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09.17.19

Daines Leads Bipartisan Effort For Full, Permanent Funding of LWCF

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today wrote Senate and House leadership urging full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). "As you work to enact legislation that will address Federal funding needs for fiscal year 2020 and beyond, we urge you to seize the opportunity for including a bipartisan win for future generations-full, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund," Daines wrote. "This investment would protect and conserve our national … Continue Reading


09.11.19

Daines: Our Enemies Wounded Us, But Didn’t Defeat Us

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate in memory of the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks on our nation. To download the full video, click HERE. Daines honored those lost on September 11th saying, "Today, Montanans, and Americans across our country are taking time to reflect upon the horrific acts of 9/11. Today, we take time to remember the thousands of lives lost on that horrible day. We remember the daughters who lost their mothe… Continue Reading


09.10.19

Daines, Gianforte Call for Swift, Transparent Investigation into Beef Pricing Margins

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging a swift, thorough and transparent investigation into the impact of the fire that occurred at a Tyson Food beef processing plant in Holcomb, Kansas. "We appreciate this decision and urge you to ensure that this investigation is conducted in a prompt, thorough, and transparent manner," Daines and Gianforte wrote. "As you know, this fir… Continue Reading


09.05.19

Daines Secures Over $1 Million LWCF Funding for Public Access, Outdoor Recreation in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $1,611,602 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will be directed towards Montana to support public access, outdoor recreation and conservation projects. "This is great news for Montana," Daines said. "This LWCF funding could help increase public access to public lands, expand access to fishing sites, and promote outdoor recreation. I will continue to fight for full and permanent funding of LWCF so these resources… Continue Reading


09.04.19

Daines, Gianforte Secure Feasibility Study for Silver Bow Creek Restoration and Cleanup

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to award a $50,000 grant to conduct a feasibility study of a complete and restored Silver Bow Creek. The news follows Daines' and Gianforte's request to find a concrete path forward for restoration. "Montanans have been waiting for far too long on cleanup of the Silver Bow Creek," Daines said. "I'm very glad to see the EPA respond to my request to find … Continue Reading


09.04.19

Daines Applauds President Trump’s $4 Million Commitment to Combating Montana’s Opioid Crisis

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the Trump Administration would be committing $4,030,370 towards combatting the opioid epidemic in Montana. "For far too long, families in Montana and across this nation have been torn apart by the drug epidemic, including opioids and meth," Daines said. "I'm grateful for President Trump's leadership and commitment to combating the devastating drug epidemic by expanding access to treatment, prevention, and recovery." These grants were pro… Continue Reading


08.22.19

Daines: Montana’s Northern Border is Critical to National Security

SWEETGRASS, Mont. - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today toured Montana's Northern Border with Canada to discuss the importance of keeping Montana and the United States safe and secure. During the visit, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials demonstrated new technology being used on the border, and discussed new methods being used for security. To download SOTVO click HERE Following the technology demo Daines said: "This is a great example of how we are using technology to be a forc… Continue Reading


08.15.19

Daines Secures Over $175,000 in Grant Funding for Pipeline Safety in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he secured a $176,927 grant for the State of Montana to enhance pipeline safety across the state. "All over Montana, pipelines are a critical piece of infrastructure - providing major economic benefits to the communities that host them," Daines said. "I'm glad to see these important funds be directed to keeping Montana's pipelines safe from potential spills and accidents, which will allow these pipelines to continue to spur economic growth… Continue Reading


08.10.19

Daines Continues 56 County Tour

MONTANA -This week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines continued his 56-county tour of the Treasure State for the 116th Congress, with eight stops across Montana. Every Congress, Daines visits all 56 counties. This week, Daines visited Red Lodge, Clancy, Toston, Deer Lodge, Baker, Miles City, Plentywood and Scobey. Red Lodge: On Monday, Daines met with the folks of Red Lodge to discuss everything from lowering the national debt to ensuring folks have access to care in our rural communities. Clancy:… Continue Reading


08.09.19

Daines Applauds EPA’s Proposal That Will Lead to More High Paying Montana Jobs

U.S. SENATE- Today, U.S. Senator Steve applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal regarding the water quality certification process. The proposal would reform implementation of the water quality certification process under section 401 of the Clean Water Act. "This is great news for Montana's energy economy," Daines said. "Today's announcement will help stop activist bureaucrats from abusing the law to limit the potential of Montana's booming energy economy. Common sense r… Continue Reading


