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Daines rails against Biden’s handling of issues, says he left Chinese balloon briefing with ‘more questions’

Source: Fox News EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., is fed up with President Biden “leading from behind,” citing the administration’s handling of the southern border, fentanyl crisis and the Chinese spy balloon as just a few of the reasons he is calling for new leadership in 2024. In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, Daines explained where he believes the Biden administration went wrong on major issues that could help him take back the Senate majority next cycle as National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) chair. Daines commented on the Department of Defense classified Senate briefing about the Chinese spy balloon and

Daines visits Helena, presents challenge coins to sheriff’s office

Source: Helena Independent Record U.S. Sen. Steve Daines visited the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday to thank the law enforcement agency for its efforts combating the surge of methamphetamine and fentanyl that he said is currently ravaging his home state. “It’s not lost on us how much more dangerous your jobs are with the escalation of drugs,” the Montana Republican said during a challenge coin presentation ceremony, flanked by Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton and Undersheriff Brent Colbert in the Law and Justice Center. “The scourge of fentanyl and meth, it’s just edge to edge

Daines bill aims to boost national park gateway communities

Source: Helena Independent Record s outdoor recreation and tourism on public land skyrocket, a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate aims to increase collaboration between national parks and the communities around them. The Gateway Community and Recreation Enhancement Act would mandate that the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture coordinate with so-called gateway communities to national parks and other high-use federal recreation lands to better understand and address the challenges the communities face due to increased tourism and recreation. The bill would also create a pilot program for providing visitors with real-time data on park crowds and alternative recreation sites

Daines blasts Biden on border crisis, Chinese spy balloon in state speech: ‘Empowering our enemies’

Source: Fox News HELENA, MONT. – Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., made the argument for change in Washington, D.C., as he called for new leadership during a joint legislative address in the Montana State Capitol on Monday. While addressing the Chinese spy balloon, being locked in Twitter jail, the southern border crisis and Biden’s State of the Union speech, the Montana senator did not hold back from calling out President Joe Biden and current Senate Democratic leadership. “As we move forward here in Montana with great optimism, Washington, D.C., is headed in the wrong direction,” said Daines, who will lead Senate Republicans into the 2024 cycle

Daines urges Biden to protect Montanans’ access to Medicare Advantage

Source: NBC Montana MISSOULA, Mont. — Senator Steve Daines, along with bipartisan colleagues, sent a letter to the Biden administration asking for extended support for the Medicare Advantage program. The Medicare Advantage program provides health care to millions of American seniors, people with disabilities, and over 60,000 Montanans, according to Daines. “The number of Americans who choose Medicare Advantage continues to grow each year, with enrollment doubling over the last decade, resulting in Medicare Advantage serving nearly 50 percent of individuals eligible for Medicare,” the Senators wrote. “In 2023, average Medicare Advantage premiums will fall to a 16-year low of $18

Sen. Daines responds after Twitter suspends his account for hunting photo: ‘My wife is a great shot’

Source: Fox News UPDATED: Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., is standing by the photo of him and his wife hunting that reportedly got him suspended from Twitter Monday night, as #FreeSteveDaines began to gain popularity among conservatives on social media. “My wife is a great shot. What can I say?” Daines told Fox News Digital. Daines’ account was reinstated Tuesday afternoon, and the senator thanked Elon Musk for recognizing that his photo was similar to hunting pictures that Americans post regularly. “It’s our Montana way of life and we are proud of it. I am glad Elon Musk recognizes this,” Daines said in a statement after

Sen. Daines spends the night in ‘Twitter jail’ for hunting photo

Source: Great Falls Tribune Montana Senator Steve Daines’ Twitter account was suspended Monday night because the company determined Daines’ profile picture, showing the Senator and his wife Cindy seated next to a pronghorn antelope Cindy Daines had shot, violated Twitter’s policy against posting images that show “graphic violence.” “Last night the Senator was notified his Twitter account was locked because his profile picture violated their rules against “graphic violence,” a news release from Daines’ office explained Tuesday morning. “Our team has reached out to Twitter to get this resolved because the Senator believes it is preposterous that a picture of him and

Butte father to attend State of the Union as Daines’ guest

Source: NBC Montana MISSOULA, Mont. — U.S. Senator Steve Daines has invited Tom Schrapps, who lost his son Reilly to fentanyl poisoning in Butte, to be his guest at the president’s State of the Union address tonight. Reilly Patrick Schrapps died in July, after taking a pill that was laced with a deadly dose of fentanyl. Every member of Congress is allowed one guest to the President’s State of the Union address.

Daines blasts Biden for failing to shoot down spy balloon

Source: Great Falls Tribune Montana Sen. Steve Daines said Friday that the Biden Administration’s decision to not shoot down the Chinese spy balloon spotted floating across Montana airspace Wednesday was a show of “weakness and indecision” that has “empowered and emboldened our enemies.” “I believe that Montana truly got a firsthand look at the Biden Administration’s weakness on foreign policy this week,” Daines said during a telephone press conference on Friday. “It is a tremendous embarrassment for the United States of America. Montanans and all the American people deserve answers from the Pentagon and from this administration on what happened