Tag: Job Creation and the Economy

Daines, Rosendale Introduce Legislation to Reverse Biden’s Anti-Energy Action, Authorize Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. CONGRESS— U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline following President Biden’s decision to revoke the cross-border operation permit. “Americans are already struggling to make ends meet and keep food on the table because of the pandemic. Yet with the stroke of a pen, President Biden killed thousands of energy and union jobs, eliminated tax revenue for impoverished communities, raised energy costs for Americans, and put our national security and energy independence at risk,” Daines stated. “We must reverse Biden’s disastrous decision and send a clear message that supporting American workers is more important than supporting Saudi Arabia

Daines Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation Allowing Montana Meat and Poultry Products to be Sold Across State Lines

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced his bipartisan “New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act” which would allow Montana meat and poultry products inspected by the state’s Meat and Poultry Inspection (MPI) program to be sold across state lines. “Montana farmers and ranchers work hard to produce high quality products for our state’s consumers. It’s absurd that meat products that have already been inspected and approved at federal standards can’t be sold across state lines,” Daines said. “This bipartisan legislation will reduce these burdensome barriers and make it easier for Montana’s ranchers to sell into new markets in surrounding

Daines Requests Meeting with President Biden Over Anti-Energy Executive Actions

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senator Steve Daines today requested a meeting with President Joe Biden to discuss the crippling actions he has taken against Montana energy jobs, Montana families, and the Montana way of life. Daines was joined by over 20 western senators in the request to Biden. “At your inauguration, you pledged to represent all Americans. That includes those who live in our states. The best path for true unity is to work together to find solutions for them and for our environment.  We stand ready to work with you and your nominees to meet the challenges our country faces, including working for a

Daines Introduces Slate of Bills to Combat Sanctuary Cities in Montana

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced several bills to help combat sanctuary cities in Montana. The bills better equip law enforcement and will help protect innocent Montanans from illegal aliens harboring in Montana. “Violent criminals and illegal aliens are using sanctuary cities as a safe haven in Montana and across the country. This must be stopped,” Daines said. “It’s simple. Sanctuary cities are against the law, and innocent Montanans are dealing with the dangers that come with them. We need to help our law enforcement combat these illegal safe havens and hold individuals who are supporting them accountable.” A sanctuary jurisdiction is a state or locality that forbids its local law enforcement from: Sharing information with

ICYMI: Western Senators Fight Back Against Biden’s Day-One Actions Killing American Energy Jobs

U.S. SENATE— A broad group of senators from rural, western states led by Senator Daines immediately took action to reverse President Biden’s day one anti-energy actions. Together they announced legislation to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and a Senate resolution calling on President Joe Biden to submit the Paris Climate Agreement to the U.S. Senate for advice and consent as required by the Constitution before re-joining the treaty. The legislation reversing course on Biden’s Keystone XL Pipeline is being championed by Senators Daines (Mont.), Crapo (Idaho), Risch (Idaho), Barrasso (Wyo.), Marshall (Kan.), Moran (Kan.), Inhofe (Okla.), and Hoeven (N.D.):  “It’s only day one, and with

Daines Slams Biden for Nixing Keystone XL Pipeline Permit, Will Introduce Bill to Keep Construction Moving Forward

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senator Steve Daines will introduce legislation to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline following President Biden’s decision to revoke the cross-border operation permit. “It’s only day one, and with the stroke of a pen, Biden has already taken steps to kill American energy projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline which is critical to energy producing states like Montana,” Daines said. “This project will create thousands of jobs, generate tax revenue for local communities, promote North American energy security and independence, and it is the safest and most environmentally friendly way to transport oil. We must do all that we can to ensure construction moves forward.” Daines will introduce the legislation with Senators Crapo (Idaho), Risch (Idaho),

Daines to Biden: Save the Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged President-Elect Joe Biden to support the completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This project is expected to provide approximately 11,000 direct high-paying jobs and up to 60,000 indirect and direct jobs, generate tax revenue, increase renewable-energy demand, reduce emissions and strengthen North American energy independence. Completion of the pipeline is critical to rural, energy producing states like Montana.  “Mr. President-elect, during the campaign you challenged America to “Build Back Better” by investing in new infrastructure and energy technologies, creating high-paying blue-collar jobs, and preparing for the energy mix of the future.  With these and other commitments, Keystone XL meets that important test.  We

Daines to Biden Treasury Secretary Nominee: Help Support Montana Small Businesses, Do Not Raise Taxes

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today pressed President-elect Biden’s Treasury Secretary Nominee Dr. Janet Yellen about the new administration’s plans to raise taxes, urging no new taxes be raised.  To watch the exchange, click HERE. “I am concerned by President-elect Biden’s plans to increase taxes, and think that raising taxes in general, but particularly in the middle of a pandemic, is harmful for growth,” Daines said. In the hearing, Daines highlighted the economic growth the nation was seeing before the pandemic hit with historically low unemployment rates.  Daines also urged Dr. Yellen to support his bipartisan bill, the “Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act” and

Daines Statement on the Passing of Sheldon Adelson

U.S. Senate—U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on the passing of Sheldon Adelson: “Sheldon Adelson was a titan of our time. He embodied the American dream, served our country, created thousands of jobs and proudly advocated for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. I am saddened to learn of his passing but thankful for his legacy of philanthropy and patriotism. Condolences to his family.”

Following Daines’ Work, USFWS to End Burdensome Regulations Harming Montana Forest Projects, Jobs

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today applauded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on their proposed rule to strike down a burdensome requirement resulting from the Cottonwood decision that yields no conservation benefit and has delayed forest projects while killing Montana timber jobs. The change comes as a result of Daines’ work and efforts.  “This is a great step in reducing unnecessary red tape that has tied the hands of our land managers and diverted resources for a paperwork exercise that has no real conservation benefits,” Daines said. “This change will help improve the health of our forests,