Press Releases

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 Urges Biden Administration to Support Montana Farmers and Ranchers, Increase Agricultural Exports

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined his colleagues in urging U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to increase U.S. agricultural exports and improve the competitiveness of the U.S. products abroad. “We expect trade to fluctuate in response to macroeconomic factors and market conditions,” wrote the senators. “However, the current sharp decline in U.S. agricultural exports is directly attributable to and exacerbated by an unambitious U.S. trade strategy that is failing to meaningfully expand market access or reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade. While the Biden administration continually refuses to pursue traditional free trade

Daines Slams Biden for Talking About Snack Foods Before Border Crisis in State of the Union

Highlights Senate Democrats’ Unanimous Support for Counting Illegal Immigrants for Allocation of Congressional Seats and Electoral College Votes WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming President Biden’s skewed priorities during his State of the Union address and Senate Democrats’ unanimous support for counting illegal immigrants in allocation of congressional seats and Electoral College votes.

Daines Statement on President Biden’s Proposed Budget

U.S. SENATE – Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after President Biden released his FY2025 budget. “President Biden’s $7.3 trillion budget is just a continuation of this administration’s reckless spending problem. With tax hikes and billions of dollars for the far-Left’s agenda, this budget is a slap in the face to Montana families who are still struggling with sky-high prices and concerned with the ever-growing national debt. Washington must get control of its wasteful spending habits.”

Daines Votes Against Fueling Washington’s Broken Budget Process

“I won’t stand by and greenlight this abuse of taxpayer funds.” U.S. SENATE – Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after voting against the spending package that includes $12,700,000,000 of earmarks and perpetuates Washington’s broken budget process. “Instead of doing its job and passing responsible spending bills on time, Congress continues to fail Montanans and the American people. It is unacceptable that we are almost halfway through the fiscal year and are still trying to pass spending bills. This 1,000-plus page package is chock full of wasteful spending. I won’t stand by and greenlight this abuse of taxpayer funds. We must put an end to Washington’s toxic spending habits.” Some highlights

Daines Statement on Congressman Matt Rosendale

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after Congressman Matt Rosendale announced he will not be seeking reelection. “I’m thankful for Matt Rosendale’s long record of public service for the Treasure State. Starting in 2010 he was elected to the Montana State Senate and in 2014 he was chosen by his colleagues to be Senate Majority Leader. In 2016, he was elected statewide to serve as Montana’s State Auditor, and in 2020 he was elected to serve as Montana’s At-Large representative and most recently as the representative for Montana’s Second Congressional District. During his time in public service, he

Daines Introduces Resolution Condemning Swampy Earmarks 

U.S. SENATE – Senator Steve Daines today joined his colleagues in introducing a resolution slamming Congress’ obsession with reckless earmarks. “Earmarks represent the worst of Congress. They are slimy backroom deals that make lobbyists rich on the taxpayer’s dime. Washington must reject these toxic deals and return to fiscal sanity.” said Daines. The resolution condemns the use of “congressionally directed spending” and “community project funding,” known as “earmarks,” to direct and appropriate taxpayer dollars in any form. Additionally, it seeks to permanently restore the previous ban on the use of earmarks and affirms the need for Congress to reign in overspending to