Category: News

Senator Daines Signs Bipartisan Letter to Protect Montana’s Potato Crops

U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined a bipartisan group of senators urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase efforts in protecting crops from the potato wart disease. “If potato wart should enter the United States, our farmers and the communities they support will be economically devastated,” the senators wrote in a letter. “Given that twenty percent of our potato crop—valued at over $2 billion—is exported, we cannot allow introduction of a disease that would shut off access to international markets, and also curtail domestic production and sales.”  Potato wart is a highly destructive disease that reduces crop yields and makes potatoes

Daines on Supreme Court Decision Overturning Chevron: “Victory for Freedom in Montana and Around the Country”

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, which overturns the precedent set by Chevron v. The Natural Resources Defense Council. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a victory for freedom in Montana and around the country as it takes power away from unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. who do everything they can to crush our Montana way of life. This ruling will help rein in climate activists at the EPA pursuing their political agendas by using overreaching regulations to kill traditional sources of power that are so important here in Montana. I commend President Trump for

Daines: Biden Administration Regulations on Power Plants Will Kill Jobs and Risk American Energy Security

“Today’s Announcement Ensures No One Will Be Able to Charge Anything President Biden is Mandating We Use” U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today in response to the Biden administration EPA issuing four massive regulations that will effectively shut down traditional sources of energy across the country: “Today’s announcement from Biden’s EPA will kill hundreds of thousands of jobs, risk American energy security and ensure no one will be able to charge anything President Biden is mandating we use, whether it be electric stoves, cars or semis,” said Daines. “President Biden is forcing the country to move to electric power and is now

Daines Statement on President Biden’s Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Montana

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s nomination of Danna Jackson as Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Montana: “Federal judges in Montana are crushing our way of life because they legislate from the bench. Montanans want judges who will bring balance to our courts and uphold the Constitution. Unfortunately, President Biden failed to seriously consult with me prior to making this nomination. This is inexcusable and a missed opportunity. I look forward to reviewing Ms. Jackson’s background and record to evaluate if this nomination is the right fit for Montana.”

Daines: “The United States Must Stand With its Allies”

President Biden and Senate Democrats Own the Border Crisis U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today after voting to support the emergency national security supplemental spending bill considered by the Senate: “As Presidents Reagan and Trump showed, peace is best achieved through strength. Weakness in the face of ruthless enemies is a surefire way to start new wars that involve American troops. This bill provides critical lethal aid to Israel as they defend themselves from terrorists and with antisemitism raging on our college campuses, sends a strong message to those who threaten Jews and chant ‘death to America’

Daines Highlights Devastating Impact of Substance Abuse, Seeks Treatment Solutions at Roundtable

Montanan from Rimrock Foundation in Billings Shares Experience with Participants U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, today highlighted the devastating impact of substance abuse and the opioid epidemic and discussed how to best support treatment and care for patients at a roundtable. Daines also invited Dr. Malcolm Horn from the Rimrock Foundation in Billings, Montana, to participate in the roundtable and share her expertise in treating patients with substance use and opioid addictions.  Watch Daines’ opening remarks and introduction of Dr. Horn HERE. “Today’s topic is arguably one of the most relevant and maybe the

Daines Joins Colleagues in Introducing Measure to Overturn Harmful Credit Card Fee Rule

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines helped introduce a measure to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rule capping credit card late penalties. The Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution argues the CFPB’s rule will decrease the availability of credit card products for those who need it most, raise rates for many borrowers who carry a balance but pay on time, and increase the likelihood of late payments across the board. “During a time when inflation is already at a record high thanks to the Biden Administration, this rule from the CFPB doesn’t help ease the financial strain on Montana

Daines Introduces Laken Riley Act

Bill Would Require ICE to Detain Illegal Immigrants Who Commit Crimes U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined his colleagues in introducing the “Laken Riley Act,” which would require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to arrest illegal immigrants who commit theft, burglary, larceny or shoplifting offenses and would mandate that these illegal immigrants be detained until they are removed from the United States so they cannot commit additional crimes. “The brutal murder of Laken Riley is a tragic reminder of the devastating results of Biden’s open border policies. Our families and communities are not safe as long as criminals are willfully

Daines Statement on Senator Schumer’s Call for New Elections in Israel

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today in response to Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s call for new elections in Israel: “Complaining about foreign interference in American elections while calling for new elections in Israel, especially while it is in the middle of an existential war, is hypocritical and a dangerous new low in American foreign policy. Israel’s government is 15 months into a four-year term and the war it is waging is Israel’s fight, not just Prime Minister Netanyahu’s. The call for new elections today is a cynical ploy to placate the American Left as our own

Daines Announces Malmstrom to Receive Grey Wolf Helicopter Upgrade in March

Long-awaited Move Follows Years of Advocacy by Daines U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Malmstrom Air Force Base will receive the MH-139 “Grey Wolf” helicopter upgrade replacing the Vietnam-era UH-1N “Huey’s” in March. Malmstrom will be the first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) base in the country to receive this critical upgrade. The news follows Daines’ direct request and extensive work since 2020 to secure the upgraded helicopters for Montana. “Montana has the best airmen and facilities in the country and the Grey Wolf will be right at home at Malmstrom. I was proud to start advocating for the replacement of