KULR: Sen. Daines to introduce Senate resolution condemning increasing number of Supreme Court Justices
Senator Steve Daines says he is going to introduce a Senate resolution condemning increasing the number of Supreme Court Justices on the bench, which is also known as court packing. “Packing the Supreme Court is a power grab by the Democrats and an attack on our Montana way of life, from protecting the Second Amendment […]
KULR: Senator Steve Daines urges FEMA assessment of Montana COVID-19 situation
U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging FEMA to immediately assess the COVID-19 situation in Montana, and is asking for additional federal assistance to help the state get through the affects of the pandemic. “Montana is currently experiencing a regional surge of COVID-19 cases,” Daines wrote in a letter to FEMA on Thursday, “Nationally, we have […]
Fallen County Times: Daines calls on HHS to provide PPE, medical equipment to Montana ASAP
U.S. Senator Steve Daines urged U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec to ensure Montana has the medical supplies and medicines needed as the state is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. Follow this link to learn more.
KULR: U.S. Senator Steve Daines discusses grizzly bear management
U.S. Senator Steve Daines met with U.S. Fish and Wildlife members and constituents Friday to discuss grizzly bear management across the state. Daines is fighting to delist, or remove, federal grizzly bear protections in the greater Yellowstone region. He argues the grizzly bear population has fully recovered and the conservation of the species should be […]
Bozeman Daily Chronicle: USDA announces outdoor research on brucellosis
“This is ensuring that we’re protecting our cattle here in Montana from brucellosis,” Daines said, “which is a significant threat to the safety of the food supply chain here in Montana and around the country and around the world for that matter.” Follow this link to learn more.
KHQ: Daines holds meeting on Barrett confirmation
U.S. Senator Steve Daines led a meeting with Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and other local leaders Thursday, discussing the importance of confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Follow this link to learn more.
KPAX: Sen. Daines thanks firefighters for record-setting effort
Senator Steve Daines is thanking firefighters for their tremendous efforts during what has turned out to be a record-breaking fire season across the U.S. and he’s once more promising the Senate will act on a series of sweeping reforms to improve forest management. Follow this link to learn more.
Montana Standard: EPA’s Benevento, Daines join Anaconda hotel groundbreaking
He praised Benevento and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler for their work in Butte and Anaconda. “I told Andrew Wheeler years ago that Anaconda and Butte were tired of EPA studies and reports, and we don’t need any more studies to gather dust on bookshelves, we need results. “And that’s what we see here today.” Daines […]
Billings Gazette: Northern Cheyenne bring law enforcement crisis to Sen. Daines
Daines, who also met with leaders of the Crow Tribe of Indians earlier Friday, started his visit at the Little Wolf Capital Building in Lame Deer with an update on how the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has recovered from a severe surge of COVID-19. The number of cases and deaths among the Northern Cheyenne during the […]
Helena Independent Record: Daines and Arkansas Sen. Cotton meet creators of Montana Mask
Daines offered to help the group navigate the bureaucracy to help move the process along. Gary Blaine, who founded Billings Flying Service with his brother Al, hosted the meeting and thanked Daines and Cotton for making the time for the group. Earlier in the year, Billings Flying Service produced medical ventilators with the help of […]
Daily Inter Lake: Daines calls for deeper probe into COVID outbreak at Whitefish Care
In a letter sent to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday, Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., called for a more thorough investigation into a recent COVID-19 outbreak at Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation Center that killed 13 residents and infected dozens more. The letter, dated Oct. 8, is addressed to CMS […]
Roundup: Fix For Sidney & Kinsey Irrigation Districts Heads To President Trump
“This is about protecting Montana ag jobs and Montana family farms,” said Sen. Steve Daines who introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate in June 2019. “I’m glad to see my bill which ensures the 130 family farms in Kinsey and Sidney are able to continue use of Pick-Sloan power pass the U.S. House today. […]
KGVO: Daines and Energy Secretary Brouillette Visit Colstrip
The importance of coal to the nation’s energy portfolio was emphasized late last week as Montana Senator Steve Daines gave a tour of the Rosebud Mine and the Colstrip power plants to U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette. “You can see how important this operation is,” said Daines. First and foremost to the state of Montana, […]
KUNR: Western Senators Push Bill Intended To Reduce Wildfire Risk
The legislation, called the Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act of 2020, would fund three massive land management projects intended to reduce fire risk and damage, and could include actions such as logging, prescribed burns and rehabilitating damaged ecosystems. Follow this link to learn more.
