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02.02.17

Daines Praises Passage of Measure to Eliminate Anti-Coal Rule

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the U.S. Senate's passage of a resolution of disapproval to eliminate the Obama administration's anti-coal so-called "Stream Protection Rule." This wholly unnecessary and unsupported Obama administration rule would affect both surface and underground coal mines, substantially impairing domestic industry's ability to meet our nation's energy needs and devastating Montana's coal development, which is a pillar of Montana's economy. Furthermore,… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Daines, Warner Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Senator Mark Warner today introduced legislation to support research and development that will boost cybersecurity innovation. Cybersecurity is a critical component of U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) responsibilities. In light of recent federal data breaches with delayed detection and notification, there is a need to improve our nation's cyber infrastructure. This legislation would expedite the implementation of new and real-time t… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Tester, Daines Reintroduce Bipartisan Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act

(U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines today reintroduced their bipartisan Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act to create renewable energy jobs by streamlining the permitting process for wind, solar, and geothermal energy development on public lands. "This bipartisan bill will allow us to unlock the renewable energy potential that exists on our public lands, invest in conservation efforts, and support local communities," Tester said. "This is the balance we need to … Continue Reading


02.01.17

Daines Discusses Montana Ag Priorities with Secretary of Ag Nominee Governor Sonny Perdue

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after meeting with President Trump's nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. "As Secretary, Governor Perdue will work tirelessly to expand opportunities for Montana agriculture and be a champion for our state's number one economic driver," Daines stated. "As Montana's sole representative on the Senate Agriculture Committee, I look forward to working with Gove… Continue Reading


02.01.17

Daines: Tillerson Confirmed as Secretary of State

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 State, Rex Tillerson. "As our country's top diplomat, Secretary Tillerson will prioritize our national security priorities, restore the trust and faith world leaders have in our country and ensure we uphold the promises made to our allies," Daines stated. "I know Secretary Tillerson will uphold the deep … Continue Reading


01.31.17

Daines Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. "Neil Gorsuch has an established record as a mainstream judge who upholds the rule of law and doesn't legislate from the bench. I know that Judge Gorsuch will interpret the rule of law in accordance to the original intent of our founding document, the Constitution. Judge Gorsuch is se… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Daines Discusses Veterans Choice with VA Secretary Nominee Shulkin

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after meeting with President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David Shulkin. "When it comes to veterans and healthcare - a promise made must be a promise kept," Daines stated. "That's why it's critical we ensure that our veterans have access to the healthcare they need, especially in rural areas. I believe that Dr. Shulkin will work with me to meet the needs of … Continue Reading


01.31.17

Daines: Chao Confirmed for Transportation 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 Transportation, Elaine Chao. "Secretary Chao is an experienced leader who knows what it takes to deliver results for the American people," Daines stated. "I look forward to working with her to improve our roads, bridges, runways and infrastructure to create more good-paying jobs." Immediately following Chao's c… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Daines to Chair Key Energy Subcommittee: National Parks

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he would take the gavel of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. The Subcommittee on National Parks includes oversight and legislative responsibilities for: National Park System; Wild and Scenic Rivers System; National Trails System; national recreation areas; historic sites; military parks and battlefields; Land and Water Conservation Fund; historic preservation; outdoor recreation … Continue Reading


01.30.17

Daines Introduces Measures to Promote American Energy Innovation

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced two resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). In the closing weeks of his term, President Obama announced the Stream Protection Rule and the Methane and Waste Prevention Rule, one of which does little to actually protect waterways and instead extends the strong arm of the federal government at the expense of states, coal workers and ultimately ratepayers. The other is duplicative and unnecessary, conflicts with… Continue Reading


01.30.17

Daines Introduces Measures to Protect Life

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced two measures to protect life. Daines introduced the Protect Funding for Women's Health Care Act, that redirects funds from Planned Parenthood to other eligible women's health care providers, and a measure to scrap the Department of Health and Human Services' new rule to amend regulations implementing the Title X Family Planning Program. "We must fight for those that are unable to fight for themselves," Daines stated. "We will maintain f… Continue Reading


01.29.17

Daines Statement on Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees

BOZEMAN, Mont. -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement: "We are at war with Islamic extremists and anything less than 100 percent verification of these refugees' backgrounds puts our national security at risk. We need to take the time to examine our existing programs to ensure terrorists aren't entering our country. The safety of U.S. citizens must be our number one priority." ###… Continue Reading


01.28.17

Daines Urges FAA to Accept Non-Compliant REAL ID Identifications

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he is continuing his efforts to ensure that Montanans are not faced with any disruptions in the face of the REAL ID deadline. During a meeting with Recreational Aviation Foundation, Daines announced that he is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to accept non-REAL ID compliant licenses when implementing third class medical reform. "While Montana has refused to comply with the current REAL ID law, the state has made numerous s… Continue Reading


01.27.17

Daines, Montana Leaders Mark Data Privacy Day

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines along with Montana's statewide leaders today marked Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day is celebrated worldwide on January 28, recognizing the role that technology plays in Americans' everyday lives and the need to take steps to safeguard individual privacy. "Our personal information has become a form of currency," Daines stated. "Hackers are everywhere and we need to take action to ensure our data is secure. I'm pleased to see our state's leaders coming… Continue Reading


01.27.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Belle Wendelburg of Ekalaka

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Mrs. Belle Wendelburg for her continued work in serving her community. Belle retired from Dahl Memorial Nursing Home in Ekalaka in July of 2016 after working there for more than 20 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 documen… Continue Reading


01.26.17

Daines Announces Appropriations Subcommittee Assignments

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he has been selected to serve on five Senate Appropriations subcommittees. Daines will serve on the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense; Interior, Environment and Related Agencies; State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs; Financial Services and General Government; and, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies. "On these subcommittees, I will fight for Montana priorities whi… Continue Reading


01.26.17

Daines Reintroduces Legislation to Kill the Death Tax

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines reintroduced legislation to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, more commonly known as the death tax. The Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017, which would finally end this purely punitive tax that has the potential to hit family farms, ranches, and businesses as the result of the owner's death. "The Death Tax is a direct threat to our state's number one economic driver," Daines stated. "Montana family farms - many of which have been passed down from gen… Continue Reading


01.25.17

Daines: Trump Working to Secure Our Borders

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's executive action to secure America's borders. "I applaud President Trump's action to protect Americans and make our nation safe," Daines stated. "I share President Trump's commitment to securing the border, building our border's infrastructure and protecting the homeland from threats." ###… Continue Reading


01.25.17

Trump Heeds Daines’ Call: Pulls Funding from Sanctuary Cities

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised President Donald J. Trump's executive action to remove federal funding from cities who deliberately protect illegal immigrants by refusing to cooperate with immigration services. "America's cities need to uphold the rule of law and prosecute criminals who are not only in our country illegally, but repeatedly violate the laws of our nation," Daines stated. "I'm pleased the President has taken this important action to protect Americans and uph… Continue Reading


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

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