Category: News

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

Daines Statement Opposing Senate Emergency Spending Bill

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement today after voting against the Senate’s emergency spending bill: “Our southern border is a crisis of the Biden administration’s own making. President Biden made it worse on Day One of his presidency by reversing President Trump’s policies that helped make it secure. The results speak for themselves with illegals who are on the FBI’s terror watch list and from countries designated as state sponsors of terror streaming across and overwhelming our border patrol agents. “While I support providing lethal aid for Israel, Taiwan and Ukraine, I voted against the emergency

Daines Urges USPS to Continue Service in Missoula

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy urging the United States Postal Service (USPS) to maintain current operations in Missoula to protect jobs and improve mail service in the community. “I write to express my concerns regarding the United State Postal Service’s (USPS) current Mail Processing Facility Review (MPFR) of the Missoula Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC). I have serious concerns about potential out of state mail routing as well as any possibility of job losses in Missoula. While I appreciate the efforts of the USPS to modernize and improve services, I urge

Daines, Peters Bipartisan Bill to Protect Americans’ Privacy Signed Into Law

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) today announced their “Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act” was signed into law. The bill requires U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to remove personally identifiable information (PII), which includes Social Security and passport numbers, from cargo manifests before public disclosure. Senators Roger Marshall (R-Kans.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) cosponsored the bill and Congressmen Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) led the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Safeguarding Montanans from identity theft and fraud is one of my top priorities, which is why I’m glad to see my bipartisan

FOX News: Biden hoping border bill will purely help politically, senator says, amid Hamas, French gaffe firestorms

Biden recently confused French President Emmanuel Macron with former President Francois Mitterrand, who died 28 years ago By Charles Creitz Fox News Published February 6, 2024 6:07pm EST President Biden’s vocal support for the Sinema-Murphy-Lankford border bill is rooted in hopes of solving his political problems, not national security issues, a top Republican claimed. The claim came in the wake of incidents where Biden appeared to commit substantive gaffes or be seeking the proper term in several silent moments, which other observers said simply adds to his political conundrums and fuels questions about his cognitive abilities. National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Steve Daines, R-Mont., told

KFYR: Senate Republicans introduce bill making sure only US citizens are counted in Census

By Michael Anthony Published: Jan. 26, 2024 at 1:59 PM EST WASHINGTON (KUMV) – Congress will work on a bill providing funding to overseas allies while securing the country’s southern border. Senate Republicans want to make sure the influx of undocumented immigrants doesn’t play a role in future elections. Several Republicans, including Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, and Sen. Steve Daines, R-MT, introduced the “Equal Representation Act,” which would add a question to the Census verifying the person is a citizen and requiring proof. The bill also prohibits non-citizens from being counted towards congressional districts or the Electoral College. Cramer said counting non-citizens