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Steven David Daines (born August 20, 1962) is an American entrepreneur and politician serving as the juniorUnited States Senator from Montana since 2015. He previously was the U.S. Representative for Montana's at-large congressional district from 2013 to 2015. In the 2014 midterm election, he won an open seat, defeating Democrat Amanda Curtis.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Daines was born in Van Nuys, California,[2] to Sharon R. and Clair W. Daines. Steve moved to Montana with his parents in 1964. He was raised in Bozeman, Montana where he attended school from kindergarten through college.[3]

Daines graduated from Bozeman High School, where he served as student body president.[4] He earned a bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University. His high school partner in Policy Debate was United States Ambassador to RussiaMichael McFaul[citation needed].

Early political involvement[edit]

In his senior year, he was one of the youngest delegates at the 1984 Republican National Convention. "I was a big fan of Ronald Reagan. He was the first president I got to vote for."[5] Daines was also the president of MSU College Republicans. In 2007, he and his wife started a web site called GiveItBack.com, which urged governor Brian Schweitzer to return the state's $1 billion surplus to the taxpayers. In 2007–08, he served as state chairman for Republican Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign and as a national surrogate for Huckabee.[6]

Business career[edit]

Daines spent 13 years with Procter & Gamble. After seven years managing operations in the United States, he moved his family to Hong Kong and China for six years opening factories to expand Procter & Gamble's Asian business.[7] During the 2014 campaign, this period became a campaign issue, with the Montana Democratic Party stating that he assisted the company in outsourcing U.S. jobs to China. Daines responded to this charge by saying that he created hundreds of jobs in Montana when he worked for RightNow Technologies.[8] In 1997, Daines left Procter & Gamble to join the family construction business in Bozeman. Three years later, Daines met Greg Gianforte, founder of RightNow Technologies, and was put in charge of running RightNow's customer care division.[4] Daines went on to become Vice President of North America Sales and Vice President of the Asia-Pacific division. During his tenure, the cloud-based software company became a publicly traded company and Bozeman's largest commercial employer. Daines remained with the company until March 2012, when he left to campaign full-time.[4]

2008 gubernatorial election[edit]

Main article: Montana gubernatorial election, 2008

Daines campaigned for Lieutenant Governor of Montana in 2008, running on the ticket with Roy Brown, the Republican nominee for Governor. They challenged incumbent Governor Brian Schweitzer and his running mate John Bohlinger. Brown/Daines lost the election 65%-33%, winning 7 of Montana's 56 counties.[9][10][11]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

2012 election[edit]

Main article: United States House of Representatives election in Montana, 2012

See also: United States Senate election in Montana, 2012

On November 13, 2010, Daines announced he would run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Jon Tester in 2012.[12] That year, a complaint was filed with the Federal Election Commission against Daines by the Montana Democratic Party, alleging that a radio ad he had run on behalf of a pro-life organization called Common Sense Issues (CSI) was illegal campaign activity. The complaint was later dismissed on September 7, 2011, as Daines had not at that time actually filed as a candidate for any federal office.[13] When U.S. Representative Denny Rehberg announced his intention to challenge Tester, Daines dropped out of the Senate race and announced his candidacy for the open House seat vacated by Rehberg.[14] Daines won the 3-candidate Republican primary with 71% of the vote.[15][16] In the general election, he defeated Democratic State Senator Kim Gillan, 53%-43%. He won 48 of the state's 56 counties.[17][18]

Committee assignments[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

  • Congressional Western Caucus
  • Congressional Rural Caucus
  • Republican Study Committee
  • NW Energy Caucus
  • Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus

U.S. Senate[edit]

2014 election[edit]

Main article: United States Senate election in Montana, 2014

In July 2013, Daines attended a NRSC fundraiser in Washington that raised speculation that he would run for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Max Baucus.[19] Additional anticipation that he would run was fueled when he disclosed fundraising of $415,000 in the second quarter of 2013.[20] On November 6, 2013, Daines announced his candidacy.[21]

In February 2014, Baucus resigned from the Senate to accept a post as U.S. ambassador to China. Governor Steve Bullock, a Democrat, appointed lieutenant governor John Walsh to the vacant Senate seat for the remainder of Baucus's term. Walsh had already declared his intention of running for the Senate in the 2014 election, and it was suggested that his appointment by Bullock might give him the advantage of incumbency, thus improving Democratic chances of holding the seat.[22][23][24]

Daines won the June 3, 2014, Republican primary, obtaining 83.4% of the vote to defeat Missoula state representative Champ Edmunds and political newcomer Susan Cundiff.[25][26] Walsh won the Democratic primary with 64% of the vote.[27]

In August 2014, Walsh withdrew from the race following the publication of a New York Times article that accused him of plagiarism in a paper written as part of his master's-degree work at the U.S. Army War College. With only 50 days left before the general election, a special convention called by the Montana Democratic party named one-term Butte legislator Amanda Curtis to run in place of Walsh.[28][29][30]

Daines won the general election, securing 57.8% of the vote to Curtis's 40.1%.[31]

Daines became the first Republican to hold the seat since 1913.

