U.S. Congressman from Montana Steve Daines rode a horse in the US Inaugural Parade, has been appointed to key subcommittees on Energy and Land Management, has met with leaders of the Crow and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and will be addressing the Montana Legislature.

In the parade last Monday, Daines was part of the mounted group from Montana, riding down Pennsylvania Avenue with Senator Max Baucus and Governor Steve Bullock.

This week, his office in the House of Representatives announced that Daines, a freshman Representative, will be serving on three Natural Resources subcommittees

  • Energy and Minerals
  • Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
  • Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
  • Regarding Native Americans, Daines discussed tribal issues in Washington, D.C., with leaders of the Crow Tribe and Salish and Kootenai Tribes this week. He met with Carole Lankford (see photo), a Tribal Council vice chair for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

    He also met with Crow tribal members - Secretary Alvin Not Afraid Jr, Vice-Secretary Shawn Backbone, Marshall Left Hand and in-house legal counsel Melissa Holds The Enemy.

    Monday, January 28, Daines will be back in Montana, addressing a joint session of the Montana Legislature in Helena. His speech is scheduled for 1 p.m. and is the first time he has addressed the Montana legislature.