Top Ten Reasons Montana Young Voters Should Send Daines Packing!

Congressman Voted to Increase Costs on Montana Parents and Grandparents in order to Give Himself a Tax Break

(Helena, MT) – As Senator John Walsh travels across Montana to discuss his plans to make college more affordable, protect Medicare and Social Security and preserve our clean air and water, Congressman Steve Daines is pushing an agenda that hurts Montanans – particularly our youngest voters.

While in Congress, Congressman Daines has focused his time on turning Medicare into a voucher system, increase the cost of attending college, selling off our public lands and denying equal pay for equal work while giving himself a tax break and protecting corporations that ship jobs overseas.

Here are the top 10 reasons Montana young voters should send Steve Daines Packing:

  1. Daines’ plan would raise student loan interest rates up to 8.5% affecting nearly every Montana student.
  2. Daines’ budget would slash Pell grants leaving 1,700 Montana students without access to a college education.
  3. The Daines budget could sell off Montana’s public lands cutting off access to hunting and fishing grounds.
  4. Daines' blocked a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act to ensure men and women receive equal pay for equal work.
  5. Daines' plan would privatize Medicare and turn it into a voucher system significantly increasing costs for moms, dads, grandparents and future generations.
  6. Daines' budget guts programs that provide families with caregiver support leaving working families without the resources they need to provide care for elderly parents.
  7. Daines voted against a measure that would protect Social Security and Medicare from being privatized leaving the programs at risk for future generations.
  8. Daines has pushed an aggressive anti-choice agenda including co-sponsoring a bill that would allow the IRS to audit rape victim.
  9. Daines' introduced a top-down Land Grab bill that would open many of Montana’s best hunting grounds and trout streams to the timber industry.
  10. Daines' budget raises the Medicare eligibility from age 65 to 67 leaving many our moms, dads and grandparents without critical health care.


 “Every Montanan needs to know that Congressman Steve Daines will give away Montana’s future in order protect himself and his millionaire friends,” said Bryan Watt, spokesperson for the Montana Democratic Party. “If Congressman Daines wants a promotion, he’ll have to take responsibility for his self-serving agenda and find the courage to stand up for Montanans.” 

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