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • Committee on Appropriations
  • Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Committee on Indian Affairs


Balanced Budget & No Budget, No Pay[edit]

Daines introduced his first bill, the "Balanced Budget Accountability Act," in February 2013. Daines' bill would require Congress to pass a budget that would balance in 10 years or have their pay terminated.[32] Daines also voted in support of No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 (Public Law 113-3) which required both chambers of Congress to pass a budget by April 15, 2013, or the salaries of Members of that chamber would be put in an escrow account.[33]

Violence Against Women Act[edit]

In February 2013, Daines voted in support of the Violence Against Women Act, which passed the House with 199 House Democratic and 87 House Republican votes.[34]

Gun law[edit]

Daines has been vocal in his support for Second Amendment rights. Daines has called the Senate legislation to expand background checks "the wrong approach"[35] and has been a vocal opponent of the bill, which failed to pass the Senate in April.[36] Daines has also pledged to "block" any legislation that poses a threat to Second Amendment rights.[37] In an April tour of a Billings, Montana, sporting goods shop and shooting range, Daines adopted the nickname "Dead-Eye Daines" after reaffirming his opposition to gun control measures and demonstrating his marksmanship skills.[38]

Energy and natural resource development[edit]

Daines has criticized President Barack Obama for the Obama administration's positions on natural resource development, calling the President's June 2013 climate change proposal a "job killer" and a "war on American energy." [39][40] Daines co-sponsored the "Northern Route Approval Act" which would allow for congressional approval of the Keystone pipeline[41] Daines has expressed strong support of Montana's coal industry[42] and oil production in eastern Montana and the Bakken formation.[43]

Daines has also called for the need for litigation reforms to clear the way for more active forest management and the revitalization of Montana's timber industry.[44][45] In April, Daines signed on to the "Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act," legislation to address the expiration of the Secure Rural Schools program by renewing the federal government's commitment to manage forest resources.[46]

North Fork Watershed Protection Act[edit]

On June 5, 2013, Daines introduced the North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2013 which would withdraw 430,000 acres of federal lands in Montana from programs to develop geothermal and mineral resources.[47][48] The law would forbid mountaintop removal mining and other natural resource development.[48] The affected lands lie adjacent to Glacier National Park and already have some protections.[47] Rep. Daines emphasized his desire "to rise above partisan politics, preserve the pristine landscape, and 'protect this critical watershed'," when he announced that he would be introducing the bill.[48] According to Daines, both conservationists and energy companies support the bill.[48] The bill, also supported by Tester and Walsh, passed in the House; but Senate Republicans prevented it from being voted on, killing it in the Senate.[49][50]


Daines supported the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill which reauthorizes nutrition and agriculture programs for the years 2014-2018.[51]


Daines has vocally opposed an Internet sales tax, which would allow states to collect taxes on online sales. He has characterized legislation to provide the authority as "a job-killing tax hike that hurts American small businesses.[52]

National security[edit]

Daines supported President Donald Trump's 2017 executive order to impose a temporary ban on entry to the U.S. to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. He stated that “We are at war with Islamic extremists and anything less than 100 percent verification of these refugees’ backgrounds puts our national security at risk. We need to take the time to examine our existing programs to ensure terrorists aren’t entering our country. The safety of U.S. citizens must be our number one priority.”[53]

Elizabeth Warren[edit]

On February 8, 2017, Senator Daines, while presiding over the U.S. Senate invoked Rule 19 of the U.S. Senate to prevent Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) from reading a letter Coretta Scott King wrote about then-United States Attorney for Alabama Jeff Sessions during the 1986 U.S. Senate confirmation hearing for Sessions's appointment as a United States federal judge.[54] King's letter, addressed to Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC), describes a 1984 prosecution by Sessions of Albert Turner and other members of the Perry County Civic League for voting fraud.[55] Since Sessions was (in 2017) a sitting United States Senator (R-AL), the reading of the letter from 1986 during the 2017 confirmation hearing for Sessions's appointment as United States Attorney General would be impugning Senator Sessions.[54] Daines was assisted by Elizabeth MacDonough, the current Parliamentarian of the United States Senate, who read the language of Rule 19 to freshman Senator Daines.[56] Senator Daines "carefully repeated the language of Rule 19" while censuring Senator Warren.[56]

Personal life[edit]

