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01.03.17

Ag & Forestry Leaders Praise Daines' Ag Committee Membership

U.S. SENATE -Following U.S. Senator Steve Daines' announcement of committee assignments for the 115th Congress, Montana's top agriculture and forestry leaders praised his new membership on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. "Montana's number one economic driver is agriculture and I'm excited to represent their priorities on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture," Daines stated. Alan Merrill, President Montana Farmers Union: "Montana Farmers Union wants to c… Continue Reading


01.03.17

Daines Announces Committee Assignments for the 115th Congress

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he has been selected to serve on five U.S. Senate Committees for the 115th Congress. Daines will serve on the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. "I am honored to represent Montana's interests on fiv… Continue Reading


12.29.16

Daines Announces Renewal of SkyWest Airlines for West Yellowstone

BOZEMAN, Mont. -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that SkyWest Airlines has been re-approved as the Essential Air Service (EAS) provider for West Yellowstone for the four-month summer seasons of 2017 and 2018. "SkyWest Airlines provides a critical transportation service for the Greater Yellowstone Region and community," Daines stated. "By maintaining their service and working with the West Yellowstone community, SkyWest has made it easier for folks to get to and from the region. I'm ple… Continue Reading


12.27.16

Tester, Daines, Zinke, Bullock, Fox Stand Against Anti-Semitism and White Nationalism

(Montana) - U.S. Senators Jon Tester, Steve Daines, U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke, Governor Steve Bullock and Attorney General Tim Fox are standing together against anti-Semitism and white nationalism in Montana and across the nation. In an open letter to the nation, Montana's top elected leaders stood together to send a bipartisan message condemning attacks on the Jewish community. "We stand firmly together to send a clear message that ignorance, hatred and threats of violence are unaccepta… Continue Reading


12.21.16

Daines Secures Expansion of Wireless Broadband to Rural Montana

BOZEMAN, Mont.-U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured the expansion of wireless broadband access in rural Montana. After months of hard work by Daines, today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provided final regulatory approval for T-Mobile to provide 4G LTE service to areas covering over one million people in Montana and Wyoming. "Montanans know all too well the feeling of seeing your call dropped, pressing send on text messages that will never get sent in the rural parts of our s… Continue Reading


12.20.16

Daines, Tester Announce Appointment of Two Montanans to National Aviation Commission

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today announced that two Montanans-Mike Tooley, Director of the Montana Department of Transportation and Brian Sprenger, Director of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport -will be advising Congress on how to better enhance air transportation in small communities. "Air travel makes it easier to do business, travel across our great state and connects our communities," Daines stated. "Montanans have a unique perspective on the importanc… Continue Reading


12.19.16

Daines: Stream Protection is One Last Bad Act from Obama

BOZEMAN, Mont. -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement of the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) Stream Protection Rule: "The good news is in 31 days President Obama will no longer be in office," Daines stated. "This final rule will be devastating for hardworking miners in Montana like the Crow tribal members working at the Absaloka Mine and create more challenges to operations at our other federal coal operations which provide critical sources of tax revenue and… Continue Reading


12.16.16

Daines Slams FCC’s Overregulation of Small Businesses

BOZEMAN, Mont. - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today slammed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for failing to relieve small businesses of burdensome regulations found in the FCC's 317-page "net neutrality" rules. The FCC failed to extend a small business exemption to the so-called "enhanced transparency requirements," which requires internet service providers to disclose an excess of information about their network performance, some of which may require investing in new equipment and hiri… Continue Reading


12.15.16

Daines Announces Legislation to Protect Injured Wildland Firefighters Retirements

HELENA, Mont. -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced legislation to protect wildland firefighters retirement. Currently, if injured and not able to return to a firefighting position, federal wildland firefighters must switch from the 20-year retirement track authorized for federal employees with certain hazardous jobs to the 30-year retirement track for ordinary federal employees. Daines' fix will allow wildland firefighters to remain on the 20-year retirement track if they're injured on … Continue Reading


12.15.16

Daines Meets with VA Montana Director

HELENA, Mont. - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today met with Dr. Kathy Berger, the director of the Montana VA Healthcare System, to discuss prioritizing Montana veterans and ensuring they receive the care they deserve. Daines pressed Berger on holding officials at the VA accountable and ensuring those who have served receives the best possible care. They also discussed the unique challenges facing veterans living in rural areas, issues related to Health Net and third party providers, as well as th… Continue Reading


