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Daines gets Senate committee assignments

Daines gets Senate committee assignments

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines says he'll serve on four committees when he moves to the U.S. Senate next month.

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Daines lays out ambitious GOP agenda for Congress – but says he’s a `pragmatic conservative’

Daines lays out ambitious GOP agenda for Congress – but says he’s a `pragmatic conservative’

HELENA — Montana’s next U.S. senator, Republican Steve Daines, says the new GOP-controlled Congress will have an active agenda next year, such as taking on “Obamacare,” passing a balanced budget, blocking costly federal regulations and approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill

Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill

Montana counties have lost $20 million in the bipartisan spending bill to avoid another government shutdown.

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Gazette opinion: Montana wins big with bipartisan land deal

Gazette opinion: Montana wins big with bipartisan land deal

Last week, all three members of Montana’s congressional delegation stood side-by-side and announced the sort of bipartisan cooperation that Montanans want to see from Congress.

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Guest opinion: What they didn't tell you about Congress' public lands package

When Rep. Steve Daines and Sens. John Walsh and Jon Tester were busy celebrating the public lands package they snuck into a bill that was supposed to be about national defense, I wonder if they stopped to think about the landowners and taxpayers they threw under the bus.

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Montana wilderness bill a product of last-minute horse-trading; Senate vote this week

Montana wilderness bill a product of last-minute horse-trading; Senate vote this week

Years of legislative wrangling squeezed down to hours of last-minute negotiating to get a bundle of Montana land bills into the National Defense Authorization Act last week.

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Time is running out for action on federal tax breaks

Time is running out for action on federal tax breaks

Death and taxes are the certain things in life, or so goes the adage. Tax breaks, hung up in an unproductive Congress, haven’t been a sure bet for Montanans depending on them.

December 05, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Montanans react to the public lands package

Montanans react to the public lands package

HELENA — A sampling of reaction to the public lands package unveiled Wednesday by Montana’s congressional delegation:

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Montana delegation unveils major public lands package

Montana delegation unveils major public lands package

HELENA — Montana’s congressional delegation Wednesday unveiled a sweeping public lands package that they hope will clear the current Congress in its waning days.

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Air Force releases study of bomber training zone that would include SE Montana

Air Force releases study of bomber training zone that would include SE Montana

Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually under a proposed expansion of an Air Force bomber training area detailed Friday.

November 28, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Tester: 'There’s things we need to do' to help middle class in Congress

Tester: 'There’s things we need to do' to help middle class in Congress

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said there will be opportunity to get things done with the Republican-controlled Senate next year.

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Guest opinion: What Montana's outdoor business needs from Congress

Those of us who make a living in Montana’s outdoors keep track of a few important events on the calendar: the start of ski season, the end of hunting season, road closures in Glacier and Yellowstone and, yes, even Election Day.

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Daines, Fox wager over Brawl

HELENA -- Congressman Steve Daines and Attorney General Tim Fox again have placed a friendly wager over the upcoming Montana–Montana State football game.

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Gazette opinion: Montana's stake in Keystone XL approval

A day after 39 Democratic U.S. senators and two independent senators voted against constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s worth noting why the proposal for transporting Canadian crude has bipartisan support in Montana.

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Guest opinion: Bipartisan possibilities in roads, pipeline, postal and tax reform

It’s no secret that Election Day brought some change to Congress. For the first time since you elected me to the U.S. Senate, I will be a member of the minority party.

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Remembrance, honor: Caring for veterans and their families is a year-round duty

Remembrance, honor: Caring for veterans and their families is a year-round duty

About 75 people — most of them veterans — gathered at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark for a Veterans Day celebration Tuesday on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to remember and honor those who have served or are serving in the nation’s armed forces.