Daines and his wife Cindy live in Bozeman with their four children: David, Annie, Michael and Caroline. Daines and his family are actively involved in community volunteer organizations and enjoy backpacking, hunting, skiing and fishing. Daines enjoys mountain-climbing and has scaled Granite Peak and Grand Teton.[4]

Electoral history[edit]

Montana Governor/Lieutenant Governor Republican primary election, 2008
RepublicanRoy Brown/Steve Daines65,88380.81%
RepublicanLarry Steele/Harold Luce15,64319.19%
Montana Governor/Lieutenant Governor election, 2008
DemocraticBrian Schweitzer/John Bohlinger318,67065.47%
RepublicanRoy Brown/Steve Daines158,26832.52%
LibertarianStan Jones/Michael Baker9,7962.01%
Montana's at-large congressional district Republican primary election, 2012
RepublicanSteve Daines82,84371.25%
RepublicanEric Brosten21,01218.07%
RepublicanVincent Melkus12,42010.68%
Montana's at-large congressional district election, 2012
RepublicanSteve Daines255,46853.25%
DemocraticKim Gillan204,93942.72%
LibertarianDavid Kaiser19,3334.03%
U.S. Senate Republican primary election in Montana, 2014
RepublicanSteve Daines110,56583.37%
RepublicanSusan Cundiff11,9098.98%
RepublicanChamp Edmunds10,1517.65%
U.S. Senate election in Montana, 2014
RepublicanSteve Daines213,70957.79%
DemocraticAmanda Curtis148,18440.07%
LibertarianRoger Roots7,9332.15%


