Daines Calls Out Biden VA for Disrespecting Montana Veterans

Sends Letter to VA Secretary Following Removal of Honorary Medallions from Veterans’ Headstones U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough following reports that the VA has directed medallions honoring World War II veterans who served in the First Special Service Forces (FSSF) to be removed from headstones in VA cemeteries across Montana. “For years, the Montanans who served in the FSSF and were buried at VA cemeteries in Montana were remembered for their special service with a medallion located on their headstone. However, now, the NCA – citing ‘long

Daines Calls on Biden Administration to Abandon Anti-Small Business Basel III Endgame Proposal

Joins Republican Banking Committee Colleagues in Sending Letter to Biden Administration U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined every Republican on the Senate Banking Committee in continuing their call for financial regulators to withdraw the Basel III Endgame proposal that would raise bank capital requirements. As the public comment period for the proposed rule closed, the members sent a letter to the Federal Reserve (Fed), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency highlighting the agencies’ continued failure to provide a thorough economic analysis justifying the proposal’s merits and to address concerns on the proposal’s

Daines: Secure the Southern Border, Stem the Flow of Migrants, Reform Asylum Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference calling attention to the severe backlog in the immigration court system that has been caused by President Biden and Senate Democrats’ open border policies. Click HERE to watch the video. “Anyway, many of us have been involved in interviews before. Sometimes the question is ‘Where are you going to be in 10 years?’ That’s a question, you usually or sometimes hear in an interview, but now it’s the question being asked of illegal immigrants who’ve come into this country at the southern border. Hundreds of thousands of

Daines Slams Biden Administration for Allowing Potential Terrorists to Exploit Southern Border 

“If leaders across the world are concerned about our wide-open southern border, why isn’t Joe Biden?” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming the Biden administration for the wide-open southern border that is being exploited by potential terrorists. To watch Daines’ remarks, click HERE. “In October, I took a trip to the southern border in McAllen, Texas, down at the Ursula processing center, and I was told by border patrol agents that there were three Syrian men have been apprehended the night before. They were there to Ursula processing center. I asked

Daines Congratulates Colonel Renea Dorvall on Promotion to Brigadier General

Dorvall is the first woman in the Montana Army National Guard to serve as a Brigadier General HELENA, MT – U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement congratulating Colonel Renea Dorvall on her promotion to Brigadier General in the Montana Army National Guard today. Colonel Dorvall is the first woman to be promoted to this rank and was the first woman to serve as Assistant Adjutant General. “This is a momentous day for Montana and for Colonel Dorvall. Joining the Montana Army National Guard in 1987, Colonel Dorvall has spent decades serving the Treasure State and our nation. She has

Daines Statement on Announcement of Montana Oil and Gas Lease Sale

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today in response to the Biden administration’s announcement that a 30-day public comment period has begun to gather input on 26 oil and gas parcels that may be included in a July 2024 lease sale in Montana and North Dakota. “It’s about time. With only one lease sale in Montana since Biden took office, this administration has been skirting the law to the detriment of Montana communities in order to further their anti-American energy agenda. I’m glad to see the Biden administration finally heed my calls to prioritize domestic energy

Daines Statement on Report that Chinese Spy Balloon Used American Internet Service Provider to Communicate

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today in response to an NBC report that the Chinese spy balloon used an American internet service provider to communicate: “This is outrageous. First the Biden Administration let the Chinese spy balloon float over America unabated hoping the American people wouldn’t notice and now we find out it used American communications infrastructure as a basis for its operational capabilities. The Chinese Communist Party must love the Biden administration’s feckless approach to foreign policy. “It is far past time the administration leveled with the American people about what and how much American-made equipment and services China used

Daines Statement on Report that Biden Administration Intended to Keep Chinese Spy Balloon Secret

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement today regarding a report from NBC News that the Biden administration intended to keep the Chinese spy balloon secret and not tell Congress or the American people. “The Biden administration’s foreign policy failures continue to get worse. As if it wasn’t enough that the Chinese spy balloon flew over Montana’s nuclear missile fields unabated, now we find out from NBC News that the administration intended to hide it from Congress and the public I’m not sure which is worse: letting a spy balloon fly across the country or thinking the American people

Daines Applauds Senate Passage of Legislation Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines applauded Senate passage of his bipartisan legislation designating U.S. Highway 20 between Oregon and New England, including part of Montana, as the “National Medal of Honor Highway.” “As the son of a United States Marine, I know that it’s our duty to honor our brave servicemen and women as they selflessly defend the freedoms we hold dear,” said Daines. “The National Medal of Honor Highway should serve as a powerful reminder of American exceptionalism and the sacrifice of our nation’s heroes.” The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military award for valor, presented by the president in Congress’ name. U.S. servicemembers who distinguish themselves “through conspicuous gallantry

Daines Introduces Bill to Hold ATF Accountable, Give Certainty to Montana Gun Owners and Manufacturers

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines helped reintroduced the “ATF Accountability Act” to provide transparency to Montana gun owners on rules made by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The ATF engages in a secretive classification review process where the agency makes decisions about whether a particular firearm is regulated by the National Firearms Act. Decisions and justification for decisions are often only made available to manufacturers in private correspondence. This causes a lot of uncertainty for both gun-owning Montanans and firearm manufacturers, especially in combination with the ATF’s refusal to make final public rules regarding classification. “For too long