Steve Daines

Montana creek protected as wild and scenic river

BOZEMAN — President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that protects Montana's East Rosebud Creek as a wild and scenic river.<p>The designation for …

Montana

East Rosebud Creek becomes part of wild and scenic river system with Trump's signature

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a bill protecting 20 miles of East Rosebud Creek as part of the Wild and Scenic River System, …

Donald Trump

Fatal hit and run under investigation in Billings

<i>Posted:</i> <i>Updated:</i><p>Updated:Saturday, July 28 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-07-28 14:23:42 GMT<p>One person is dead following a hit and run near Billings-Logan …

Montana

Daines, Gianforte cite new economic report as proof of GOP policy success

The U.S economy grew 4.1 percent in the second quarter, winning fast praise from President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers, including Rep. Greg …

Missoula

Sen. Daines Says U.S. Has Upper Hand With China – Bloomberg

Sen. Daines Says U.S. Has Upper Hand With China<p>Sen. Daines Says U.S. Has Upper Hand With China<p>Sen. Daines Says U.S. Has Upper Hand With …

Market Trends

Daines Calls Farmer Relief Funds A Short-Term Solution

U.S. Senator Steve Daines says that if there’s a trade war, the first casualties will be American farmers. "That is a big problem, so we don’t want …

Montana

With vote from Tester and Daines, Senate confirms Wilkie as VA secretary

With a vote of confidence from Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines, the Senate on Monday confirmed Robert Wilkie as the next secretary of the …

Missoula

Montana Voices: Gianforte, Daines must call out president for treasonous behavior

Last Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation charged 12 Russian government intelligence agents with direct interference in the 2016 …

Donald Trump

McFaul from Montana, set for Bozeman appearance Sunday

During his one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the possibility of allowing Russian officials to …

Montana

Gianforte, Daines pledge support for ICE amid calls to abolish agency

Montana’s two top Republicans in Congress pledged their support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday, a symbolic move to counter a …

Missoula

Trump: "The Democrats Have a Death Wish"

Donald Trump, never one to be subtle (especially on Twitter), had something to say Thursday morning about those on the other side of the aisle.<p>The …

Conservative View

Montana Congressional Delegation

Greg Gianforte

Daines, back from Russia, flying to Montana with Trump

U.S. Senator Steve Daines of Montana will join President Donald Trump during the president's Thursday rally in Great Falls.<p>A spokesperson for the …

Montana

Republicans spent their holiday celebrating—with ballet in St. Petersburg and meetings in Moscow

It’s not just Donald Trump who is anxious to check in with the home office. On Tuesday, a group of seven Republican senators made a visit to Moscow …

Liberal View

Sen. Steve Daines: Trump understands the need for dialogue with Russia

Montana Sen. Steve Daines called for continued dialogue with Russia on Thursday, ahead of President Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir …

Russia

Montana Joins Nationwide 'Families Belong Together' Rallies

Thousands of people across Montana rallied Saturday as part of the nationwide “Families Belong Together” day of action protesting President Trump’s …

Montana

Steve Daines among senators traveling to Russia

Montana U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican, will travel to Russia next week with five other senators ahead of a potential Moscow meetup by …

Montana

Montana delegation asks US government to forgive county debt

Montana's congressional delegation is asking U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to absolve Powell County of a $3.9 million debt from an oil spill …

Business

Washington state blamed for holding up fossil fuel exports

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican lawmakers from Western states and industry executives on Thursday accused Washington state officials of unfairly …

Fossil Fuels

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Testifies on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

May 10, 2018<p>Secretary Zinke on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request<p>Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on …

Forests

Sen. Daines says Montana office was vandalized

Sen. Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesSanders: Public should be ‘very concerned’ about election security in 2018 Senate Democrats block …

Missoula

GOP senators ask HHS to overhaul family planning regulations

A group of 41 Republican senators want President Trump to issue new regulations that would bar recipients of family planning grants from co-locating …

Health Care

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I don’t want to get into it because I have to work with him. It’s totally bullshit. He’s already doing it.”<p>— Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), quoted by …

Elections

Environmentalists relieved spending bill not as extreme as feared

Environmental groups breathed a slight sigh of relief Thursday.<p>The sweeping spending bill being voted on Capitol Hill at the end of the week did not …

New Mexico

Montana Delegation Praises Forest Management Changes In Omnibus Bill

Today the U.S. House passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill with strong bipartisan support. It funds the federal government through …

Forests

Tester, Gianforte want spending bill to include protecting land around Yellowstone from mining

Two of Montana’s three congressional members have requested that their legislation to protect 30,000 acres of public land north of Yellowstone …

Montana

Tester breaks party lines, voting with Republicans to soften banking rules

After a blistering few weeks of criticism from fellow Democrats, Jon Tester stuck with Republicans and a few members of his own party to soften …

Montana

Thousands of Investors Got Big Tax Breaks for Land-Rights Donations, IRS Finds

WASHINGTON—More than 15,000 investors have participated in certain tax deals involving charitable contributions of land rights, according to new IRS data that was given to lawmakers who are scrutinizing the practice, which is estimated to cost the government more than $1 billion in revenue annually.<p>…

U.S. Politics

This week at progressive state blogs: Sinclair terrorizes with local news; FEMA wastes gobs of money

<b>Trish Nelson</b> at <i>Blog for Iowa</i> writes—How Sinclair Is Using Local News To Terrorize America:<p>Local news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group has been running …

Michael Bennet

In wake of latest school massacre, Montana lawmakers remain cautious about gun control

It was sometime between the 58 people gunned down in Las Vegas and the 17 murdered in a Florida high school that Monte Beck realized he'd lost his …

Guns