The Rankings: Daines Sits at 94 Out of 100 in US Senate

Aaron Flint posted on December 19, 2014 08:37 :: 1025 Views

94 out of 100.  That’s the seniority ranking that will be held by Steve Daines (R-MT) once he is sworn in to the US Senate in January. 

Reid Wilson has this for The Washington Post- READ IN: Havana Nights Edition

— 91st: Sen.-elect Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), 4 years House service, Colorado 22nd in population. 92nd: Sen.-elect James Lankford (R-Okla.), 4 years House service, Oklahoma is 28th in population. 93rd: Sen.-elect Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), 2 years House service, Arkansas is 32nd in population. 94th: Sen.-elect Steve Daines (R-Mont.), 2 years in the House, Montana is 44th in population.

And he’ll be followed by…

— 95th: Sen.-elect Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), former governor. 96th: Sen.-elect David Perdue (R-Ga.), Georgia is the 8th-most populous state. 97th: Sen.-elect Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), North Carolina is 10th-most populous. 98th: Sen.-elect Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), from the 30th most populous state. 99th: Sen.-elect Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), who hails from the 37th-most populous state. 100th: Sen.-elect Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), whose state is the 47th largest by population.

In other news…

Montana Public Radio: Daines calls Sony cyberattack a “serious matter”, but adds that it is too early to discuss retaliatory action.

When he was in the House, Steve Daines sat on a Cyber Security subcommittee. Daines also cut his teeth in the world of cloud computing by investing in, and eventually joining, a once-small tech startup called RightNow Technologies.

“We don’t let it slide. We’ve got to get down to where these threats are coming from, put faces and names to the originators of these threats and take all action needed to bring these people to justice.”

Related… After Sony, House Cybersecurity Chairman Warns Power Grid, Wall Street Could Be Next

House cybersecurity chairman Patrick Meehan is warning that the attack on Sony may be just the beginning. Nation-state hackers like North Korea and Iran could also hit Wall Street, the nation’s power grid, or the federal government next, he said, making it all the more important President Obama sign pending cybersecurity legislation into law.

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