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01.16.20

Daines Secures Passage of USMCA out of U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for a critical trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada, called the "USMCA," out of the U.S. Senate. The trade agreement now heads to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. "This trade deal is a big win for our farmers, ranchers, and small businesses across Montana and the country," Daines said. "This deal provides certainty for Montana ag and protects critical access to our two biggest trading partners. I'm thankful… Continue Reading


01.16.20

Daines, Senate Colleagues Celebrate Religious Freedom Day

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (Mont.), James Lankford (Okla.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Roy Blunt (Mo.) Mike Rounds (S.D.), James Risch (Idaho), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Tom Cotton (Ark.), Mike Braun (Ind.) and Rick Scott (Fla.) introduced a resolution designating January 16th as Religious Freedom Day. This Resolution also commemorates the Virginia Statute's for Religious Freedom's 234th anniversary, a statute that laid the foundations for the First … Continue Reading


01.15.20

Daines Celebrates Phase One U.S.-China Trade Agreement Signing at the White House

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined President Trump at the White House for the official signing ceremony of the Phase One U.S. - China Trade Agreement. Daines was joined by Cascade County Commissioner Joe Briggs for the White House event. To watch the full video click HERE. "What an honor to be here with Commissioner Joe Briggs of Cascade County, Great Falls Montana, for this historic U.S.-China trade signing ceremony," Daines said. "I'll tell you what, it means billions of… Continue Reading


01.08.20

Daines Introduces Bill to Protect 2nd Amendment, Law-Abiding Gun Owners

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bill to protect the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners. The bill would reform the Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA) to protect travelers who are transporting firearms across state lines. "This is about protecting law abiding gun owners and their right to safely transport their firearms," Daines said. "Montanans want their 2nd Amendment rights protected and that's what I'm fighting for." To download audio, click HERE. Daines' bil… Continue Reading


01.08.20

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Stop Pirate Broadcasters Heads to the President’s Desk

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that his bipartisan Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement (PIRATE) Act passed through both chambers of Congress with overwhelming support and is headed to the President's desk to be signed into law. "This is great news for Montana local radio and rural broadcasters," Daines said. "My bipartisan bill protects law abiding broadcasters and ensures their voices can be heard across Montana, free from the disruption and interference… Continue Reading


01.07.20

Daines Votes to Advance USMCA out of Senate Finance Committee

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to advance a critical trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada, called the "USMCA," out of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Daines serves as Montana's lone voice on the Committee, which has jurisdiction over international trade action, and has been a strong proponent of advancing the trade deal. Click HERE to download full video "Today marks a very important step for farmers, ranchers, and small businesses across Mon… Continue Reading


01.06.20

Daines: It’s Time to Put Up or Shut Up, End Pelosi’s Impeachment Sham

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Daines today introduced a resolution to update Senate rules to allow a motion to dismiss articles of impeachment for lack of prosecution. Daines' action is in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unprecedented refusal to send over the articles and attempt to dictate the rules of an impeachment trial in the Senate. To download video statement, click HERE. "It's time to put up or shut up, and stand up to Nancy Pelosi," Daines said. "House Democrats have been obs… Continue Reading


01.03.20

President Trump Signs Daines’ Bill Stopping Robocalls into Law

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today celebrated President Trump signing his bipartisan bill, the TRACED Act, which works to protect Montanans from illegal robocalls, into law. "Montanans are tired of being swamped night and day by illegal robocalls," Daines said. "I am thankful to President Trump for signing my bipartisan bill into law. This new law will protect Montanans and help stop these illegal calls." Click HERE to download video Daines' bill does the following: Extends t… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Daines Votes to Support Malmstrom, Troops & Border Security

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for a bipartisan bill that will help strengthen Montana's military units, secure the southern border and combat Montana's meth crisis. The bill also gives a 3.1% pay raise for troops. "Today I voted to give our troops a 3.1% pay raise, secure our southern border, combat Montana's meth crisis and support Malmstrom and our national defense. This is a good day for Montana," Daines said. The bill will now be sent to President Trump to be signed i… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to End Illegal Robocalls Headed to President Trump’s Desk

