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02.15.17

Daines Emphasizes Importance of Quality Health Care in Rural America

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price regarding health care in rural America. The letter emphasizes the importance of rural health-care providers and their critical role in rural communities. "As you take on this new leadership role at HHS, we request that you work with us to ensure that the federal government does not act as an impediment to providing health care in rural communities," Daines wrot… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Daines Halts Attempt to Strip Americans of their Second Amendment Rights

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today stopped the Obama administration's attempt to strip Social Security beneficiaries of their Second Amendment rights. In January 2013, President Barack Obama issued a memorandum directing federal agencies - including the Social Security Administration - to gather and submit information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) on individuals who may be determined to be what NICS refers to as "mentally defective." In order for an… Continue Reading


02.14.17

Daines: McMahon Confirmed for Small Business Administration

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 Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon. "Administrator McMahon knows what it takes to grow a business from the ground up," Daines stated. "I have confidence that Administrator McMahon will work hand in glove with our nation's small businesses to support their needs and efforts to grow our economy and create m… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Daines: Shulkin Confirmed for VA Secretary

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 Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), David Shulkin. "I know that Secretary Shulkin will put our veterans' needs first by prioritizing timely access to quality care," Daines stated. "Secretary Shulkin has a tall order in front of him to refocus the VA to uphold the promise our government made to our veterans to get the… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Daines: Mnuchin Confirmed for Treasury Secretary

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 Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury, Steven Mnuchin. "As Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin will challenge the status quo to implement a bold pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda," Daines stated. "I'm excited to see his ideas become reality to create more good-paying American jobs." Immediately following Mnuchin's confirmation, Daines ext… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Daines Encourages the President to Strengthen Mission at GITMO, Safeguard Americans

Letter Requests Immediate Hold on Transferring Detainees, Evaluation of Review Board U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today encouraged President Donald Trump to assess the future operations and detention of detainees held at the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO). In the letter, Daines shared with President Trump a number of recommendations for the future of the detention facility as the president and Congress work to ensure the safety of… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Daines, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Consumers Correct Errors on Credit Reports

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation to protect victims of credit reporting error. A report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found that millions of consumer credit reports contain mistakes and errors, often leading to less favorable loan terms or denial of credit. Resolving these errors can take a long time and many consumers have incorrect information on their credit reports as they go through the dispute process. The … Continue Reading


02.10.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Jess Lockwood of Volborg

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Jess Lockwood of Volborg who moved into the top spot of the Professional Bull Riders world rankings earlier this week. 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… Continue Reading


02.10.17

Daines Statement on Confirmation of Dr. Price for HHS

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 Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Representative Tom Price. "Secretary Price will reshape healthcare delivery for the American people by upholding the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare," Daines stated. "I'm excited to once again have a doctor and strong leader running the Department of Health a… Continue Reading


02.09.17

Daines Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after meeting with Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald J. Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. "Judge Gorsuch will bring impeccable legal qualifications and western commonsense to the U.S. Supreme Court," Daines stated. "He made clear to me that he understands the proper role of the judiciary and will not legislate from the bench." Daines and Gorsuch discussed the Founders' intent in the Constitution, Sec… Continue Reading


02.08.17

Daines: Sessions Confirmed for Attorney General

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 to lead the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions. "I am thrilled to be able to call my colleague Jeff Sessions Attorney General of the United States," Daines stated. "As Attorney General, he will faithfully defend the Constitution and enforce the rule of law." Immediately following Sessions' confirmation, Daines wrote to him … Continue Reading


02.08.17

Daines: Little Shell Recognition Moves Forward

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs' unanimous passage of his bill to provide long-overdue federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe. Daines and U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced this bill on January 5, 2017. Daines delivered the following remarks in the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs: "I'm thrilled the committee is considering the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act here today. While this business … Continue Reading


02.08.17

Daines, Tester Congratulate Libby Student on Air Force Academy Appointment

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today congratulated Colin Maloney, a Libby High School senior on his appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Daines and Tester both called to congratulate Maloney earlier today. He received a nomination from both senators. Maloney is a top cross-country runner at his school and plays varsity soccer, tennis and basketball. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 2014 and has served with the Youth Conservation Corps. "Colin has shown t… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Daines, Booker Reintroduce Bill to Increase Transparency in Air Travel

U.S. SENATE - Building off their efforts from the 114th Congress, U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced legislation to require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) measure performance goals for new technology shaping America's air traffic control system. The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) will make air travel safer by moving from a radar-based system with radio communication to a satellite-based one. NextGen deployment has been bogged with dela… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Daines: DeVos Confirmed for Secretary of Education

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 Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, Betsy DeVos. "Betsy DeVos will work to bring education decisions back to our communities where they belong," Daines stated. "I look forward to working alongside Secretary DeVos to increase local control of our schools with ideas that originate from the parents, teachers and administrators who a… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Tester, Daines Lead Effort to Dedicate Feb 5-11 National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week

(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines are joining a bipartisan group of 18 senators in highlighting the outstanding work of Montana students, teachers, and education professionals at tribal colleges and universities by commemorating the week of February 5-11 as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week. "Tribal colleges and universities are vital to the success of communities across Indian Country," said Tester, member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. "These acad… Continue Reading


02.05.17

Daines Reintroduces Legislation to Decrease Regulatory Burden on Montana Small Businesses

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines reintroduced legislation to roll back the regulatory burdens and uncertainty facing too many Montana small businesses. Daines' bill, the Regulatory Predictability for Business Growth Act, ensures that small businesses aren't subjected to unexamined and altered regulations that change at the whims of Washington bureaucrats. "When you start a company or are working on growing your business, the last thing you need is the federal government creating more re… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Ally Martin of Wheatland

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Ally Martin of Wheatland County, a tough ranch hand with a very bright future. 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


02.03.17

Daines Statement on Iran Sanctions

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Treasury, under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, announced new sanctions against Iran: "It is our duty to hold Iran's feet to the fire. America has new leadership that won't tolerate the world's leading state sponsor of terror acting as an aggressor." ###… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Daines, Sullivan Introduce Measures to Split the Ninth Circuit Court

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today introduced two bills to address failures in America's system of justice by restructuring the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which, because of its size and scope, denies citizens in its jurisdiction equal access to justice. The Circuit Court of Appeals Restructuring and Modernization Act would split the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals into two circuits: the Ninth and the Twelfth Circuits. The re… Continue Reading

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