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03.22.22

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Protect Montanans’ Privacy from Government Surveillance

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bipartisan bill to increase transparency and protect the privacy of Montanans from government surveillance. The bill would require public reporting and notice of the hundreds of thousands of criminal surveillance orders issued by courts each year, which are typically sealed indefinitely, keeping government surveillance hidden for years, even when the targets are never charged with any crime. "It's simple--Montanans have a Constitutional right… Continue Reading


03.21.22

Daines, Hickenlooper Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Designating March 2022 as “World Down Syndrome Month”

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution designating March 2022 as World Down Syndrome Month. "All lives are precious and created with God-given dignity and potential, no matter how many chromosomes they may have. Designating March as World Down Syndrome Month will help raise awareness and celebrate the joy that those with Down syndrome bring to our lives and families," Daines said. "This resolution celebrates… Continue Reading


03.21.22

RECAP: Daines’ Bipartisan Senate Trip to Poland, Germany to Discuss Russian Invasion of Ukraine

U.S. SENATE - Following Daines' bipartisan Senate delegation trip to Poland and Germany where he met with U.S. military leaders, NATO forces and NGOs to discuss Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, he issued the following statement: "There is good and evil in this world, and we saw that firsthand with Putin's war of aggression against the people of Ukraine. Meeting with U.S. military leaders, NATO forces and NGOs in Poland and Germany allowed us to gain greater insight into Russia's inv… Continue Reading


03.18.22

Daines Urges Biden to Facilitate Proactive Negotiations to Prevent West Coast Ports Strike

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to President Biden urging him to be proactive and facilitate negotiations to prevent a West Coast ports strike which would worsen the Biden administration's ongoing supply chain crisis and sky-high inflation and endanger Montana farmers and ranchers access to critical export markets. "We urge you to begin working with the ILWU and PMA to ensure their crucial work continues without interruption. Any delays caused by failed negotiations will h… Continue Reading


03.17.22

Daines, Rosendale Push Biden Admin to Respond to Gianforte’s Petition to Delisting Grizzly Bears in the NCDE

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today are pushing the Biden administration to respond to Governor Greg Gianforte's petition to delist the grizzly bear in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. "On December 17, 2021 on behalf of the State of Montana, Governor Gianforte and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks submitted a formal petition to identify and delist the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) Distinct Population Segment of… Continue Reading


03.17.22

Daines, Colleagues Demand Answers from Biden Admin on Second Amendment Infringement

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is leading a group of 25 senators in demanding the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) provide answers on recent actions to infringe on Americans' Second Amendment rights by preventing law-abiding citizens from creating and owning suppressors. In a letter to the ATF, the senators wrote, "These continued assaults of the Second Amendment threaten law-abiding Americans' rights as they try to follow ATF guidance on making these parts. … Continue Reading


03.17.22

Daines to Join Bipartisan Delegation in Poland, Germany to Discuss Ongoing Russian Invasion of Ukraine

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines will join a bipartisan Senate delegation trip to Poland and Germany to get a firsthand update on Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine and meet with U.S. military leaders, NGOs and Ukrainians. Ahead of their trip, the bipartisan group of senators shared the following statement: This strong, bipartisan delegation proves the Senate stands united in its support for Ukraine. During our time in Poland and Germany, we will have the opportunity to gain greater … Continue Reading


03.16.22

Daines to Biden: Stop Pushing Green New Deal Priorities on USPS

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to President Biden objecting the President's efforts to force the United States Postal Service (USPS) to replace their entire delivery truck fleet with electric vehicles (EVs). "A complete transition to EVs is not only unnecessary to achieve emissions reduction goals and harmful to consumers, it is also constrained by a broad array of obstacles. These issues include the cost to consumers, battery efficiency and range, infrastructure requirem… Continue Reading


03.15.22

Daines Urges Trudeau to Prevent Canadian Pacific Rail Strike

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging him and members of his cabinet to take immediate action to prevent a Canadian Pacific Railway strike which would worsen the Biden administration's ongoing supply chain crisis. "We request you be proactive to avert any sort of disruption and prioritize the free-flow of goods and services between the US and Canada. However, if a labor dispute cannot be avoided, we urge the Canadian federal gove… Continue Reading


03.15.22

Daines’ Effort to Strike Down Biden’s Travel Mask Mandate Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE - Today Senator Steve Daines' effort to strike down President Biden's overreaching travel mask mandate passed the U.S. Senate. "Biden's travel mask mandate has been in place for far too long," Daines said. "I'm glad to see my effort to get rid of Biden's overreaching travel mask mandate pass the U.S. Senate so that Montanans can start getting their lives back to normal." "On top of staff safety, we are only just now moving forward with a full workforce, having experienced a staff… Continue Reading