KBUL: Daines Meets with “Minivan Mom” Supreme Court Nominee
“She is the kind of jurist that Montanans will look up to, someone they’d want on the Supreme Court. During our meeting, we talked extensively about our Founding Fathers’ vision for the Second Amendment as an individual right to bear arms and what that means for our Montana way of life. We talked about the […]
KPAX: Daines urges Senate to stop Amtrak cuts
Sen. Daines says Amtrak’s daily service cut for the Empire Builder, and trimming staff by 20% will “decimate the economies in Montana” and leave “tens of thousands” without rail access. The Republican had already noted that Amtrak was making the cuts even after receiving more than $1 billion under the CARES Act earlier this year. […]
Great Falls Tribune: Daines urges Senate to pass bill preventing pedophiles from receiving pension
Sen. Steve Daines is urging his colleagues in the U.S. Senate to pass a bill that would prevent convicted pedophiles from receiving federal pensions. Daines, R-Mont., introduced the bill, called the Denying Pensions to Convicted Child Molesters Act, in 2019. The bill comes in response to Stanley Patrick Weber, a former Indian Health Services pediatrician […]
KXLH: Daines says Senate should vote on Trump’s U.S. SupCo pick
Republican U.S. Sen Steve Daines says the Senate should “move forward” to confirm President Trump’s nominee to succeed the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – although in 2016, he opposed confirming a court nominee in an election year. Follow this link to learn more.
Land Line: Sen. Daines leads push against minimum insurance increase
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and six of his colleagues sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in response to a provision added to House Democrats’ version of a highway bill that would increase the liability insurance coverage requirement from $750,000 to $2 million per truck. Follow this link to […]
Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Officials hope weather will help slow Bridger Foothills fire, but say work isn’t over
Montana’s U.S. Sen. Steve Daines attended the in-person meeting with fire officials. He said this fire was personal for him and that he was thankful no one has died because of the incident. The Bozeman native said he’s received messages from friends who live on the east side of the mountains who have lost their […]
Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Senate candidates spar over carbon-pricing proposal
Daines shared the Daily Caller article on Twitter on Wednesday and has tweeted about the carbon-pricing proposal a few times since. He said the proposal “will kill MT jobs and wreck our rural economies and communities.” He also sent a letter to Bullock, criticizing the carbon-pricing proposal as “reckless.” He called on Bullock to reject […]
KXLH: Daines asks state for more data on COVID-19 cases, deaths at senior facilities
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines is asking Gov. Steve Bullock’s office to release more information on COVID-19 cases and deaths within Montana’s senior care facilities. Daines announced Friday that he had sent a letter to Bullock, saying the state’s data was giving “an incomplete picture of the impact of COVID-19 on Montana’s senior communities.” Follow this […]
Stillwater County News: A U.S. senator, two cops and two kids meet at a gas station…
While on duty at the Columbus Town Pump, the two men found themselves eye to eye with United States Sen. Steve Daines, who approached them to offer his thanks for their service. Daines was on his way back to Bozeman at the time and made an impression. “What a cool guy. Senator Daines came up […]
KTVQ: Billings businesswoman reflects on Republican National Convention appearance
She also praised the work of Yellowstone Bank and U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., who helped her secure the loan. “Really the biggest part of this was the local bank made it happen so quickly, and definitely the work of Sen. Daines. And from there, the White House tweeted about us,” Weinreis said. Follow this […]
Sierra Sun Times: U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Steve Daines Call on Senate to Consider Bipartisan Wildfire Preparedness Bill
Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Steve Daines (R-Montana) on Thursday sent a letter to the chair and ranking member of the Dianne FeinsteinSenate Energy and Natural Resources Committee calling for a hearing to be scheduled as soon as possible on their bill, the bipartisan Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act. The letter comes as both […]
KPAX: Sen. Daines hears case for additional MT drug court funding
Members of Helena’s drug-court treatment team met with Senator Daines on Friday to talk about successes and struggles. Two drug-court treatment graduates, Dawn Knowles and Joe Wolhers, said the program has helped them recover, after years of addiction and family trauma. Daines said he’s a big proponent of treatment courts which sometimes can be funded […]
Great Falls Tribune: President signs Great American Outdoors Act
The bill was led in the Senate by Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana and fellow GOP Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado. They are among the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbents, and each represents a state where the outdoor economy and tourism at sites such as Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone national parks play an outsize role. […]
