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05.16.19

Daines Fights for LWCF Funding

U.S. SENATE - On the heels of House Interior Appropriations plus-up of LWCF, U.S. Senator Steve Daines wrote a letter to U.S. Senate Interior Appropriations Committee Leadership urging the full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and to build on momentum for stronger funding in the Senate bill. The letter also highlighted the importance of the program to Montana. "Earlier this Congress, we took a historic step to permanently authorize the LWCF," Daines said. "As we work towar… Continue Reading


04.04.19

Daines: Bernhardt Good for Montana to Lead DOI

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to advance Department of the Interior (DOI) Acting Secretary David Bernhardt to being one step closer to leading the Department of the Interior. "Bernhardt has a proven record of excellence on issues important to Montana such as his work to implement the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act and his firm commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Program," Daines said. "I have full confidence that together we will continue to work on important… Continue Reading


03.12.19

Daines Delivers Historic Conservation Win for Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined President Trump at a bill signing ceremony at the White House for a bill signing ceremony of the bipartisan public lands package, which includes the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act. "What a great day for Montana, a great day for America," Daines said. "I just came back from the West Wing of the White House, the Oval Office, where I witnessed President Trump si… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Access to Montana Public Lands Critical to Montana Jobs, Economy

Motorized vehicles largest contributor to outdoor economy U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis released a preliminary study confirming that access to public lands is critical to Montana jobs and the local economy. Montana's outdoor recreation economy includes snowmobiling, hunting, hiking, fishing, bike riding and other outdoor recreation activities. "It's clear that increasing public acces… Continue Reading


02.07.18

Support for Daines’ Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act Continues

Forest Service, County Commissions, local groups endorse Daines' bill U.S. SENATE - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today held a hearing on U.S. Senator Steve Daines' bill, the Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act. Daines' bill protects public access and use of Montana's public lands by implementing the U.S. Forest Service's recommendation to release 449,500 acres of Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) in Montana. "As a fifth-generation Montanan and avid outdoorsman, I understand… Continue Reading


12.07.17

Daines Introduces Legislation to Protect Public Use of Public Lands

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation, the Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act, to protect public access and use of Montana's public lands by implementing the Forest Service'srecommendation to release 449,500 acres of Wilderness Study Areas (WSA) in Montana. "As a fifth-generation Montanan and an avid outdoorsman, I know how important public use of our public lands is to Montanans," Daines stated. "Forty years of DC paralysis has frozen our access and use of pu… Continue Reading

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