03.15.22

Daines Blasts Biden Admin for Recommending Closure of Rural Montana Veterans Health Care Facilities

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today blasted the Biden administration's report suggesting closures and modifications of Montana veteran health care clinics across the state. "Yesterday's report from the VA under Biden that recommends closing veteran clinics across Montana is unacceptable and shows how out-of-touch D.C. bureaucrats are with rural America," Daines said. "The Biden administration cannot ignore the unique obstacles that rural health care facilities face and must take that … Continue Reading


03.15.22

Daines Calls on Biden to Reduce High Fertilizer Costs for Montana Farmers, Increase U.S. Oil & Gas Production

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter calling on President Biden to take immediate action to reduce high fertilizer costs for Montana farmers, including taking steps to increase U.S. oil and gas production. "Ongoing supply-chain bottlenecks and the rising cost of energy are among the factors sending fertilizer prices soaring, and disruptions stemming from Russia's invasion of Ukraine will only compound the problem. As a result, Americans will pay more at restaurants, grocery sto… Continue Reading


03.14.22

Daines, Tester Introduce Resolution Designating National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week

U.S. SENATE - Today, U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and led a bipartisan group of colleagues in designating the week beginning March 13 as "National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week" to highlight the importance of higher education in Indian Country. "Montana Tribal Colleges and Universities help provide young Montanans with the tools they need for successful careers and life. I'm glad to celebrate the Tribal Colleges and Universities in our great state and recognize the hard wor… Continue Reading


03.14.22

Daines, King Call for Briefing on the Impact of Increased Visitation to National Parks

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Angus King (I-Maine), the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, are calling for a Congressional briefing from the National Parks Service to discuss the increase in park visitation and its impact to the parks, staff and local communities. "We write to request a briefing for Senate National Parks Subcommittee members and their staff on the increase in National Park visitation an… Continue Reading


03.11.22

Daines Introduces Bill to Ban Oil & Natural Gas Imports from Iran & Venezuela

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bill to prohibit the United States from importing Iranian and Venezuelan crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas. This follows Daines' push to ban Russian oil imports. "Banning Russian oil imports is important, but it's not enough," Daines said. "We need to increase American energy development and support our allies, not run to foreign dictators in Venezuela and adversaries like Iran." To read the bill text, clic… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Daines Votes Against Out-Of-Control Spending, Fiscal Insanity, Higher Inflation

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after voting against a massive, 2,700-plus page, $1.5 trillion spending package which was written behind closed doors. Download Daines' audio statement HERE. "I'm not going to stand by and support a massive, bloated spending package chock-full of liberal policies and over 4,000 earmarks while Montanans are suffering from sky-high prices on everything from gas to groceries to housing," Daines said. "It's hard for m… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Daines Talks American Energy Production at Senate Hearing, Meets with Montana Petroleum Association

U.S. SENATE - In a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing, Senator Steve Daines today stressed the importance of supporting an all-of-the-above American energy portfolio to lower energy costs for Montana families and support our partners and allies. Daines slammed the Biden administration for trying to shut down traditional American energy production and emphasized that what's happening in Europe and Russia should be a wakeup call for the Biden administration and the Democrats. To h… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Democrats Block Daines’ Standalone Bill to Provide $14 Billion in Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines' standalone bill to provide $14 billion in military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine was blocked today by Senate Democrats. "I'm disappointed to see my colleagues across the aisle choose politics over reason and block my bill that would have provided $14 billion in assistance to Ukraine in response to Russia's ongoing invasion," Daines said. The bill would have provided: $3.5 billion for military equipment $3 billion for DOD to re-position for… Continue Reading


03.08.22

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Revitalize Postal Service Passes U.S. Senate, Heads to the President’s Desk

U.S. SENATE - Today the U.S. Senate passed U.S. Senator Steve Daines' bipartisan bill to support the United States Postal Service (USPS), ease its financial burdens, help it to better serve Montanans and increase transparency, accountability and efficiency within USPS. The bill is headed to the President's desk to be signed into law. "The Postal Service provides critical services for Montana seniors, veterans and folks across our great state from Eureka to Ekalaka and everywhere in between," Da… Continue Reading


03.07.22

Daines Cosponsors Effort to Eliminate Biden’s Travel Mask Mandate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines cosponsored a legislative effort to eliminate President Biden's COVID-19 travel mask mandate. "It's time to end President Biden's travel mask mandate," Daines said. Read more HERE. Daines' resolution of disapproval to eliminate the travel mask mandate falls under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). A CRA is a process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule that must be brought up for a vote by the full Senate and cannot be blocked by Senate… Continue Reading

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