Latest Steve Daines News

Water-rights bill to include $1.9 billion for Montana tribes

Dec. 6, 2019 1:53 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana U.S. Sen. Steve Daines said he plans to introduce legislation help to settle a long-awaited water rights deal with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The bill would quantify the tribes' water rights on and off the reservation and pay $1.9 billion to settle their...

Bullock squashes talk of Senate run after presidential bid

Dec. 4, 2019 6:11 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Wednesday that he doesn't know what's next for him after his long-shot presidential bid fizzled, but he knows one thing for sure: He's not running for Senate. Bullock said repeatedly during his first news conference since he suspended his presidential...

Bullock becomes 3rd governor to drop presidential campaign

Dec. 2, 2019 3:22 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday, becoming the third Western governor boasting executive experience and a Washington-outsider appeal to flame out in the contest. The campaigns of Bullock, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and former Colorado Gov....

Attorney General Barr to travel to Montana on Friday

Nov. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr is traveling to Montana to speak with tribal leaders and law enforcement officials about missing and murdered indigenous persons and methamphetamine trafficking. Justice Department officials say Barr will begin his day Friday at the Flathead Indian...

Energy nominee distances himself from Ukraine investigation

Nov. 14, 2019 3:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deputy to outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers Thursday that he had no role in the Ukraine matters now at the heart of the House’s impeachment investigation as he tried to distance himself from the controversy with the Senate considering his Cabinet nomination....

Daines reports raising $1.2M for re-election campaign

Oct. 16, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican Steve Daines reported bringing in $1.2 million from donors and political committees over the last three months as he seeks a second term as Montana's junior U.S. senator. Two Democrats competing for the chance to take Daines on in next year's general election each reported...