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01.24.17

Daines: Haley Confirmed for UN Ambassador

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 United Nations Ambassador, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. "Ambassador Haley will work to restore the relationships between the United States, Israel and our allies around the globe that have been severely fractured by the Obama administration," Daines stated. "I am excited for Ambassador Haley's leadership at the U.N. to once again re… Continue Reading


01.24.17

OMB Director Nominee Endorses Daines Balanced Budget or Members Won’t Get Paid Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today questioned President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney during the nomination hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In the hearing, Daines explicitly asked Mulvaney if he supports Daines' bill, the Balanced Budget Accountability Act. The bill requires that Congress passes a balanced budget - or members won't get paid. "… Continue Reading


01.24.17

Trump Heeds Daines' Call: Keystone XL Moving Forward

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised President Donald J. Trump's executive action to move forward the commonsense job-creating Keystone XL pipeline. "The Keystone XL pipeline will create good-paying Montana union," Daines stated. "After years of talk and political nonsense, I couldn't be more thrilled that President Trump has heeded my call to move forward construction of this project." In Daines' letter to Trump on December 6, 2016, Daines urged him to take immediate action… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Daines: Pompeo Confirmed for CIA Director

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo with bipartisan support. "Mike will bring strong leadership to the CIA and work tirelessly to protect the American people and our security," Daines stated. On January 18, Daines met with Pompeo in his Washington, D.C. office where they discussed the critical bala… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Trump Heeds Daines Call: Reinstates Mexico City Policy

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised President Donald J. Trump's reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy. This policy, first established by President Reagan, prevents organizations that receive American taxpayer dollars from performing or promoting abortions abroad, even if done with non-United States government funding. "The United States stands as an example for the world, and as that example we should not allow taxpayer dollars to be used in the funding of abortion whethe… Continue Reading


01.22.17

Daines: We Need To Do More To Protect Vulnerable Children

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged Montana state leadership to take swift and meaningful action to create a stronger child welfare system in Montana. In a letter to Montana Governor Steve Bullock, Senate President Scott Sales and Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen, Daines wrote to encourage state leadership to pursue reforms that prevent the loss of innocent children. The letter comes on the heels of the recently released Department of Justice Child Fatality Review Report tha… Continue Reading


01.20.17

Daines: Kelly Confirmed for DHS Secretary

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), General John F. Kelly. "Secretary Kelly will protect the homeland from threats," Daines stated. "My family and I will sleep better at night knowing that General Kelly is the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security." On January 10, 2017, Daines questioned Kelly during the nomin… Continue Reading


01.20.17

Daines Applauds Confirmation of General Mattis

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense, General James Mattis. "General Mattis will brilliantly lead our armed forces and understands the role Montana plays in our national defense," Daines stated. "I look forward to taking Secretary Mattis to Malmstrom AFB to meet the brave men and women who carry out their critical peace-through-strength mi… Continue Reading


01.20.17

Daines: President Trump Will Make America Great Again

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. "As I watched President Trump take the oath of office today, I had a renewed sense of encouragement about the future of our country," Daines stated. "Today is the day where we start to return control of our government back to the people it serves and create policies that promote growth, innovation and more good-paying jobs." Video of Daines' statement is a… Continue Reading


01.19.17

Daines Questions Energy Secretary-Designee Rick Perry

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today questioned President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for the U.S. Department of Energy, former Texas Governor Rick Perry during the nomination hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Click here to download Daines' questioning. Click here to watch Daines' questioning. "As you know, Units 1 and 2 at Colstrip are already scheduled to close due to environmental litigation and under the job-killing EPA Power Plan, … Continue Reading


01.19.17

Daines Announces $625,000 in Critical Health Care Funding

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $625,567.00 in critical funding for the County of Lewis & Clark Community Health Center to provide improved continuity of care and increased access to affordable care. "The Lewis & Clark County Community Health Center plays an integral role in providing Montanans access to affordable care and this funding will help them continue to do so," Daines stated. Daines secured funding for Community Health Centers in the bipartisan FY2017 … Continue Reading


01.19.17

Daines: Perdue Great Pick for Ag Secretary

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, President-elect Donald J. Trump's Secretary-designee for the U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Governor Perdue is an excellent pick that will expand opportunities for Montana ag exports, utilize sound science in his decision making process and work to restore active forest management," Daines stated. "I know he will stand up for our state's number one economic driver." Daines … Continue Reading


01.18.17

Daines: Pompeo Will Protect National Security as CIA Director

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Donald J. Trump's designee for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo. "Mike is exceptionally prepared to lead the CIA in their efforts to protect our way of life and the American people from overseas threats while upholding our constitutional rights and the values that distinguish our country," Daines stated. Daines and Pompeo discussed the … Continue Reading


01.18.17

Daines: Tillerson Will Restore American Leadership on World Stage

Tillerson will put America first U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Donald J. Trump's Secretary-designee for the U.S. Department of State, Rex Tillerson. "Under Rex Tillerson's leadership, our allies and enemies will know that the United States will keep our promises and put America's national security interests first," Daines stated. "He is ready to bring his vast knowledge and experience in working with different … Continue Reading


01.17.17

Daines: Zinke Headed Toward Confirmation

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following videos after the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald J. Trump's Secretary-designee for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Montana's U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke. Click here to download Daines' opening remarks. Click here to watch Daines' opening remarks. Click here to download Daines' questioning of Zinke. Click here to watch Daines' qu… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Daines: Mattis Has Unwavering Sense of Duty

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Donald J. Trump's Secretary-designee for the U.S. Department of Defense, General James Mattis. "General Mattis is a leader of conviction and resolve. His legacy on the battlefield stands as a testament to his character and moral courage," Daines stated. "I am confident that General Mattis will lead our Armed Forces decisively." Daines and Mattis discussed the importance of … Continue Reading


01.17.17

Montana Senators Congratulate Two Students on West Point Appointment

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today congratulated Darby native Miriam Smith and Whitefish High student Travis Catina on their appointments to the U.S. Military Academy. Daines and Tester both nominated Smith and Catina and called to congratulate them earlier today. Miriam Smith: Smith's family is currently stationed in Germany with the U. S. Army and is native of Darby. She is a senior at Stuttgart High School and is captain of her swim team and has set four high sch… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Daines Hails Passage of Legislation to Empower Federal Watchdogs

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today hailed the bipartisan U.S. Senate passage of U.S. Senator Ben Sasse's (R-NE) legislation to audit federal programs on behalf of taxpayers. H.R. 72, the GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017 will ensure that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is able to access the National Directory of New Hires Database to audit key federal programs on behalf of taxpayers. "Government needs to be accountable to people it serves," Daines stated. "Today we a… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Daines: Carson Will Revitalize HUD

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Donald J. Trump's Secretary-designee for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Dr. Ben Carson. "Dr. Carson has a passion for improving the lives of his fellow Americans and will work to make our communities safe," Daines stated. "I know he will promote policies to revitalize rural and urban communities and be the change-maker that the Department of Housing and … Continue Reading


01.16.17

Daines, Tester Reintroduce Bill to Name Peak in Diekmann’s Honor

U.S. SENATE - Building on efforts from the 114th Congress, U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today reintroduced a bill to honor the life of renowned Montana conservationist, Alex Diekmann, by naming an unnamed peak in his memory. The bill will name an unnamed 9,765-foot peak as "Alex Diekmann Peak". "Alex Diekmann brought Montanans together to balance the needs of local landowners, ranchers and foresters, local cities and towns, county commissions, and federal and state interests to pr… Continue Reading

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