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04.20.21

Daines: Keystone XL Vital Infrastructure for Rural, Eastern Montana

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines is continuing his push to pressure the Biden Administration to reauthorize the Keystone XL pipeline. At a Senate committee hearing, Daines emphasized the jobs and tax revenue the Keystone XL pipeline would bring to rural communities in Eastern Montana. To watch and download the Senator's remarks click HERE. "I just spent time in Eastern Montana, hearing from community leaders, businesses, and Montanans about the impact of President Biden's day one decis… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Daines, Feinstein Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Wildland Firefighters

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a bipartisan bill, the "Wildland Firefighter Recognition Act," to support wildland firefighters. The bipartisan bill would require the Office of Personnel Management to create a job series for wildland firefighters that would help with recruitment efforts and boost morale. "In recent years Montana's wildland firefighters have faced more intense challenges," Daines said. "This bill will strengthen our p… Continue Reading


04.19.21

Daines Introduces Resolution Condemning Court Packing

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a resolution to condemn a Democratic proposal to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices on the bench from nine to thirteen. "The Left's attempt to pack the Supreme Court is a blatant partisan power grab," Daines said. "Our founding fathers created a judiciary insulated from political pressures, in part to prevent one group from having absolute power. Now, Democrats are jumping at the opportunity to pack the Supreme Court with libera… Continue Reading


04.16.21

Daines Announces Billings, Montana’s Emma Martinsen Offer of Appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Emma Martinsen of Billings, Montana has been offered an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. "Emma is a bright young Montanan that has dreamed of attending the Naval Academy and serving her nation since she was young," Daines said. "Congratulations, Emma!" Emma graduated from Billings High School in 2020 and is a current student at Georgia Military College on a U.S. Naval Academy Scholarship. In high school, she … Continue Reading


04.16.21

Daines Announces Kalispell, Montana’s Tanner Russell Offer of Appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Tanner Russell of Kalispell, Montana has been offered an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. "Tanner hopes to follow in his father's footsteps and serve our country in the United States Marine Corps," Daines said. "He will be a great addition to the Naval Academy and I'm glad to see such a promising young Montanan represent our state!" Tanner graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and was Flathead High School… Continue Reading


04.16.21

Daines, Tester Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Honor Montana WWII Cadet Nurses

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today reintroduced the bipartisan "U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act" to honor women who served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII with honorary veteran status. "The women of the United States Cadet Corps left a legacy of service that makes all Montanans and Americans proud," Daines said. "It's time to rightfully honor them, recognize their hard work, and give them the veteran status they earned." "We owe a debt of grat… Continue Reading


04.15.21

Daines’ Bipartisan Resolution to Recognize National Park Week Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines' resolution marking April 17, 2021 through April 25, 2021 as National Parks Week passed the U.S. Senate today. Daines is the top Republican on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. "Our national parks set America apart from the rest of the world. In Montana, our parks are part of our way of life," Daines said. "I hope that folks take this week to find their park and enjoy everything the great outdoors has to offer."… Continue Reading


04.14.21

Daines Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Help Connect Montana Veterans with Service Dogs

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines cosponsored a bipartisan bill today, the "Puppies Assisting Wounded Service Members," or "PAWS Act," to help Montana veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by providing access to service dogs. "Montana veterans gave so much on behalf of our country in order to protect our freedoms," Daines said. "Helping connect Montana veterans struggling with PTSD with a loving pup is a small way we can show our gratitude for their service." H… Continue Reading


04.14.21

Daines Slams Biden’s Move to Direct Taxpayer Dollars to Abortion Industry

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the below statement in response to the Biden Administration's efforts to direct taxpayer dollars to the abortion industry. "Abortion is not family planning, it is family destruction. President Biden's actions today are an attempt to provide a taxpayer funded giveaway to Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry. This defies the law and tramples over the consciences of health care providers and the American taxpayers," Daines said. The Bi… Continue Reading


04.14.21

Daines, Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Broadband Coverage

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) today introduced the bipartisan "Accelerating Rural Broadband Deployment Act" to increase access to existing infrastructure that will allow easier and faster installation of broadband services. "Broadband coverage is essential to rural states like Montana as we work to close the digital divide. It helps support jobs, connects folks in every corner of our state, and makes life easier for working families," Daines said. "… Continue Reading


