A fifth-generation Montanan, Steve Daines brings 28 years of private-sector business experience to Washington, D.C. as he serves the people of Montana in the U.S. Senate. After graduating from Montana State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering, he went on to work at Procter & Gamble for 13 years. In 2000, Steve joined RightNow Technologies, a small start-up cloud computing business founded and headquartered in Bozeman, where he served as Vice President and oversaw operations in Asia-specific regions. The company grew rapidly and became a publicly traded software company with 17 offices around the world, and products in over 30 languages. The company was acquired by Oracle in 2012 and remains one of Montana’s largest commercial employers
In the U.S. Senate, Steve serves on the Senate Committees on Finance, Banking, Energy and Natural Resources, and Indian Affairs. His priorities include creating good-paying American jobs, unleashing American energy, strengthening America’s national security and deepening relationships with important allies and partners around the world.
Steve became the first U.S. Senator to visit Ukraine since Russia’s invasion and has met with leaders across Eastern Europe to demonstrate the United States’ support for Ukraine and commitment to the region. Following his visit, Steve has led the push in the Senate to take action to toughen sanctions on Russia and end the United States’ purchase of Russian oil. Steve has also been an advocate for more lethal and humanitarian aid to Ukraine and its neighbors and bolster American energy production to strengthen our national security and reduce Europe’s energy dependence on Russia. Additionally, Steve is a leading congressional advocate of using seized Russian assets to support Ukrainian defense.