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01.08.18

President Champions Daines Priorities to Support Rural Economy

President Champions Daines Priorities to Support Rural Economy U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded the United States Department of Agriculture's release of the Agriculture (Ag) and Rural Prosperity Task Force report, which includes initiatives Daines championed to support Montana's rural economy. "Montana farmers and ranchers put food on America's tables" said Daines. "As the President highlighted today, our rural communities are vitally important to the success of our nat… Continue Reading


12.22.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: The Community of Glasgow

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized the community of Glasgow for leading the way with their generosity during the holiday season. 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 f… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Congress Votes to Avoid Shutdown, Preserve Important Services for Montanans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to avoid a government shut down and to preserve and protect services import to Montana's children, seniors, and local communities. "This is a necessary vote to keep the government open and to fund CHIP,"said Daines. Additionally, the bill will: Provide $2.85 billion for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Provide $550 million in funding for Community Health Centers. Prevent $23 million in cuts to mineral royalty penalties.… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Daines Introduces Bill to Combat Meth Use in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced bipartisan legislation, the Mitigating the Methamphetamine Epidemic and Promoting Tribal Health Act, or the Mitigating METH Act, to combat methamphetamine use across Montana and strengthen Indian tribes' ability to fight this epidemic. "Methamphetamine use in Montana is tearing apart families and taking lives," said Daines. "This is a crisis that needs immediate attention and more resources." Additional sponsors include Sens. Kamala Harr… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Daines Demands Highest Quality Health Care for Montana Service Members

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today led a letter to President and CEO of Health Net Federal Services, the current administrator for the Veterans Choice Program in Montana, and will assume responsibility for TRICARE in Montana in 2018. "As you assume responsibility for the TRICARE beneficiaries in our states, we expect nothing short of excellence from your company in providing access to the highest quality medical care for the men and women who have worn the uniform of our nation," the… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Malmstrom Air Force Base Commander Confirmed by U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines voted this week to confirm Colonel Ronald G. Allen, Jr. for promotion to Brigadier General in the United States Air Force. "Col. Allen has led the men and women at Malmstrom on missions critical to our national security with distinction," said Daines. "It is my honor to support his confirmation as a Brigadier General." "It's a great honor to serve with someone of Colonel Allen's caliber and character," said Col. Peter Bonetti, 341st Vice Commander. "I'm … Continue Reading


12.20.17

Daines, Tester and Gianforte Call on Forest Service to Prioritize Kootenai Forestland Project

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines, John Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte are urging the Forest Service to prioritize a conservation easement in northwest Montana that will strengthen the local economy and create jobs. The Montana delegation threw their support behind an agreement between Stimson Lumber Company and the state of Montana to preserve more than 22,000 acres of private land for timber harvest, wildlife habitat, and recreational access. "The Kootenai Forestlands Projec… Continue Reading


12.20.17

Daines Announces Five Montana Schools to Receive Computers Through Senate Program

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he has helped facilitate a donation of 25 computers to five Montana public schools as part of the United States Senate's Computers for Schools Program. "Our children are the future of America and our greatest investment," said Daines "The Computers for Schools program gives them the tools to compete and succeed in the 21st century economy." Recipients include: Big Sandy Public Schools will receive 5 computers Greenfield School … Continue Reading


12.20.17

Montana Delegation’s Bill to Name Peak in Diekmann’s Honor Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte today hailed U.S. Senate passage of their bill to honor the life of renowned Montana conservationist, Alex Diekmann, by naming an unnamed peak in his memory. The U.S. Senate today passed a bill to 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… Continue Reading


12.19.17

Daines Votes to Return over $700 Million in Tax Cuts to Montana Families

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to send the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to the President's desk and return over $700 million in tax cuts to Montanans. "Getting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act across the finish line means families will see bigger paychecks, Main Street businesses will be able to hire more workers, and America will compete and win on the world stage," said Daines. "Montanans' hard-earned dollars belong in their pockets - not in Washington, D.C.'s coffers." Highlights of … Continue Reading


12.19.17

Daines: Whose Money is it Anyway?

