Daines Statement on Biden, Democrats’ Renewed Call for Climate Emergency Declaration

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on reports that President Biden is working to issue a “climate emergency.”

“President Biden needs to wake up and address the real emergencies Montanans are facing under his Administration. Montanans are being crushed under the weight of the highest inflation in over 40 years, gas that is nearly $5 a gallon, American energy production is being stifled as Biden looks to Saudi Arabia instead, and the southern border is wide open to illegal immigrants and illegal drugs that are devastating Montana communities. So no, we aren’t facing a climate emergency – we’re facing an economic, inflation, energy and southern border emergency,” Daines said. 

  • Inflation hit 9.1% in June, even more than expected (CNBC, July ’22)
  • Economic optimism has plummeted to all time low among small businesses (NFIB – June ‘22)
  • 85% of Americans think country is going in wrong direction (CNN – June ‘22)
  • Migrant encounters at southern border hit new record in May (Fox – June ’22)  

 Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Blake Kernen