November 11, 2014 11:26 am Photos

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Zinke says election was a 'mandate to actually do something'

Zinke says election was a 'mandate to actually do something'

HELENA — U.S. Rep.-elect Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., is headed to Washington Tuesday for an orientation for new members of Congress, to get a look at his personal congressional budget and to lobby to get on the committees he’s requested.

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Curtis back to teaching after whirlwind campaign

Curtis back to teaching after whirlwind campaign

HELENA — Just a few days after Amanda Curtis’ whirlwind campaign for U.S. Senate, she’s back to doing what she loves best.

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Guest opinion: GOP Congress can choose to govern or to fight Obama

Both the U.S. Senate and House will be in the hands of Republicans starting in 2015. This could mean that there will be two early votes when Congress convenes in January. One to repeal Obamacare and one to do away with clean, healthy reproductive care for women. The president will veto both.

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National trends 'carried in Montana'; Dems fell short in urban areas

National trends 'carried in Montana'; Dems fell short in urban areas

HELENA — Steve Daines and Ryan Zinke captured seats in the U.S. Senate and House on Tuesday by each winning 50 of the state’s 56 counties.

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Republican Daines defeats Curtis in U.S. Senate race

Republican Daines defeats Curtis in U.S. Senate race

BOZEMAN — 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.

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Rep. Steve Daines, Amanda Curtis

Rep. Steve Daines, Amanda Curtis

Senate candidates Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., right, and Democrat Amanda Curtis.

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CAMPAIGN WATCH: Candidates home for final push

CAMPAIGN WATCH: Candidates home for final push

HELENA — On the eve of Election Day, candidates for federal office have found their way back to their Montana hometowns after extensive statewide tours to drive home their messages and get out the vote.

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Senate, House top races in Montana elections

Senate, House top races in Montana elections

HELENA — Republican Steve Daines is looking to capitalize on the Democrats having to switch candidates late in the campaign to win a seat long coveted by the GOP and help push the party closer to control of the U.S. Senate.

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Gazette opinion: Democracy depends on voters’ well-informed decisions

Gazette opinion: Democracy depends on voters’ well-informed decisions

Montanans must finish voting Tuesday, four weeks after General Election balloting opened. If you are among the 167,000 Montanans who already returned ballots to your county elections office, thanks for keeping democracy alive and well in our state.

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Candidates crisscross state pushing voters to the polls

Candidates crisscross state pushing voters to the polls

There may be no candidate who knows better than Jon Tester the importance of high voter turnout in a nonpresidential election.

October 31, 2014 6:33 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: GOP needs to support funding for better public health

Health issues were big news in The Billings Gazette recently, even before the Ebola and enterovirus D68 outbreaks. In October a front page headline announced: “Poverty hinders Montana’s access to health care.” The lead article on Sept. 30 stated: “Feds give $14.9M to Montana for health care …

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Outside money dries up in Montana Senate race

Outside money dries up in Montana Senate race

HELENA — Campaign ads paid for by outside interest groups usually reach their peak the week before a U.S. Senate election, but they’ve all but dried up in Montana’s top race this year between Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Amanda Curtis.

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Crow leaders lobby Daines for coal tax credit

Crow leaders lobby Daines for coal tax credit

Crow tribal leaders and mining officials made their case for the Indian Coal Production Tax Credit on Wednesday in a meeting with U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont.

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Daines goes after Curtis’ oil infrastructure votes; bashes federal government

Daines goes after Curtis’ oil infrastructure votes; bashes federal government

SIDNEY – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines, debating Democratic rival Amanda Curtis Tuesday night in the heart of eastern Montana’s oil patch, accused her of helping to kill a $35-million bill to fund public works in Montana communities overwhelmed by oil development.

October 21, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Daines, Curtis to debate in Bakken oil patch

Daines, Curtis to debate in Bakken oil patch

SIDNEY — Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Amanda Curtis head to the Bakken oil patch for the second of back-to-back debates ahead of the U.S. Senate election on Nov. 4.