Missoula Current: Daines introduces measure to give workers new skills in post-COVID job market
Daines on Tuesday morning introduced the Workforce Recovery and Training Services Act, saying many workers are returning to a job market that looks different than it did before the pandemic. “As our nation continues to respond to the impacts of COVID-19, we must ensure our workers have the support they need to get back to […]
Breitbart: Steve Daines Receives Bipartisan Praise for Public Lands Victory
Daines’s leadership on helping secure the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act through the Senate even engendered praise from Montana Democrats. Sen. Jon Tester said on Wednesday, “Tester believes it was that broad support, including a positive conversation between Daines and President Trump, which finally convinced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to clear the […]
NBC Montana: Daines talks new relief package for small businesses
The $50 billion bill is called the RELIEF for Main Street Act and Daines is working on the effort with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. Under this bill, Montana would get $180 million. The money would go to cities and counties to distribute to small businesses with 20 employees or less. Follow this […]
KPAX: Montana senators celebrating the passage of Great Outdoors Act
“LWCF as we think about it for Montana, and for the nation, is good for public access,” said Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT). “It’s good for jobs. It’s good for wildlife habitat. It’s good for land management. And the best part about it? It costs the taxpayer nothing. When you think about Montana and our fishing […]
Bitterroot Star: Daines secures over $1.2 million for Montana’s hospitals and frontline healthcare heroes to respond to COVID-19
U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced today that Montana will be receiving an additional $1,215,034 from the CARES Act to support hospitals and other health care entities to train workforces, expand telemedicine, obtain supplies and equipment, and assist in the coordination of local health care facilities across Montana in response to COVID-19. “This funding is critical […]
Missoula Current: “Holy Grail” of conservation bills would fund LWCF, Lolo Trails Landmark Project
Sen. Steve Daines, one of the bill’s sponsors, said passage of LWCF could be weeks away, marking what he described as a bipartisan conservation victory. The president has pledged to sign it, he added. “It’s full funding and it will no longer be at the whim of Congress and whether they’ll renew the program each […]
Fox News: Daines to introduce bill codifying, extending Trump’s temporary immigration restrictions
Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., is set to introduce legislation that would codify and extend President Trump’s executive order to restrict some immigrants from entering the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News has learned. Daines’ bill would temporarily extend the immigration ban until 60 days after the coronavirus national emergency order is lifted, with […]
Missoula Current: SBA issues $1.7B in loans to Montana businesses; state pays $75M in uninsurance
More than 20,000 small businesses across Montana have received funding from the Paycheck Protection Program passed by Congress in March, Sen. Steve Daines said Monday. The funding was part of a $2 trillion package that included $350 billion earmarked for the stimulus program. Daines said 20,683 loans have been approved for Montana businesses totaling more […]
Montana Right Now: Senator Daines adds $310B to PPP funding for small businesses
The Office of Senator Steve Daines announced Daines obtained an extra $310 billion dollars for the Paycheck Protection Program accessible to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic Monday. According to a release from the Office of Senator Steve Daines, more than 13,000 small businesses in the state have collected a total of more than […]
Havre Daily News: Daines discusses re-opening Montana’s economy in virtual town hall
Sen. Steve Daines R-Mont., held a virtual town hall Friday to provide and update on the COVID-19 pandemic and what he’s been doing to combat it, as well as hear from the public. “I want to hear your opinions and get your voices on these issues that are important during this pandemic and also to […]
KBZK: 5,000 nasal swab kits reportedly en route to Helena to aid in COVID-19 testing
More aid is coming to Montana in response to COVID-19, in the form of 5,000 nasal swabs headed to Helena, according to press release from Senator Steve Daines. “These swab kits are an important piece of testing that will help healthcare providers and help keep Montanans safe and healthy,” Sen. Daines said.
KULR8: Senator Daines pushes President Trump for hazard pay to National Guard troops
U.S. Senator Steve Daines brought lunch from Bozeman’s Chalet Market to Montana National Guard troops serving at the Bozeman airport. The senator used the opportunity to thank them for protecting Montana communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow this link to learn more.