12.15.16

Daines Comments on Latest Yahoo Security Breach

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement on Yahoo's disclosure that more than 1 billion accounts were attacked: "The Yahoo breach is a glaring example of how vulnerable our digital information is," Daines stated. "Private companies must uphold the highest standard to combat cyber criminals and prevent future breaches." In September, Yahoo disclosed that 500 million users were attacked in 2014. Before serving in Congress, Daines worked in the technology… Continue Reading


12.14.16

Daines: Perry Will Restore Balance to Energy

CIRCLE, Mont. - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on former Texas Governor Rick Perry, President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Department of Energy: "Governor Perry will restore balance to the Department of Energy so that its priorities better reflect our nation's all-of-the-above energy mix," Daines stated. "We need to encourage federal investments in fossil fuel research and make the United States a leader in clean coal technology to make… Continue Reading


12.13.16

Daines: Ryan Zinke Outstanding Pick for Secretary of the Interior

BILLINGS, Mont. - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke, President-elect Donald J. Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Department of Interior: "Ryan Zinke protected us abroad and in combat and I know he will do the same for our treasured public lands as Secretary of the Interior," Daines stated. "In Congress, I've seen Ryan stand up and fight to protect our way of life. As a westerner, Ryan understands the challenges of having the … Continue Reading


12.13.16

Daines Calls for Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses

COLUMBUS, Mont. -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to exempt small business from burdensome regulations found in their 317-page "net neutrality" rules. Daines led the effort in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to extend a temporary exemption from the FCC's so-called "enhanced transparency requirements," which would require internet service providers to disclose an excess of information about their network performance, some of whic… Continue Reading


12.10.16

U.S. Senate Passes Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Promote Open Science and Innovation in Government

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines' bipartisan bill to encourage and increase the use of crowdsourcing and citizen science within the federal government to advance and accelerate scientific research, literacy and diplomacy passed the U.S. Senate this evening. This is the first ever legislation to grant explicit authority to the government to use these methods. Daines' bill is included in S. 3084 American Innovation and Competitiveness Act. "The best solutions to the challenges facing our … Continue Reading


12.10.16

Daines Secures Provision to Stop Spread of Invasive Mussels

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured passage of legislation to combat the spread of invasive mussels in Montana. Daines secured language in the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act, clarifying congressional intent that inspection stations are not just intended to be in the Columbia River Basin, they must be strategically located across Montana and the West to prevent transmission of these invasive species from all bodies of water. "If these invasive… Continue Reading


12.10.16

Daines Hails Passage of Blackfeet Water Compact, Applauded By Senate Leaders

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today hailed the passage of the Blackfeet water compact in the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act. The authorization of Blackfeet water compact is included in the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which includes the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The WIIN Act authorizes the Blackfeet water compact and ends decades of litigation and paves the way for more than 400 million of investment … Continue Reading


12.09.16

Daines: Port of Raymond Will Remain Open 24-Hours

U.S. SENATE - After more than a year of work by U.S. Senator Steve Daines, today the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that the Port of Raymond will remain a 24-hour entryway into Canada. "The announcement that the Port of Raymond will remain open 24-hours is welcome news for Montana farmers and ranchers who need to get their goods to market," Daines stated. "I'm pleased that the CBP heard my frustration and that of Montanans and reversed their misguided decision to reduce the… Continue Reading


12.09.16

Daines Congratulates Student on Appointment to U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today congratulated Andrew Sorenson on his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy located in Annapolis, Maryland. Daines called Sorenson today to inform him of the appointment and offer his congratulations. Sorenson is an Eagle Scout and entrepreneur who owns and operates his own lawn care business and has earned varsity letters in wrestling, tennis, football, indoor track and cross country. "Andrew has shown himself to be a leader both on the field and … Continue Reading


12.09.16

Daines Introduces Legislation to Bring Integrity to Federal Budget Process

U.S. SENATE - As the Federal Reserve is expected to increase the interest rate next week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation that would require congressional budgetary scorekeepers to account for interest costs incurred on borrowed funds needed for legislative proposals. The Budgetary Accuracy in Scoring Interest Costs (BASIC) Act will include the cost of debt in both Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) analysis so that Congress can have … Continue Reading

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