I am committed to ensuring that the federal government effectively protects Americans from terrorism, drug trafficking, cyber attacks, and other crime, while safeguarding our liberties and privacy. In Montana, our communities are being torn apart by Mexican fentanyl that is flowing in through our southern border. This is an issue folks all over our state are dealing with, and it must stop.
Securing our southern border is a matter of national security. The increase in illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and human smuggling is unacceptable. I will support whatever is necessary to secure our borders – including by building a border wall.
“Biden’s border crisis puts illegal immigrants first and puts our Veterans last.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming the Biden administration for diverting Department of Veterans Affairs health care resources from veterans to illegal immigrants. Daines also says any supplemental bill must include border security provisions. To watch Daines’ remarks, click HERE. “So, to help frame this current debate on the supplemental bill, I think my colleagues on the other side of the aisle have a misunderstanding. This is not about reaching a bipartisan compromise on immigration reform. There have been
At Senate Leadership Press Conference, Daines Slams Biden Administration for Diverting Air Marshals to Southern Border
Calls for Congress to Pass Policy Changes to Address Root of Border Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming the Biden administration for pulling Federal air marshals from flight service and deploying them to the southern border instead of addressing the southern border crisis with real policy changes. To watch Daines’ remarks, click HERE. “Well yesterday, I was at my home airport getting ready to get on a plane to head back to Washington, D.C. By the way, Montana is beautiful, and as I was spending a little time before I
Calls on Biden Administration to Recall Air Marshals from Border During Busiest Travel Season of the Year U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to immediately recall Federal air marshals (FAMs) from the southern border and return them to air service in order to protect flying Americans. “I am writing with great concern for the potential impacts the diversion of air marshals of the Federal Air Marshal Service from our nation’s skies to the U.S. southern border may pose to air travel Federal air marshals (FAMs) serve a critical role in ensuring
“This is a national security crisis in the making” U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference demanding President Biden change the policies at the southern border, following new warnings that Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists may be trying to cross the southern border. To watch Daines’ remarks, click HERE. “The State Department has designated the following four countries as state sponsors of terror – Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria. Since October 1st, hundreds of individuals from these four countries alone have entered the United States that we know of. In September, it was more than 1,000 that were
Daines on Border Crisis: “President Biden is setting all the wrong records for all the wrong reasons.”
August Border Numbers Reveal Record Number of Encounters for 2023 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement in response to U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealing today there were 232,972 encounters along the southern border in August – the highest number in all of 2023: “President Biden is setting all the wrong records for all the wrong reasons. First it was record inflation and now it’s a record at the border. The administration revealed today there were over 230,000 encounters at the southern border in August, the most of any month in 2023. Here in Montana, we are a northern border
“Montana is a northern border state with a southern border crisis” U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined his first Republican Senate Leadership press conference where he slammed President Biden and Senate Democrats for ignoring the crisis at the southern border and discussed how it is devastating Montana communities. “Montana is a northern border state with a southern border crisis. Fentanyl is destroying our communities, creating lawlessness, and record levels of crime and record levels of fatal overdoses in Montana. This fentanyl is coming directly from the Mexican cartels. Sadly, the Biden administration is not doing anything to control
U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bill to protect Montana communities from President Biden’s southern border crisis. “Montana is a northern border state with a southern border crisis, and our communities are feeling the effects of President Biden’s open-border policies. We must put an end to ‘catch-and-release’ policies that put Montana families and communities in danger,” Daines said. The “Keep Our Communities Safe Act” would close the legal loophole that requires immigration authorities to release back into the United States illegal aliens who have not been accepted for deportation to other countries after being detained for six months – a practice
U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement in response to a federal judge temporarily blocking the Biden administration from ending the Title 42 public health order, which would have made President Biden’s border crisis even worse. “It’s outrageous that President Biden even considered rescinding Title 42 in the midst of a historic crisis at our southern border that’s leaving our country wide open to an influx of illegal drugs and illegal immigrants. While I’m glad to see a Trump-appointed judge block Biden’s senseless decision, the President needs to wake up, face reality and secure our southern
U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines helped introduce a Senate resolution calling on the Biden administration to work with Congress to develop a plan to combat the rise in crime and the crisis at the southern border. The Resolution comes as the nation honors National Police Week. “Montana is a northern border state with a southern border problem, and our families and communities are being directly impacted by Biden’s incompetent handling of the crisis at our southern border and the rise in crime,” Daines said. “For the safety of Montanans, it’s high time Biden stops ignoring the southern border crisis he created and stops allowing crime