National Review: Steve Daines Urges Trump to Use ‘Executive Powers’ to End U.S. Reliance on Chinese Drugs
Senator Steve Daines (R., Mont.) asked President Trump to use “executive powers and existing authorities” as part of an effort to reinforce domestic pharmaceutical supply chains in the wake of the Wuhan coronavirus. “Moving forward, it is important that we incentivize innovation and the development of essential medical supplies and equipment in the U.S. in […]
Daily Caller: Sen. Steve Daines Sends Letter To State Department Calling For Investigation Into China’s Role In Coronavirus Spread
Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines sent a letter Monday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling for an investigation into China’s role in the coronavirus outbreak, as the deadly disease continues to spread throughout the U.S. “As you are well aware, China’s initial response to reports of an atypical pneumonia being detected by medical personnel […]
Fox News: Sen. Daines pushes State Dept for global probe of China over coronavirus, suggests ‘appropriate punitive actions’
Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines, in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday, pushed for a coordinated international investigation of China’s apparent systematic cover-up of COVID-19, writing it’s important to consider “appropriate punitive actions necessary to hold China accountable.” The source of the “real harm to our economy”, Daines wrote to Pompeo, […]
KGVO: Daines Announces Economic Proposals and $4.5M in Funding to Fight Outbreak
US Senator Steve Daines announced on March 16 that Montana has received $4.5 million in funds from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The funds will be used in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak in Montana. “This critical funding helps protect Montanans and ensures that our communities have the resources necessary to handle the […]
KTVQ: Daines asks for coronavirus testing resources for tribal communities
Indian Health Service does not have any coronavirus test kits. U.S. Senator Steve Daines called on Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Azar and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter Gaynor to ensure Indian Health Service (IHS) has the resources needed to provide coronavirus testing for tribal communities. Follow this link to learn […]
Montana Standard: Daines’ effort, access to the President pays off for LWCF
But Daines deserves some special credit this week. He has parlayed his relationship with President Trump into a stunning win for the fund, which has provided more than $400 million in projects in Montana. As recently as last month, Trump had proposed cutting funding for the program. Now, after a meeting with Daines and Majority […]
Great Falls Tribune: Daines Files for Re-election in U.S. Senate Race, Gets Trump Nod
Republican Sen. Steve Daines went to Conrad on Friday to officially file to serve a second term as to the U.S. Senate seat, saying it was near an area where his relatives planted roots in Montana. Daines, accompanied by his wife, Cindy, filed for re-election from his cellphone inside the Home Café. Minutes after filing, […]
Newstalk 955: Senator Daines Endorsed by Iron Workers
Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) landed a big endorsement in his 2020 re-election campaign for the US Senate. The Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest recently sent out a press release announcing their endorsement. Tom Tanner lives in Arlee, Montana and is the General Organizer for the Iron Workers union who covers the territory […]
Fairfield Sun Times: Montana U.S. Senator Daines Visits With Special Olympics Athlete of the Year
U.S. Senator Steve Daines recently met with Kandi Christophersen, the 2019 Montana Special Olympics Athlete of the Year from Billings. Kandi has competed in the Special Olympics for 22 years in over 10 different sports, including two trips to the national competition in 2006 and 2010! Follow this link to learn more.
Missoula Current: Daines backs bill capping out-of-pocket costs in Medicare Part D
Sen. Steve Daines is supporting a bipartisan proposal brewing in the Senate Finance Committee that would cap annual out-of-pocket costs for seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D. The proposal, known as the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act, has the support of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and the Trump administration. Follow this link […]
Sidney Herald: Senator Steve Daines speaks to Sidney High School students
Republican Senator Steve Daines video conferenced into a Sidney High School classroom full of students on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 12. The students — from social sciences teacher Brad Faulhaber’s class — were eager to ask questions. The first question proposed to the U.S. senator by a student in the class was about changes he’d like […]
KGVO: Montana Senator Steve Daines Speaks on Impeachment Vote
When his turn came to address the U.S. Senate on the issue of President Trump’s impeachment, Montana’s Steve Daines said he was standing by the President and voting to acquit. He said Montanans are solidly behind the President and have been since he was elected in 2016. Follow this link to learn more.
NBC MT: State of the Union reaction from Daines, Gianforte
“Tonight, President Trump sent a clear message to Montanans, and all Americans. The state of our union is strong. “Our economy is booming. “We have the lowest unemployment in over 50 years. Middle class wages are at an all-time high. “We are delivering on our promise of less government and more jobs. Follow this link […]
Great Falls Tribune: Daines criticizes impeachment trial, says case ‘incomplete’
Sen. Steve Daines on Wednesday criticized the impeachment proceedings now under in the Senate against fellow Republican President Donald Trump, saying it was the most partisan impeachment proceeding in the country’s history. “It reminded me of when I went to high school in Bozeman, Montana. If I turned in a term paper and it was […]
Breitbart: GOP Senator Introduces Federal Protections for Travelers with Guns
The other senators involved with the legislation are James Lankford (R-OK) and Mike Rounds (R-SD). The legislation bolsters the Firearm Owners Protection Act by adding protections for Americans who cross state lines from gun-friendly states to states that are less-gun friendly. To that end, the legislation seeks to ensure that law-abiding gun owners are not […]
ABCFOXMontana: New bill introduced to protect Montanan’s Second Amendment Rights
HELENA – A new bill was announced addressing the Firearm Owners Protection Act, with a focus on protecting travelers who bring firearms across state lines. The bill will clarify the term transport to include staying in temporary lodging overnight, stopping for food, fuel, and vehicle maintenance to name a few. It will also ensure that […]
Missoula Current: Daines helps push funding for LWCF, national park maintenance to Senate floor
With the help of Sen. Steve Daines, the U.S. Senate has the chance to finally consider full funding for a public land and parks grant program and some funding for overdue national park maintenance. On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, of which Daines is a member, passed more than a […]
KTVQ: Daines: Democrats “obsessed with impeachment”
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines visited the Q2 Studio on Monday to share information about his visit to Billings on Veterans Day and his views on the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Follow this link to learn more.