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the Senate floor in anticipation of a vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which will give 99 percent of Montanans a tax cut. To watch the video click HERE. To download the video click HERE. Background: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will keep over $700 million dollars in Montanans' pockets - instead of lining the pockets of Washington, D.C. According to the Montana Department of Revenue, nearly 99% of Montanans will see a tax cut under … Continue Reading


12.18.17

Daines Applauds New Direct Flights from MSO to Dallas and Chicago

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded American Airlines' announcement that it will offer direct flights from Missoula (MSO) to Dallas (DFW) and Chicago (ORD). "Tourism is one of the Treasure State's greatest economic drivers and now travelers from Dallas and Chicago will be just one stop away from everything Montana has to offer," said Daines. "More flights in and out of Missoula also means more choices for Montana families and more business and job opportunities in our state."… Continue Reading


12.18.17

Daines, Bennet Introduce Bill to Expand Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced legislation that will expand opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking and other wildlife-dependent activities in Montana, Colorado and across the country. "Nothing beats spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, backpacking, it's the Montana way of life," said Daines. "This bill will strengthen Montana's outdoor recreation economy and open up more space for families and sportsmen to enjoy local wildlife.… Continue Reading


12.15.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Bob Burnison of Richland County

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Bob Burnison of Richland County for his many years of volunteer service and leadership in his local community, including 39 years of volunteering for the Salvation Army. 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 th… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Daines Announces Funding to Strengthen Northern Cheyenne Tribe Transit Communications

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Northern Cheyenne Tribe will receive $ 40,644.00 to purchase a radio-frequency-based transit communications system. The tribe currently does not have a transit communications system and must use personal cell phones to communicate with one another regarding driver, bus or passenger needs. "Our transportations systems should not be threatened by bad cell phone service," said Daines. "These dollars will help ensure members of the No… Continue Reading


12.13.17

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Education Savings Plans to Skilled Workers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced bipartisan legislation with Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to expand education savings plans to skilled workers to help cover training costs, including, tools, books and equipment. "My bill will better empower people to pursue the job they want by removing barriers like training costs and will give them the support and resources necessary to make them competitive in their profession of choice," said … Continue Reading


12.13.17

Daines Urges for Protections Against Terrorist Threats to Montana Farmers and Ranchers

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today questioned General Richard Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for President George W. Bush, about threats to Montana's farmers and ranchers and U.S. agriculture infrastructure and food supply. To watch the video click HERE. To download the video click HERE. Background: • Research from Rocky Mountain Research Lab, the state of the art biomedical research facility in Hamilton, Montana, has helped the country fight zoonotic … Continue Reading


12.12.17

Daines Pushes for Job Creating Projects in Northwest Montana

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing questioned Luke Russell, the Vice President of External Affairs at Hecla Mining Company, about the excessively long permitting process for the Montanore and Rock Creek projects located in Lincoln and Sanders Counties in Montana. Watch the video HERE. Download the video HERE. Daines' Work to Streamline Mining Permitting Process: On June 6th 2017, Daines questioned U.S. Forest Service … Continue Reading


12.11.17

Daines Announces Montana Energy Summit 2018

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he will be co-sponsoring the 2018 Energy Summit in Billings, Montana on May 30th and 31st. The Energy Summit will bring together energy thought leaders from around the country to continue discussing Montana's integral role in energy. Senator Daines co-sponsored the Montana Energy Summit two years ago. "Made-in-Montana energy means less reliance on the Middle East and more good-paying Montana jobs," said Daines. "America is home to the w… Continue Reading


12.08.17

EPA Meets Daines’ Request, Includes Montana Among Targeted Superfund Sites

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today made the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) included both Montana's Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area and Anaconda Co. Smelter Superfund sites in its list of sites that Administrator Scott Pruitt has targeted for immediate and intense attention. This comes in response to a letter Senator Daines sent to Pruitt urging the agency to do so. "By including the Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area and Anaconda Co. Smelter sites among… Continue Reading

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