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07.15.21

Daines, Rosendale Efforts to Have USDA Open CRP for Emergency Haying and Grazing to Help with Drought Pays Off

U.S. SENATE - Following a push by U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Representative Matt Rosendale, USDA has announced it will open Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land in Montana for emergency haying and grazing. "I am pleased to see the USDA listen to my request for this emergency assistance for our farmers and ranchers as we face extreme drought conditions. The USDA should not stop here. We need them to go farther and designate ALL Montana counties as primary natural disaster areas and provid… Continue Reading


07.14.21

Daines Secures, Advances Critical Montana Wins Including Funding for St. Mary’s Water Project, Forest Management Reforms to Prevent Deadly Wildfires, Pay Raises for Firefighters

U.S. SENATE -After securing the inclusion of major wins for Montana including and funding for the St. Mary's Milk River Project, bipartisan forest management provisions to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires and provide pay raises to wildland firefighters, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to support a bipartisan proposal out of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. "After years of work, I'm glad to finally see funding advanced for the St. Mary's Milk River water pro… Continue Reading


07.14.21

Daines: David Chipman’s Nomination is an Attack on Law-Abiding Gun Owners, Second Amendment Rights

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the United States Senate in defense of Montanans' Second Amendment rights. Daines urged his colleagues to oppose President Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), David Chipman. To watch and download the full speech, click HERE. Daines also urged the passage of the "ATF Accountability Act." Daines' remarks as prepared for delivery: "Thank you to my friend and colleague Senator Braun for l… Continue Reading


07.14.21

Daines Introduces Bill to Counter Big Tech’s Bias, Protect Political Speech & Beliefs of Users

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bill to crack down on big tech and online platforms' ability to discriminate against users based on their political speech and beliefs. Daines' bill would enforce equal access to political candidates on online platforms as well as create a provision to prohibit the removal of content based on political beliefs. "The Big Tech oligarchs have been using their influence and power to tip the scales in our democracy and it must stop," Daine… Continue Reading


07.14.21

Daines Statement on Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines made the following statement after Senate Democrats announced a massive $3.5 trillion spending plan with major tax increases: "Just yesterday, Montana families woke up to more disastrous news on inflation, which is at a 13-year high, and they are quickly being priced out of affording everyday necessities like food and gasoline. Democrats are foolish to think a massive $3.5 trillion tax and spend plan will help Montana families. Montanans don't want bigger g… Continue Reading


07.13.21

Montana Cities to Keep Current City Size Designations following Daines’ Successful Efforts

U.S. SENATE - Following several pushes from U.S. Senator Steve Daines, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that they will maintain the current Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) standards that allow Bozeman, Missoula and Great Falls to receive greater federal funding. "I'm glad to see the Biden administration listen to my request and rollback the proposal to change city size designations that would have robbed Bozeman, Missoula and Great Falls of critical resources. This is gre… Continue Reading


07.12.21

Daines to Biden Admin: Don’t Re-write Navigable Waters Protection Rule, Support Montana Farmers, Ranchers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged the Biden administration to support Montana farmers and ranchers by maintaining the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR). In a letter to top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Daines highlighted concerns with the 2015 Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS) and demanded that the Biden administration answer important questions surrounding the vague process of revisiting the NWPR. "W… Continue Reading


07.12.21

Daines, Rosendale Continue Push for Emergency Relief for Montana Farmers, Ranchers During Drought

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today urged USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to approve Governor Greg Gianforte's request to designate ALL counties in Montana as primary natural disaster areas due to extreme drought conditions. The letter also includes a request for the authorization of emergency haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program land to provide additional forage for livestock. "As you know, over 90% of Montana is facing drought conditions with… Continue Reading


07.12.21

Daines, Rosendale Continue Push for Emergency Relief for Montana Farmers, Ranchers During Drought

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today urged USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to approve Governor Greg Gianforte's request to designate ALL counties in Montana as primary natural disaster areas due to extreme drought conditions. The letter also includes a request for the authorization of emergency haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program land to provide additional forage for livestock. "As you know, over 90% of Montana is facing drought conditions with… Continue Reading


07.08.21

What They Are Saying: 13 Conservation Groups Endorse Daines’ Bipartisan Conservation Easement Bill

U.S. SENATE - Last week, 13 conservation groups from across the nation expressed their support for Senator Steve Daines' bipartisan "Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act." Daines' bill will stop abusive syndicated conservation easements, save taxpayers billions of dollars and promote conservation in the United States. The groups include: Land Trust Alliance, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, American Society of… Continue Reading