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Daines/Curtis Debate

Daines/Curtis Debate

Images from the Daines/Curtis political debate Monday at the Petro Theater at MSUB.

October 20, 2014 8:40 pm Photos

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Daines/Curtis Debate

Daines/Curtis Debate

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines and Montana State Rep. Amanda Curtis participate in a political debate Monday at the Petro Theater on the MSUB Campus.

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A crowd gathers

A crowd gathers

A crowd gathered to watch U.S. Rep. Steve Daines and Montana state Rep. Amanda Curtis participate in a political debate Monday at Petro Theater on the MSUB campus.

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A Curtis supporter holds a "Women Are Watching" poster

A Curtis supporter holds a "Women Are Watching" poster

A Curtis supporter holds a “Women Are Watching” sign made by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund during the Daines/Curtis debate Monday at Petro Theater at MSUB.

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Daines and Curtis shake hands

Daines and Curtis shake hands

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines and Montana State Rep. Amanda Curtis shake hands after a political debate Monday at Petro Theater on the Montana State University Billings campus.

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Daines/Curtis Debate

Daines/Curtis Debate

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines and Montana State Rep. Amanda Curtis participate in a political debate Monday at the Petro Theater on the MSUB Campus.

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Daines/Curtis Debate

Daines/Curtis Debate

Montana State Rep. Amanda Curtis debates election issues with U.S. Rep. Steve Daines on Monday at the Petro Theater on the MSUB Campus.

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Daines/Curtis Debate

Daines/Curtis Debate

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines and Montana State Rep. Amanda Curtis participate in a political debate Monday at the Petro Theater on the MSUB Campus.

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Daines/Curtis Debate

Daines/Curtis Debate

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines debates election issues with Montana State Rep. Amanda Curtis on Monday at the Petro Theater on the MSUB Campus.

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Daines ignores aggressive attacks from Curtis in first debate

Daines ignores aggressive attacks from Curtis in first debate

Democratic Senate candidate Amanda Curtis aggressively attacked her Republican opponent, Rep. Steve Daines, throughout their first debate Monday, while Daines mostly ignored her jabs and turned his criticism instead to President Barack Obama.

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Live coverage: U.S. Senate debate

Live coverage: U.S. Senate debate

Follow along live as Rep. Steve Daines and Amanda Curtis, candidates for Montana's U.S. Senate seat, debate in Billings.

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Televised Senate debate Monday night

Televised Senate debate Monday night

U.S. Senate candidates Amanda Curtis and Steve Daines square off in Billings Monday in their only televised debate before the Nov. 4 election.

October 20, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Curtis 'amused' by GOP depiction of her as anti-capitalism

Curtis 'amused' by GOP depiction of her as anti-capitalism

HELENA — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis doesn’t deny her sympathies for an obscure union with a radical past — the Industrial Workers of the World — and said she’s “amused” that the state Republican Party is labeling her a “communist” because of it.

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Daines, Zinke get support in new MSUB poll

Daines, Zinke get support in new MSUB poll

Montana Republican candidates show strong leads in U.S. Senate and House races, according to a poll released Friday by Montana State University Billings.

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U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis releases 1st TV ad

U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis releases 1st TV ad

HELENA — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis, who’s been in the race just nine weeks, put up her first TV ad Thursday — less than three weeks before the Nov. 4 election.

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Walsh files final fundraising report; raised $2.65M

Walsh files final fundraising report; raised $2.65M

HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh, who suspended his campaign two months ago, filed his final fundraising report this week, showing he raised a total of nearly $3 million — and had spent all but $119,000 through September.

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Facebook talkback: The Gazette endorses Steve Daines

Facebook talkback: The Gazette endorses Steve Daines

The Billings Gazette endorsed Senate candidate and current Rep. Steve Daines on Sunday. The endorsement brought a mixed reaction on Facebook. The week before, The Gazette endorsed Democrat John Lewis for the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Gazette opinion on Facebook

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