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01.25.17

Daines Congratulates Harlowton High Student on West Point Appointment

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today congratulated Harlowton High School senior Ally Martin on her appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Martin is a senior at Harlowton High School and received a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy from Daines. She grew up on a ranch near Two Dot and won the Wheatland County 4-H grand championship project for raising sheep. She is the point guard and captain of her varsity basketball team and was selected last year to se… Continue Reading


01.25.17

Daines Statement on Federal Hiring Freeze

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's executive action to institute a federal government wide hiring freeze. "We know public union bosses are going to do everything they can to fight this, but Montanans know that we don't need a larger federal government with more bureaucracy. We don't need more federal employees with less accountability," Daines stated. "The federal government must become more efficient and accountable to … Continue Reading


01.25.17

Daines Marks National School Choice Week

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines this week introduced two measures to empower local control of schools and education. Daines' Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success (A-PLUS) Act allows educational dollars to go where they are needed to best fit students' unique needs, frees states from burdensome federal regulations and better ensures academic achievement in schools. Additionally, Daines introduced a U.S. Senate resolution recognizing the importance of providing parents and families… Continue Reading


01.25.17

Tester, Daines Introduce Bill to Approve Expansion of Missoula VA Clinic

(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines have introduced legislation that will expand the VA's outpatient clinic in Missoula to provide better care for Montana veterans. The bipartisan Providing Veterans Overdue Care Act will authorize the VA to move forward with leasing space in Missoula to expand the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) by 24 percent. That expansion will allow the VA to serve more patients, provide more privacy to veterans seeking care, and better ens… Continue Reading


01.25.17

Daines, Manchin Reintroduce Bill to Roll Back Red Tape for Small Businesses

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to protect Montana and West Virginia small businesses from the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) burdensome regulations. The Small Business Broadband Deployment Act would extend a temporary exemption from the FCC's "enhanced transparency requirements," which would require Internet service providers to disclose an excess of information about their network performance, some of… Continue Reading


01.25.17

Tester, Daines Ask Secretary Kelly to Grant Montana an Emergency REAL ID Waiver

As Compliance Deadline Looms, Senators Stand Up for Citizens' Right to Privacy (U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines today are asking U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly to grant the state of Montana an emergency waiver for compliance with the REAL ID Act, a law that sets a federal standard for ID compliance. Starting January 30, Montanans without a compliant federal ID-such as an American passport-will not be able to access Malmstrom Air Force Ba… Continue Reading


01.25.17

Daines to Shulkin: Make Veterans Choice Work for Montana Veterans

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today highlighted the importance of improving the Veterans Choice Program for Montana's veterans in a letter to President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David Shulkin. In the letter, Daines underscored his commitment to working with Shulkin to improve access to timely and quality care for veterans. "I recently reiterated to Health Net that their performance is unacceptable and have asked for r… Continue Reading


01.24.17

Tester, Daines Announce Montana Students Selected for Senate Youth Program

Students from Bozeman and Glendive among only 104 nationwide chosen for weeklong convention (U.S. Senate) - Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines announced today that two young Montanans have been chosen to participate in the 55th annual U.S. Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C.. Tester and Daines announced Allison Reinhardt of Bozeman and Mason Hutchinson of Glendive will be representing the state of Montana as delegates at the weeklong convention in Washington, D.C., from March 4-11. "… Continue Reading


01.24.17

Daines: Haley Confirmed for UN Ambassador

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 Nations Ambassador, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. "Ambassador Haley will work to restore the relationships between the United States, Israel and our allies around the globe that have been severely fractured by the Obama administration," Daines stated. "I am excited for Ambassador Haley's leadership at the U.N. to once again re… Continue Reading


01.24.17

OMB Director Nominee Endorses Daines Balanced Budget or Members Won’t Get Paid Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today questioned President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney during the nomination hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In the hearing, Daines explicitly asked Mulvaney if he supports Daines' bill, the Balanced Budget Accountability Act. The bill requires that Congress passes a balanced budget - or members won't get paid. "… Continue Reading


