. This week, Daines visited Red Lodge, Clancy, Toston, Deer Lodge, Baker, Miles City, Plentywood and Scobey. Red Lodge: On Monday, Daines met with the folks of Red Lodge to discuss everything from lowering the national debt to ensuring folks have access to care in our rural communities. Clancy:… Continue Reading


Daines Applauds EPA’s Proposal That Will Lead to More High Paying Montana Jobs

U.S. SENATE- Today, U.S. Senator Steve applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal regarding the water quality certification process. The proposal would reform implementation of the water quality certification process under section 401 of the Clean Water Act. "This is great news for Montana's energy economy," Daines said. "Today's announcement will help stop activist bureaucrats from abusing the law to limit the potential of Montana's booming energy economy. Common sense r… Continue Reading


Daines Announces $86 Thousand Grant to Strengthen Fish Habitation and River Flow in French Creek

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $86,610 will be directed towards the Big Hole Watershed Committee based in Divide, Montana to complete the Lower French Creek Sediment Reduction Project. "This is great news for the folks in Silver Bow County," Daines said. "This funding is about preserving our great outdoor heritage and will ensure better flow to the French Creek for all Montanans to enjoy." The project will reroute a 4,000 linear foot reach of French Creek that i… Continue Reading


Daines Leads U.S. Senate Field Hearing on National Parks at Grant-Kohrs

DEER LODGE, Mont. - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today brought together members of the community and leaders from the National Park Service for an official U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources field hearing at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. Serving as the Chairman of the National Parks Subcommittee, Daines held the hearing to examine opportunities of expanding visitation at lesser-known National Park System Units. Daines said, "We know that over 5.5 million people visited nat… Continue Reading


Daines Announces $300,000 to Spur Economic Development for Colstrip Communities

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $300,000 will be directed towards Rosebud County to strengthen Colstrip and support the economic infrastructure of the local community. "This is about making sure the folks at Colstrip aren't left behind," Daines said. "These grants will strengthen the local community in Rosebud by creating good paying jobs and spurring economic development for Rosebud County's small businesses." Colstrip was granted two grants from the Economic De… Continue Reading


Daines Introduces Legislation to Protect Veterans from Pension Poachers

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation to protect Montana veterans from being scammed by pension poachers. "It is a shame that there are bad actors out there looking to take advantage of our nation's heroes," Daines said. "My legislation cracks down on pension poachers and ensure our veterans in Montana and across the country are protected from these illegal scams." The FREE Veterans Act reinstates a penalty on companies who act illegally by providing advice or rep… Continue Reading


Daines, Feinstein Developing Major, Bipartisan Forestry Legislation

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following joint statement on bipartisan legislation they are developing to protect public safety by expediting and expanding the removal of dead, dying and hazardous trees in national forests: "The 2017 and 2018 fire seasons brought unspeakable loss and grief to California and Montana communities. Unfortunately, millions of acres of forests in our states and across the West remain at high risk o… Continue Reading


Daines Votes No on Budget Deal, Slams Out of Control Government Spending

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on his vote against increasing the federal debt ceiling and government spending: "I voted no on the budget deal today. It is absolutely irresponsible for Washington to increase the limit on the nation's credit card while busting the budget and increasing government spending by hundreds of billions with no effort to reform out of control spending and deficits," Daines said. "We need reforms like my Balanced Budget Accou… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Over $3 Million in Funding for Billings Logan International and Miles City Airport

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $3,563,796 will be directed towards strengthening Montana's air travel infrastructure in Billings and Miles City. "Having the necessary resources to support our air infrastructure is important for Montana's economy," Daines said. "These grants will help support Montana jobs, strengthen our tourism industry and make it easier for folks from all across the country to come to enjoy all Big Sky Country has to offer." Miles City Airport… Continue Reading


President Trump Signs Daines’ Bill for Nursing Moms Into Law

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today celebrated his bipartisan legislation, the Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act, being signed into law by President Trump. Daines' bill requires designated breastfeeding rooms in federal buildings. "This is great news for nursing moms all over Montana and our country," Daines said. "It's long overdue that Montana moms have access to a private, clean, and safe place to nurse their newborn babies. I'm glad to have led this fight, and I thank Preside… Continue Reading


Daines Votes for Major Prescription Drug Pricing Reform to Lower Costs for Montanans, Save Taxpayers Billions

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to advance the bipartisan Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019 (PDPRA) out of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. This major bipartisan prescription drug pricing reform package will help reduce out-of-pocket costs and lower prescription drug costs for Montanans. The package also saves Montanans and taxpayers over $100 billion. "From Great Falls to Miles City to Libby, Montanans are paying far too much for the medicine they need," Da… Continue Reading


Daines Introduces Three Bipartisan Bills to Lower Prescription Drugs Costs for Montanans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced three bipartisan bills to increase transparency in the complex drug pricing system and lower prescription drug prices for Montanans. "As I travel across Montana, one of the biggest concerns I hear about is the outrageous and high cost of prescription drugs for Montana families and seniors," Daines said. "These bipartisan bills will go a long way to lower prescription drug costs for Montanans by ensuring savings are going to consumers ins… Continue Reading


Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Stop Online Booking Scams

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to protect consumers from online booking scams. "Montana's booming tourism industry is a critical part of our economy and provides high paying jobs for our communities," Daines said. "It's important that visitors and travelers to our state are not scammed and must have the assurances that the hotel room they booked will be there when they arrive. That's why I introduced my bipartisan bill, to help stop online boo… Continue Reading


Daines: We Must Protect Montana Seniors, Stop Nursing Home Abuse

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today in a U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing emphasized the need to combat abuse and neglect in Montana's nursing homes, including in a facility in Lewistown. Click HERE to download "When it comes to family members making the decision to find a nursing home for a loved one," Daines said. "The last thing they should be worried about is whether their mom or dad, or grandfather or grandmother, will be safe from abuse in their new home… it's tim… Continue Reading


Daines to Combat CWD Transmissions, Protect Montana’s Outdoor Economy and Wildlife

U.S. SENATE - Last week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines cosponsored the Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Cervidae Study Act which requires the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Interior secretaries to enter into an arrangement with the National Academies of Sciences to review current data and best management practices from federal and state agencies regarding Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) transmissions and produce a report detailing the findings and recommendations for counter… Continue Reading


Daines, Gillibrand Demand No Further Delays for Blue Water Veterans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Kirsten Gillibrand today wrote a letter urging Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, to reverse his decision to delay benefits by another six months to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans. "This is a disheartening and unnecessary action," the senators wrote. "Delaying these benefits for another six month without specific and valid cause only adds insult to these veterans, many of whom have been waiting for these benefits for seventeen years.… Continue Reading


Daines, Gianforte Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fix PILT for Montana Counties

U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte yesterday introduced the bipartisan Small County Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Parity Act. "Far too often our rural communities are pushed aside and not given the resources they need,"Senator Daines said. "These PILT payments deliver critical services to folks in rural Montana, and I'm glad to introduce this important legislation to increase those resources in Montana's small counties." "In Montana, 55 of our 56 counties receive PIL… Continue Reading


Daines Bill Set to Generate $6.6 Billion in Federal Revenue

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his bill, the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act of 2019, will generate $6.6 Billion in federal revenue, according to the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Tax, by restoring integrity back to the conservation program. "My bipartisan bill will protect this critical conservation tool by stopping abuse from bad actors," Daines said. "The massive $6.6 billion revenue estimate shows that, despite previous IRS guidance, abuses ha… Continue Reading

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