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01.31.22

Daines: Illegal Immigrants with Arrest Warrants Should be Arrested, Not Cleared by TSA

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bill to prohibit the use of an ICE arrest warrant as a form of identification at aviation checkpoints. "It's pretty simple - if an illegal immigrant presents their own arrest warrant as a form of ID, they should be immediately arrested, not cleared by TSA to hop on a plane in the United States," Daines said. "The fact this is even an issue is beyond outrageous. This is a threat to our national security and it must be stopped immediately… Continue Reading


01.31.22

Daines, Senate Colleagues Fight for Pregnant Moms to Receive Tax Relief

U.S. Senate - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today, joined by several of his Senate colleagues, reintroduced the "Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act," which allows pregnant moms to claim the Child Tax Credit for their unborn children. "Expecting parents begin providing and preparing for their child the minute they learn they're having a baby-the Child Tax Credit should reflect the fact that unborn children are children too," Daines said. "From prenatal care to stocking up on baby supplies, this … Continue Reading


01.31.22

Daines Calls on Biden Admin to Reconsider Denial of Montana Small Refinery Exemptions

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is calling on the Biden administration to reconsider its proposed blanket denial of Montana small refinery exemptions (SRE) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program as this runs counter to congressional intent under the Clean Air Act. "We are puzzled by the action EPA took in these proposals, including the unprecedented and drastic step to propose a blanket denial of all 65 outstanding small refinery hardship petitions at a time of increasing gasol… Continue Reading


01.26.22

Daines Announces Over $450K to Support Anaconda Telehealth Program

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $457,603 will be granted to AWARE Inc. in Anaconda, Montana to purchase equipment and software to help improve the connectivity and capabilities of their telehealth program and provide critical remote services to Montanans. "For many Montanans, telehealth has become a vital lifeline to healthcare," Daines said. "I'm glad to see AWARE Inc. in Anaconda receive these resources to help make telehealth more reliable and accessible for Montanans… Continue Reading


01.26.22

Daines, Gianforte, Rosendale Press Biden Admin for Exemptions to Vaccine Mandate for Rural Montana Hospitals

MONTANA - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Governor Greg Gianforte and Congressman Matt Rosendale today pushed the Biden administration to issue exemptions to the healthcare worker vaccine mandate for health facilities where Montanans' access to care, especially in rural communities, is jeopardized. Many hospitals, especially in rural Montana, cannot afford to lose another healthcare professional, and the vaccine mandate on healthcare workers threatens to worsen labor shortages and limit Montanans' ac… Continue Reading


01.25.22

Daines Announces Peyton Haddock of Hamilton Receives Offer of Appointment to United States Naval Academy

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Peyton Haddock of Hamilton, Montana, has been offered an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. "Peyton will be an outstanding addition to the Naval Academy," Daines said. "Peyton has a bright future ahead, and I have no doubt she will continue to make Montana proud. Congratulations, Peyton!" Peyton currently attends Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Montana and has attended the U.S. Naval… Continue Reading


01.24.22

Daines: Montana Parents Should Have a Choice in their Child’s Education

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a Senate resolution designating this week, January 23 through January 29, 2022, as National School Choice Week. "Montana parents know what's best for their children-we must support their right to have a say in their student's education," Daines said. "It's critical that we empower and support parents with the flexibility to choose how and where their child is educated, especially in a rural state like Montana." To read the resolution, click H… Continue Reading


01.21.22

Daines Delivers Speech on the 49th Annual March for Life

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines, founder and chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, this week spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to mark the 49th annual March for Life and read aloud Justice Byron White's historic dissent from the companion case to Roe v. Wade. To watch the full speech, click HERE. Excerpts from Daines' remarks as prepared for delivery: "Every year, for nearly five decades, thousands of pro-life Americans have faithfully gathered here in Washington D.C., and across … Continue Reading


01.19.22

Daines Votes Against Democrats’ Fourth Attempt to Pass a Partisan, Federal Election Takeover

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines voted against Senate Democrats' latest attempt at a federal election takeover. "This is the fourth time the Democrats have tried to pass their partisan power grab to take control of the country and our elections. This effort is about President Biden, Chuck Schumer and the Democrats trying to ensure they control Washington forever. They're targeting commonsense laws that states like Montana put in place to make it harder to cheat and their federal takeover… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Daines: Biden’s First Year in Office Was a Failure for Montanans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement on President Biden's first year in office. "In his first year of office, President Biden has failed Montana. He's created an out-of-control inflation crisis that has wreaked havoc on Montana families, small businesses and workers. Instead of putting Montana and America first, Biden killed the Keystone XL pipeline, left our southern border wide open to illegal immigrants and drugs, and orchestrated a disastrous withdrawal … Continue Reading