07.06.21

Daines, Tester, Rosendale Urge President Biden to Honor Final Surviving WWII Medal Of Honor Recipient with State Funeral

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Matt Rosendale sent a letter to President Biden advocating for a state funeral to be held for the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. "These ceremonies offer our nation the opportunity to pause and reflect on the service of not only the individual, but also those who served alongside them," the delegation wrote. "Mr. President, you hold the authority to designate a state funeral and we request that you hon… Continue Reading


07.01.21

Daines Reintroduces Bill to Prevent Taxpayer Dollars Going to the Abortion Industry

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the "Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act" to help end taxpayer support for the abortion industry. "Not a single penny of taxpayer dollars should go to fund Planned Parenthood or any other abortion business," Daines said. We must protect all life and the consciences of pro-life American taxpayers by defunding the abortion industry once and for all." Read the full text of the bill HERE. Background: · Every year, the abortion… Continue Reading


06.30.21

Daines, Rosendale Urge Biden to Allow Emergency Grazing in the MT Refuge

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today urged the Biden administration to open the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge for emergency livestock grazing due to extreme drought conditions in Montana. "According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the majority of counties in northeast Montana are experiencing historic, extreme drought conditions threatening the livelihood of rural communities and devastating agricultural operations. We respectfully urge you to immedi… Continue Reading


06.30.21

Daines, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Private Sector’s Ability to Take Action Against Hackers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced a bipartisan bill that requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct a study on the benefits and risks of allowing private entities to take actions to protect their operations in response to cyber-attacks. "The United States is home to some of the best and brightest technological minds in the world-we should be doing all we can to support them, not hold them back," Daines said. "The fed… Continue Reading


06.29.21

Daines Slams Biden Administration’s Move to Expand Abortion Under Obamacare

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines made the following statement after the Biden administration took steps to expand abortion under Obamacare: "This is another move by President Biden and Secretary Becerra to promote their abortion agenda above following the law, and is even more alarming as Democrats look to increase taxpayer subsidies for Obamacare. Abortion is not healthcare and taxpayers should not be subsidizing it." Daines is chair and founder of the Senate Pro-life Caucus. ### … Continue Reading


06.28.21

Daines Announces Over $13 Million For Montana Airports

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $13,158,492.00 will be allocated to airports across Montana to expand and strengthen air travel infrastructure. "I'm glad to see Montana airports receive this funding so they can support good-paying jobs and continue serving the growing number of Montanans and tourists who rely on air travel," Daines said. The $13,158,492.00 will be distributed to the following airports: · $4,715,000.00 to Billings Logan Internation… Continue Reading


06.24.21

Daines Announces Over $36 Million in PILT Funds for Critical Services in Montana’s Small and Rural Counties

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior will be directing $36.2 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) to Montana's small and rural counties. "I'm glad to see this funding going to Montana communities where it will be put to good use," Daines said. "The PILT program helps provide essential services in Montana's rural counties, and I will continue to support this critical program." The federal government directs PILT funds to local go… Continue Reading


06.24.21

Daines Calls for Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Support the St. Mary’s Milk River Project

U.S. SENATE - During a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines stressed the importance of passing his bipartisan bill to support the St. Mary's Milk River Project in north-central Montana. To watch Daines' remarks, click HERE. "Clean and reliable water is fundamental to human life. The Montana delegation has worked for over a decade to adjust the cost-share for the St. Mary's Milk River project so that much needed reconstruction can take pl… Continue Reading


06.24.21

Daines, Stabenow Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Conservation Easements, Stop Abuse from Scam Artists

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) reintroduced the bipartisan "Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act" to stop the abuse of conservation easements, save taxpayers billions of dollars and promote conservation in the United States. "Montana farmers and ranchers work hard to conserve our lands while scam artists are taking advantage of the conservation easement program," Daines said. "This type of abuse cannot continue. My bipartisan … Continue Reading


06.24.21

Daines, Stefanik Introduce Bill to Reopen the Canadian Border to Revitalize Montana’s Economy

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik today introduced a bicameral bill to require the Biden administration open the northern border and revitalize American jobs and tourism. "It is unacceptable that President Biden continues to ignore the needs of Montanans and keep the northern border closed while supporting the southern border being wide open to a surge of illegal immigrants and a flood of illegal drugs into our Montana communitie… Continue Reading

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