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08.09.22

Daines Statement on Bipartisan Package to Invest in R&D, Win the Race Against China Signed into Law

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the "Chips and Science Act," a legislative package formerly known as the "U.S. Innovation and Competition Act" and the "Endless Frontiers Act," was signed into law. The legislation, which includes three Daines bills, will help boost America's national security by investing in innovation and semiconductor manufacturing. "This is a historic investment in American science and technology that will reinforce the Unit… Continue Reading


08.09.22

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Montana Moms

U.S. SENATE - Senator Daines introduced bipartisan legislation to make it easier for Montana moms to safely travel with breast milk, formula, and breastfeeding equipment. "We need to be doing everything we can to support mothers in every environment - that includes TSA screening checkpoints," Daines said. "Nursing mothers deserve clarity and compassion when it comes to traveling with breast milk and baby formula and I'm glad to work with my colleagues on this bipartisan bill to support Montana … Continue Reading


08.08.22

Daines Statement on Democrats Passing Their Reckless Tax & Spend Bill Out of the U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after voting against President Biden and the Democrats' $739 billion reckless tax and spend bill. "As Montanans continue to struggle with sky-high prices on everything from gas to groceries to housing, every single Senate Democrat voted to raise energy costs, give taxpayer dollars to the rich for electric vehicles, increase taxes and supersize the IRS to go after small businesses and families - it's a slap in the face… Continue Reading


08.06.22

What Montanans Are Saying About the Democrats’ “Build Back Broke” Tax & Spend Bill

U.S. SENATE - This week, several Montana leaders, organizations and groups sent letters and statements to Montana's senators raising concerns over the Democrats' tax and spend bill. "This partisan legislation would fail to solve the inflation crisis that is crushing Montana families and small businesses, recklessly raise takes during a recession, and harm Montana's way of life…It is simply wrong-headed to raise taxes by hundreds of billions of dollars - including on the middle class - ju… Continue Reading


08.02.22

Daines Votes to Support the PACT Act

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after voting to pass the bipartisan "Honoring Our PACT Act" that would provide care and support to Montana veterans suffering from toxic exposure and other related health conditions. "Today, I was glad to vote for the 'PACT Act' to deliver disability and health benefits earned by Montana veterans suffering from toxic exposure that occurred during their military service," Daines said. "In recent days, I worked to ensur… Continue Reading


07.28.22

Daines Statement on Biden Admin’s Approval of American Prairie’s Bison Grazing Request

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced their decision to approve American Prairie Reserve's proposal to allow bison grazing in Phillips County, Montana. "This is yet another example of the Biden administration ignoring local input from Montana ranchers-it's completely unreasonable. At a time when our farmers and ranchers are facing unprecedented challenges, we should be listening to our Montana farmers… Continue Reading


07.28.22

Daines Statement on Economy Entering a Recession Under Biden

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Daines today released the following statement about the country and economy officially entering a recession under President Biden. "Since President Biden took office and the Democrats took control of Congress, we've been in an all-out economic tailspin. From the inflation crisis to now an official recession, Montana families are feeling the pain of the disastrous far-Left economic policies from this Administration. To make matters worse, Biden, Schumer and the Democr… Continue Reading


07.27.22

Daines: Investing in American Semiconductor Production, Innovation, R&D Needed to Win Race Against China

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the "Chips and Science Act," a legislative package formerly known as the "U.S. Innovation and Competition Act" and the "Endless Frontiers Act," passed the U.S. Senate. The legislation, which includes three Daines bills, will help boost America's national security by investing in innovation and semiconductor manufacturing. "Investing in American semiconductor production, innovation, STEM education and R&D is e… Continue Reading


07.26.22

Daines, Tester, Rosendale Secure Federal Support to Help Northeast Montanans Repair Damages from Severe Windstorm in 2021

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Representative Matt Rosendale today announced that they secured $1,206,208.36 from FEMA to help communities in northeast Montana recover from a severe windstorm in 2021 that left many without power. "Montana families, businesses, farmers and ranchers depend on reliable power, and I'm glad to see the impacted communities in northeast Montana receive this support to help get their lives back to normal after the damaging windstorm in 20… Continue Reading


07.25.22

Daines: Democrats’ Same-Sex Marriage Bill is Just a Distraction from the Crises Caused by Biden, the Left