Breitbart: Steve Daines: ‘Sad Reality’ $36 Billion in Medicaid ‘Lost’ to ‘Waste, Fraud, Abuse’
Sen. Daines spoke during a Senate Finance Committee hearing Wednesday on complying with Medicaid eligibility. The Montana Republican senator noted that the federal government loses tens of billions of dollars every year due to waste, fraud, and abuse. According to a Montana state legislature audit, Montana is very at risk for Medicaid abuse and fraud […]
Great Falls Tribune: Daines Praises President, Troops in Death of ISIS Leader
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines praised President Donald Trump and U.S. troops Sunday for the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “This is absolutely a great morning for America,” the Montana Republican told Fox News journalist Maria Bartiromo. “This is a great day for the world.” “It’s only fitting that the last sounds that al-Baghdadi […]
Montana Public Radio: Sen. Daines Backs Resolution Condemning Impeachment Inquiry
Montana U.S. Sen. Steve Daines announced Thursday that he’s signed onto a Senate Resolution condemning the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. In a video posted to Twitter, Daines, a Republican running for reelection in 2020, said House Democrats are throwing out 100 years of precedent. “What’s going on in Washington, DC right now […]
Great Falls Tribune: Daines, Stockgrowers Head, Attend Japan Trade Deal Signing
Sen. Steve Daines and the head of the Montana Stockgrowers Association were present Monday when President Donald Trump signed a limited trade deal with Japan expected to benefit ranchers and farmers in the Treasure State. The deal will eliminate tariffs and expand market access on farm, industrial and digital products. But it does not address […]
KTVQ: Daines honored at Horses Spirits Healing near Billings for veterans grant
What began as a facility for Rocky Mountain College equine students has morphed into a form of therapy to help veterans, “ I’ve been raised around horses all my life, so I realized the value of horses in therapy,” Barbara Skelton, treasurer and co-founder of Horses Spirits Healing. On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines stopped […]
Breitbart: Steve Daines, David Perdue Press China on Trade Policies
Sens. Perdue and Daines concluded a series of high-level meetings with senior Chinese government officials in Beijing, China. Prior to the two senators’ trip, Sens. Daines and Perdue spoke with President Donald Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Perdue and Daines plan to brief President Trump when they return to […]
Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Touring the state: Daines talks wildfire, more during Belgrade stop
While Congress is in recess, Sen. Steve Daines is traveling the state discussing topics from wildfires to the Endangered Species Act to gun violence. At Bridger Aerospace in Belgrade on Tuesday, Daines, a Bozeman Republican, spoke about a bill he plans to introduce this fall aimed at reducing wildfire risk. The legislation, which he will […]
Helena Independent Record: Daines promotes wildfire protection bill on tour of Helena fire that led to 500 homes evacuated
Standing yards above the makeshift range where a person shooting exploding targets sparked a wildfire last month, Tri-Lakes Fire Chief Bob Drake grabbed the top of one of the 3 ½-foot tall Ponderosa pine saplings populating the area that he said presented a huge problem when trying to fight the fire. “It was a really […]
Bretibart: Steve Daines Proposes Bill to Better Project Federal Spending
Sen. Daines introduced the Budgetary Accuracy in Scoring Interest Costs (BASIC) Act Thursday, which would require both the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation to include projected interest expenses associated with legislative proposals. Daines said that including interest is necessary to accurately account for the budgetary cost of the legislation. Sens. […]
Fox News: Daines introduced resolution condemning socialism, saying ‘pivotal’ moment has arrived
Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines introduced a resolution forcefully condemning what he called the “failed experiment” of socialism on Monday, warning that the United States had “two paths to take” — with one leading to “freedom,” and the other, “complete government control, undermining our constitution and our American way of life.” The resolution comes as […]
Great Falls Tribune: Daines’ bill on breastfeeding signed by president
President Donald Trump signed the Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act on Friday, a bipartisan piece of legislation introduced by Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., which requires designated breastfeeding rooms in federal buildings. The law requires federal buildings that are open to the public and contain a public restroom provide a lactation room, other than a bathroom, […]
KULR8: Daines honors Miles City 2-Star General
Senator Steve Daines is honoring one Montana native for her achievements in our armed forces. Major General Barbara Holcomb is the first female commanding general at the US Army Medical Research and Development Command at Fort Detrick. She’s also the chief of the US Army Nurse Corps. Major General Holcomb grew up in Miles City. […]
Billings Gazette: Major prescription drug cut earns early vote, Daines support
A bipartisan attempt to cut prescription drug costs more than $100 billion passed out of Senate Finance Committee with the support of the U.S. Sen. Steve Daines. The bill intended to save the Medicare program $85 billion and individuals $27 billion over 10 years passed on a 19-9 vote. Much of the savings comes from […]