01.24.17

Trump Heeds Daines' Call: Keystone XL Moving Forward

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised President Donald J. Trump's executive action to move forward the commonsense job-creating Keystone XL pipeline. "The Keystone XL pipeline will create good-paying Montana union," Daines stated. "After years of talk and political nonsense, I couldn't be more thrilled that President Trump has heeded my call to move forward construction of this project." In Daines' letter to Trump on December 6, 2016, Daines urged him to take immediate action… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Daines: Pompeo Confirmed for CIA Director

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo with bipartisan support. "Mike will bring strong leadership to the CIA and work tirelessly to protect the American people and our security," Daines stated. On January 18, Daines met with Pompeo in his Washington, D.C. office where they discussed the critical bala… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Trump Heeds Daines Call: Reinstates Mexico City Policy

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised President Donald J. Trump's reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy. This policy, first established by President Reagan, prevents organizations that receive American taxpayer dollars from performing or promoting abortions abroad, even if done with non-United States government funding. "The United States stands as an example for the world, and as that example we should not allow taxpayer dollars to be used in the funding of abortion whethe… Continue Reading


01.22.17

Daines: We Need To Do More To Protect Vulnerable Children

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged Montana state leadership to take swift and meaningful action to create a stronger child welfare system in Montana. In a letter to Montana Governor Steve Bullock, Senate President Scott Sales and Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen, Daines wrote to encourage state leadership to pursue reforms that prevent the loss of innocent children. The letter comes on the heels of the recently released Department of Justice Child Fatality Review Report tha… Continue Reading


01.20.17

Daines: Kelly Confirmed for DHS Secretary

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), General John F. Kelly. "Secretary Kelly will protect the homeland from threats," Daines stated. "My family and I will sleep better at night knowing that General Kelly is the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security." On January 10, 2017, Daines questioned Kelly during the nomin… Continue Reading


01.20.17

Daines Applauds Confirmation of General Mattis

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense, General James Mattis. "General Mattis will brilliantly lead our armed forces and understands the role Montana plays in our national defense," Daines stated. "I look forward to taking Secretary Mattis to Malmstrom AFB to meet the brave men and women who carry out their critical peace-through-strength mi… Continue Reading


01.20.17

Daines: President Trump Will Make America Great Again

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. "As I watched President Trump take the oath of office today, I had a renewed sense of encouragement about the future of our country," Daines stated. "Today is the day where we start to return control of our government back to the people it serves and create policies that promote growth, innovation and more good-paying jobs." Video of Daines' statement is a… Continue Reading


01.19.17

Daines Questions Energy Secretary-Designee Rick Perry

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today questioned President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for the U.S. Department of Energy, former Texas Governor Rick Perry during the nomination hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Click here to download Daines' questioning. Click here to watch Daines' questioning. "As you know, Units 1 and 2 at Colstrip are already scheduled to close due to environmental litigation and under the job-killing EPA Power Plan, … Continue Reading


01.19.17

Daines Announces $625,000 in Critical Health Care Funding

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $625,567.00 in critical funding for the County of Lewis & Clark Community Health Center to provide improved continuity of care and increased access to affordable care. "The Lewis & Clark County Community Health Center plays an integral role in providing Montanans access to affordable care and this funding will help them continue to do so," Daines stated. Daines secured funding for Community Health Centers in the bipartisan FY2017 … Continue Reading


01.19.17

Daines: Perdue Great Pick for Ag Secretary

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, President-elect Donald J. Trump's Secretary-designee for the U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Governor Perdue is an excellent pick that will expand opportunities for Montana ag exports, utilize sound science in his decision making process and work to restore active forest management," Daines stated. "I know he will stand up for our state's number one economic driver." Daines … Continue Reading

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