01.18.22

Daines Slams DirecTV for Removing Conservative Outlet

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to DirecTV CEO, Bill Morrow, raising concerns about the company's decision to remove conservative network One America News Network (OAN) from their platform. "There has not been sufficient justification from DirecTV as to why OAN's contract was not renewed by your company. A vague "routine internal review" and the lack of transparency with the viewers of OAN in Montana in your decision making process is unacceptable and has the appeara… Continue Reading


01.16.22

Daines: We Would Not Be America Without Religious Freedom

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a Senate resolution designating today, January 16th, as Religious Freedom Day. This resolution commemorates the 236th Anniversary of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, a landmark achievement that laid the foundations for the First Amendment. "America stands as a beacon of hope and a symbol of religious freedom around the world. We would not be known as the land of the free without our fundamental right to worship freely," Daines said. … Continue Reading


01.14.22

Daines Votes to Sanction Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, Hold Putin Accountable

U.S. SENATE - Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines voted to impose new sanctions against Putin's Nord Stream 2 pipeline. "On Day One, President Biden killed the Keystone XL pipeline and all of the jobs in Montana that came with it. Then, to make matters worse, he allowed Putin's Nord Stream 2 pipeline to move forward, putting Russian jobs above American ones and giving Putin leverage over our friends and allies. Now, we are seeing Russian forces threaten Ukraine and it is critical we hold Putin an… Continue Reading


01.13.22

Daines Statement on SCOTUS Vaccine Mandate Rulings

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today made the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled in the cases on President Biden's vaccine mandates for private businesses and for healthcare workers. The Court blocked Biden's mandate on private businesses and upheld the mandate on health care workers. "President Biden's private sector mandate is an extreme federal overreach, and I'm glad to see the Supreme Court step in to make that clear. Biden's mandate on private businesses would have… Continue Reading


01.10.22

Daines, Tester, Rosendale Introduce Bill to Support Hydropower at Gibson Dam

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Matt Rosendale today introduced a bill to authorize hydropower in the Bureau of Reclamation's Sun River Project, including at the Gibson Dam. "Hydropower provides safe, reliable, and affordable energy to Montanans across the state. The Sun River Project and GibsonDam have the potential to increase hydropower production and bring jobs and revenue to the community. This is a win-win and I look froward to this bill becoming l… Continue Reading


01.05.22

Daines Announces Over $6 Million for MSU’s National Center for Excellence for Rural Road Safety

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $6,125,00 will be granted to Montana State University's National Center for Excellence for Rural Road Safety. "In Montana, we all know the meaning of windshield time, and traveling safely from corner to corner and across our great state is very important. These resources will help support and improve rural road safety," Daines said. View grant information HERE. Daines helped secure this funding in December 2020. ### Contact: Kathe… Continue Reading


01.03.22

Daines Statement on Effort to Increase Transparency in Cattle Markets Following His Push

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement after the Biden administration announced steps to increase transparency in cattle markets and released an "Action Plan" to address unfair practices. Daines describes the action, which comes after years of his work on the issue, as a positive step with more action needed. "Montana ranchers must be able to compete on a level playing field. I have long worked to address the unfair practices of the largest meat packers that … Continue Reading


01.03.22

Daines Announces Cole Taylor of Larslan Receives Offer of Appointment to United States Military Academy West Point

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Cole Taylor of Larslan, Montana, has been offered an appointment to the United States Military Academy West Point. "Cole's appointment to West Point has been well-earned through his commitment to his studies and sense of leadership," Daines said. "Cole has a bright future ahead and will continue to make Montana proud. Congratulations, Cole!" Cole currently attends Opheim High School in Larslan, Montana. He is the Class Pr… Continue Reading


12.27.21

Daines: Only U.S. Citizens Should Vote in U.S. Elections

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the "Protecting Our Democracy by Preventing Foreign Citizens from Voting Act" to prohibit federal funding to states and localities that allow noncitizens, including illegal immigrants, to vote. Daines introduced the measure to help protect the integrity of Montanans' vote. "It's simple-U.S. citizens should be the only people voting in U.S. elections," Daines said. "Sadly, far-Left states and cities have moved to disenfranchise Americans by all… Continue Reading


12.23.21

Daines Announces Over $850K to Support Montana Law Enforcement in Ekalaka, Great Falls for School Safety Programs

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $870,098 will be granted to Ekalaka and Great Falls school districts and the Montana Office of Public Instruction to support school safety. "I'm glad to see Ekalaka and Great Falls school districts receive these resources to support local law enforcement in protecting Montana students and keeping our schools safe," Daines said. The $870,098 will be distributed to the following programs through the the Community Oriented Policing Services… Continue Reading

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