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01.29.19

Daines Cosponsors Bill to Fully Repeal Death Tax

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he is cosponsoring the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2019. The bill would fully repeal the federal estate tax, also known as "the death tax." "The death tax hits Montana's farming and ranch families the hardest and often results in the break-up of family farms," Daines said. "Families who are dealing with the death of a loved one shouldn't have to worry about what is going to happen to their land. I'm glad that were able to double the death… Continue Reading


01.28.19

Daines Introduces Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

U.S. Steve Daines today introduced the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act. Daines' bill would clarify that the definition of "employers" in the National Labor Relations Act includes federally-recognized tribal governmental employers on tribally-owned land. "For far too long, the federal government has infringed on the rights of our tribes in Montana. It's time the government gets out of the way, and empowers tribes to determine their own destiny and create good-paying jobs for their citizens," Daine… Continue Reading


01.28.19

Daines, Gianforte, Tester Announce US Military Academy Appointment

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte announced today that Kamrin Rosling of Helena received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. Rosling is currently a student at the University of Montana. "Receiving an appointment to West Point is a tremendous accomplishment, and I congratulate Ms. Rosling," Daines said. "She is an outstanding candidate and I look forward to seeing what she will accomplish as an Army offic… Continue Reading


01.28.19

Daines Announces Communications Team Staff Changes

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced staff changes to his communications team. Katie Schoettler, Communications Director. Schoettler joined Team Daines in July 2018 as press secretary. Before joining the Daines Team, she was the press secretary for House Natural Resources Committee. Julia Doyle, Press Secretary. Doyle joins Team Daines as press secretary. Doyle most recently served as press secretary on the Matt Rosendale for Senate race. Before working for the Rosendale cam… Continue Reading


01.27.19

Daines Announces State of the Union Guest: Jodi Moore, Wife of Deceased Broadwater County Deputy Sheriff Mason Moore

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his guest for President Donald J. Trump's upcoming State of the Union address, Jodi Moore, wife of the deceased Broadwater County Deputy Sheriff Mason Moore. Mason Moore, Deputy Sheriff of Broadwater County, was tragically shot and killed while on duty in May 2017. Moore left behind three children and his wife, Jodi. Since her husband's passing, Jodi has worked as an advocate for first responders and their families. "I'm honored to bring … Continue Reading


01.23.19

Daines Named Most Effective and Most Bipartisan U.S. Senator from 2014 Elected Class

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines was recognized for his bipartisan leadership and effectiveness in the 115th Congress. According to GovTrack, an independent entity, in the 115thCongress, Daines had the most bills that became law in the Montana Delegation and in the 2014 elected class of U.S. Senators. Daines was also recognized as having the most bipartisan bills and resolutions in the Montana Delegation and his class. "Working across the aisle for Montanans and this nation has always … Continue Reading


01.23.19

Daines Named Most Effective and Most Bipartisan U.S. Senator from 2014 Elected Class

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines was recognized for his bipartisan leadership and effectiveness in the 115th Congress. According to GovTrack, an independent entity, in the 115th Congress, Daines had the most bills that became law in the Montana Delegation and in the 2014 elected class of U.S. Senators. Daines was also recognized as having the most bipartisan bills and resolutions in the Montana Delegation and his class. "Working across the aisle for Montanans and this nation has alway… Continue Reading


01.23.19

Daines Demands Field Hearing on Missing and Murdered Native American Persons

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines requests Montana field hearing on Missing and Murdered Native American persons. Daines writes, "While this Committee held a robust oversight hearing in December of 2018, there are many questions left unanswered, more indigenous person have gone missing, especially in the Northern Rockies region. As such, I request to bring the important work of our Committee out to Montana and hold a field hearing on this issue as soon as possible so we can hear directly … Continue Reading


01.17.19

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to End Abuse of Conservation Easement Tax Incentive

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines (MT) today introduced the bipartisan Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act of 2019, a bill that would curb abuses of the popular conservation easement tax benefit while allowing it to continue to serve as an important tool for conserving land and protecting family farms and ranches. "The conservation easement tax incentive is meant to help conserve land and protect family farms, not be used as a tax shelter," Daines said. "This bill make… Continue Reading


01.16.19

Bipartisan Senators Introduce Tricare Reserve Improvement Act National Guardsmen, Reservists

