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11.16.21

Daines Slams Biden Admin for Inflation Crisis, Anti-American Energy Policies Leading to Higher Heating and Gas Costs for MT Families

U.S. SENATE - At a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing today, Senator Steve Daines called out President Biden's inflationary crisis and war on Made in America energy that has led to higher electricity and energy costs for Montanans. Daines warned that this problem will only get worse if Biden and the Democrats pass their reckless tax and spending spree that furthers the Left's agenda to eliminate conventional sources of energy. To watch Daines' full remarks, click HERE. "Accor… Continue Reading


11.16.21

Daines Announces Over $800K to Support Montana Jobs, Transit & Local Economy in Missoula

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $847,000 will be granted to the City of Missoula to support the city's Brooks Street planning study. This project aims to transform Brooks Street into a multi-modal corridor and would support good-paying Montana jobs and the local economy. "I'm glad to see the City of Missoula receive these important resources to make Brooks Street businesses more accessible to Montanans and visitors. This grant will help support Montana jobs, transit… Continue Reading


11.15.21

Daines to Biden: Vaccine Mandate Threatens to Cripple Hospitals, Hurt Montanans Seeking Health Care

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is calling on President Biden to reverse the vaccine mandate for health care workers, which could cripple and even shut down some of Montana's hospitals as nurses and other health care workers will be forced to leave their jobs. The most painful consequence will be the harm to Montana patients not able to receive care. "While I am pro-vaccine and encourage all Montanans to discuss getting the vaccine with their doctor, I do not believe top-down federal m… Continue Reading


11.10.21

State, Local, Tribal Support a Must for Any CMR Bison Proposal

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is calling for the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to provide more information on the purpose and scope of what they are considering on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge (CMR) and to hold a more transparent deliberation process that guarantees any proposal on the reintroduction of bison in the CMR has State, local, and tribal support. Daines' request comes after emails became public showing activists are lob… Continue Reading


11.10.21

Daines Promotes Montana Ag, Trade in Visit to India

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is returning from a successful trip to India where he met with India's top trade official, Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, and Indian pulse crop buyers to improve market access for Montana farmers and promote Montana pulse crops. Daines' visit comes ahead of the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum later this month, in which Daines urged Montana ag priorities be front and center during the discussion. "We must level the playing field and increase… Continue Reading


11.08.21

Daines Heads to India to Talk Montana Ag, Trade, Tech

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines will be in India this week to meet with top trade officials, including India's Minister of Commerce and Industry, as part of his efforts to improve access to this critical market for Montana pulse crop farmers. "Agriculture is Montana's number one economic driver and part of our way of life. Leveling the playing field and opening markets for Montana farmers is a top priority of mine, especially with India. With Montana being the number one producer of pul… Continue Reading


11.06.21

Daines Statement on U.S. House Action on Several Trillion Dollars in Tax and Spending Proposals

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines made the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives moved to pass several trillion dollars in reckless tax and spend proposals that will hurt Montana: "From the beginning of this debate, I warned the Democrats will use the massive 'infrastructure' spending proposal as a stepping stone to pass their larger, reckless tax and spending spree that will push the U.S. down the path of socialism-we saw that happen in the House last night. Both p… Continue Reading


11.05.21

Daines Stands with Knudsen, Supports Lawsuit Challenging Vaccine Mandate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today made the following statement in support of Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen's lawsuit challenging President Biden's vaccine mandate on Montana small businesses: "President Biden's vaccine mandate is Washington overreach at its worst and I support Attorney General Knudsen's lawsuit challenging it. I encourage all Montanans to talk with their doctor and get a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, but do not support top-down government mandates. … Continue Reading


11.05.21

Daines: Biden Admin Provided Insufficient Response, Answers on Afghan Parolee Charged with Sexual Assault in MT

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today received a response from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to his letter demanding answers about the Afghan parolee arrested in Missoula and the vetting process for all Afghan evacuees placed in the country as a result of Biden's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Senator Daines issued the following statement. "Once again, DHS offers little detail and leaves many questions unanswered. This is unacceptable.… Continue Reading


11.05.21

Daines, Smith, Moran, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Telehealth Access

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bipartisan bill with Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) that would make pandemic-driven expanded access to telehealth services under Medicare permanent. "For many Montanans, the windshield time it takes to see a doctor can be a significant barrier to getting the health care they need. Thankfully, telehealth is transforming how folks receive care. Particularly in our rural communities, telehealt… Continue Reading


