U.S. Senate

Montana U.S. Sen. Steve Daines signs the oath book as he's sworn in for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Jan. 16, 2020.
U.S. Senate Floor Webcast / https://www.senate.gov/floor/

U.S. Senators Jan. 16 were sworn in as jurors in the upcoming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Montana’s Senators are split along party lines heading into the trial, which is expected to begin next week.

This week on Campaign Beat: who's ahead, and who's behind in campaign fundraising. A new ad introduces a political newcomer in the Senate race, and protesters challenge Sen. Daines for going all-in for Trump.

Senator Steve Daines
Senator Steve Daines

U.S. Senators Steve Daines of Montana and John Barrasso of Wyoming have signed onto a resolution seeking to dismiss the recently passed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump before the House sends them over. 

Every member of The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs pictured together during the legislative hearing.
U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs / U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs


The U.S. Senate will consider expanding access to healthcare for Native American veterans and streamline the hiring process for tribal law enforcement. That’s after two bills passed out of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Wednesday.

Two more Montana Democrats are entering the party’s primary to challenge Republican Steve Daines in the 2020 U.S. Senate race.

Cora Neumann of Bozeman announced her candidacy Tuesday morning in a video.

John Mues headshot

A second Montana Democrat has announced a campaign for U.S. Senate.

Sheild of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribal
Little Shell Tribe / http://www.montanalittleshelltribe.org/

Montana’s Little Shell Tribe is closer than it’s ever been to becoming recognized by the federal government following a vote in the U.S. Senate Thursday.

President Donald Trump said he returned to Montana for a record 4th campaign swing to defeat U.S. Senator Jon Tester. He told the crowd in Belgrade that it's personal.


Incumbent U.S. Senator Jon Tester, D-MT, has a slight lead over his Republican challenger Matt Rosendale according to the just released MSU-MTN poll of registered voters. 

Torrey Wiley, Beaver Creek Plantation

  The lobbying arm for the National Rifle Association is among the groups targeting Montana’s U.S. Senate race over the issue of guns in hopes of unseating Democratic incumbent Jon Tester.  The issue of the 2nd Amendment was raised during a televised debate Saturday evening.