Sen. Steve Daines

Senator from Montana, Republican

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

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



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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Daines for more statistics.

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 (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Energy (14%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Native Americans (11%) Taxation (11%) Education (8%) Water Resources Development (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2015 to Sep 2016, Daines missed 0 of 484 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: