Sen. Steve Daines

Montana (Republican)

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Senator Daines has voted consistently to protect the lives of unborn babies and infants as well as the consciences of taxpayers who don’t want their hard-earned tax dollars paying for abortion domestically or internationally. While the pro-abortion majority in the U.S. House of Representatives continually sends the Senate bills that roll back pro-life protections, the Senate has made it their priority to confirm judges and justices who will respect the constitution and leave legislating to the legislative branch.

Senator Daines is the Chair of the first ever Senate Pro-Life Caucus. He led the Senate letter to the President requesting a veto threat for any anti-life legislation as well as a letter to the President encouraging his ongoing efforts to defeat anti-life policies in appropriations. He also co-led a bicameral letter to Office of Personnel Management Acting Director urging enforcement of the Smith Amendment. Senator Daines participated in debate on the Senate floor in favor of S. 311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and S. 3275, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. During negotiations of the CARES Act, Senator Daines worked to ensure that taxpayer dollars would not bail out affiliates of certain abortion providers. He co-led a bicameral letter to direct the Small Business Administration to implement the qualifications that would exclude Planned Parenthood affiliates from receiving forgivable loans through the "Paycheck Protection Program."

Scored Votes

Vote to advance S. 109, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act

Would codify the Hyde amendment, ensuring that no federal funds could be used for abortions or to subsidize health plans that include abortion coverage. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

Vote to advance S. 311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Would criminalize infanticide and clarify the standard of care that must be given to babies born alive after failed abortions. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

Vote to advance S. 3275, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Would protect unborn children halfway through pregnancy based on their ability to feel excruciating pain. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

Second vote to advance S. 311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Would criminalize infanticide and clarify the standard of care that must be given to babies born alive after failed abortions. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

Important Past Votes

2015: Vote to Advance H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Would protect unborn children halfway through pregnancy based on their ability to feel excruciating pain. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

2015: H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015

Would defund certain abortion providers while redirecting approximately $400 million to Community Health Centers. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

2017: H.J. Res. 43, a Congressional Review Act Nullification of Obama Administration Title X Rule

Would nullify a rule made at the end of Obama’s administration that blocked states from redirecting Title X family planning funding away from abortion providers. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

2017: Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court

To confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

2017: Vote to Advance H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017, allowing consideration of the Better Care Reconciliation Act

Would repeal and replace Obamacare and defund certain abortion providers. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

2017: Vote to Advance Amdt. 667, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, amending H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act

Would repeal and replace Obamacare and defund certain abortion providers. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

2018: Vote to Advance S. 2311, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Would protect unborn children halfway through pregnancy based on their ability to feel excruciating pain. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

2018: Paul Amendment #3967 to H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act

Would deny funding to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

2018: Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court

To confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

Tracked Activity: Bills Cosponsored & Letters Cosigned

As of September 2020

S. 109, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act

Would codify the Hyde amendment, ensuring that no federal funds could be used for abortions or to subsidize health plans that include abortion coverage. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTS COSPONSORSHIP READ MORE

S. 160, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Would protect unborn children after 5 months post-fertilization based on their ability to feel excruciating pain. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTS COSPONSORSHIP READ MORE

Letter to President Donald J. Trump

Requesting his veto threat for any bill that weakens pro-life policies or laws. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED COSIGNING READ MORE

S.130/S.311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Would criminalize infanticide and clarify the standard of care that must be given to babies born alive after failed abortions. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTS COSPONSORSHIP READ MORE

Letter opposing funding for fetal tissue research

Encourages the president to stand strong against unethical science that uses aborted fetal tissue, and to instead continue to fund better, ethical alternatives. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED COSIGNING READ MORE

Bicameral letter regarding chemical abortion restrictions

Encourages FDA Commissioner to uphold restrictions on the dispensing of chemical abortion put in place for the safety of women. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED COSIGNING READ MORE