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Daines today released the following statement on the Democrat's proposed bill to codify same-sex marriage. "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I'm opposed to this bill and believe it's another attempt by Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats to distract the American people from the inflation crisis, energy crisis and the southern border crisis they've created," Daines said. Contact: Rachel Dumke, Blake Kernen… Continue Reading


07.22.22

Daines Stands with Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Calling for Increased Public Safety Measures on Reservation

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined Northern Cheyenne Tribe President Serena K. Wetherelt in sending a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland urging immediate action to address safety concerns on the Reservation by expediting law enforcement hiring, recruitment and resources. "The people of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation have long raised their concerns regarding the lack of public safety, with little to no meaningful actions taken by the Department of the Interi… Continue Reading


07.22.22

Daines, Tester Call for Hearing on Bipartisan Bill to Help Clean Up Abandoned Montana Mines

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester last week urged the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to hold a hearing on their bipartisan bill to help clean up and improve water quality in and around abandoned hardrock mines across Montana. "There are over 140,000 abandoned mine features on Federal, State, Tribal and private lands which pose risk to human health and the environment… Unfortunately, liability risks under the Clean Water Act, as well as the Comprehensi… Continue Reading


07.21.22

Three Major Daines Bills One Step Closer to Becoming Law

U.S. SENATE - Today three bills sponsored by U.S. Senator Steve Daines passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, including one of Daines' top forest management priorities that would stop frivolous litigation from holding up forestry projects. Download Daines' remarks HERE. "My bipartisan bill would put an end to a procedural loophole being abused by fringe groups in the courts to block important forest restoration work that is critical for what I like to call the … Continue Reading


07.20.22

Daines Statement on Biden, Democrats’ Renewed Call for Climate Emergency Declaration

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on reports that President Biden is working to issue a "climate emergency." "President Biden needs to wake up and address the real emergencies Montanans are facing under his Administration. Montanans are being crushed under the weight of the highest inflation in over 40 years, gas that is nearly $5 a gallon, American energy production is being stifled as Biden looks to Saudi Arabia instead, and the southern border is wi… Continue Reading


07.18.22

Daines, Colleagues Demand VA Do a Better Job of Providing Community Care to Veterans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines led a group of his colleagues today to demand the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reaffirm its commitment to veterans and ensure they have access to quality health care in a timely manner. "Veterans deserve access to quality health care in a timely manner and the VA's failure to do so and willful disregard for established standards is unacceptable," the Senators wrote. Daines is joined by Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Rick Scot… Continue Reading


07.14.22

Daines, Feinstein, Kuster Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Bolster Hydropower

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and U.S. Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.) today introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill to support an all-of-the-above energy portfolio and help develop hydropower on non-powered dams. "Energy security is national security, and in Montana, we know how important it is to grow clean, renewable hydropower," Daines said. "Increasing power at Montana's existing dams will strengthen our grid, provide reliabl… Continue Reading


07.14.22

Daines Seeks Answers on Defunct Bozeman Post Office

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy seeking answers on the reported severe delays and interruptions of postal service to Montanans in the Bozeman area. "Hundreds of my constituents have not received any mail in over seven days and cannot reach any full-time USPS employee in the area. Rural and urban Montanans rely upon the USPS for the timely delivery of everything from essential prescriptions, jury summons, bills, and letters that enable ru… Continue Reading


07.13.22

Daines, Tester Push for Hearing on Bipartisan St Mary’s Rehabilitation Legislation

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today urged the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) to hold a hearing on their St. Mary's Reinvestment Act, which will provide critical resources to North Central Montana and make rehabilitating the St. Mary's Diversion Dam more affordable. In a letter to ENR Chair Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Daines and Tester said the project is critical to ensuring the Milk River Project can co… Continue Reading


07.13.22

Daines Introduces Bill to Protect Montanans’ Second Amendment Rights

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bill to protect Montanans' right to conceal carry firearms across state lines. "The right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed under our Constitution-no state should be able to take that right away. My bill would ensure that every state honors Montanans' right to self defense and the Second Amendment through concealed carry reciprocity," Daines said. Daines' "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act" would allow for those who live in a conceal… Continue Reading


07.13.22

Daines Statement on New Record Inflation Numbers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Daines today issued the following statement after the latest inflation numbers came out higher than expected at 9.1%, breaking a new 41-year record. "Yet another month of crushing inflation numbers breaking the bank for families across Montana. Montanans cannot afford President Biden's disastrous economy and policies," Daines said. Contact: Rachel Dumke, Blake Kernen… Continue Reading

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