CNS News: Sen. Daines: Trump Has Constitutional Authority to Enforce Immigration Laws
When it comes to the Constitution and illegal immigration into this country, Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) said President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority “to enforce the law.” Daines added that he is “very concerned” about the “radical leftists” in the House of Representatives. At the U.S. Capitol on July 16, CNSNews.com asked Sen. Daines, […]
Northern Broadcasting System: Senator Steve Daines Doubles Down on His Support of President Donald Trump’s Tweets
Using his Twitter account Sunday President Donald Trump made comments about four racially divergent Congresswomen some considered racist but he says were not. Senator Steve Daines supported the President’s comments earlier in the week and backed up his support Tuesday on Fox News. Follow this link to learn more.
Breitbart: Steve Daines: Montanans Sick of ‘Anti=American,’ ‘Radical’ Democrats Trashing America
President Donald Trump taunted the “squad” of far-left first term progressive Democrats on Sunday, telling them to go back and fix the places they came from before telling the rest of the country what to do. Trump’s tweets Sunday appeared to reference Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley […]
ABCFox Montana: Sen. Daines backs President Trump in “Go back” tweets
Sen. Steve Daines is showing his support for President Trump after a weekend tweet brought disdain from many within the Republican Party. Daines took to Twitter and Facebook Monday afternoon saying he stands with President Trump. Over the weekend the president tweeted that four Democratic lawmakers should “go back” to the countries they came from. […]
KRTV: Trump, Daines press for improved forest management to prevent wildfires
President Donald Trump is pushing better forest management as a big part of his plan to stop the number of large wildfires that have caused devastation in the western United States in recent years. In a speech at the White House this past week, the president touted an executive order signed last December promoting more […]
KRTV: Daines visits Anaconda Job Corps open house
According to U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, this year’s open house at the Anaconda Job Corps Center was anything but routine. While the Anaconda Job Corps’ open house is an annual event, Tuesday’s had a special feel to it. Last May, the career-training program was set to be closed, and some Job Corps participants heard the […]
Billings Gazette: ‘Hope and opportunity’: Daines travels to Trapper Creek Job Corps to celebrate
After meeting with students and staff at Trapper Creek Job Corps on Friday, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines said that what he heard could be summed up in two words. Hope and opportunity. “These are students who are on a path now of becoming productive citizens and prepared for the 21st century workforce,” Daines said. “Some […]
KTVQ: Daines: “We are a northern border state with a southern border problem”
Vice President Mike Pence will spend the day in Billings talking about the drug crisis in America and holding a campaign event for U.S. Sen. Steve Daines. Daines and U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte traveled on Air Force Two with the Vice President on Wednesday as he made his way to Billings. Daines spoke to MTN […]
KULR8: Vice President Mike Pence will visit Billings Wednesday at Senator Daines’ invitation to discuss Montana’s meth crisis
Senator Steve Daines announced today Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence will be coming to Billings Wednesday “for a firsthand look at Montana’s devastating meth crisis.” “Montana has a crisis on its hands. Mexican meth is pouring into our state and tearing our families and communities apart,” Daines said. “I’ve been fighting […]
Montana Standard: Daines: Trump reverses decision to close Anaconda Job Corps
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines secured President Trump’s decision to keep the Anaconda Job Corps training center open, overruling the closure announced late last month by the U.S. Department of Labor. Daines announced the decision Monday at a 3 p.m. video conference call with Anaconda stakeholders. President Trump’s decision followed Daines’ telephone discussion with Trump on […]
KGVO: Daines Recognized as Most Transparent – Accountable – Innovative
U.S. Senator Steve Daines was recognized recently as the most transparent, accountable and innovative representative in Washington by the Congressional Management Foundation. Bradford Fitch, President and CEO, Congressional Management Foundation added this comment in a press release: ‘As a Democracy Award winner, Senator Daines’ office is one of the best in Congress. This designation demonstrates […]
KGVO: Daines Call to Trump Stops Anaconda Job Corps Center Closure
In a hastily called press conference on Monday, Montana Senator Steve Daines relayed the news that his personal call to President Donald Trump saved the Anaconda Job Corps Center from closing. “When the announcement came out 10 days ago that the Anaconda Job Corps would be closing, we got to work to make sure that […]
Missoula Current: Daines’ call convinces Trump to keep Anaconda Job Corps site open
Sen. Steve Daines on Monday said a phone call to President Donald Trump over the weekend convinced the commander-in-chief to keep the Anaconda Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center open, saying it plays an important role in southwest Montana. Daines told reporters during a media call that he phoned Trump on Saturday to discuss the site’s […]
