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04.05.17

Daines, Tester Lead Senators in Asking Trump to Prioritize Opening Chinese Markets to U.S. Beef

39 Senators Sign Letter to President U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today led 37 Senators in a letter to President Donald J. Trump asking him to prioritize reopening China's market to U.S. beef in his discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week. "Opening this market to U.S. producers would create substantial opportunities for farmers and ranchers across the country as China has an import market in excess of $2.5 billion and is the second largest importer of… Continue Reading


04.04.17

Montana Shooting Sports Association Endorses Judge Neil Gorsuch

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Judge Neil Gorsuch secured the endorsement of the Montana Shooting Sports Association to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. "Montana gun owners support and encourage confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court," Gary Marbut, President of the Montana Shooting Sports Association. "We are frustrated with judges who believe the Constitution is an archaic piece of paper, meaningless, and to be ignored or cir… Continue Reading


04.04.17

Daines: Senate Will Confirm Judge Gorsuch this Week

U.S. SENATE -Just days before the U.S. Senate is set to confirm Judge Neil Gorusch to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today took to the Senate floor in support of Gorsuch's nomination. Click here to watch Daines' floor remarks. Click here to download Daines' floor remarks. Daines' remarks as prepared are available below: "Today, I'm joining my colleagues on the floor with a bit of confusion, a bit of disappointment and a lot of questions. I'm referring to the confi… Continue Reading


04.03.17

Senators, Representatives Praise Halt of Harmful Federal Coal, Oil and Gas Valuation Rule

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Mike Enzi (R-WY), John Barrasso (R-WY) and John Kennedy (R-LA) and U.S. Representatives Steve Scalise (R-LA), Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Rob Bishop (R-UT) today applauded the U.S. Department of the Interior for working to rescind the Consolidated Federal Oil and Gas, Federal and Indian Rule. "We need forward looking policies that encourage energy innovation to create American energy dominance," Daines stated. "This rule would have harmed hardworking… Continue Reading


03.31.17

Key Montana Judges Endorse Judge Neil Gorsuch

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Judge Neil Gorsuch secured the endorsement of three key Montana judges and one former judge to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. In a letter sent to U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jon Tester (D-MT), Judge Russell Fagg, Thirteenth Judicial District, Judge Jeffrey Langton, Twenty-First Judicial District, Judge John Larson, Fourth Judicial District and State Senator Ne… Continue Reading


03.31.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Jenny Genger of Jefferson County

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Jenny Genger of Jefferson County for her selfless commitment to others in her community. Daines' recognition in the Congressional Record is available here. Through his "Montanan of the Week" initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. Daines welcomes anyone to nominate… Continue Reading


03.30.17

Three Daines, Tester Bills to Protect Montanans Way of Life Pass Energy Committee

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester's bipartisan bills to protect Montanans way of life today passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The committee today passed the reinstatement and an extension of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license for Clark Canyon Dam Hydro Project in Dillon, (S. 491) Montana and an extension of the FERC license for the Gibson Dam Hydro Project near Augusta, Montana (S.490). The committee also passed S. 117, b… Continue Reading


03.30.17

Daines, Tester Fight to Protect Montana’s East Rosebud Creek

Senators Move East Rosebud Legislation Closer to Law (U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester's bipartisan bill to designate portions of the East Rosebud Creek as "wild and scenic" passed out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and is now heading to the Senate floor. The Montana made legislation will preserve the free-flowing condition of the East Rosebud Creek under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. "Protecting the East Rosebud Creek is important to t… Continue Reading


03.30.17

Daines, Tester Designate April 1-8 National Asbestos Awareness Week

(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester are raising awareness about the devastating impacts of asbestos on communities and families by designating the first week of April as National Asbestos Awareness Week. Tester and Daines are calling on the U.S. Surgeon General to warn and educate the public about asbestos exposure. "By continuing to raise awareness about the deadly effects of asbestos we can prevent future widespread issues in communities across the country," Daines stat… Continue Reading


03.30.17

Montana Ag Groups Endorse Judge Gorsuch

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Judge Neil Gorsuch secured the endorsement from the Montana Farm Bureau, Montana Grain Growers Association, Montana Wool Growers Association and the Montana Stockgrowers Association to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. Hans McPherson, Montana Farm Bureau Federation President: "MFBF supports Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court because of he respects the law and the Constitution as written. He has the experience nece… Continue Reading


