Sen. Steve Daines

Senator from Montana, Republican

Daines, a Republican, is the junior senator from Montana and has served since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2020).

He was previously the representative for Montana's at-large district (2013-2014).

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Daines.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Daines has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Daines is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Steve Daines sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Daines sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Energy (13%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Taxation (9%) Water Resources Development (8%) Education (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Daines’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Daines’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed 81/17.
The Every Child Achieves Act is a bipartisan educational policy reform bill that would expand state responsibility over schools, provide grants to charter schools, and reduce the federal test-based accountability system of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The bill was referred to the ...
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Yea H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.R. 3361 (113th): USA FREEDOM Act
May 22, 2014. Passed 303/121.
Nay H.R. 3547 (113th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014
Jan 15, 2014. Passed 359/67.
This is the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, the bill that set the federal budget for fiscal year 2014. The bill began as the Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act but was used as the vehicle for the passage of the budget deal. On January ...
Aye H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.
Nay H.R. 41 (113th): Hurricane Sandy relief bill
Jan 4, 2013. Passed 354/67.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Apr 2017, Daines missed 0 of 618 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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