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02.28.17

Daines Introduces Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, legislation to allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that also has concealed carry laws, while abiding by that state's laws. "It is our constitutional right to keep and bear arms," Daines stated. "This bill protects Montanans' constitutional freedoms and allows Montanans to exercise their rights when traveling ac… Continue Reading


02.27.17

Daines: Ross Confirmed for Commerce 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 Commerce, Wilbur Ross. "Secretary Ross was a force in the private sector and will undoubtedly be a force at the Department of Commerce," Daines stated. "He will bring a mountain of ideas to expand opportunities for our producers and manufactures to create more good-paying jobs." Immediately following Ro… Continue Reading


02.27.17

Daines to Welcome Montana Attorney General as Guest for Joint Session

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox will serve as Daines' guest of honor at President Donald J. Trump's first joint address to Congress. Fox is invited to attend the president's speech while he is in Washington D.C. for the National Association of Attorneys General annual winter meeting, February 27 - March 1. "Tim Fox has led the fight to push back on overreaching Obama administration regulations that have harmed hardworking Montana… Continue Reading


02.24.17

Daines to Lead Montana Ag Summit 2017

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he will be spearheading the Montana Ag Summit 2017 in Great Falls this spring. The summit, sponsored by Daines, will take place in Great Falls on May 31 and June 1, 2017. U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will deliver a keynote address at the summit. "The summit will highlight our state's number one economic driver by bringing together agricultural leaders to dis… Continue Reading


02.23.17

Daines Praises Stay of Harmful Federal Coal, Oil and Gas Valuation Rule

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the Office of Natural Resources Revenue stayed the rule to reform royalty valuation for federal and Indian coal, and federal oil and gas. "This rule would have had immediate detrimental effects to American energy producers and the hardworking Montanans and workers across the country they support," Daines stated. "I am glad the Trump Administration has heeded my call to take immediate action to stay the rule." O… Continue Reading


02.23.17

Daines: Montanans Are Best At Running Montana

HAVRE, Mont. -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke at Bear Paw Development Corporation's (BPDC) Annual Meeting Luncheon about creating more good-paying Montana jobs. During Daines' remarks he spoke about the need to rollback unnecessary federal regulations, specifically the midnight rules from President Barack Obama that costs $157 billion. "Montanans are best at running Montana," Daines stated. "It was great to be in Havre today talking about creating more good-paying jobs and rolling … Continue Reading


02.23.17

Daines Announces $300,000 for Malting Barley Cooperative at MSU

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $300,000 in funding from the U.S Department of Agriculture for Montana State University and the Rocky Mountain Malting Barley Cooperative. The Rocky Mountain Malting Barley Cooperative is led by Dr. Jamie Sherman, the Project Director at MSU that is working to develop new barley varieties that are demonstrated to provide flavor and are adapted for dryland production in Montana and the West. "Agriculture is Montana's number economic driver… Continue Reading


02.23.17

Daines Secures Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to exempt small businesses from burdensome regulations found in their 317-page "net neutrality" rules. Earlier today, the FCC approved a proposal that exempts small internet service providers from the so-called "enhanced transparency requirements," which would require small businesses to disclose an excess of information about their network performance, some of which may require investing … Continue Reading


02.17.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Ellen Wood of Winnett

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Ellen Wood of Winnett who has been serving up hospitality to the folks in Petroleum County for the past twenty-five years. 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 w… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Daines Blasts Democrats for Holding Up Zinke Confirmation

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today took to the Senate floor to blast Democrat obstructionist tactics that have resulted in the slowest cabinet confirmation for a President since George Washington. Click HERE to watch Daines' remarks. Click HERE to download Daines' remarks. Daines' remarks are below: "Let me share the bad news. "Just this morning, Leader McConnell came down here to move Congressman Zinke's nomination to be Secretary of Interior - debate his nomination on t… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Daines Announces Chairmanship of Ag Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that his colleagues have selected him to chair the prestigious U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources. The subcommittee is responsible for oversight of the U.S. Forest Service and will play a critical role in forest management reform. It also covers the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the implementation of new regulat… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Daines: Pruitt Confirmed for EPA Administrator

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 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. "Administrator Pruitt will immediately halt the war on coal and destroy excessive regulations from being imposed on Montana," Daines stated. "I know Scott Pruitt will use sound science in his decisions as EPA Administrator." Daines and Pr… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Daines, Gillibrand Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Navy Veterans Harmed By Agent Orange

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and today reintroduced the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, legislation to ensure that thousands of Navy veterans, known as "Blue Water" veterans, are able to receive the disability and health care benefits they earned after exposure to Agent Orange while fighting in the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military sprayed approximately 20 million gallons of Agent Orange in Vietnam to remov… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Daines, Tester Work to Protect Montanans’ Right to Privacy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today introduced the Stopping Mass Hacking (SMH) Act to protect millions of law-abiding Americans from government hacking. The Stopping Mass Hacking (SMH) Act is a bipartisan effort that reverses recently implemented changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. The changes allow the government to get a single warrant to hack an unlimited number of Americans' computers if their computers have been affected by criminals, wit… Continue Reading


02.16.17

Daines Statement on Confirmation of Mulvaney for OMB

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 Director of the Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney. "Mick understands what it means to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars," Daines stated. "I know Mick takes the responsibility of balancing the budget seriously and am eager to see the budget proposals he puts forward to get our fiscal house in order." Imm… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Daines, Tester Reintroduce Bipartisan Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to create a national cancer registry for firefighters diagnosed with the deadly disease. Firefighters are exposed to a range of harmful toxins, and research has indicated that there is a strong connection between firefighting and an increased risk for several major cancers such as testicular, stomach, brain and multiple myeloma. "Each and every day, firefighters across the nation are putting their… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Daines Welcomes 2017 Champion for Change Mariah Gladstone

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today met with the 2017 Champion for Change Mariah Gladstone of Kalispell. Gladstone, 23, is a Glacier High School graduate, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet and Cherokee tribes, and an advocate for food sovereignty. The Center for Native American Youth created the Champions for Change program as a youth leadership initiative that highlights positive stories from Indian Country and develops young Native leaders through experience-based learning. Maria… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Daines Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Establish a U.S. Chief Manufacturing Officer

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation to establish the position of U.S. Chief Manufacturing Officer in the Executive Office of the President. The U.S. Chief Manufacturing Officer (CMO) will be responsible for coordinating manufacturing-related policies and activities across agencies. The CMO will also develop a national manufacturing strategy to revitalize the manufacturing sector, spur economic growth, and expand United States competitiveness. "Domestic manufact… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Daines Introduces Legislation To Hold Consumer Agency Accountable

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Accountability Act of 2017 to make the bureau accountable to the American people by bringing it under the Congressional appropriations process. "Regulations associated with Dodd-Frank have cost our economy $36 billion and created 73 million paperwork hours," Daines stated. "We can't create more high paying jobs and grow the economy by suffocating it with red tape." This effort has earned su… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Daines Praises Trump Administration Action on Obamacare

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the administrative actions taken by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to protect Americans from the consequences of Obamacare. "Obamacare is failing Montanans and insurers are fleeing the marketplace by the minute," Daines stated. "Having Secretary Price take swift action today, I am hopeful it will help stabilize the marketplace and slow the death spiral while we work to put a replacement in place that better … Continue Reading

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