Tag: Fiscal Responsibility

Daines, Tester introduce bill to permanently ban government from taxing Internet

(U.S. Senate) –Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines today introduced a bill to permanently ban federal, state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet. The Senators’ bill, the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act, would permanently extend the current moratorium on taxing Internet access that is set to expire on October 1, 2015.  Montana is one of a few states that would automatically impose a 3.75 percent tax on Internet access if the moratorium is lifted. “The Internet provides instant access to information, allows small businesses to compete in a global marketplace, and strengthens education and health care,” Tester

Daines Statement on Obama’s Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016: “It’s no coincidence that the President is releasing his budget on Groundhog Day – it’s yet another budget that never balances, bursting with massive big government spending and burdensome taxes and regulations that have become the unfortunate trademark of the Obama administration. Instead of repeating the same failed agenda that has proven to be wrong for Montana, the President should join the Senate in balancing the budget and working toward commonsense solutions that encourage economic opportunity, grow good-paying

Daines Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address: “Montanans don’t need more tax increases and more government spending— we need more good-paying jobs. If the President is serious about creating jobs and growing our economy, his first step would be approving the Keystone XL pipeline.  Montanans deserve real solutions and results, not more partisan gridlock. I’ll continue fighting for commonsense, bipartisan solutions that grow our economy, lower energy prices, and put hardworking middle class Montanans first.” Video of Daines’ remarks may be viewed here.  ###