Tag: Finance

Daines Leads Bipartisan Bill to Help Boost Montanans’ Retirement Savings

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.), amember of the Senate Finance Committee, and Ben Cardin (D-M.D.) introduced an expanded version of the “Promotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act.” This bipartisan legislation will encourage retirement savings by bolstering the growth of S corporations that are owned by Employee Stock Ownership Plans (S-ESOP) and would make it easier for middle class Montanans to invest towards retirement. Additionally, the bill would eliminate barriers that Montana businesses and their owners currently face in establishing a new S-ESOP or expanding the employee-ownership stake in an S corporation. “While Montana workers and businesses struggle to navigate this challenging economy, it’s important we strengthen creative

Daines Presses Biden Administration on Protecting American IP from China, Bolstering Montana Exports and Overseas Trade

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Steve Daines at a Senate Finance Committee hearing today questioned U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on the administration’s actions to counter China’s growing intellectual property abuses and the importance of a robust trade agenda to Montana and America. On the importance of trade for Montana farmers, ranchers, and small businesses: Senator Daines: “Thanks for coming here today. I think about 95 percent of our world consumers live outside the United States and as a guy who represents a state where agriculture is the number one economic driver, it’s very important that we get market access for agriculture for

Daines, Stabenow, Grassley, Wyden Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to End Abuse of Conservation Easements

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) reintroduced a bipartisan bill, the “Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act,” to stop the abuse of conservation easements, save taxpayers billions of dollars and promote conservation in the U.S. “Our bipartisan bill will promote conservation in Montana, save taxpayers billions of dollars and stop scam artists from abusing a critical conservation program used across the country,” Daines said. “This will help protect Montana farmers and ranchers who want to conserve our lands, and hold individuals accountable who are looking to game the system and pad their

Daines: Retirement Security is Critical for Montanans

U.S. SENATE – Today, at a U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee hearing, U.S. Senator Steve Daines stressed the importance of retirement security for Montanans. At the hearing, Daines urged passage of his bipartisan retirement security bill, the “Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act”, to help Montanans hold on to more of their hard-earned dollars and better prepare them for a peaceful retirement.   To download the Senator’s opening remarks click, HERE. For b-roll of the Senator on the hearing, click, HERE.   “Montanans and the American people work hard and save up for decades with the hope of achieving a peaceful retirement – a retirement where folks don’t

Daines Pushes for Permanent Tax Relief for Montana Small Businesses

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation to give small businesses permanent tax relief. Daines is pushing to make the small business tax deduction included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 permanent. Currently, the tax deduction is set to expire at the end of 2025. “I championed the effort to make sure small businesses in Montana are on equal tax footing as corporations. Now, we must make this level playing field permanent to protect and grow Montana jobs,” Daines said. Daines championed the tax deduction for small businesses in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The