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


Daines: Final NDAA Bill Must Include Little Shell Recognition

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today wrote a letter calling on the leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees to retain a provision in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana. "The time has come for Congress to act and provide the Little Shell Tribe with long-overdue federal recognition," Daines wrote. "I urge you to preserve Section 6020 of the Senat… Continue Reading


Daines Leads Bipartisan Effort For Full, Permanent Funding of LWCF

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today wrote Senate and House leadership urging full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). "As you work to enact legislation that will address Federal funding needs for fiscal year 2020 and beyond, we urge you to seize the opportunity for including a bipartisan win for future generations-full, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund," Daines wrote. "This investment would protect and conserve our national … Continue Reading


Daines: Our Enemies Wounded Us, But Didn’t Defeat Us

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate in memory of the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks on our nation. To download the full video, click HERE. Daines honored those lost on September 11th saying, "Today, Montanans, and Americans across our country are taking time to reflect upon the horrific acts of 9/11. Today, we take time to remember the thousands of lives lost on that horrible day. We remember the daughters who lost their mothe… Continue Reading


Daines, Gianforte Call for Swift, Transparent Investigation into Beef Pricing Margins

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging a swift, thorough and transparent investigation into the impact of the fire that occurred at a Tyson Food beef processing plant in Holcomb, Kansas. "We appreciate this decision and urge you to ensure that this investigation is conducted in a prompt, thorough, and transparent manner," Daines and Gianforte wrote. "As you know, this fir… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Over $1 Million LWCF Funding for Public Access, Outdoor Recreation in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $1,611,602 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will be directed towards Montana to support public access, outdoor recreation and conservation projects. "This is great news for Montana," Daines said. "This LWCF funding could help increase public access to public lands, expand access to fishing sites, and promote outdoor recreation. I will continue to fight for full and permanent funding of LWCF so these resources… Continue Reading


Daines, Gianforte Secure Feasibility Study for Silver Bow Creek Restoration and Cleanup

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to award a $50,000 grant to conduct a feasibility study of a complete and restored Silver Bow Creek. The news follows Daines' and Gianforte's request to find a concrete path forward for restoration. "Montanans have been waiting for far too long on cleanup of the Silver Bow Creek," Daines said. "I'm very glad to see the EPA respond to my request to find … Continue Reading


Daines Applauds President Trump’s $4 Million Commitment to Combating Montana’s Opioid Crisis

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the Trump Administration would be committing $4,030,370 towards combatting the opioid epidemic in Montana. "For far too long, families in Montana and across this nation have been torn apart by the drug epidemic, including opioids and meth," Daines said. "I'm grateful for President Trump's leadership and commitment to combating the devastating drug epidemic by expanding access to treatment, prevention, and recovery." These grants were pro… Continue Reading


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

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