Daines Statement on Nomination of Admiral Ronny Jackson

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Admiral Ronny Jackson as the new secretary of Veterans Affairs. "I appreciate Secretary Shulkin's years of service," said Daines. "Montana's veterans deserve strong leadership at Veterans Affairs. Admiral Ronny Jackson is a highly regarded patriot and I look forward to working with him to provide high quality of care and exceptional service to the Montanans who have sacrifi… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Daines’ Bills to Strengthen Tribal Security and Education

Bills would expand Amber alert systems on Indian reservations and strengthen educational resources U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after two of his bills to strengthen tribal security through amber alert systems and increase educational resources for Native American students passed the Senate late last night. Daines' bill to strengthen Amber alert systems now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Too many young people have gone mi… Continue Reading


Daines Statement on John Bolton’s Appointment as National Security Advisor

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after President Trump's announcement naming Ambassador John Bolton as his next National Security Advisor. "I know Ambassador Bolton will serve our country well as National Security Advisor," said Daines. "I thank H.R. McMasater for his over 30 years of service and look forward to working with Ambassador Bolton to strengthen our national security." ###… Continue Reading


Daines Named the 2017 Senate Taxpayer Super Hero

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today was named the Senate 2017 Taxpayer Super Hero by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste. "Montanan's deserve to keep their hard-earned money in their own pockets," said Daines. "I'm honored to be named the Senate Taxpayer Super Hero and I'll continue to fight on behalf of taxpayers across Montana and our nation."' The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste released their 2017 Congressional Ratings yesterday. Members are scored … Continue Reading


Daines Demands Action on Rural Water Infrastructure

U.S. SENATE - During a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on rural water infrastructure, U.S. Senator Steve Daines demanded action on projects to deliver clean and reliable drinking water to rural Montana communities. During the hearing, Tim Petty, the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the U.S. Department of the Interior, affirmed his commitment to work with Daines to ensure that the needs of rural communities in Montana are not overlooked when it comes to providi… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Forest Management Reform to Restore Local Collaboration and Protect Montanans from Wildfires

Says much more work remains on commonsense management reforms U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after securing forest management and wildfire funding reforms in the omnibus appropriations bill. While much more remains to be done, the package includes many of Daines' priorities to restore local control and better protect Montanans from wildfires. The funding bill reverses the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' Cottonwood decision, which Daines has long… Continue Reading


Daines’ Bill to Combat Sex Trafficking Heads to President’s Desk

U.S. SENATE - Today, the U.S. Senate passed Senator Steve Daines' bill, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, which eliminates federal liability protections for websites that knowingly assist, support or facilitate online sex trafficking. It also allows state Attorneys General to prosecute websites that violate federal sex trafficking laws. The bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "In the era of technology, sex traffickers commit unthinkable crimes just by turning thei… Continue Reading


Daines: We Must Weigh the Circumstances in Yemen before Putting Lives at Risk

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement in anticipation of a Senate vote on S.J.Res.54, a joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. The vote will take place at 4:15 p.m. ET. "For far too long U.S. troops have been involved in Yemen's domestic conflict without congressional authorization or direction," said Daines. "This resolution rightly asserts… Continue Reading


Daines Recognizes Farmers and Ranchers across the Nation with Vice President Pence and Secretary Perdue

March 20th is National Agriculture Day U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Vice President Mike Pence and United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today recognized farmers and ranchers across the nation on National Agriculture Day. The event took place at the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Download video HERE. "Today, on National Ag Day, I recognize Montana's farmers and ranchers who put food on tables across Montana, our nation and around the worl… Continue Reading


IRS Data Reveals Daines’ Bill would Protect Conservation Program, Save $1 Billion Taxpayer Dollars

Daines' bill targets tax schemers manipulating conservation program U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released data showing that more than 1,500 investment advisers facilitated the erroneous payout of more than $1 billion in taxpayer dollars to their clients by manipulating a program intended to incentivize conservation. Daines recently sponsored the bipartisan Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integri… Continue Reading