11.03.21

Daines Votes Against Senate Democrats’ Third Election Power Grab Effort

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, for the third time this Congress, voted against Senate Democrats' attempt at a federal election takeover. "Democrats are laser focused on taking over our elections and rewriting the rules in their favor," Daines said. "The Democrats' bill this time around is just another power grab that would federalize our elections and undermine commonsense state voting laws. The Democrats should spend a little more time focused on fixing the inflation, energy and bord… Continue Reading


11.03.21

Daines Moves to Strike Down Biden Vaccine Mandate Impacting Montana Businesses, Workers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is continuing his work to block President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Montana small businesses. Following this morning's release of Biden's vaccine mandate rule and requirements for private businesses, Daines and Senate Republicans are moving to pass a measure that would strike it down. "President Biden's vaccine mandate will hurt Montana small businesses and workers. While I will keep urging Montanans to talk to their doctor and get a safe and e… Continue Reading


11.03.21

Daines Leads Senate Effort with Republican Colleagues to Block Taxpayer Funded Payments to Illegal Immigrants

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines (Mont.) today introduced an amendment to the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022" to block President Biden's reported plan to spend upwards of a billion dollars to provide $450,000 per person in taxpayer money for settlements for illegal immigrants. "Biden's open border policies have reached a new crazy level. Montana families are struggling with inflation and skyrocketing costs on everything from gas to groceries because of Biden's … Continue Reading


11.02.21

Daines Calls on Senate Democrats to Act on His Bill to Return Grizzly Bear Management Back to Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is calling on Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Senate Democrats to take action on his bill, the "Grizzly Bear State Management Act of 2021," to return grizzly bear management in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem back to Montana. "As members representing the states impacted by the recovery of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear, we write to ask for immediate consideration of S. 973, the Grizzly Bear Sta… Continue Reading


11.02.21

Daines to Biden: Vaccine Mandates Could Impact MT Wildland Firefighters, Wildfire Response

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is calling on Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to reassess the vaccine mandate for Montana firefighters that could inhibit effective forest management and wildfire response in the state. "In their roles, these federal wildland firefighters also coordinate emergency responses with state, local, and tribal partners, and are the tip of the spear to combat ongoing wildfire threats. As President Joe Biden stated ea… Continue Reading


11.02.21

Daines: Biden’s New Overreaching Methane Reduction Action Plan Hurts Every Sector, It’s Government Control Gone Mad

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement after it was announced that President Biden would be rolling out a "Methane Reduction Action Plan" that will impact nearly every sector in the economy. "Biden's new mantra should be economic death by overregulation. Biden's wide-sweeping methane initiative was created behind closed-doors and is merely a guise for his newest expansion of government control," Daines said."With Biden's new methane rules, every single sector o… Continue Reading


11.01.21

Daines Doubles Down on Biden Admin to Act on MMIW Crisis Following His Efforts to Get GAO Study

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is once again urging the Biden administration to act to address the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis (MMIW). Daines is calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and the Administration to implement his bills, the "Not Invisible Act of 2019" and "Savanna's Act," which help address the crisis. This comes after Daines successfully pushed the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a review on… Continue Reading


11.01.21

Daines, Lankford: Democrats’ Reckless Tax & Spending Bill Violates Hyde Amendment, Expands Taxpayer Funding for Abortions

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today released a new memo detailing how the Democrats' multitrillion dollar tax and spending bill would violate the Hyde Amendment and radically expand taxpayer funding for abortions. "Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to spending their hard-earned tax dollars on funding abortions. The Democrats' big government, reckless tax and spending bill strips Hyde Amendment protections and expands abortion subsidies. This … Continue Reading


11.01.21

Daines Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Expand Peer Counseling, Increase Montanans’ Access to Mental Health Services

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care, cosponsored a bipartisan bill, the "PEERS Act," to expand access to peer support services for Montanans with mental health and substance use conditions. "The COVID-19 pandemic has put a great strain on an already stretched thin mental health system, especially when it comes to the mental and behavioral health care workforce. Allowing Medicare to cover peer support services would expa… Continue Reading


10.29.21

Daines to Yellen: Biden Policies are Greater Threat to Financial Stability, Energy Security than Climate Change

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is calling out Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for designating climate change as an emerging threat to financial stability, but ignoring the very real and present threat that the Biden administration's war on made in Montana and made in America energy poses to the financial stability of Montanans and all Americans. "I write to express concern with the Financial Stability Oversight Council's recent designation of climate change as an emerging and increasi… Continue Reading

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