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines celebrated Senate passage of his bipartisan bill, the TRACED Act, which will help protect Montanans from illegal robocalls. The bill now heads to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. "Montanans are tired of being bombarded night and day by illegal robocalls," Daines said. "My bipartisan bill will help stop these illegal calls and protect Montanans. I look forward to President Trump signing this bill into law." Daines' bill does the following: … Continue Reading


12.18.19

Daines Statement on House Impeachment Vote

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump. To download the full video, click HERE. "Democrats have been obsessed with impeaching President Trump and overturning the will of the American people since before he was even sworn into office," Daines said. "This unprecedented impeachment sham has now been dumped on the lap of the United States Senate. It's time to put an end to this and get bac… Continue Reading


12.17.19

Daines Votes for Montana Defense Priorities, Little Shell Recognition in Defense Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for a major defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a 3.1% pay raise for the military, critical defense priorities for Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls and federal recognition of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Daines fought to include provisions that will preserve and protect Malmstrom's mission, while safeguarding national security for generations to come. "This legislation strengthen… Continue Reading


12.16.19

Daines Announces Over $213,000 to Help End Veterans Homelessness in Missoula

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $213,744 will go towards ending veterans homelessness in Missoula through the Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program. "The fact that we have veterans living on the streets with nowhere to turn is heartbreaking," Daines said. "This grant will help get our homeless veterans in Missoula off the streets and provide them with greater access to the resources and services they need." Daines voted for the fundin… Continue Reading


12.16.19

Daines Helps Secure Over $1 Million for the Career Training Institute in Helena

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Career Training Institute in Helena will receive a $1,180,800 to support the YouthBuild program. "This important grant will help get young Montanans the training they need for the jobs of tomorrow, while in turn increasing the quality and quantity of housing for those in need," Daines said. "Investing in workforce development and training is critical to filling the growing jobs gap and getting young Montanans ready to enter the wo… Continue Reading


12.13.19

Daines Announces All 2019 Montana Student U. S. Military Academy Nominations

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his nominations for 15 Montana students who are applying for enrollment into U.S. military academies. A congressional nomination is a critical step in the process for Montanans seeking admission to one of the nation's four military academies: the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs (USAFA), the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (USMA), the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis (USNA) or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point (U… Continue Reading


12.13.19

Daines Helps Secure Over $4 Million for Bozeman Yellowstone International, Stevensville Airports

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $4,831,837 will be designated towards the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport and Stevensville Airport. "This is great news for the folks at Bozeman Yellowstone International and Stevensville airports," Daines said. "These grants will strengthen our infrastructure to help improve travel to Montana, and support our vital tourism economy." Daines helped secure the resources for the following grants through the appropriations proc… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Daines Votes to Advance Bipartisan B-47 Ridge, PILT Bills

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to advance two big Montana wins out of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, including his bipartisan bill to name the B-47 Ridge in honor of the four servicemen who lost their lives in an Air Force B-47 Bomber crash in Montana. Click HERE to download full video. "This is about honoring and remembering the story of the brave men who tragically lost their lives in a B-47 Bomber Crash in SW Montana in 1962," Daines said. "Af… Continue Reading


12.11.19

Daines, Tester Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Permanently Settle CSKT Water Dispute, Protect Water Rights of All Montanans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today introduced the bipartisan Montana Water Rights Protection Act (MWRPA), a new agreement to permanently settle the century-old CSKT water dispute, and protect the water rights of all Montanans. "After years of hard work and negotiations with the Tribe and other stakeholders across Montana, I'm pleased to introduce this bipartisan legislation today that will permanently protect the water rights of all Montanans," Daines said. "This bipa… Continue Reading


12.10.19

Daines Statement on NorthWestern Energy’s Planned Investment in Colstrip

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement in response to NorthWestern Energy's plan to invest in Colstrip. "NorthWestern Energy's plan to invest in Colstrip is good news for the Colstrip community and all of Montana," Daines said. "The power coming out of Colstrip is essential to Montanans' access to more low-cost, reliable energy. NorthWestern's increased ownership in Unit 4 will ensure affordable rates for their customers and a strong partnership with th… Continue Reading


12.09.19

Daines Successfully Retains Little Shell Recognition, Montana Defense Priorities in Final NDAA

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he successfully preserved big wins for Montana in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) including the federal recognition of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians and critical defense priorities for Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls. Daines fought for years to help get federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe. Earlier this year, Daines successfully fought to include federal recognition of the Tribe as an… Continue Reading

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