Daines Meth Bill Garners Momentum

U.S. Senate - Today, during a hearing in the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, U.S. Senator Steve Daines' bill, the Mitigating METH Act, received broad support from tribal leaders. "We are facing a methamphetamine epidemic in Montana," said Daines. "I will continue to take action to stop this terrible drug from taking lives and ripping apart communities." Watch video HERE.? Download video HERE. The Mitigating the Methamphetamine Epidemic and Promoting Tribal Health Act, also kno… Continue Reading


Daines Urges Senate to Roll Back Dodd-Frank Regulations

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations. To watch the video click HERE. To download the video click HERE. "Dodd-Frank has suffocated Montana's rural banks and credit unions and ultimately, the Montana customers who use these banks and credit unions have been hit the hardest. I wasn't here in 2010 when this bill was passed - but I'm really happy to be here now to help undo some of the damage caused… Continue Reading


Daines, Gianforte Announce Gabriella Gerving’s Appointment Offer

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced academy nominee Gabriella Gerving's offer of appointment to the Air Force Academy. Gabby is from Whitehall, Montana. Gabby is a senior at James I. O'Neill High School in New York where her father is an Army Lieutenant Colonel temporarily assigned as an instructor at West Point. She is the squadron commander at her Junior Reserve Office Training Corps (JROTC) unit and the varsity team captain on her cross count… Continue Reading


Daines, Tester, Gianforte Announce Claudia Downing’s Appointment Offer

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced academy nominee Claudia Downing's offer of appointment to the Air Force Academy. Claudia is a senior at Helena High School. She runs varsity cross country and track, as well as is a student journalist. "As an exceptional student athlete and aspiring aviator, Claudia has a lot to offer the Air Force Academy," said Daines. "Her talents and commitment to service set her apart from her peers and I… Continue Reading


Daines Presses Department of Interior to Address Workplace Harassment

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on the Department of Interior to continue working to expediently address sexual harassment and workplace environment issues within the Department. During a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Department of Interior budget, Daines received confirmation from Secretary Ryan Zinke that the Department of Interior has established protocols to ensure that instances of workplace harassment within Department agencies are repor… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Relief for Montana Agriculture and Livestock Haulers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted his request to continue exempting agriculture and livestock haulers from its electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate. "Montana agriculture and livestock haulers are the wheels behind Montana's economy," said Daines. "I will continue working with Secretary Chao so we can find a path forward that will keep our roads safe while also allowing Montana's agriculture community to continue growin… Continue Reading


Daines Secures $500,000 Investment to Boost High-Speed Internet in Lincoln County

Grant expected to create 62 jobs, $150,000 in private investment U.S. SENATE - Senator Steve Daines today announced a nearly $500,000 investment to boost high-speed Internet accessibility in Eureka, Montana. "Improved high-speed Internet connectivity will greatly benefit Eureka by growing existing businesses, creating new economic opportunities and supporting new, good-paying jobs," Daines stated. "This investment will allow InterBel Telephone Cooperative to continue their mission of suppor… Continue Reading


Daines Fights for a Tax-Free Internet

U.S. Senate - Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines led a bipartisan coalition in opposition to ongoing attempts to sneak the Internet sales tax, which would mandate small businesses to collect sales tax on behalf of other cities and states when selling products over the Internet, into the upcoming government funding bill. "This bill would fundamentally change how online purchases are taxed and would impose yet another burden on Montana's small businesses," Daines stated during a press conference he… Continue Reading


Daines: We Must Secure Our Schools

U.S. SENATE - Today, U.S. Senators Steve Daines (MT), Orrin Hatch (UT), Marco Rubio (FL), Joni Ernst (IA) Bill Nelson (FL) and Dan Sullivan (AK) and students from Florida's Parkland High School held a press conference on the STOP School Violence Act. The bill has 35 cosponsors, including 15 Democrats. This bipartisan legislation will work to secure America's schools by implementing proven, evidence-based programs and technologies that stop school violence before it happens. "Parents deserve to … Continue Reading


Daines Sponsors Bill to Increase Access to Lower-Cost Generic Drugs

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sponsored the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act, bipartisan legislation to combat brand-name drug manufacturers' attempts to delay competition from more affordable generic drugs. "Keeping the market competitive will increase Montanans' access to safe, affordable drugs," said Daines. Statements of Support: "I couldn't be happier that Senator Daines is advocating for increased access to affordable prescriptions f… Continue Reading

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