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03.01.18

Daines: Feel-Good Measures Won’t Keep Our Kids Safe

We must take action now to secure our schools U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines this morning during an interview on Fox and Friends called out congressional colleagues for proposing feel-good solutions that won't prevent tragedies like the recent murder of seventeen people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and urged for immediate action to secure our schools. Watch video HERE.Download video HERE. "Feel-good measures that will offer a false sense of hope … Continue Reading


02.28.18

Daines to POTUS: We Must Secure Our Schools

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today during a bipartisan, bicameral meeting at the White House on school safety spoke with President Donald Trump and colleagues about the urgent need to secure our schools to prevent future tragedies like the recent murders of seventeen people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Watch video HERE. Download video HERE. "We must protect our children by securing our schools," said Daines. "These cowards can be stopped by deadly… Continue Reading


02.28.18

Daines Sponsors Bill to Protect National Security during Government Shutdown

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sponsored legislation to protect Americans' national security by preserving funding for National Guard and Reserves training during a government shutdown. Currently, members of the reserves must forego scheduled training during lapses in government funding, compromising America's military readiness. "The government's first and most important job is to protect Americans' national security," said Daines. "With over 4,500 Guardsmen and Reservists servi… Continue Reading


02.27.18

Daines Urges Swift Confirmation of DOI Nominations Critical to the West

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Chairman of the Senate Western Caucus, today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to urge the swift confirmation of Ryan Nelson and Susan Combs to serve in the Department of the Interior. Ryan Nelson is nominated to serve as Solicitor of Department of the Interior and Susan Combs is nominated to be Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget. To watch the video click HERE. To download the video click HERE. Mr. Nelson was first nominated… Continue Reading


02.27.18

Daines, Leahy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Americans’ Privacy at the Border

Requires Standards for Searches and Seizures of Electronic Devices U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced legislation requiring the government to have reasonable suspicion or probable cause to search or seize Americans' electronic devices at the border. "Americans do not lose their Fourth Amendment rights at our borders," said Daines. "This bipartisan bill better protects Americans' civil liberties while also allowing border security to do their job… Continue Reading


02.26.18

Daines, Tester, Gianforte Announce James Baggett’s Offer of Appointment from U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced academy nominee James Baggett's offer of appointment at the U.S. Air Force Academy. James lives in Hamilton, Montana. "From working on the Montana Conservation Corp Expedition Team, serving on student leadership, and taking an active role in extracurricular activities, James has proven he can excel in many areas," said Daines. "I know he would make Montana proud at the U.S. Air Force Academy." … Continue Reading


02.23.18

Daines Completes Four-Day Tax Cuts and Brews Tour

BOZEMAN, Mont. - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today finished a four-day tax tour through 17 counties in Montana. "From Libby to Roundup and from Chester to Hamilton, it was great to talk with Montanans across our state about the benefits of the tax bill, " said Daines. "This tax cuts bill means more money in the pockets of hardworking Montanans. " Libby: Daines visited Cabinet Mountain Brewery where he saw the brewery's newly purchased keg washer and heard about the raises given to the brewer and… Continue Reading


02.22.18

Daines Urges Bullock to Nominate Low-Income Communities for Job-Creating Tax Cuts Benefit

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, investments in "opportunity zones" receive tax cuts to attract capital, create jobs U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Governor Steve Bullock of Montana, urging him to nominate 25 low-income Montana communities to the Department of the Treasury to be considered for the opportunity zone program established under the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. "The ink is barely dry, but the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is already creating jobs and rai… Continue Reading


02.20.18

Daines Wraps First Day of Tax Cuts and Brews Tour in Northwest Montana

BOZEMAN, Mont. - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today toured Northwest Montana to discuss the impact of tax cuts on businesses across the region. "This is what tax cuts are all about: more money in the pockets of hardworking Montanans," said Daines. "It was great to see firsthand the impact tax cuts are having on Northwest Montana employees and small businesses." Libby: Daines visited Cabinet Mountain Brewery where he saw the brewery's newly purchased keg washer and heard about the raises given t… Continue Reading


02.16.18

Daines Leads Effort to POTUS Calling for TPP Reengagement

Small and medium sized businesses account for 84 percent of Montana's exporters U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today led 25 senators in sending a letter to President Trump urging the President to act on his recent statements expressing interest in reconsidering an improved Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). "With 95 percent of the world's consumers living outside of America's borders, expanding trade opportunities is critical to Montana's economy," said Daines. "When given the opport… Continue Reading


