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02.17.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Ellen Wood of Winnett

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Ellen Wood of Winnett who has been serving up hospitality to the folks in Petroleum County for the past twenty-five years. 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 w… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Daines Blasts Democrats for Holding Up Zinke Confirmation

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today took to the Senate floor to blast Democrat obstructionist tactics that have resulted in the slowest cabinet confirmation for a President since George Washington. Click HERE to watch Daines' remarks. Click HERE to download Daines' remarks. Daines' remarks are below: "Let me share the bad news. "Just this morning, Leader McConnell came down here to move Congressman Zinke's nomination to be Secretary of Interior - debate his nomination on t… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Daines Announces Chairmanship of Ag Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that his colleagues have selected him to chair the prestigious U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources. The subcommittee is responsible for oversight of the U.S. Forest Service and will play a critical role in forest management reform. It also covers the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the implementation of new regulat… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Daines: Pruitt Confirmed for EPA Administrator

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. "Administrator Pruitt will immediately halt the war on coal and destroy excessive regulations from being imposed on Montana," Daines stated. "I know Scott Pruitt will use sound science in his decisions as EPA Administrator." Daines and Pr… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Daines, Gillibrand Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Navy Veterans Harmed By Agent Orange

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and today reintroduced the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, legislation to ensure that thousands of Navy veterans, known as "Blue Water" veterans, are able to receive the disability and health care benefits they earned after exposure to Agent Orange while fighting in the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military sprayed approximately 20 million gallons of Agent Orange in Vietnam to remov… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Daines, Tester Work to Protect Montanans’ Right to Privacy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today introduced the Stopping Mass Hacking (SMH) Act to protect millions of law-abiding Americans from government hacking. The Stopping Mass Hacking (SMH) Act is a bipartisan effort that reverses recently implemented changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. The changes allow the government to get a single warrant to hack an unlimited number of Americans' computers if their computers have been affected by criminals, wit… Continue Reading


02.16.17

Daines Statement on Confirmation of Mulvaney for OMB

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney. "Mick understands what it means to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars," Daines stated. "I know Mick takes the responsibility of balancing the budget seriously and am eager to see the budget proposals he puts forward to get our fiscal house in order." Imm… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Daines, Tester Reintroduce Bipartisan Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to create a national cancer registry for firefighters diagnosed with the deadly disease. Firefighters are exposed to a range of harmful toxins, and research has indicated that there is a strong connection between firefighting and an increased risk for several major cancers such as testicular, stomach, brain and multiple myeloma. "Each and every day, firefighters across the nation are putting their… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Daines Welcomes 2017 Champion for Change Mariah Gladstone

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today met with the 2017 Champion for Change Mariah Gladstone of Kalispell. Gladstone, 23, is a Glacier High School graduate, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet and Cherokee tribes, and an advocate for food sovereignty. The Center for Native American Youth created the Champions for Change program as a youth leadership initiative that highlights positive stories from Indian Country and develops young Native leaders through experience-based learning. Maria… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Daines Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Establish a U.S. Chief Manufacturing Officer

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation to establish the position of U.S. Chief Manufacturing Officer in the Executive Office of the President. The U.S. Chief Manufacturing Officer (CMO) will be responsible for coordinating manufacturing-related policies and activities across agencies. The CMO will also develop a national manufacturing strategy to revitalize the manufacturing sector, spur economic growth, and expand United States competitiveness. "Domestic manufact… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Daines Introduces Legislation To Hold Consumer Agency Accountable

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Accountability Act of 2017 to make the bureau accountable to the American people by bringing it under the Congressional appropriations process. "Regulations associated with Dodd-Frank have cost our economy $36 billion and created 73 million paperwork hours," Daines stated. "We can't create more high paying jobs and grow the economy by suffocating it with red tape." This effort has earned su… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Daines Praises Trump Administration Action on Obamacare

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the administrative actions taken by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to protect Americans from the consequences of Obamacare. "Obamacare is failing Montanans and insurers are fleeing the marketplace by the minute," Daines stated. "Having Secretary Price take swift action today, I am hopeful it will help stabilize the marketplace and slow the death spiral while we work to put a replacement in place that better … Continue Reading


02.15.17

Daines Emphasizes Importance of Quality Health Care in Rural America

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price regarding health care in rural America. The letter emphasizes the importance of rural health-care providers and their critical role in rural communities. "As you take on this new leadership role at HHS, we request that you work with us to ensure that the federal government does not act as an impediment to providing health care in rural communities," Daines wrot… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Daines Halts Attempt to Strip Americans of their Second Amendment Rights

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today stopped the Obama administration's attempt to strip Social Security beneficiaries of their Second Amendment rights. In January 2013, President Barack Obama issued a memorandum directing federal agencies - including the Social Security Administration - to gather and submit information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) on individuals who may be determined to be what NICS refers to as "mentally defective." In order for an… Continue Reading


02.14.17

Daines: McMahon Confirmed for Small Business Administration

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon. "Administrator McMahon knows what it takes to grow a business from the ground up," Daines stated. "I have confidence that Administrator McMahon will work hand in glove with our nation's small businesses to support their needs and efforts to grow our economy and create m… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Daines: Shulkin Confirmed for VA Secretary

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), David Shulkin. "I know that Secretary Shulkin will put our veterans' needs first by prioritizing timely access to quality care," Daines stated. "Secretary Shulkin has a tall order in front of him to refocus the VA to uphold the promise our government made to our veterans to get the… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Daines: Mnuchin Confirmed for Treasury Secretary

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury, Steven Mnuchin. "As Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin will challenge the status quo to implement a bold pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda," Daines stated. "I'm excited to see his ideas become reality to create more good-paying American jobs." Immediately following Mnuchin's confirmation, Daines ext… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Daines Encourages the President to Strengthen Mission at GITMO, Safeguard Americans

Letter Requests Immediate Hold on Transferring Detainees, Evaluation of Review Board U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today encouraged President Donald Trump to assess the future operations and detention of detainees held at the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO). In the letter, Daines shared with President Trump a number of recommendations for the future of the detention facility as the president and Congress work to ensure the safety of… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Daines, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Consumers Correct Errors on Credit Reports

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation to protect victims of credit reporting error. A report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found that millions of consumer credit reports contain mistakes and errors, often leading to less favorable loan terms or denial of credit. Resolving these errors can take a long time and many consumers have incorrect information on their credit reports as they go through the dispute process. The … Continue Reading


02.10.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Jess Lockwood of Volborg

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Jess Lockwood of Volborg who moved into the top spot of the Professional Bull Riders world rankings earlier this week. 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… Continue Reading

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