Sen. Daines awarded Democracy Award

Thursday, September 22, 2022
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U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines has received the “Life in Congress – Workplace Environment” Democracy Award from the nonpartisan Congressional Management Foundation (CMF).

The award recognizes offices that have established both formal policies and informal cultures that enhance the work-life fit and professional development of their staffs to better serve their constituents.

“Congress is here to serve, not be served,” Daines said in a press release. “A strong workplace culture ensures we’re effective in providing Montanans with exceptional support, answers and resources—which is my top priority.”

“As a Democracy Award winner, Senator Daines’ office is clearly one of the best in Congress,” Bradford Fitch, President and CEO of the CMF said. “This designation demonstrates that Senator. Daines has made a significant commitment to being the best public servant for his constituents in Montana. Senator Daines and his staff are to be congratulated for not only being a model for his colleagues in Congress, but for helping to restore trust and faith that our democratic institutions can work.”

In 2019, Daines received the Democracy Award for Transparency and Accountability.

Daines was elected to the senate in 2014. Prior to that, he was From 2013 to 2015, he was the U.S. Representative for Montana's At-Large Congressional District. 

Daines currently sits on a number of senate committees, including Indian Affairs, Finance, Energy and Natural Resources and Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

He is Montana State University graduate, where he earned a bachelor's of science degree in chemical engineering.