08.09.19

Daines Announces $86 Thousand Grant to Strengthen Fish Habitation and River Flow in French Creek

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $86,610 will be directed towards the Big Hole Watershed Committee based in Divide, Montana to complete the Lower French Creek Sediment Reduction Project. "This is great news for the folks in Silver Bow County," Daines said. "This funding is about preserving our great outdoor heritage and will ensure better flow to the French Creek for all Montanans to enjoy." The project will reroute a 4,000 linear foot reach of French Creek that i… Continue Reading


08.08.19

Daines Leads U.S. Senate Field Hearing on National Parks at Grant-Kohrs

DEER LODGE, Mont. - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today brought together members of the community and leaders from the National Park Service for an official U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources field hearing at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. Serving as the Chairman of the National Parks Subcommittee, Daines held the hearing to examine opportunities of expanding visitation at lesser-known National Park System Units. Daines said, "We know that over 5.5 million people visited nat… Continue Reading


08.02.19

Daines Announces $300,000 to Spur Economic Development for Colstrip Communities

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $300,000 will be directed towards Rosebud County to strengthen Colstrip and support the economic infrastructure of the local community. "This is about making sure the folks at Colstrip aren't left behind," Daines said. "These grants will strengthen the local community in Rosebud by creating good paying jobs and spurring economic development for Rosebud County's small businesses." Colstrip was granted two grants from the Economic De… Continue Reading


08.02.19

Daines Introduces Legislation to Protect Veterans from Pension Poachers

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation to protect Montana veterans from being scammed by pension poachers. "It is a shame that there are bad actors out there looking to take advantage of our nation's heroes," Daines said. "My legislation cracks down on pension poachers and ensure our veterans in Montana and across the country are protected from these illegal scams." The FREE Veterans Act reinstates a penalty on companies who act illegally by providing advice or rep… Continue Reading


08.01.19

Daines, Feinstein Developing Major, Bipartisan Forestry Legislation

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following joint statement on bipartisan legislation they are developing to protect public safety by expediting and expanding the removal of dead, dying and hazardous trees in national forests: "The 2017 and 2018 fire seasons brought unspeakable loss and grief to California and Montana communities. Unfortunately, millions of acres of forests in our states and across the West remain at high risk o… Continue Reading


08.01.19

Daines Votes No on Budget Deal, Slams Out of Control Government Spending

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on his vote against increasing the federal debt ceiling and government spending: "I voted no on the budget deal today. It is absolutely irresponsible for Washington to increase the limit on the nation's credit card while busting the budget and increasing government spending by hundreds of billions with no effort to reform out of control spending and deficits," Daines said. "We need reforms like my Balanced Budget Accou… Continue Reading


07.29.19

Daines Secures Over $3 Million in Funding for Billings Logan International and Miles City Airport

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $3,563,796 will be directed towards strengthening Montana's air travel infrastructure in Billings and Miles City. "Having the necessary resources to support our air infrastructure is important for Montana's economy," Daines said. "These grants will help support Montana jobs, strengthen our tourism industry and make it easier for folks from all across the country to come to enjoy all Big Sky Country has to offer." Miles City Airport… Continue Reading


07.26.19

President Trump Signs Daines’ Bill for Nursing Moms Into Law

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today celebrated his bipartisan legislation, the Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act, being signed into law by President Trump. Daines' bill requires designated breastfeeding rooms in federal buildings. "This is great news for nursing moms all over Montana and our country," Daines said. "It's long overdue that Montana moms have access to a private, clean, and safe place to nurse their newborn babies. I'm glad to have led this fight, and I thank Preside… Continue Reading


07.25.19

Daines Votes for Major Prescription Drug Pricing Reform to Lower Costs for Montanans, Save Taxpayers Billions

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to advance the bipartisan Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019 (PDPRA) out of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. This major bipartisan prescription drug pricing reform package will help reduce out-of-pocket costs and lower prescription drug costs for Montanans. The package also saves Montanans and taxpayers over $100 billion. "From Great Falls to Miles City to Libby, Montanans are paying far too much for the medicine they need," Da… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Daines Introduces Three Bipartisan Bills to Lower Prescription Drugs Costs for Montanans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced three bipartisan bills to increase transparency in the complex drug pricing system and lower prescription drug prices for Montanans. "As I travel across Montana, one of the biggest concerns I hear about is the outrageous and high cost of prescription drugs for Montana families and seniors," Daines said. "These bipartisan bills will go a long way to lower prescription drug costs for Montanans by ensuring savings are going to consumers ins… Continue Reading

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