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01.29.21

Daines Pushing Several Bills to Protect Life, Prevent Taxpayer Dollars Being Used for Abortion

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines, founder and chair of the Senate Pro Life Caucus, introduced a slate of bills to protect life including legislation to prevent taxpayer funding for abortion, protect babies with down syndrome from abortions, and save babies born alive from botched abortions. "One of my top priorities as Montana's United States Senator is protecting the unborn," Daines said. "The Senate remains the firewall for protecting life against the radical Left's pro-abortion agenda… Continue Reading


01.29.21

Daines Introduces Bill to Give States More Control Over Education Spending

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced the "Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act" or the "A-PLUS Act" to give Montanans more say over how their tax dollars are spent on education. "Montana parents and teachers know what Montana students need best," Daines said. "We should empower state and local leaders to have more of a say in the classroom, and keep DC bureaucrats and the federal government out of it." "'The A Plus Act' is about more than removing burdens and giving… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Daines Blasts Biden for Rewarding Abortion Industry, Abusing Taxpayer Dollars in Support of Abortion

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, founder and chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, today slammed President Biden for rewarding the abortion industry by rescinding important pro-life policies and allowing taxpayer dollars to support abortions. Today by Executive Order, Biden reversed the Mexico City Policy which prevents global abortion and dismantled the Title X Protect Life Rule, which prevents taxpayer dollars from going to groups performing and promoting abortions. "President Biden's… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Daines: It is Our Duty to Protect Every Human Life, No Matter How Small, No Matter How Many Chromosomes They May Have

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the United States Senate on the importance of protecting babies with Down syndrome from abortion. Today, 67% percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted. To watch the full speech, click HERE. Daines' remarks as prepared for delivery: "Tomorrow is the 48th annual March for Life. "Although this year's March will be primarily virtual, the importance of standing together to protect the unborn, the most vulnerabl… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Daines Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation Allowing Montana Meat and Poultry Products to be Sold Across State Lines

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced his bipartisan "New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act" which would allow Montana meat and poultry products inspected by the state's Meat and Poultry Inspection (MPI) program to be sold across state lines. "Montana farmers and ranchers work hard to produce high quality products for our state's consumers. It's absurd that meat products that have already been inspected and approved at federal standards can't be sold across st… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Daines Requests Meeting with President Biden Over Anti-Energy Executive Actions

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today requested a meeting with President Joe Biden to discuss the crippling actions he has taken against Montana energy jobs, Montana families, and the Montana way of life. Daines was joined by over 20 western senators in the request to Biden. "At your inauguration, you pledged to represent all Americans. That includes those who live in our states. The best path for true unity is to work together to find solutions for them and for our environment. We stan… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Daines Introduces Slate of Bills to Combat Sanctuary Cities in Montana

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced several bills to help combat sanctuary cities in Montana. The bills better equip law enforcement and will help protect innocent Montanans from illegal aliens harboring in Montana. "Violent criminals and illegal aliens are using sanctuary cities as a safe haven in Montana and across the country. This must be stopped," Daines said. "It's simple. Sanctuary cities are against the law, and innocent Montanans are dealing with the dangers that come wit… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Daines To Introduce Bill to Reverse Biden's Freeze of New Oil, Gas Leases on Federal Lands

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he will be introducing legislation to prohibit President Biden from freezing new oil and gas leases on federal lands. "President Biden is continuing his attack on American energy, this time by blocking all new oil and gas leases on federal lands. This is another blow to Made in America energy, jobs and our Montana way of life," Daines said. "This action will kill nearly one million American jobs, increase our reliance on the Middle East fo… Continue Reading


01.26.21

Daines: If Congress Can't Balance the Budget, They Shouldn't Get Paid

U. S. Senator Steve Daines today re-introduced the "Balanced Budget Accountability Act" to hold Congress accountable and require a balanced budget or members won't get paid. This legislation would help address our public debt crisis, and is the first bill Daines introduces each Congress. "With runaway public debt now exceeding $27 trillion, we face a looming crisis. In fact, since I introduced this bill two years ago, our debt has increased by more than 30%. The American people depend on Congre… Continue Reading


01.25.21

Daines Pushes for Capitol Police Officer Goodman to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today cosponsored a bill to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, the man who led the mob away from the U.S. Senate floor on January 6th, with the Congressional Gold Medal. "Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman is an American hero. On January 6th, he helped save the U.S. Senate, the Capitol and our democracy. Officer Goodman deserves the Congressional Gold Medal," Daines said. On Inauguration Day, Senator Daines was able to catch up with Officer … Continue Reading


