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11.16.17

Daines Introduces Legislation to Accelerate Forest Management

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the Protect Collaboration for Healthier Forests Act to accelerate badly needed and locally supported forest management projects that will improve the health of National Forests and get loggers back to work. Daines' bill establishes a pilot arbitration program authorizing the U.S. Forest Service to use binding arbitration in Region 1 (Montana, parts of Idaho, North Dakota) as an alternative dispute resolution process for certain forest res… Continue Reading


11.15.17

Daines: National Parks Must Be Accessible to All

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to the Acting Director of the National Park Service, Mike Reynolds, asking for an extension of the public comment period for fee increases at 17 National Parks. On October 24, 2017, the National Park Service announced it is considering raising the entrance fees during peak season for 17 National Parks, including Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park in Montana. Under the proposal, the price per vehicle will be raised from $30 … Continue Reading


11.15.17

Daines Votes for Energy Dominance and American Jobs

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to empower Alaskans to develop a job-creating oil and gas program in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. "Conservation and job creation are not mutually exclusive," said Daines. "Alaskans, like Montanans understand the needs of their communities better than radical extreme environmentalists who are determined to block good-paying American jobs." Earlier this month at a Committee hearing, Sen. Daines spoke about the importance of blending th… Continue Reading


11.14.17

Daines Supports Repeal of Individual Mandate in Tax Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate after the Senate acted on his urging to include a repeal of Obamacare's poverty tax in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Watch video HERE. Download video HERE. Last week, Senator Daines sent a letter to Committee on Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, urging him to include a repeal of the poverty tax in the tax legislation. Read the letter HERE. Remarks as prepared: Mr. President - As we cut taxes, there's one goal I… Continue Reading


11.14.17

Daines Announces Staff Changes

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Helena-native, Liz Dellwo has been promoted to State Director. Daines also welcomes new hire Breanna Deutsch to join his communications team, serving as Press Secretary. "A Helena-native, Liz brings Montana hard work, dedication and passion for our state," Daines stated. "I know Liz will be invaluable in serving Montanans and putting their interests first." Liz Dellwo is a fourth generation Montanan who grew up in Helena. She attend… Continue Reading


11.13.17

Daines, Fox Continue ‘Brawl Of The Wild’ Rivalry

U.S. SENATE -For the fifth straight year, Montana's U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and continue their 'Brawl of the Wild' wager for the University of Montana - Montana State University football game. The Bobcats (4-6) and Grizzlies (7-3) clash this Saturday at Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman. The terms of this year's bet: the loser will sport the colors of the winning team and record a video, congratulating them. The loser will share the video on Twitter and Facebook. … Continue Reading


11.10.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Town of Roberts

U.S. SENATE - Just ahead of Veterans Day, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized the town of Roberts, in Carbon County, who is honoring military veterans by lining Highway 212 with crosses and dogtags to represent servicemembers who have lived in Roberts. 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, … Continue Reading


11.10.17

Daines Introduces Legislation to Build Veteran Homes

U.S. SENATE - Just ahead of Veterans Day, U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced legislation to ensure that underserved veterans get the care they need. Daines' bill, "Veteran State Home Grant Backlog Reduction Act" will create a new prioritization system that will separate out upgrades and needed rehabilitation to existing VA facilities and much-needed new construction. It requires the VA to separately designate construction specific budget resources and have a plan to clear up the state hom… Continue Reading


11.08.17

Daines Talks Cyber With DHS Secretary Nominee Nielsen

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary nominee Kirstjen Nielsen about border security at both the northern and south borders and protecting Americans' privacy and cybersecurity. During today's hearing on Nielsen's nomination in the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Daines discussed the cyber threat facing Columbia Falls, Montana. "Recently the Columbia Falls, Montana school district was h… Continue Reading


