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05.19.17

Daines Announces $2.3 Million for Montana’s Community Health Centers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $2,340,119.00 in critical funding for three Montana community health centers in Miles City, Shelby and Hamilton. "Montana's community health centers provide access to affordable healthcare close to home," Daines stated. "I'm thrilled to secure additional funding to ensure that Montanans in Miles City, Shelby and Hamilton can continue to receive the health services they rely on." Jamie Brownell, CEO - Marias Healthcare Services: "It is cr… Continue Reading


05.18.17

Daines Introduces Bill to Honor American Legion 100th Anniversary

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators in honoring the 100th anniversary of the American Legion by introducing legislation to create a variety of commemorative coins. The special, limited edition commemorative coins would be available for purchase starting in 2019, marking the centennial of the organization which was originally chartered by Congress in September of 1919. The Legion has been instrumental in providing support, programs, and advocac… Continue Reading


05.17.17

Daines Encourages Montanans to Register for the Montana Ag Summit

The Montana Ag Summit 2017 is just 14 days away! U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today highlighted the upcoming Montana Ag Summit 2017 that will take place in Great Falls on May 31-June 1. Montanans are encouraged to register now at www.agsummitmontana.com. "I'm inviting you to join me at the Montana Ag Summit 2017 on May 31-June 1 in Great Falls for a Montana family conversation about more jobs in our number one economic driver: agriculture," Daines stated. "To register and for more … Continue Reading


05.17.17

Senate, House: We Need to Stop Online Booking Scams

U.S. CONGRESS -U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to protect consumers from online booking scams. The Stop Online Booking Scams Act protects consumers from illegitimate third-party websites that trick consumers into thinking they are making reservations directly with hotels. Online bo… Continue Reading


05.17.17

Daines Partners with The Weather Channel to Make Montanans Aware of the Need for Severe Weather Preparedness

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today stressed the importance of severe weather preparedness in a newly created Public Service Announcement (PSA). The locally targeted PSA, recorded in partnership with The Weather Channel television network, will air on the network throughout the summer. "Montanans know the importance of keeping an eye on the sky," Daines stated. "I encourage all Montanans to always stay alert and weather-ready." "When severe weather is approaching, being prepared is s… Continue Reading


05.16.17

Daines Introduces Back the Blue Act

U.S. SENATE -After the tragic killing of Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the Back the Blue Act of 2017, which would increase penalties for criminals who intentionally target law enforcement officers, and provide new tools for officers to protect themselves. "Deputy Mason Moore is a brave hero who laid down his life to protect Montanans. We must send a clear message: criminals who look to hurt law enforcement will face the harshest pena… Continue Reading


05.16.17

Daines Statement on Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after a Broadwater County sheriff's deputy was shot and killed during a traffic stop. "My thoughts and prayers are with the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office, the deputy's family and the community. I stand with law enforcement and I am deeply grateful for all they do to keep Montana safe." Daines has been in contact with the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office. ###… Continue Reading


05.12.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Jack Young of Harlem

U.S. SENATE - During National Teacher Appreciation Week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Jack Young, a United States Army veteran and teacher at Harlem Public Schools. 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 welcome… Continue Reading


05.12.17

Daines: China Agrees to Open Market to U.S. Beef

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that an agreement has been reached to open Chinese markets to U.S. beef no later than July 16, 2017. A formalized agreement is expected to be reached in the coming weeks. "Opening Chinese markets to U.S. beef is a win for Montana's producers," Daines stated. "With over 95 percent of the world's consumers living outside of the U.S., access to foreign markets is critical to growing good-paying jobs and maintaining Montana's strong economy… Continue Reading


05.11.17

Daines: Lighthizer Confirmed as USTR

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm President Donald J. Trump's nominee for United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer. "I look forward to working with Ambassador Lighthtizer to strengthen and expand markets for Montana products," Daines stated. "He will be a great asset in renegotiating a new and effective Softwood Lumber Agreement." Daines meeting with Lighthizer on March 9 in his Washington, D… Continue Reading


05.10.17

Daines Blasts Senate Democrats for Ignoring Montanans

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today took to the U.S. Senate floor after Senate Democrats refused to allow regularly scheduled committees to meet. Harlowton Mayor Jeff Sell was set to testify in the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power at 2:30PM ET. Democrats refused to allow a hearing on S. 685, the Clean Water for Rural Communities Act that would authorize two Bureau of Reclamation rural water projects critical to Montana: the Mussel-S… Continue Reading


05.09.17

Daines Statement on Comey Dismissal

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement: "Director Comey has lost the confidence and respect of both sides of the aisle including the organization he was charged with leading. I look forward to new leadership that will regain public trust and restore integrity to the FBI." ###… Continue Reading


05.05.17

Daines Marks National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today was in Lame Deer to mark the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. Daines introduced and secured U.S. Senate unanimous passage of a resolution to honor the memory of Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe who was murdered in July 2013. The resolution seeks to commemorate the lives of all missing and murdered American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls who have gone missing or been murdered w… Continue Reading


05.05.17

Daines Urges Chinese Premier to Open Markets to U.S. Beef

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines led his colleagues U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Rob Portman (R-OH), John Kennedy (R-LA) and U.S. Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) in a letter to the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urging him to open Chinese markets to U.S. beef imports. The letter follows their official overseas congressional delegation trip to China where the Members of Congress met with Premier Li and raised the issue of U.S. beef imports to China. Daine… Continue Reading


05.05.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Thomas Family of Lake County

U.S. SENATE - During National Foster Care Month, U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized the Thomas Family for giving their time and talent to serve as foster parents for children in Lake County. J.P. Thomas, and his wife Tiara Thomas, have done honorable work by providing structure and consistency in many young lives. 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 … Continue Reading


05.04.17

Daines Congratulates Manhattan Student on U.S. Air Force Academy Appointment

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today congratulated Manhattan High senior Alexa Arthun on her offer of appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Arthun is a ranch hand at Daniel Angus Ranch in Fishtail and is a varsity athlete in track, basketball, and boys' football. She has volunteered with Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, National Honors Society and Vacation Bible School. Daines called Arthun today to inform her of her offer and give h… Continue Reading


05.04.17

Daines Votes Against Big Spending, No Strategy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after voting against the $1.1 trillion spending deal and lack of strategy to fund the federal government: "We are seven months into the federal government's fiscal year without a budget. Washington, D.C.'s govern-by-crisis strategy is the hallmark of dysfunction. Congress has repeated this process for 42 years and it has only worked four times. D.C. only knows one thing to do: Lather, Rinse, Repeat. Montana doesn't o… Continue Reading


05.04.17

Daines Discusses Crowdfunding for Startups with SEC Chairman

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced legislation to better the way entrepreneurs raise funds through crowdfunding by repealing regulatory red tape that keeps startups from getting off the ground. Yesterday, Daines met with Jay Clayton, the newly confirmed Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding his bill. During the meeting, Daines handed him a letter outlining his priorities writing, "I encourage you to review the Crowdfunding Rule for opportunit… Continue Reading


05.04.17

Daines Introduces Legislation Authorizing Move of BLM Headquarters to the West

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines this week introduced the Bureau of Land Management Headquarters Relocation Act, legislation that would authorize the move of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) headquarters from Washington, D.C. to one of the following Western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. "The folks who make decisions about our land should have a solid understanding of what it means to have the f… Continue Reading


05.03.17

Daines Calls for Funding for State Veterans Homes

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues in a letter to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies urging them to support robust funding for State Veterans Homes that help provide long-term care to our nation's veterans. Federal funds provided by the State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program allow states to make critical facility upgrades or construct new facilities to serve ag… Continue Reading

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