01.21.21

ICYMI: Western Senators Fight Back Against Biden’s Day-One Actions Killing American Energy Jobs

U.S. SENATE- A broad group of senators from rural, western states led by Senator Daines immediately took action to reverse President Biden's day one anti-energy actions. Together they announced legislation to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and a Senate resolution calling on President Joe Biden to submit the Paris Climate Agreement to the U.S. Senate for advice and consent as required by the Constitution before re-joining the treaty. The legislation reversing co… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Daines Slams Biden for Nixing Keystone XL Pipeline Permit, Will Introduce Bill to Keep Construction Moving Forward

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines will introduce legislation to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline following President Biden's decision to revoke the cross-border operation permit. "It's only day one, and with the stroke of a pen, Biden has already taken steps to kill American energy projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline which is critical to energy producing states like Montana," Daines said. "This project will create thousands of jobs, generate tax revenue f… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Daines Blasts Biden for Re-entering Paris Climate Agreement, Will Introduce Resolution Calling for Senate Review

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced plans to introduce a Senate resolution calling on President Joe Biden to submit the Paris Climate Agreement to the U.S. Senate for advice and consent as required by the Constitution before re-joining the treaty. This follows Biden announcing his intent to re-enter the United States into the Paris Climate Agreement which President Trump withdrew from last year. "The Paris Agreement is a poorly negotiated, fatally flawed treaty that represe… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Daines Announces Two Dot, Montana’s Margaret Evelyn Martin Has Accepted Offer of Appointment from U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced academy nominee Margaret Evelyn Martin has accepted an offer of appointment from the United States Air Force Academy. Margaret lives in Two Dot, Montana. "Margaret is an outstanding young Montanan who has a bright future ahead of her. She has displayed true leadership and determination by juggling work, sports, and volunteer and family responsibilities, all while maintaining above average grades in her classes, including her advanced placem… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Daines Attends Inauguration of President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today attended the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris. To download the full statement, click HERE. "Congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. I look forward to working with the Biden administration when we can find common ground for the good of Montanans, but I will also vigorously work against their agenda when I think it will harm our great state," Daines said. "I also look forwa… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Daines Meets with Montana National Guard at the U.S. Capitol

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday met with the Montana National Guard in Washington, D.C. to thank them for their service protecting the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. For SOTS-VO, click HERE. "A high honor to meet with our Montana soldiers last night in D.C. From Ryegate, to Polson, to Dillon and Miles City, and all across our great state, these men and women are some of our finest. They will ensure we have a peaceful transfer of power to… Continue Reading


01.19.21

Daines to Biden: Save the Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged President-Elect Joe Biden to support the completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This project is expected to provide approximately 11,000 direct high-paying jobs and up to 60,000 indirect and direct jobs, generate tax revenue, increase renewable-energy demand, reduce emissions and strengthen North American energy independence. Completion of the pipeline is critical to rural, energy producing states like Montana. "Mr. President-elect, during t… Continue Reading


01.19.21

Daines to Biden Treasury Secretary Nominee: Help Support Montana Small Businesses, Do Not Raise Taxes

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today pressed President-elect Biden's Treasury Secretary Nominee Dr. Janet Yellen about the new administration's plans to raise taxes, urging no new taxes be raised. To watch the exchange, click HERE. "I am concerned by President-elect Biden's plans to increase taxes, and think that raising taxes in general, but particularly in the middle of a pandemic, is harmful for growth," Daines said. In the hearing, Daines highlighted the economic growth th… Continue Reading


01.13.21

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill Promoting Affordable Health Insurance for Montanans Signed Into Law

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that his bipartisan bill promoting access to affordable health care for Montanans by increasing transparency and enhancing consumer protections in the health insurance industry has been signed into law by the President. "My bipartisan bill will now ensure greater transparency and oversight in the health insurance industry and help make health insurance more affordable for Montanans and Americans across the country. I'm glad the President h… Continue Reading


01.13.21

Daines, Leahy, Gosar, DeFazio Bipartisan Bill Promoting Affordable Health Insurance Signed Into Law

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (Mont.) and Patrick Leahy (Vt.) and Congressmen Paul Gosar (Ariz.) and Peter DeFazio (Ore.) announced that their bipartisan bill promoting access to affordable health care by increasing transparency and enhancing consumer protections in the health insurance industry has been signed into law by the President. The "Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act" will ensure that health insurance issuers are subject to the same federal antitrust laws prohibiting … Continue Reading

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