Billings Gazette: Daines, Gianforte support refined coal tax credit with Colstrip in mind
Montana’s congressional Republicans are backing a tax break on refined coal, in hopes of sparking investment in Colstrip Power Plant. Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte are among several lawmakers calling for an extension of a tax credit for “refined coal,” meaning coal that’s been screened or pre-treated to lower pollutants when burned. The […]
GOP Sen. Daines to introduce bill reinstating census citizenship question
Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines is set to introduce legislation on Wednesday that would require the census to include a citizenship question, Fox News has learned, in an aggressive new effort that could bolster the Trump administration’s legal case for querying residents on their citizenship status. Follow this link to learn more.
NBC Montana: Daines, Gianforte demand action after Google rejects hunting ad
Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte are reaching out to Google after the company rejected a hunting advertisement for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Follow this link to learn more.
Breitbart: Steve Daines: Montana is a ‘Northern Border State’ with a ‘Southern Border Problem’
Sen. Daines spoke with Breitbart News regarding Montana’s methamphetamine problem and America’s “porous” southern border. Unlike many parts of the country that battle with the harmful effects of opioids, Montana continues to combat the rising impact of methamphetamine, most of which come from Mexico. “We’re a northern border state that has a southern border problem,” […]
KTVQ: Daines calls for greater transparency on prescription-drug pricing
More Americans struggle with paying for prescription drugs, and many times there’s someone in between the drug company and the consumer who negotiates the price. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said Monday he’s introduced a bill to create transparency around what that “middle man” is doing. That includes looking into the effects of company consolidation […]
Missoulian: Daines wants details on incoming Mexican meth, calls on Border Patrol to answer
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Helena Independent Record: Daines calls prescription drug pricing ‘broken’ at Helena event
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines told seniors in Helena that he expects a package of bills to move in the Senate this summer that will increase transparency and lower the costs of prescription drugs. Daines spoke and took questions from residents at Touchmark on Wednesday afternoon on prescription drug prices. The topic is one that he […]
NBC Montana: Daines releases grant guidebook to help fight meth crisis
Daines releases grant guidebook to help fight meth crisis Sen. Steve Daines unveiled a new tool to help Montana organizations fight the meth crisis plaguing our state. He released a guidebook to show available federal funding that can be used in that fight. It shows grants available for addressing addiction, prevention and treatment, law enforcement […]
KXLH: Daines proposes bill to allocate college savings to apprenticeships
On Friday, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines met with leaders from the skilled trades in Helena to discuss ways to encourage more students to consider apprenticeship programs. Daines visited the Montana Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center, operated by local chapters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association. The center […]
ABC Fox Montana: Senator Daines hears veteran healthcare concerns
Saturday veterans met in Hamilton and sat down with Senator Daines to discuss veteran healthcare issues. Earlier today a group of veterans had the opportunity to sit down with Senator Steve Daines and open up about positive and negative feedback with the veteran healthcare system. With Ravalli County having a strong model of what healthcare […]
KTVQ: Daines welcomes home troops in Kalispell
Saturday night, Senator Steve Daines was in Kalispell at the Glacier Jet Center welcoming home Kalispell’s 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. This is the same group of soldiers that Daines visited in Afghanistan this past December. At 11 p.m. Saturday, around 80 men and women returned home after nine months overseas serving the U.S. Follow […]
Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Sen. Daines touts border wall to protect Montana from meth trafficking
U.S. Senator Steve Daines said he supports President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency over border security because a wall along the southern border would limit the quantity of meth flowing into Montana from Mexico. “It’s a southern border problem, but it’s a northern border state that is directly affected by what’s going on. […]
NBC Montana: Daines tours Kalispell hospital to learn about work with drug-addicted babies
Sen. Steve Daines visited Kalispell Regional Healthcare Wednesday to discuss the work the hospital’s NICU is doing with drug-addicted babies. “They’re on the front lines of this meth epidemic in Montana,” said Daines. “We must do all that we can to combat this crisis in Montana.” In just the last four years KRH received three […]
Fox News: Sen. Daines: Proud of Trump for standing firm on border wall
Presidents are elected to defend the security the country, says Sen. Steve Daines, Republican member of the Homeland Security Committee.