03.29.17

Daines Praises Zinke Action to Protect Montana Energy Jobs

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the action taken by U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke to protect Montana energy jobs. Zinke today reinstated the Royalty Policy Committee, ended the coal-leasing moratorium and withdrew the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule. Zinke additionally launched a review of several other rules to unleash American energy and restore energy dominance. Daines was with Zinke as he signed these orders at DO… Continue Reading


03.29.17

Knudsen, Rosendale Endorse Judge Neil Gorsuch

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Montana's Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen and Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale endorsed Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. "Our nation needs a strong, principled constitutionalist on our Supreme Court and I have been exceedingly impressed by Judge Gorsuch," Knudsen stated. "I want to thank Senator Daines for his leadership on this confirmation and hope that the Senate will soon move to make… Continue Reading


03.29.17

Daines, Tester Announce 2017 Academy Days in Montana

(U.S. Senate) - Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester have announced the dates and times of their annual Academy Days this year. The free events will take place in Missoula, Great Falls, and Billings and are open to Montana students interested in attending a military academy or pursuing a career in the military. These events give students and their families the opportunity to discuss the military academy application process with representatives from Tester's and Daines' offices, as well as offi… Continue Reading


03.28.17

What They Are Saying: President Trump’s Energy Dominance Executive Order

U.S. SENATE - The news of President Donald J. Trump's executive action to roll back the Obama administration's harmful Clean Power Plan that would threaten 7,000 Montana jobs and end the coal leasing moratorium was welcomed across Montana: Rosebud County Commissioners: "We are excited and relieved to finally have some common sense put back into Washington politics. A great burden will be lifted off the residents of Rosebud County by pulling back these overreaching rules. A special thank you to … Continue Reading


03.28.17

Trump Heeds Daines Call: Ends War on Coal

Reverses Coal Leasing Moratorium, Begins to Roll Back EPA Power Plan U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's executive action to end the war on coal. The President's executive actions reverse the Department of Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Land Management's coal leasing moratorium and start halting the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. Daines was with Trump at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters for the… Continue Reading


03.28.17

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox Endorses Judge Gorsuch

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox endorsed Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice: "Judge Gorsuch is unquestionably qualified to be our next Supreme Court Justice, garnering enthusiastic support from across the political and ideological spectrum since his nomination," Fox stated. "Being from the Rocky Mountain West, Gorsuch will add a regional perspective currently not represented by any of the other ju… Continue Reading


03.27.17

Fort Peck, Fort Belknap, Crow Endorse Judge Neil Gorsuch

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation, the Fort Belknap Indian Community and the Crow Tribe have endorsed Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Fort Peck: "While no good judge can tell you how he would rule on a matter before he has had a case presentation to him, we believe that Judge Gorsuch is well qualified and has an understanding of Federal Indian law that will Tri… Continue Reading


03.27.17

Daines Announces $831,829 for Montana Community’s Health Centers

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $831,829 in critical funding for Bighorn Valley Health Center, Missoula Partnership Health Center and Bullhook Community Health Center. The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Bighorn Valley Health Center: $285,204.00 Missoula Partnership Health Center: $382,398.00 Bullhook Community Health Center: $164,227.00 "It is critical that Montanans have access to healthcare, regardless of income,… Continue Reading


03.24.17

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bicameral Bill to Save Servicemembers Money

GREAT FALLS, Mont. -At the Montana Enlisted Association of the National Guard this evening in Great Falls, U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) announced the introduction of a bipartisan bicameral legislation to ensure servicemembers aren't unduly penalized when they serve their country. Every month, guardsmen and reservists across the country travel hundreds of miles from their homes of record to their assigned duty location. In most cases, these service members must bear the cost of their travel… Continue Reading


03.24.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Leslie Cartner of Billings

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Leslie Cartner, Commander of the Yellowstone Battalion of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps in Billings. Daines' recognition in the Congressional Record is available here. Through his "Montanan of the Week" initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. Daines welcomes anyone to nomin… Continue Reading

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