Tag: Law

Daines, Peters Bipartisan Bill to Protect Americans’ Privacy Signed Into Law

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) today announced their “Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act” was signed into law. The bill requires U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to remove personally identifiable information (PII), which includes Social Security and passport numbers, from cargo manifests before public disclosure. Senators Roger Marshall (R-Kans.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) cosponsored the bill and Congressmen Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) led the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Safeguarding Montanans from identity theft and fraud is one of my top priorities, which is why I’m glad to see my bipartisan

Daines Demands Accountability at Indian Health Service

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to Rear Admn. Michael Weahkee, the Acting Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), demanding answers on Stanley Patrick Weber, a former pediatrician at IHS who was recently convicted of sexually molesting children while working on the Blackfeet Reservation. “While justice is being served in the court of law, accountability must be demanded of IHS and the individuals who enabled Mr. Weber to continue molesting children for over two decades,” the letter states. “Our Native youth are already a uniquely vulnerable population facing severe social and economic challenges. Our Indian population, especially