Category: Press Release

Daines, Peters, Marshall’s Bipartisan Bill to Protect the Privacy of Americans Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Roger Marshall’s (R-Kans.) bipartisan bill to require 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 passed the U.S. Senate. “Montanans’ private, personal information should never be jeopardized just because they’re moving or traveling abroad. Safeguarding Americans from identity theft and fraud is a top priority of mine. I’m glad to see my commonsense, bipartisan bill pass the U.S. Senate,” Daines said.  “Identify theft is costly and disruptive to the lives of people in

Daines Hosts Farming and Forestry Roundtable

BOZEMAN, MT —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today hosted a roundtable discussion with Montana ag and forestry leaders at the Montana State University (MSU) Post Farm to discuss priorities for the upcoming farm bill. Senator Daines also took a tour of the MSU Post Farm with Dr. Sreekala Bajwa, Vice President, Dean and Director of the MSU College of Agriculture to see the exciting work MSU is doing to support ag innovation and teach the next generation of Montana ag leaders. “It was great to have ag and forestry leaders come together today to discuss Montana’s priorities in the upcoming farm bill. USDA and farm programs must work for

Daines, Colleagues Send Letter Urging Against Biden Admin’s Innovation-Stifling Drug Pricing Scheme

U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined his colleagues in sending a letter to the Biden Administration urging against the implementation of a drug-pricing scheme selected by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would stifle innovation and discourage research for new cures. “By bringing groundbreaking therapies to patients years before these products could otherwise reach the market, the FDA’s Accelerated Approval Program (AAP) has saved countless lives while upholding strong safeguards and standards. The Accelerating Clinical Evidence Model recently announced by the Biden Administration, unfortunately, risks undermining or even reversing this trend, triggering access gaps for seniors,

Daines Talks Tribal Safety, Sovereignty, and Ag Priorities at Indian Affairs Hearing

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Steve Daines today at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing questioned witnesses on important issues facing Montana tribes, including public safety, tribal sovereignty, water settlements, forest management and agriculture. Daines highlighted the importance of helping Montana tribes maintain their own law enforcement instead of relying on Washington, D.C. for solutions.   Daines on the Need to Give Tribes More Control Over Their Law Enforcement “Public safety has been a top priority of mine for years and yet I continue to hear the same concerns from our tribes. I’ve written countless letters and nothing changes. The BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) expects us to just provide them more funding and the

Weekly Video Release: Montana Student Struggles to Keep Up with Bidenflation

U.S. SENATE – As skyrocketing inflation continues to crush Montana families, U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the next video in a series chronicling how inflation is impacting Montanans. This week, Senator Daines is sharing Gracie Tooke’s experience with the crushing inflation that affected her ability to live a balanced life while also attending school at MSU. Gracie is a junior Medical Laboratory Science major and is originally from Ekalaka, Montana. She hopes to work in a hospital lab in the future. Each week, Daines will highlight a video on his social media channels of a Montanan talking about how President Biden’s economic policies affect them personally.   

Daines: Soaring National Debt Poses National Security Threat

At Senate Leadership Press Conference, Daines Discusses Cost of Servicing National Debt U.S. SENATE –U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered the following remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference where he focused on the consequences of President Biden’s runaway inflation, including the fact that over the next ten years, the total amount spent on interest on our national debt will exceed the total amount spent on defense. “When I’m back home in Montana, the top concern I hear about is fentanyl, drugs flooding across the southern border in states like Montana. I also hear a lot about inflation, the

Daines Pushes Biden to Immediately Suspend Brazilian Beef Imports

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on President Biden and his administration to immediately suspend Brazilian beef imports after a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was recently reported. Brazil recently suspended its beef exports to China in conjunction with its 2015 bilateral trade agreement between the two countries. No such trigger exists with the United States and its beef imports from Brazil. It is fully within the President’s power to take this step to protect the safety of our food supply and cattle herds and Congressional action is not necessary. “I write to express my concern over continued fresh beef imports from Brazil and urge you and

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Complete Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

U.S. SENATE –  Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bipartisan bill directing the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior to prioritize completion of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) by the trail’s 50th anniversary in 2028. “Completing the Continental Divide Trail will support Montana jobs, boost economic development for our local gateway communities, and encourage cooperation between federal land managers, states, Tribes, towns, and more. As an avid outdoorsman, I know how important outdoor recreation is to our Montana way of life— I’m glad to work across the aisle to get this done for Montanans and everyone

Daines Launches Video Series Illustrating Montanans’ Struggles with Inflation

U.S. SENATE – With skyrocketing inflation breaking the bank for Montana families, U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced today he is launching a video series chronicling how inflation is impacting Montanans. Each week Daines will highlight a video of a Montanan talking about how President Biden’s economic policies affect them personally to be featured on his social media channels. “Montanans from all walks of life are affected by the disastrous economic policies put in place by the Biden administration,” said Daines. “From college students to seniors, no one is immune to the pressure inflation creates on everyday incomes. And while Biden and Senate Democrats try to wish their inflation

Daines Reintroduces Bill To Make Putin Pay for Russia’s War in Ukraine

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines reintroduced a bill this week to direct President Biden to use confiscated assets from the Russian government to offset the costs of any aid that United States sends to support Ukraine. Daines’ bill was the subject of questioning at a Senate Banking Committee hearing today where former President Biden’s former Deputy National Security Advisor For International Economics Daleep Singh agreed with Senator Daines’ approach. “It’s been over a year since Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and his brutal war of choice rages on. Putin is a thug — we need to use the assets we seized from him and his