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10.18.17

Daines to Nielsen: Protect the Homeland

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Kirstjen Nielsen. "Kirstjen Nielsen is an eminently qualified leader who understands the threats facing our nation and will tackle those challenges head-on," Daines stated. "I look forward to working with Ms. Nielsen to secure our borders and keep Americans safe." Daines and Nielsen discussed strengthening cybersecurity,… Continue Reading


10.16.17

Daines Celebrates National Forest Products Week

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today celebrated National Forest Products Week by highlighting the important impact forestry has on Montana's economy. Montana's National Forests are a treasured part of the state's heritage for generations and provide timber-surrounded counties with good-paying jobs and a vital revenue source to fund schools and infrastructure projects. National Forest Products Week occurs the third week in October as designated by Public Law 86-753 (36 U.S.C. 123), … Continue Reading


10.13.17

Daines Applauds Zinke’s Commitment to Harassment Free Workplace

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Chairman of the U.S. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources' Subcommittee on National Parks, today applauded action taken by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to create an action plan to combat the widespread and pervasive culture of harassment and discrimination throughout the National Park Service (NPS). "Our National Parks must be a safe place to work for all employees - free of harassment," Daines stated. "I have always said culture starts at the top… Continue Reading


10.11.17

Daines Statement on Trump’s Nomination of Nielsen for DHS Secretary

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's intention to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen for the position of Secretary of Homeland Security. "Ms. Nielsen knows the Department inside and out and her experience will be beneficial in guiding Homeland Security forward, especially with her knowledge of cybersecurity issues," Daines stated. "I look forward to meeting Ms. Nielsen and speaking with her about keeping Americans safe. We need to… Continue Reading


10.06.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Braden Matzinger of Gallatin County

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Braden Matzinger for his compassionate heart and entrepreneurial spirit in helping our state recover from a devastating wildfire 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 Congres… Continue Reading


10.05.17

Committee Passes Two Daines Bills to Improve Security

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines secured passage of two pieces of legislation that ensures that children are adequately protected when an emergency arises and brings government technology into the 21st century. The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs unanimously passed the Homeland Security for Children Act and the FITARA Enhancement Act. The Homeland Security for Children Act requires the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to solicit input from … Continue Reading


10.05.17

Daines: We Have A Duty To Protect The Most Vulnerable

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today helped introduce legislation to protect unborn children from the pain of late-term abortions. Daines is an original cosponsor of the commonsense Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation would prevent late-term abortion nationwide beyond 20 weeks - more than halfway through pregnancy when a baby can feel pain. In fact, 63 percent of Montanans support legislation limiting abortion after five months. "The Pain-Capable Unborn Child P… Continue Reading


10.03.17

Daines to Welcome Neville Ray to Montana Tech Summit

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Neville Ray, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of T-Mobile, will deliver remarks at the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit. The Summit, co-sponsored by Daines, will take place in Missoula on October 9. The Montana Tech Summit will serve as a unique opportunity to bring together the nation's tech leaders in the hub of Montana's growing technology sector. The Summit will highlight Montana's growing role in the natio… Continue Reading


10.03.17

Daines Encourages Montanans to Register for the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today highlighted the upcoming Montana High Tech Jobs Summit that will take place in Missoula on October 8-9. Montanans are encouraged to register now at www.montanatechsummit.com "I'm inviting you to join us at the Montana High Tech Jobs on October 8 and 9 in Missoula for a conversation about growing more high-paying tech jobs," Daines stated. "To register and for more information please visit www.montanatechsummit.com. See you there!" Click HERE to … Continue Reading


09.29.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Baker Furniture

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized a multi-generation cornerstone of the community in Fallon County, Baker Furniture. 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


09.29.17

Daines: We Need To Repeal and Refund Obamacare Poverty Tax

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation, the Repeal and Refund Act, to retroactively repeal the individual mandate and refund everyone who has paid it. Obamacare imposes a tax penalty on Americans who don't buy insurance and in 2014 and 2015 alone, they collected over $5 billion dollars in fines. Billions more were collected in 2016. In 2015, nearly 30,000 Montanans had to pay the IRS $14,341,000 for choosing not to purchase Obamacare, an average tax of $487 per ho… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Daines, Gianforte Urge for Prioritization of Rock Creek, Montanore Mines

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte are urging the Trump administration to prioritize the Rock Creek and Montanore Mines that have languished in bureaucracy and litigation for far too long. The Montanore and Rock Creek projects located in Lincoln County and Sanders County will mine two of only four silver and copper deposits in the country. Both projects require additional analysis and coordination among the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildli… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Daines to Welcome VMware COO to Montana Tech Summit

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that VMware Chief Operating Officer Sanjay Poonen will deliver a keynote address at the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit. The Summit, co-sponsored by Daines, will take place in Missoula on October 9. The Montana Tech Summit will serve as a unique opportunity to bring together the nation's tech leaders in the hub of Montana's growing technology sector. The Summit will highlight Montana's growing role in the nation's high-tech economy and serv… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Daines, Tester Press to Reduce Red Tape for Forest Management

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on their bill to reverse the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cottonwood Environmental Law Center v. U.S. Forest Service. The bill seeks to codify the position taken by the Obama administration that federal agencies are not required to consult with the Fish and Wildlife Service at a programmatic level when new critical habitat is designate… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Daines Discusses Flathead Valley Cyber Threat with FBI Director

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Chris Wray about the cyber threat facing students and families in the Flathead Valley. Click HERE to watch Daines' remarks. Click HERE to download Daines' remarks. Daines' discussion with Wray is as follows: Daines: "Director Wray, cyber-terrorism is an emerging threat that has become all too real in Montana. Two weeks ago, the Columbia Falls School district received cyber-threat… Continue Reading


09.24.17

Daines Returns from Security, Trade Mission to South Korea, Taiwan

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, today returned from a security and trade mission to South Korea and Taiwan to receive an update on the nuclear threat of North Korea and expand markets for Montana products. Daines traveled to the Korean Demilitarized Zone to see the border known as the 38th parallel, he also visited Yeonpyeong Island to better understand the challenges that the military faces being in clos… Continue Reading


09.24.17

Daines to Welcome Microsoft President to Montana Tech Summit

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer at Microsoft will deliver a keynote address at the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit. The Summit, co-sponsored by Daines, will take place in Missoula on October 9. The Montana Tech Summit will serve as a unique opportunity to bring together the nation's tech leaders in the hub of Montana's growing technology sector. The Summit will highlight Montana's growing role in the nation's high-tech ec… Continue Reading


09.22.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Albert “Al” Lee of Forsyth

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Albert "Al" Lee of Forsyth. His experiences as a veteran, rancher, long-serving volunteer and renowned shooting sports enthusiast, have made him a highly respected member of his community in Rosebud County. 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 Rec… Continue Reading


09.20.17

Daines: We Need Forest Management to Protect the Electric Grid

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday discussed the importance of land managers working together with power providers protect Montana's electric grid reliability and reduce the severity and intensity of wildfires. Mark Hayden from the Missoula Electric Cooperative testified during the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Reources hearing. In his testimony, Hayden stresses the necessity for the Forest Service to be more responsive in cooperation with utilities to ensure timely … Continue Reading


09.20.17

Daines to Welcome Commissioner Clyburn to Montana Tech Summit

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Mignon Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission Commissioner will deliver a keynote address at the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit The Summit, co-sponsored by Daines will take place in Missoula on October 9. The Montana Tech Summit will serve as a unique opportunity to bring together the nation's tech leaders in the hub of Montana's growing technology sector. The Summit will highlight Montana's growing role in the nation's high-tech… Continue Reading

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