U.S. SENATE - A bipartisan coalition led by U.S. Senators Steve Daines (MT) and Joe Manchin (WV) today introduced the Tricare Reserve Improvement Act, which extends eligibility to all National Guardsmen and Reservists, regardless of their civilian occupation. Under current law federal employees who serve in the National Guard or Armed Forces Reserve are prohibited from participating in Tricare Reserve Select (TRS). This disparity creates a financial incentive for transitioning service members … Continue Reading


01.11.19

Daines Pushes to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the End Government Shutdowns Act, which permanently prevents federal government shutdowns. "Shutdowns don't work. Yet we're seeing them happen time and time again," Daines said. "The End Government Shutdowns Act will hold Congress accountable to funding the government and ensure that hardworking folks aren't paying the price for the partisan, political games being played in DC." The legislation is sponsored by U.S. Senators Rob Portma… Continue Reading


01.10.19

Daines: Term Limits Will Hold Members of Congress Accountable

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined his Senate colleagues in supporting a constitutional amendment limiting senators to serving two terms and representatives to three. "Too often, career politicians lose sight of why they are in Washington, D.C. and who they are there to serve. When politicians become more focused on looking out for their own self-interest instead of the needs of their constituents, it's time for things to change," Daines said. "Term limits will help ensure tha… Continue Reading


01.10.19

Daines Fights to Protect Montanans’ Second Amendment Rights

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined his colleagues in supporting the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, to allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in other states that also have concealed carry laws, while abiding by the respective state's laws. "As a concealed carry permit holder myself, I will always fight to protect Montanans' Second Amendment rights," Daines said. "This bill is commonsense - it simply allo… Continue Reading


01.10.19

Daines: If the Government is Shutdown, Members of Congress Shouldn’t Get Paid

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the No Work, No Pay Act, which requires all members of Congress to withhold their pay during a government shutdown until the government reopens. "In Montana and across our country, folks are suffering at the expense of the political games being played in Washington," Daines said. "It's simple - it is the fundamental role of Congress to fund the government and until that happens, they shouldn't get paid." Click HERE to download video… Continue Reading


01.09.19

Daines Cosponsors Bipartisan Public Lands Package with Critical Montana, Conservation Priorities

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today cosponsored a bipartisan legislative lands package that benefits Montana including permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act. "This would be one of the biggest accomplishments for conservation and protection of our public lands in Montana and across our country in decades," Daines said. "Last month I secured commitment for a vote on this public lands package, and I'm pleased … Continue Reading


01.09.19

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Gateway of Yellowstone National Park

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation to protect one of our nation's great treasures, Yellowstone National Park. "In Montana, we're blessed to have so many of our nation's national treasures in our backyard. But along with that privilege comes the responsibility to protect those treasures," Daines stated. "Some places are just too special to mine, and the Paradise Valley and Gardiner Basin near Yellowstone is one of them. That's why I'm committed to protecting th… Continue Reading


01.08.19

Daines, Gianforte Introduce First Bill of 116th Congress: No Balanced Budget, No Pay

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today introduced their first bill of the 116th Congress, the Balanced Budget Accountability Act, to strengthen accountability in Washington, D.C. "It's long overdue that members of Congress are held accountable for their dysfunction in government funding," Daines said. "Just like every hardworking Montana family and small business across this country - members of Congress shouldn't get paid until they balance the budget." … Continue Reading


01.06.19

Daines Will Withhold Pay During Government Shutdown

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter requesting that the Secretary of the U.S. Senate withhold his pay during the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government. "I believe all sides need to come together to enhance border security and reopen the government." Daines wrote. "Until that occurs and Border Patrol agents and other federal personnel again receive their paychecks, I think it would be inappropriate for me to receive my pay." Click HERE to read the full letter. Ba… Continue Reading


01.06.19

Daines Secures Funding to Keep Critical National Parks Services Open During Government Shutdown

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured funding to keep critical National Parks services open during the government shutdown. In a letter to the Acting Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, Daines urged him to fund critical National Parks services during the government shutdown. After receiving Daines' letter, Bernhardt ordered the Park Service to use funds for critical those services. "Our communities should not be in danger as a result of the political games going on … Continue Reading


01.03.19

Daines Announces Committee Assignments for 116th US Congress

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his committee assignments for the 116th U.S. Congress. Senate Republican leadership has asked Daines to serve on the U.S. Senate Committees on Finance, Appropriations, Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), and Indian Affairs Committees. "It is an honor to represent the people of Montana in the United States Senate and I will continue working on their behalf in the new Congress," Daines stated. "I will continue fighting for balanced budgets, … Continue Reading

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