Montana Standard: Daines: Kavanaugh is Well Qualified
This week, one of the most qualified Supreme Court nominees ever nominated to the bench, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Daines expresses need for better forest management
Montana Sen. Steve Daines said Friday that the state and federal governments need to better manage forests to reduce the risk and severity of wildfires.
Great Falls Tribune: Two Montana groups to share $100K to fight drug abuse
Two Montana groups will share $100,000 in federal grants to focus on local drug crises and emerging drug abuses, Sen. Steve Daines said Friday.
Breitbart: Exclusive – Sen. Daines: ‘If You’re Gonna Drain The Swamp, You’ve Gotta Keep The Pumps Running In August’
Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) gave an exclusive interview to Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House Tuesday on Capitol Hill, discussing the successful push to get Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to cancel the Senate’s August recess to continue to pursue the Republican legislative agenda and confirm President Donald Trump’s nominees.
Great Falls Tribune: Daines: Bring B-21 Bomber To Malmstrom
Sen. Steve Daines is urging U.S. Air Force officials to consider Malmstrom Air Force Base as a future site for the B-21 bomber.
Great Falls Tribune: Daines Wants Senate to Cancel August Recess
Montana GOP Sen. Steve Daines is among a group of senators calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to cancel the five-week August recess in order to get what he called a backlog of work done before the Sept. 30 budget deadline.
Char-Koosta News: Daines Bill To Establish National Day Of Awareness For Missing And Murdered Native Women And Girls Passes Senate
This week, the U.S. Senate passed Senator Steve Daines’ bill to recognize May 5th as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
KMMS: Senator Daines Just Named As a Leading Bipartisan Senator
Recognized by a leading research institute, Senator Steve Daines, R-Mont., has one of the top records of bipartisanship in the Senate.
The Western News: Sen. Daines Asks EPA To Ensure Libby Residents Not Pay For Future Cleanup
Sen. Steve Daines on Thursday sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of Libby, asking the agency to ensure that local government or homeowners are not held liable for future cleanup costs related to the Asbestos Superfund site.
Daily Inter Lake: Daines Touts Tax Cuts During Kalispell Visit
Steve Daines has been touring Montana to tout the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act recently signed into law.
Fox News Interview with Steve Daines
Fox News interviews Steve Daines on his legislative agenda for the Senate and his historic win in Montana.
KBZK Interview with Steve Daines
Steve Daines appears on KBZK’s morning show to discuss the GOP’s new Senate majority and his plans to reform Washington.
Washington Examiner: Republican Steve Daines wins Montana Senate race
In a pickup for the GOP, Republican Rep. Steve Daines is Montana’s new senator. Daines won against Democrat challenger Amanda Curtis, a state representative for Butte, according to the Associated Press.
Associated Press: Republican Steve Daines Defeats Amanda Curtis in Montana Senate Race
Steve Daines won a U.S. Senate seat that Montana Republicans have not held in more than a century on Tuesday by defeating Amanda Curtis, a late substitution by the Democrats after Sen. John Walsh dropped out of the race.
Billings Gazette: Republican Daines defeats Curtis in U.S. Senate race
U.S. Rep. Steve Daines defeated Democrat Amanda Curtis on Tuesday night in Montana’s U.S. Senate race, becoming the first Republican in 100 years to win the seat — and also helping his party win back control of the Senate.
The Atlantic: GOP Picks Up Another Senate Seat in Montana
Representative Steve Daines has won the open Senate seat in Montana, bringing Republicans a key step closer to the six seats they need to win the majority.
The Hill: GOP’s Daines nets Montana Senate seat
Freshman Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) easily clinched victory in the Montana Senate race Tuesday, scoring another pickup for Republicans.
Steve Daines Elected Montana’s Next U.S. Senator
In an historic election, Steve Daines was decisively chosen by the people of Montana to serve as the state’s next United States Senator. Daines’ election marks first time in more than a century that a Republican will hold this Senate seat.