Author: Samantha_Wiesneth@daines.senate.gov

Daines Introduces Bill to Hold IRS Accountable

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, helped introduce legislation to enable oversight of the IRS and provide accountability to Montana taxpayers. “The Democrats gave the IRS a blank check to go after small businesses, farms, and Montana families with an army of 87,000 new agents and 1.2 million additional audits. It’s our job to prevent the IRS from being used as a political weapon, and to keep them transparent and accountable to Montanans,” Daines said. Senator Daines was joined by Senators Thune (R-S.D.), Grassley (R-Iowa), Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Braun (R-Ind.), Burr (R-N.C.), Cassidy (R-La.), Cornyn (R-Texas), Crapo (R-Idaho), Lankford (R-Okla.), Portman (R-Ohio), Toomey

Daines Announces New Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Darin Thacker, Daines’ current Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director, will take over as Chief of Staff, following the departure of current Chief of Staff, Jason Thielman, who will be Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). “Darin has been an important member of my team for nearly ten years, and I’m excited that he will continue serving Montanans as my new Chief of Staff. I’m confident Darin will ensure our office has a seamless transition as we continue to advance policies that benefit Montana,” Daines said. “I’m honored

Daines, Lankford Introduce Resolution Calling on President Biden to Have the U.S. Rejoin the Geneva Consensus Declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Steve Daines (Mont.) and James Lankford (Okla.) today introduced a Senate resolution to celebrate the second anniversary of the signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration and urging that the United States once again be added as a signatory to the coalition of now 36 countries making a shared commitment to defending life, the family, and national sovereignty. “The Geneva Consensus Declaration is not just a piece of paper—it’s a family of nations anchored in the universal principles of life, family and national sovereignty,” Daines said. “President Biden’s withdrawal from the Declaration did not mark the end of the American commitment to protecting life and family. Instead,

Daines Calls on Biden Admin to Protect Montana Veterans’ Access to Air Ambulance Services

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on the Biden administration to reevaluate a recent rule that could jeopardize rural Montana veterans’ access to air ambulances. “With the number of instances of emergency care being provided by the VA exponentially increasing, it is critical the VA explores sustainable options for the future and ensures veterans living in rural areas have access to care. Unfortunately, I am concerned that the VA has not done due diligence in developing this rule, nor does it recognize the significant impact it will have on a full spectrum of emergency services, ultimately leading to air ambulances

Daines Elected Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Senate Republicans elected their leadership team for the 118th Congress. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) was elected to serve as Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). The NRSC is the official campaign organization for Senate Republicans, and its mission is to support and elect Republican Senators and Republican Senate candidates nationwide. “I’m honored that my colleagues elected me to serve as NRSC Chairman.  We are going to fight for every seat and work hard to build a lasting Senate Republican Majority,” Daines said. “The choice for Americans in 2024 will be clear: a Republican Party that will secure

OP-ED: Biden’s America is the real Halloween horror

Source: Fox News Do you like scary movies? You don’t have to rent a horror movie this Halloween to feel spooked—just take a look at what President Biden and the Democrats have done since they took control of the White House and Congress.  Inflation is clocking in at 40-year highs. It can cost Montana families over $100 just to fill up their tank. Fentanyl from the open southern border is wreaking havoc across Montana. Good-paying energy jobs have been nixed. Our small-town communities aren’t safe anymore, and cities across the country are grappling with an exponential uptick in violent crime. The current state of

Daines Urges USPS to Address Service Issues, Ensure Montanans Receive Ballots in Time for Election 

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy pressing for answers on what the United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to do to ensure Bozeman residents receive their absentee ballots amid ongoing service issues. “I am writing to express my serious concern with the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) ability to ensure timely delivery of election mail in Gallatin County, Montana, as Election Day rapidly approaches. The USPS is a vital partner in connecting Montanans and helping them fulfill their civic duty by casting their vote. My office has fielded numerous complaints from

Daines Slams Biden Administration Over Dismissal of Montana Ag Concerns in APR Grazing Decision

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning demanding an explanation for the flagrant dismissal of Montana ag groups’ concerns in the decision making process for the America Prairie Reserve Grazing Proposal. “On July 28, 2022, the Bureau of Land Management issued a Final Decision for the America Prairie Reserve Grazing Proposal covering nearly 70,000 acres of land in Phillips County. As you know first-hand, given the unprecedented nature of this proposal—authorizing grazing by non-production livestock, eliminating interior fencing, and modifying the season of use—this proposal has garnered controversy

Daines, Colleagues Seek Nonpartisan Assessment of Democrats’ Reckless Inflation Wreckage on America’s Federal Debt

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Banking Committee, today led a group of his colleagues in sending a letter to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) demanding a swift and thorough assessment of the short and long term effects of the Democrats’ reckless spending and inflationary policies on the nation’s fiscal future. “We write to obtain CBO’s assessment of the effects of rapid acceleration of interest rates on net interest costs of servicing the $31-trillion-plus, and growing, federal debt, and effects of the runaway 40-year high consumer price inflation that has been hammering American families and

Daines Calls on USPS to Fix Issues in Bozeman Postal Office

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy calling on the United States Postal Service (USPS) to resolve several ongoing service issues in the Bozeman area. “I write to reiterate the pressing need to resolve ongoing personnel shortages in the Bozeman area. While every sector is struggling to hire and retain employees, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is essential to Montanans. I appreciate the efforts of USPS employees in Bozeman and the surrounding communities who have worked tirelessly to maintain service during this difficult time,” Daines wrote. Read Daines’ full letter HERE. In July,