11.08.17

Daines Secures Agreement to Ship $200 Million of Montana Beef to China

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines secured an agreement between JD.com, one of China's largest retailers and the Montana Stockgrowers Association with the intent to purchase a minimum of $200 million in Montana-sourced beef over the next several years. JD.com will also seek to invest up to another $100 million to build a processing plant in Montana to support Montana beef production, with construction beginning as early as 2018. While President Donald Trump is in China to grow and strength… Continue Reading


11.07.17

Daines: This is About Giving Families a Pay Raise Through a Tax Cut

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined his Senate colleagues, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway and leading tax reform advocates at an event to highlight the need for tax cuts. Click HERE to watch Daines' remarks. Click HERE to download Daines' remarks. Excerpts of Daines' remarks are below: "We're standing here on behalf of millions of American families who cannot afford a plane ticket, a bus ticket or a train ticket to come … Continue Reading


11.06.17

Daines to Ryan & Brady: Repeal the Individual Mandate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady to include a full repeal of the individual mandate in H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. "I'm encouraging the Speaker and Chairman Brady to include eliminating the individual mandate in the House tax bill - a fine on the low income in our country," Daines stated. "It's important we take every opportunity to repeal this costly tax and this is a prime oppor… Continue Reading


11.03.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Diana Tolstedt of Billings

U.S. SENATE - During National Adoption Awareness Month, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Diana Tolstedt of Billings for helping navigate Montanans through all aspects of the adoption process for nearly three decades. 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


11.03.17

Daines: We Need to Strike the Balance Between Protecting the Environment and Energy Development

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines underscored the importance of states taking the lead in both protecting the environment and energy development. During yesterday's U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the potential for oil and gas exploration and development in the non-wilderness portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Daines remarked on the important of states defining their own future, not out of state bureaucrats. "It's a bit arrogant for folks in… Continue Reading


11.02.17

Daines Protects Montana Jobs

Levels the playing field for Montana Lumber Mills U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today protected Montana jobs by working with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to levy a tariff on Canadian lumber to level the playing field for Montana lumber mills. "Today's announcement is putting America first and protecting the hardworking families who rely on good-paying lumber jobs," Daines stated. "We are leveling the playing field so that the Canadians have to play by the same set of rules th… Continue Reading


10.30.17

Daines Statement on Passing of Governor Judy Martz

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on the passing of the 22nd Governor of Montana, Judy Martz. "Governor Martz was a woman of grit and faith who fearlessly blazed new trails from the Olympics to the Governor's Mansion. Judy was rarely seen without a pin of the humble turtle on her lapel and would often invoke a saying that embodied her fearlessness and courage 'Behold the turtle, he only moves forward when his neck's stuck out'. Cindy and I wish he… Continue Reading


10.20.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Chris Hindoien of Teton County

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Chris Hindoien of Teton County for his work in educating Montanans serving in the National Guard or Reserve component, as well as their employers, about the rights and responsibilities associated with a military mobilization. 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 offic… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Daines: We Need to Reform the Tax Code

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after voting in support of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution - paving the way for tax reform. "Tax reform is the single most important piece of legislation that we can pass this Congress," Daines stated. "This is exactly what the economy needs right now to keep growing and create more good-paying jobs. We must get this done - we need to put on our American jerseys and do this for the people who elected us. If we… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Daines Asks Montanans: Share Your Tax Story

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced a new opportunity for Montanans to share what a lower, simplified tax code means for them. The last time the tax code was updated was over 30 years ago. Montanans who want to share their story can do so by visiting Daines' website HERE: https://www.daines.senate.gov/taxes "We need more good-paying Montana jobs - our archaic tax code is hurting Montanans and I want to know how," Daines stated. "As Congress debates tax reform, please share … Continue Reading


10.19.17

Daines Thanks Montana High Tech Job Summit Attendees

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released a video thanking the over 700 Montanans for attending the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit that took place at the University of Montana on October 9. Click HERE to watch the 'thank you' video. Click HERE to download the 'thank you' video. Speakers at the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit included: Brad Smith, President, Microsoft Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer &am… Continue Reading

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