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02.10.17

Daines Statement on Confirmation of Dr. Price for HHS

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 Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Representative Tom Price. "Secretary Price will reshape healthcare delivery for the American people by upholding the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare," Daines stated. "I'm excited to once again have a doctor and strong leader running the Department of Health a… Continue Reading


02.09.17

Daines Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after meeting with Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald J. Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. "Judge Gorsuch will bring impeccable legal qualifications and western commonsense to the U.S. Supreme Court," Daines stated. "He made clear to me that he understands the proper role of the judiciary and will not legislate from the bench." Daines and Gorsuch discussed the Founders' intent in the Constitution, Sec… Continue Reading


02.08.17

Daines: Sessions Confirmed for Attorney General

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 to lead the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions. "I am thrilled to be able to call my colleague Jeff Sessions Attorney General of the United States," Daines stated. "As Attorney General, he will faithfully defend the Constitution and enforce the rule of law." Immediately following Sessions' confirmation, Daines wrote to him … Continue Reading


02.08.17

Daines: Little Shell Recognition Moves Forward

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs' unanimous passage of his bill to provide long-overdue federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe. Daines and U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced this bill on January 5, 2017. Daines delivered the following remarks in the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs: "I'm thrilled the committee is considering the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act here today. While this business … Continue Reading


02.08.17

Daines, Tester Congratulate Libby Student on Air Force Academy Appointment

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today congratulated Colin Maloney, a Libby High School senior on his appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Daines and Tester both called to congratulate Maloney earlier today. He received a nomination from both senators. Maloney is a top cross-country runner at his school and plays varsity soccer, tennis and basketball. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 2014 and has served with the Youth Conservation Corps. "Colin has shown t… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Daines, Booker Reintroduce Bill to Increase Transparency in Air Travel

U.S. SENATE - Building off their efforts from the 114th Congress, U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced legislation to require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) measure performance goals for new technology shaping America's air traffic control system. The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) will make air travel safer by moving from a radar-based system with radio communication to a satellite-based one. NextGen deployment has been bogged with dela… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Daines: DeVos Confirmed for Secretary of Education

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 Education, Betsy DeVos. "Betsy DeVos will work to bring education decisions back to our communities where they belong," Daines stated. "I look forward to working alongside Secretary DeVos to increase local control of our schools with ideas that originate from the parents, teachers and administrators who a… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Tester, Daines Lead Effort to Dedicate Feb 5-11 National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week

(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines are joining a bipartisan group of 18 senators in highlighting the outstanding work of Montana students, teachers, and education professionals at tribal colleges and universities by commemorating the week of February 5-11 as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week. "Tribal colleges and universities are vital to the success of communities across Indian Country," said Tester, member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. "These acad… Continue Reading


02.05.17

Daines Reintroduces Legislation to Decrease Regulatory Burden on Montana Small Businesses

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines reintroduced legislation to roll back the regulatory burdens and uncertainty facing too many Montana small businesses. Daines' bill, the Regulatory Predictability for Business Growth Act, ensures that small businesses aren't subjected to unexamined and altered regulations that change at the whims of Washington bureaucrats. "When you start a company or are working on growing your business, the last thing you need is the federal government creating more re… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Ally Martin of Wheatland

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Ally Martin of Wheatland County, a tough ranch hand with a very bright future. 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 fellow Montanans… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Daines Statement on Iran Sanctions

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Treasury, under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, announced new sanctions against Iran: "It is our duty to hold Iran's feet to the fire. America has new leadership that won't tolerate the world's leading state sponsor of terror acting as an aggressor." ###… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Daines, Sullivan Introduce Measures to Split the Ninth Circuit Court

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today introduced two bills to address failures in America's system of justice by restructuring the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which, because of its size and scope, denies citizens in its jurisdiction equal access to justice. The Circuit Court of Appeals Restructuring and Modernization Act would split the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals into two circuits: the Ninth and the Twelfth Circuits. The re… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Daines: Coats Will Protect National Security

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after meeting with President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Director of National Intelligence, former U.S. Senator Dan Coats. "Dan Coats is a true statesman who has a deep understanding of the threats facing our nation," Daines stated. "Senator Coats served for years on the U.S. Senate Committee on Intelligence and I know that he will prioritize the safety and security of the American people." During the meeti… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Daines Praises Passage of Measure to Eliminate Anti-Coal Rule

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the U.S. Senate's passage of a resolution of disapproval to eliminate the Obama administration's anti-coal so-called "Stream Protection Rule." This wholly unnecessary and unsupported Obama administration rule would affect both surface and underground coal mines, substantially impairing domestic industry's ability to meet our nation's energy needs and devastating Montana's coal development, which is a pillar of Montana's economy. Furthermore,… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Daines, Warner Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Senator Mark Warner today introduced legislation to support research and development that will boost cybersecurity innovation. Cybersecurity is a critical component of U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) responsibilities. In light of recent federal data breaches with delayed detection and notification, there is a need to improve our nation's cyber infrastructure. This legislation would expedite the implementation of new and real-time t… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Tester, Daines Reintroduce Bipartisan Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act

(U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines today reintroduced their bipartisan Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act to create renewable energy jobs by streamlining the permitting process for wind, solar, and geothermal energy development on public lands. "This bipartisan bill will allow us to unlock the renewable energy potential that exists on our public lands, invest in conservation efforts, and support local communities," Tester said. "This is the balance we need to … Continue Reading


02.01.17

Daines Discusses Montana Ag Priorities with Secretary of Ag Nominee Governor Sonny Perdue

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after meeting with President Trump's nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. "As Secretary, Governor Perdue will work tirelessly to expand opportunities for Montana agriculture and be a champion for our state's number one economic driver," Daines stated. "As Montana's sole representative on the Senate Agriculture Committee, I look forward to working with Gove… Continue Reading


02.01.17

Daines: Tillerson Confirmed as Secretary of State

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 State, Rex Tillerson. "As our country's top diplomat, Secretary Tillerson will prioritize our national security priorities, restore the trust and faith world leaders have in our country and ensure we uphold the promises made to our allies," Daines stated. "I know Secretary Tillerson will uphold the deep … Continue Reading


01.31.17

Daines Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. "Neil Gorsuch has an established record as a mainstream judge who upholds the rule of law and doesn't legislate from the bench. I know that Judge Gorsuch will interpret the rule of law in accordance to the original intent of our founding document, the Constitution. Judge Gorsuch is se… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Daines Discusses Veterans Choice with VA Secretary Nominee Shulkin

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after meeting with President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David Shulkin. "When it comes to veterans and healthcare - a promise made must be a promise kept," Daines stated. "That's why it's critical we ensure that our veterans have access to the healthcare they need, especially in rural areas. I believe that Dr. Shulkin will work with me to meet the needs of … Continue Reading

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