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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


10.28.21

Daines to Garland: Stop Intimidating, Silencing Montana Parents

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines slammed U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland for issuing a memorandum directing government agencies to investigate Montana parents who provide input to local school boards. Daines is demanding Garland rescind the memorandum and stop silencing Montana parents. "While any actual threat of violence is inappropriate, it was unacceptable for the Department of Justice to make a blanket declaration that parents exercising their First Amendment rights and expres… Continue Reading


10.28.21

Daines, Lankford Introduce Resolution Celebrating 1st Anniversary of Geneva Consensus Declaration

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today introduced a concurrent resolution to celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration by a coalition of now 36 countries, making a shared commitment to defending life, the family, and national sovereignty. "Last year, under the leadership of President Trump, the U.S. led a global coalition to reaffirm that all life is sacred and there is no international right to abortion, to… Continue Reading


10.28.21

What They Are Saying: Montana Forestry and Conservation Groups Offer Broad Support for Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Improve Forest Health and Management

U.S. SENATE - Last week, several forestry and conservation groups voiced their support for U.S. Senator Steve Daines' new bipartisan bill that would provide for more efficient and effective forest management by empowering collaboratives and public-private partnerships. Daines introduced the bill last week with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). Statements of Support for the "Root and Stem Act:" "Only with the help of states and the private sector can we tackle the wildfire crisis and the 8… Continue Reading


10.25.21

Daines Applauds House Passage of His Bill to Award Service Members Killed in Afghanistan with the Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. SENATE - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed U.S. Senator Steve Daines' bill to award the 13 service members killed during President Biden's failed withdrawal from Afghanistan with Congressional Gold Medals. Daines applauded House passage of the bill and is working to pass it in the United States Senate. "I'm glad to see the House of Representatives pass my bipartisan bill to honor and recognize the sacrifice that these brave young men and women made during a pivotal point for … Continue Reading


10.25.21

Daines to Biden: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates will Make Labor Shortage Worse, Hurt Montana Businesses

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging President Biden to rescind COVID-19 vaccine mandates which will hurt Montana businesses and threaten the livelihoods of Montana workers. "While the Supreme Court has upheld the ability of states to mandate vaccines during a pandemic, there is no precedent for the federal government to mandate vaccines for contractors, private employers, or individual Americans. Vaccines are important in slowing the spread of the coronavirus and we have all recei… Continue Reading


10.22.21

Daines Fires Back Against Biden Admin Response to Afghan Parolee Charged with Sexual Assault in MT

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is firing back against the Biden administration's weak response to an Afghan parolee being charged with sexual assault in Montana. Daines is continuing to demand answers about the vetting process for Afghan evacuees placed in the country as a result of Biden's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. "Your initial generic statements concerning Zabihullah Mohmand, an Afghan granted humanitarian parole by the Department of Homeland Security and resettled to… Continue Reading


10.22.21

Daines: Democrats’ Reckless Tax & Spending Spree Puts Gov’t Between Montanans & their Doctor

U.S. SENATE - At a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing this week, Senator Steve Daines called attention to health care policies in the Democrats' $3.5 trillion reckless tax and spending spree bill that would create new entitlement programs, reduce private health coverage, and push Americans onto government-run health insurance. Watch and download the Senator's remarks HERE. "President Biden and the Democrats are pushing a big government, $3.5 trillion reckless tax and spending spree that… Continue Reading


10.22.21

Daines to Haaland: We Need More Law Enforcement, Resources to Address MMIW Crisis in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging Secretary of the Interior Debra Haaland to direct the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to hire and transfer more law enforcement personnel to Montana. Increased law enforcement personnel would provide Montana tribal nations with more resources to combat the ongoing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis. "As you are aware, Indian Country is fighting an ongoing crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW). Tribal members make up 6.7… Continue Reading


10.21.21

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Care for Montana Servicemembers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bipartisan bill to support suicide prevention and mental health care for Montana servicemembers. The introduction of the "Save Our Servicemembers Act," follows an alarming report revealing a 15% increase in military suicides in 2020 from the year before. "Montana has one of the highest number per capita of veterans in America, and sadly has one of the highest veteran suicide rates," Daines said. "Montana veterans and their families have sacri… Continue Reading


10.21.21

Daines’ Forest Management Reform Bills Receive Senate Hearing

U.S. SENATE - Two of Senator Steve Daines' forest management reform bills were discussed at a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing today. Daines' forestry bills will address abuse in the courts and frivolous litigation to help increase active forest management that reduces the risk of catastrophic wildfires, protects Montana families and communities from fires and supports good paying timber jobs. Daines' bills would reverse the disastrous Cottonwood decision and establi… Continue Reading


10.20.21

Daines, Feinstein Introduce Bipartisan Senate Resolution Honoring Wildland Firefighters & First Responders

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of wildland firefighters and first responders. "This year Montana faced another terrible wildfire season, and firefighters and first responders across the Treasure State selflessly put their lives on the line to protect Montana families, homes and communities," Daines said. "It's an honor to recognize our Montana heroes who ris… Continue Reading


10.20.21

Daines Votes Against Democrats’ Election Takeover Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted against the Democrats' latest attempt at a federal election takeover. "This is another blatant attempt by Senate Democrats to take control of our elections, undermine state voting laws and make it easier to cheat. Democrats know they can't win without rewriting the rules in their favor," Daines said. "Thanks to Governor Gianforte and Secretary of State Jacobsen, we strengthened Montana's election integrity laws to ensure everyone who is eligib… Continue Reading


10.19.21

Daines Talks MT National Parks, Energy with Biden’s NPS & FERC Nominees

U.S. SENATE - Today at a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, Senator Steve Daines questioned President Biden's nominees to lead the National Park Service (NPS) and serve as a commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Daines questioning Biden's NPS Nominee: Daines pressed Charles (Chuck) Sams III on how if confirmed to lead the NPS, he would support Park employees and reduce overcrowding at Montana's national parks. Daines also highlighted the impo… Continue Reading


10.19.21

Daines to Biden’s CBP Nominee: Return to Trump Policies, End Biden’s Border Crisis

U.S. SENATE - Today at a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing, Daines questioned President Biden's nominee to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Chris Magnus, about Biden's disastrous policies that have caused a crisis at our southern border. Watch and download the remarks HERE. "The Biden administration's disastrous border policies have led to a massive surge in illegal migrants that has overwhelmed border patrol officers," Daines said. "In fact, just this calendar year, ther… Continue Reading

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