02.16.18

Daines Congratulates Montana’s Rodney Ostermiller on U.S. Marshal Appointment

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after President Donald Trump appointed Rodney Dean Ostermiller as United States Marshal for the District of Montana. "Mr. Ostermiller has exemplified Montana's spirit of service through his commitment to keep Montanans safe and give back to his community," said Daines. "He is one of Montana's finest and I know he will continue to do what it takes to protect Americans' security." "Thank you to Senator Daines for reco… Continue Reading


02.16.18

Daines Legislation to Strengthen Tribal Public Safety Passes Committee

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after his bipartisan amendment to promote tribes' access to national criminal databases passed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. This amendment, which supports tribes' participation in the Tribal Access Program (TAP), is part of his greater effort to reduce the number of native women and girls who go missing or are murdered. "We must curb the tragic epidemic of native women and girls who go missing or are murde… Continue Reading


02.16.18

Daines Congratulates Montana’s Rodney Ostermiller on U.S. Marshal Appointment

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after President Donald Trump appointed Rodney Dean Ostermiller as United States Marshal for the District of Montana. "Mr. Ostermiller has exemplified Montana's spirit of service through his commitment to keep Montanans safe and give back to his community," said Daines. "He is one of Montana's finest and I know he will continue to do what it takes to protect Americans' security." "Thank you to Senator Daines for reco… Continue Reading


02.15.18

Daines Champions Proposal to End Federal Funding of Sanctuary Cities

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the Senate rejected his amendment to protect Americans and withhold certain federal funding from cities who deliberately protect illegal immigrants by refusing to cooperate with immigration services. "It's commonsense that our cities must follow the law and prioritize securing the safety of innocent Americans," said Daines. "We should not be sending money we don't have to cities that do not value the security o… Continue Reading


02.15.18

Daines Questions use of Cryptocurrency in Columbia Falls Hacking

Overseas criminals conspired to use cryptocurrency in Columbia Falls School District hack, issue death threats to children U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today in a Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry hearing raised concerns about overseas hackers' use of cryptocurrency to issue death threats to children in Montana's Columbia Falls School District. Daines questioned United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman, Christopher Giancarlo, about what can … Continue Reading


02.15.18

Daines Targets Tax Scammers Who Threaten Critical Conservation Program

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sponsored the bipartisan Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act, legislation to target tax scammers who threaten a critical conservation program used in Montana. "As Montanans, we value the natural beauty of the outdoors," said Daines. "We must protect the integrity of conservation incentives meant to encourage public enjoyment by prohibiting scammers from taking advantage of taxpayers." Background: Current law allows taxpayers wh… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Daines, Gianforte to Washington State: Don’t Kill Montana Jobs

Proposed State law would tax fuel produced at Colstrip, raise Montana energy costs, kill good-paying jobs U.S. SENATE - Montana U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. House Representative Greg Gianforte today sent a letter to the Washington State legislature urging the body to reject legislation that would tax fuel produced at the Colstrip Power Plant and raise energy costs for Montanans. Download video HERE. "Any increase in prices due to taxes imposed by this bill could have detrimental effec… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Daines Calls on U.S. to Hold China Accountable for Religious Freedom and Human Rights Abuses

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today, during a Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) hearing, questioned witnesses on how the United States can strengthen efforts to hold China accountable for religious freedom and human rights abuses. "The ability to practice a religion without fear of persecution is a basic human right," said Daines. "The United States must do more to ensure China upholds this fundamental freedom and end its human rights abuses." Watch the video HERE.… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Daines Calls on U.S. to Hold China Accountable for Religious Freedom and Human Rights Abuses

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today, during a Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) hearing, questioned witnesses on how the United States can strengthen efforts to hold China accountable for religious freedom and human rights abuses. "The ability to practice a religion without fear of persecution is a basic human right," said Daines. "The United States must do more to ensure China upholds this fundamental freedom and end its human rights abuses." Watch the video HERE.… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Access to Montana Public Lands Critical to Montana Jobs, Economy

Motorized vehicles largest contributor to outdoor economy U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis released a preliminary study confirming that access to public lands is critical to Montana jobs and the local economy. Montana's outdoor recreation economy includes snowmobiling, hunting, hiking, fishing, bike riding and other outdoor recreation activities. "It's clear that increasing public acces… Continue Reading

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