Steve Daines: U.S. Senator, Montana

2022 Q Awardee Senator Steve Daines

U.S. Senator Steve Daines is from the great State of Montana, and he is the founder and chair of the first ever Senate Pro-Life Caucus. Daines is a fifth generation Montanan and a father of four and grandpa to three! 

Daines is a strong advocate for all Americans and believes all lives are precious and created with God-given dignity and potential, no matter how many chromosomes they may have. Daines is a champion for people with Down syndrome and their loved ones. For him, it’s personal. Daines’ close friends have a sweet baby boy named Andrew, who happens to have Down syndrome. Andrew brings light and joy to his family’s life every day, and the world would not be the same without him.

Legislatively, Daines is fighting to pass his bill, the “Protecting Individuals with Down Syndrome Act,” to guard the lives of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome from lethal discrimination. Additionally, the Senator recently teamed up with his colleague across the aisle, Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA), to introduce a bill to ensure that people with disabilities will never be paid below minimum wage.

Daines is also a proud supporter of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and honored to be a 2022 Quincy JonesExceptional Advocacy Award recipient. 

We are proud to announce Senator Steve Daines as a 2022 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award recipient.