04.13.21

Daines Cosponsors Bipartisan Bills to Support Montana Veterans, Military Families

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today cosponsored two bipartisan bills that would support Montana veterans and active military families. The bipartisan "Improving Housing Outcomes for Veterans Act" provides resources to veterans facing homelessness and the bipartisan "Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act" helps support jobs for military spouses. "Montana veterans and Montana military families make great sacrifices for our nation. It is one of my top priorities to ensure that the brave me… Continue Reading


04.12.21

Daines to Introduce Bill to Prevent Taxpayer Funded Handouts for Illegal Immigrants

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced he will introduce a bill to stop taxpayer dollars from going to states that are making any direct or indirect payments to illegal immigrants. This follows news that New York will be providing close to $2.1 billion to illegal immigrants which could then be covered by funding from the $1.9 trillion spending package. "It's outrageous that while millions of American workers are still hurting, and in the midst of a border crisis created by President B… Continue Reading


04.09.21

Daines Slams Biden’s 2022 Draft Budget as Liberal Agenda, Wasteful Spending

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement upon President Biden submitting his draft FY22 budget request to Congress. "President Biden's budget is a progressive's dream with top priorities including billions for Planned Parenthood, gun control, the anti-energy agenda, a massive expansion of the federal government, and zero funding for the border wall. A budget that increases domestic spending by 16 percent, on the heels of $6 trillion in spending over the past 12 mo… Continue Reading


04.09.21

Daines Statement on Biden’s Overreaching, Gun Grabbing Executive Actions

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the below statement in response to President Biden's executive actions limiting the gun rights of Montanans. "More gun control is not the answer. It infringes on the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens and doesn't go after criminals. Some of the most violent cities in America have some of the strictest gun control laws-they don't work. Democrats want to defund the police and limit the rights of law abiding citizens, while Republi… Continue Reading


04.02.21

Daines Announces Over $12 Million for Rural Montana Counties

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $12,197,140 will be allocated to rural counties across Montana through the Secure Rural Schools program to support public schools, roads and specific county programs. "Montanans are the best stewards of our forests and our resources, so I am glad to see our rural, forested counties receive these critical funds," Daines said. "I'll continue working to secure a long-term solution for this funding and to increase timber harvests in Monta… Continue Reading


04.01.21

Daines Helps Secure Nearly $12 Million for Montana Airports

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $11,946,626 will be allocated to various airports across Montana to strengthen air travel infrastructure. "As air travel begins to pick up and Montana prepares for a busy summer season, I'm glad to see local airports receive this support," Daines said. "These grants will help Montana airports with important infrastructure upgrades and expansions necessary for the rapidly growing demand." For full information on the grants, click HERE… Continue Reading


03.30.21

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Burdensome Regulations on Montana Agriculture, Livestock Haulers

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the bipartisan "Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act," which would delay enforcement of the Hours of Service (HOS) and Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations until reforms are proposed by the Transportation Secretary. The bill creates a solution for Montana ag and livestock haulers that will help keep our roads safe and remove burdensome regulations from their operations. "Montana's ag haulers should be able to transport their produc… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Daines Fights for Farmers and Ranchers, Prioritizes Montana Ag

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines this week cosponsored bipartisan bills to increase transparency in the cattle market and cut red tape for Montana's ag and livestock haulers. To download the video statement, click HERE. "Montana agriculture is part of our way of life. These bills will help ensure Montana farmers and ranchers can compete on a level playing field in the marketplace by improving transparency in cattle markets and removing unworkable and burdensome regulations to transpor… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Daines Introduces Bill to Delist Grizzly Bears, Put Management Back in the Hands of Montanans

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the "Grizzly Bear State Management Act of 2021," which would remove grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the Endangered Species List, prevent further obstruction in the courts, and return management of the species back to the hands of Montanans. Watch and download video statement HERE. "The science is clear: the grizzly bear population has more than recovered in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Area. Wildlife management… Continue Reading


03.23.21

Daines, Tester Introduce National Asbestos Awareness Week

U.S. Senate -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester are teaming up to push a Senate resolution designating the first week of April 2021 as National Asbestos Awareness Week. "Too many Montanans have tragically suffered at the hands of asbestos," Daines said. "We must continue to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos, and prevent what happened in Libby and Troy from occurring again. We need to work together to protect the health of Montanans across the state and shed a light on the seriou… Continue Reading

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