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  2. ^"On Cusp of Historic GOP Win, Daines Seeks To Moderate His Positions". MTPR. October 9, 2014. 
  3. ^"Daines' official House biography". February 23, 2014. Archived from the original on February 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ abcd"Republican Daines seeks to take ambitions to D.C". Billings Gazette. Associated Press. October 21, 2012. 
  5. ^"Steve Daines". National Journal. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  6. ^Staff (May 6, 2014). "Steve Daines". Helena Independent Record. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  7. ^CHARLES S. JOHNSON of the Missoulian State Bureau (February 27, 2008). "It's a Brown-Daines ticket for governor". Missoulian.com. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  8. ^Schontzler, Gail (February 24, 2014). "Daines stresses jobs". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  9. ^http://sos.mt.gov/Elections/archives/2000s/2008/results/2008_State_General.pdf
  10. ^Johnson, Charles S. (November 6, 2008). "Schweitzer looks ahead to goals of second term". Independent Record. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  11. ^"Our Campaigns - MT Governor Race - Nov 04, 2008". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  12. ^Bureau, CHARLES S. JOHNSON Gazette State. "Republican Daines announces U.S. Senate bid". billingsgazette.com. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  13. ^"Factual and Legal Analysis"(PDF). Federal Election Commission. September 7, 2011. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  14. ^Bozeman's Steve Daines comments on switching from Senate to House race | KXLF.com | Butte, Montana
  15. ^"Our Campaigns - MT At-Large - R Primary Race - Jun 05, 2012". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  16. ^http://sos.mt.gov/Elections/2012/Primary/2012_PRIMARY_STATEWIDE_CANVASS.PDF
  17. ^"Our Campaigns - MT - At-Large Race - Nov 06, 2012". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  18. ^http://sos.mt.gov/elections/2012/2012_General_Canvass.pdf
  19. ^Joseph, Cameron. "NRSC fundraiser fuels speculation of Senate bid for Daines in Montana". The Hill. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  20. ^Burns, Alexander. "Mont. Rep. Steve Daines bumps up fundraising". Politico. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  21. ^"www.SteveDaines.com". Press Releases. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  22. ^Johnson, Charles S. "Gov. Bullock appoints Walsh to finish Baucus' term in U.S. Senate".Missoulian. February 7, 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  23. ^Camia, Catalina. "Montana gov taps John Walsh to replace Baucus in Senate".USA Today. February 7, 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  24. ^Eilperin, Juliet, and Sean Sullivan. "Three reasons why the White House is sending Max Baucus to China".The Fix (Washington Post). December 18, 2013. Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  25. ^"2014 Statewide Primary Election Canvass", p. 2. Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  26. ^Dennison, Mike. "Surprise U.S. Senate candidate Susan Cundiff approaching campaign 'one step at a time'".Billings Gazette. May 5, 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-13.
  27. ^"Walsh wins Montana Democratic U.S. Senate primary".Great Falls Tribune. June 3, 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  28. ^Cates, Kristen. "Montana Democrats choose Amanda Curtis to replace Walsh".Great Falls Tribune. August 18, 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  29. ^Adams, John S., and Jenn Rowell. "War College revokes Sen. John Walsh's master's degree".Great Falls Tribune. October 10, 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-13.
  30. ^"Republican Steve Daines Defeats Amanda Curtis in Montana Senate Race".U.S. News and World Report. November 4, 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-13.
  31. ^"Montana Secretary of State 2014 General Election". Montana Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  32. ^Press, Associated. "Daines says his first bill seeks balanced federal budget". ravallirepublic.com. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  33. ^"Final Vote Result for Roll Call 30". Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  34. ^http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll055.xml
  35. ^"Congressman Steve Daines : Press Releases : Daines: Senate Gun Control Proposals Threaten Montanans' Second Amendment Rights". house.gov. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  36. ^CNN, By Ted Barrett and Tom Cohen. "Senate rejects expanded gun background checks - CNNPolitics.com". cnn.com. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  37. ^"Congressman Steve Daines : Press Releases : DAINES: HOUSE MUST STAND FIRM AGAINST THREATS TO SECOND AMENDMENT". house.gov. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  38. ^"Deadeye" Daines dons red vest, hits the range | KTVQ.com | Q2 | Billings, Montana
  39. ^"Congressman Steve Daines : Press Releases : DAINES: OBAMA'S WAR ON ENERGY HURTS MONTANA JOBS". house.gov. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  40. ^Press, Associated. "Daines rips Obama climate change proposal". billingsgazette.com. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  41. ^"Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.R.3 - Cosponsors - THOMAS (Library of Congress)". loc.gov. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  42. ^"Congressman Steve Daines : In the News : Associated Press: U.S. Rep. Daines signals support for coal mine, logging". house.gov. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  43. ^Herald, Sarah Bloom Sidney. "Daines tours oil-related businesses". sidneyherald.com. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  44. ^"Timber leader decries 'endless litigation'". dailyinterlake.com. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  45. ^Daines visits Livingston lumber mill to address lumber shortage | KBZK.com | Z7 | Bozeman, Montana
  46. ^"Congressman Steve Daines : Press Releases : Daines Co-Sponsors Legislation To Restore Active Forest Management, Help Schools & Counties". house.gov. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  47. ^ ab"CBO - H.R. 2259". Congressional Budget Office. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  48. ^ abcdScott, Tristan (March 30, 2013). "Daines to introduce legislation protecting North Fork Flathead". Missoulian. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  49. ^Scott, Tristan (March 4, 2014). "North Fork Watershed Protection Act Passes U.S. House". Flathead Beacon. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  50. ^Walsh, John (April 3, 2014). "Walsh Disappointed that Senate Fails to Pass Landmark Conservation Bill to Protect North Fork". votesmart.org. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  51. ^Banks, Marnee (January 30, 2014). "Farm Bill could bring certainty to Montana farmers". KXLH.com. 
  52. ^"Little appetite for Internet sales tax bill in House yet: co-sponsor". Marketwatch. June 19, 2013. 
  53. ^Blake, Aaron. "Coffman, Gardner join Republicans against President Trump's travel ban; here's where the rest stand". Denver Post. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  54. ^ abKane, Paul; O'Keefe, Ed (February 8, 2017). "Republicans vote to rebuke Elizabeth Warren, saying she impugned Session's character". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  55. ^McCann, Erin (February 8, 2017). "Coretta Scott King's 1986 Statement to the Senate About Jeff Sessions". The New York Times. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  56. ^ abLutey, Tom (February 8, 2017). "Daines stands by decision to gavel down Warren". Billings Gazette. Archived from the original on February 17, 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2017. 

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Daines.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Daines is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Daines has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Steve Daines sits on the following committees:

  • Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
    • Chair, Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources
    • Member, Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade
    • Member, Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security
    • Member, Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy
  • Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
    • Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
    • Member, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
    • Member, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
    • Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
    • Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
  • Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Enacted Legislation

Daines was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Daines sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (23%)Government Operations and Politics (20%)Armed Forces and National Security (14%)Taxation (14%)Energy (10%)Native Americans (7%)Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%)Economics and Public Finance (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Daines’s VoteVote Description
Nay H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Dec 9, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 85/12.
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. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
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 ...
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 ...
Nay H.R. 41 (113th): Hurricane Sandy relief bill
Jan 4, 2013. Passed 354/67.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Mar 2018, Daines missed 0 of 877 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
2015 Jan-Mar13500.0%0th
2015 Apr-Jun8500.0%0th
2015 Jul-Sep5200.0%0th
2015 Oct-Dec6700.0%0th
2016 Jan-Mar3800.0%0th
2016 Apr-Jun7900.0%0th
2016 Jul-Sep3400.0%0th
2016 Nov-Dec1200.0%0th
2017 Jan-Mar10100.0%0th
2017 Apr-Jun5400.0%0th
2017 Jul-Sep5300.0%0th
2017 Oct-Dec11700.0%0th
2018 Jan-Mar5000.0%0th

Primary Sources

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