Author: Payton Fuller

Daines Slams President Biden for Displaying Weakness on the World Stage on Fox & Friends

NEW YORK, NY—U.S. Senator Steve Daines appeared on Fox News’ Fox & Friends this morning to discuss President Biden’s mishandling of the Chinese spy balloon and the fentanyl crisis. Daines talked about Larry Mayer, the photographer for the Billings Gazette who took the first photos of the balloon. He also talked about the fentanyl crisis sweeping the country and how it is specifically affecting Montana. He talked about his guest for the State of the Union address this week, Tom Schrapps from Butte, MT, who lost his son to a fentanyl overdose. Excerpts of his appearance are below as well as the video of the full

Daines blasts Biden for failing to shoot down spy balloon

Source: Great Falls Tribune Montana Sen. Steve Daines said Friday that the Biden Administration’s decision to not shoot down the Chinese spy balloon spotted floating across Montana airspace Wednesday was a show of “weakness and indecision” that has “empowered and emboldened our enemies.” “I believe that Montana truly got a firsthand look at the Biden Administration’s weakness on foreign policy this week,” Daines said during a telephone press conference on Friday. “It is a tremendous embarrassment for the United States of America. Montanans and all the American people deserve answers from the Pentagon and from this administration on what happened

Daines Joins All Republican Senators in Formally Challenging Biden WOTUS Rule Through Congressional Review Act

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, today joined all 48 of his Senate Republican colleagues in introducing a formal challenge to the Biden administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule through a Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution of disapproval. The resolution comes after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a new rule in December 2022 repealing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), and changing the definition of Waters of the United States in a way that will expand federal regulatory authority. “This rule was put together by unelected Biden administration bureaucrats and infringes on the rights of Montana

Daines Responds to Chinese Spy Balloon Over Montana on Fox News’ The Story with Martha MacCallum

BOZEMAN, MT—U.S. Senator Steve Daines appeared on Fox News’ The Story with Martha MacCallum today from Montana to discuss the Chinese spy balloon that floated over Montana this week. Daines discussed the letter he sent to Defense Secretary Austin last night demanding a full security briefing from the administration in the situation. Full transcript of the appearance below. Daines on the Biden Administration’s Weakness on the World Stage “Well, first of all, this has been a tremendous embarrassment for the United States of America. It’s one more example of the weakness of the Biden administration on the global stage. Their

Daines Praises Decision to Move Forward with Delisting Process for Grizzly Bear

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced its plan to move forward with the delisting process for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). “This is great news for Montana. The science is clear—it’s time to delist the grizzly bear. I’m glad to see Fish and Wildlife Service listen to science, Montanans, and Governor Gianforte to move forward with the process to delist the grizzly bear in the Northern Continental Divide and Greater Yellowstone Ecosystems,” Daines said.  Governor Greg Gianforte filed

Daines Demands Briefing from Biden Administration Regarding Spy Balloon Over Montana

U.S. SENATE – Following reports of a surveillance balloon detected over Billings and other parts of Montana, U.S. Senator Steve Daines demanded a full briefing from the Biden administration on the situation. Below and attached is Daines’ letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin: February 2, 2023 The Honorable Lloyd Austin Secretary of Defense U.S. Department of Defense 1400 Defense Pentagon Washington, D.C. 20301-1400 Dear Secretary Austin, I write regarding the concerning event of a high altitude surveillance balloon detected in Montana which has resulted in national security concerns as well as disruptions in civilian air traffic in Billings, Montana. The fact that this balloon was

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Bring Integrity, Transparency to MT Cattle Markets

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines helped introduce a bipartisan bill to return fairness and transparency to the cattle markets that are currently dominated by four major meat packers. “It’s high time we put an end to the price gouging and manipulation plaguing Montana cattle markets. Restoring competition and transparency to our cattle markets will make certain that Montana ranchers are competing on a level playing field and help ensure Montana families are paying fair prices at the grocery store. I will always support the Montana farmers and ranchers who feed our great state, nation, and the rest of the world,” Daines said.   The “Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act”

Daines, Tester, Zinke, Rosendale Restart Montana Coffee

(U.S. Congress) — Today U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester, and Congressmen Ryan Zinke and Matt Rosendale, announced that Montana’s congressional delegation will restart Montana Coffee on March 1st. The bipartisan weekly meeting provides an opportunity for Montanans visiting Washington D.C. to meet face-to-face with their representatives over a cup of coffee.  “Meeting with Montanans is always the best part of my day — I’m glad to finally resume Montana Coffee and welcome Montanans to our nation’s capital,” Daines said. “Congress is here to serve, not be served, and as Montana’s Senator, I believe it’s best to hear directly from Montanans about the

Daines Leads the Fight to Support MT Jobs, Expand Economic Investments in Local Communities

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today led a group of bipartisan Senators in an effort to support Montana job creation and encourage continued economic investments in communities across the U.S. by introducing legislation to make the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) permanent. “The New Markets Tax Credit is a win-win-win – it has been an invaluable tool for encouraging investment into our communities, creating good-paying jobs in Montana, and spurring growth in local economies across the nation. It’s time we make a permanent commitment to helping our Montana communities thrive and economies grow,” Daines said.  Senator Daines introduced the New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act with

Daines Announces State of the Union Guest: Tom Schrapps of Butte, Montana

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced Tom Schrapps of Butte, Montana, will be his guest for President Biden’s State of the Union address. Schrapps, who lost his son Reilly to fentanyl poisoning in July 2022, will accompany Daines to the speech on February 7th and watch the address from guest seating in the balcony of the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives. Reilly Patrick Schrapps passed away in July 2022 after taking a pill that was laced with a deadly dose of fentanyl. “It’s an honor to have Mr. Tom Schrapps join me for President Biden’s State of the Union. This