Author: Reilly Lowery

Daines Statement on Democrats Passing Their Reckless Tax & Spend Bill Out of the U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after voting against President Biden and the Democrats’ $739 billion reckless tax and spend bill.  “As Montanans continue to struggle with sky-high prices on everything from gas to groceries to housing, every single Senate Democrat voted to raise energy costs, give taxpayer dollars to the rich for electric vehicles, increase taxes and supersize the IRS to go after small businesses and families — it’s a slap in the face to Montana families,” Daines said. “The Democrats’ reckless tax and spend bill is bad for Montana families, bad for Montana energy jobs and bad for

What Montanans Are Saying About the Democrats’ “Build Back Broke” Tax & Spend Bill

U.S. SENATE – This week, several Montana leaders, organizations and groups sent letters and statements to Montana’s senators raising concerns over the Democrats’ tax and spend bill. “This partisan legislation would fail to solve the inflation crisis that is crushing Montana families and small businesses, recklessly raise takes during a recession, and harm Montana’s way of life…It is simply wrong-headed to raise taxes by hundreds of billions of dollars – including on the middle class – just as many economists believe our nation has entered a recession,” said Representative Matt Rosendale. Read the full letter HERE.  “…the methane fees in the proposed “Build Back Better

Daines Votes to Support the PACT Act

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after voting to pass the bipartisan “Honoring Our PACT Act” that would provide care and support to Montana veterans suffering from toxic exposure and other related health conditions.  “Today, I was glad to vote for the ‘PACT Act’ to deliver disability and health benefits earned by Montana veterans suffering from toxic exposure that occurred during their military service,” Daines said. “In recent days, I worked to ensure the VA is held accountable for meeting the needs of these veterans while also preventing big spenders in Washington from funding unrelated programs. While I’m disappointed these improvements did not pass, the ‘PACT Act’

Daines Honors July Montanan of the Month: Tom Kuntz of Carbon County

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized Tom Kuntz of Carbon County for his unwavering dedication to the Red Lodge community and his 30 years of public service to the people of Montana through his selfless firefighting career.  Through his “Montanan of the Month” initiative, each month Daines will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Month” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on

Daines Statement on Biden Admin’s Approval of American Prairie’s Bison Grazing Request

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced their decision to approve American Prairie Reserve’s proposal to allow bison grazing in Phillips County, Montana.   “This is yet another example of the Biden administration ignoring local input from Montana ranchers—it’s completely unreasonable. At a time when our farmers and ranchers are facing unprecedented challenges, we should be listening to our Montana farmers and ranchers not pushing them to the side. In the coming weeks I’ll be working closely with Governor Gianforte to work through this decision in a way that

Daines Statement on Economy Entering a Recession Under Biden

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Daines today released the following statement about the country and economy officially entering a recession under President Biden.  “Since President Biden took office and the Democrats took control of Congress, we’ve been in an all-out economic tailspin. From the inflation crisis to now an official recession, Montana families are feeling the pain of the disastrous far-Left economic policies from this Administration. To make matters worse, Biden, Schumer and the Democrats are trying yet again to pass their reckless tax and spend bill with disastrous Green New Deal policies that put us into a recession in the

Daines: Investing in American Semiconductor Production, Innovation, R&D Needed to Win Race Against China

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the “Chips and Science Act,” a legislative package formerly known as the “U.S. Innovation and Competition Act” and the “Endless Frontier Act,” passed the U.S. Senate. The legislation, which includes three Daines bills, will help boost America’s national security by investing in innovation and semiconductor manufacturing. “Investing in American semiconductor production, innovation, STEM education and R&D is essential to strengthening our national security, reinforcing the United States’ position as a global leader and winning the race against China,” Daines said.  In 1990, the U.S. accounted for 37% of global semiconductor

Daines, Tester, Rosendale Secure Federal Support to Help Northeast Montanans Repair Damages from Severe Windstorm in 2021

U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Representative Matt Rosendale today announced that they secured $1,206,208.36 from FEMA to help communities in northeast Montana recover from a severe windstorm in 2021 that left many without power. “Montana families, businesses, farmers and ranchers depend on reliable power, and I’m glad to see the impacted communities in northeast Montana receive this support to help get their lives back to normal after the damaging windstorm in 2021,” Daines said.  “Last year’s storm hit northeast Montana communities hard, leaving folks without critical power to maintain their homes, take care of their families,

Daines: Democrats’ Same-Sex Marriage Bill is Just a Distraction from the Crises Caused by Biden, the Left

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Daines today released the following statement on the Democrat’s proposed bill to codify same-sex marriage.   “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I’m opposed to this bill and believe it’s another attempt by Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats to distract the American people from the inflation crisis, energy crisis and the southern border crisis they’ve created,” Daines said.    Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Blake Kernen  

Daines Stands with Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Calling for Increased Public Safety Measures on Reservation

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined Northern Cheyenne Tribe President Serena K. Wetherelt in sending a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland urging immediate action to address safety concerns on the Reservation by expediting law enforcement hiring, recruitment and resources.    “The people of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation have long raised their concerns regarding the lack of public safety, with little to no meaningful actions taken by the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, or the Department of Justice… We are disappointed in the lack of urgency that has been demonstrated to address these serious