Steve Daines

Montana lawmakers in Washington voted for and against two sets of opposing gun control measures Monday.

None of the four amendments, which were spurred on by the recent mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, passed the Senate votes.

Gov. Steve Bullock unveiled his energy plan Tuesday.
Corin Cates-Carney

On Tuesday, Governor Steve Bullock released a plan to guide Montana’s energy future.

A gun lock is a metal cable attached to a small padlock that goes through the gun's action
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Last year, at least 265 kids in the U.S. found a gun, pulled the trigger and accidentally shot themselves or someone else. It wasn’t always fatal, but it’s something that very easily could have been avoided.

U.S. Capitol
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Both of Montana’s senators praised the Senate's passage of the National Defense Authorization Act today. Both were among the 85 senators voting for the bill.

The Republican members of Montana’s congressional delegation have requested a meeting with Veterans Administration Secretary Robert McDonald in the wake of the director of the Montana VA announcing his resignation, effective July 8.

Senator Jon Tester is meeting with local community and business leaders in Columbia Falls Friday to discuss job training for workers impacted by impending timber mill closures.
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High-rise wood-framed buildings are rare in the United States, but that may change. Senator Steve Daines has signed on to a bill to accelerate research and development of what are called "tall wood buildings."

Both of Montana’s senators praised the energy bill passed by the Senate today.

It's all about the gubernatorial race today on "Campaign Beat": The politics behind the governor's new "working group" on Colstrip; PayPal, and the dilemma for pro-business Republicans who support "religious freedom" laws; And to nobody's surprise, Greg Gianforte wins the endorsements of Sen. Daines and Rep. Zinke. Listen now for the latest analysis from Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson, and Rob Saldin.

Renewable Energy Missing From Montana Energy Conference Says NPRC

Mar 29, 2016
About 60 people gathered on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn to promote renewable energy. The March 29, 2016 rally was sponsored by the Northern Plains Resource Council.
Jackie Yamanaka - Yellowstone Public Radio

About 60 people gathered during a wet snowstorm on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn to rally for renewable energy. The event was scheduled to coincide with Senator Steve Daines’ Montana Energy Conference.  

Sen. Daines Talks Energy Issues In Missoula

Mar 24, 2016
Sen. Steve Daines
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Sen. Steve Daines is spending the Senate’s current two-week recess highlighting energy issues in Montana.

He’s traveling across the state meeting with energy producers, businesses and schools this week, and then next week hosting an energy conference in Billings Tuesday through Thursday. He was in Missoula yesterday visiting Big Sky Brewing:

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