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Montana Sen. Steve Daines is leaving the Commerce Committee but joining the committees on Agriculture and Homeland Security.

According to a press release on Tuesday, in addition to the two assignments, Daines will be returning to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and the Committee on Indian Affairs. 

“I am honored to represent Montana’s interests on five diverse committees to address issues facing hardworking Montana families,” Daines said in a prepared statement. “As Montana’s U.S. Senator, I will continue advocating to rein in federal spending, protect our public lands, restore active forest management, fight for our farmers, ranchers and small business owners and ensure that we uphold the government’s trust responsibility to Montana’s tribes. I will work diligently to advance legislation that puts forth real solutions for Montana families to create more high-paying jobs.”

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Troy Carter can be reached at 582-2630 or He's on Twitter at @cartertroy.

Troy Carter covers politics and county government for the Chronicle.

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