Press Releases

Daines Slams Biden Administration Over Dismissal of Montana Ag Concerns in APR Grazing Decision

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning demanding an explanation for the flagrant dismissal of Montana ag groups’ concerns in the decision making process for the America Prairie Reserve Grazing Proposal. “On July 28, 2022, the Bureau of Land Management issued a Final Decision for the America Prairie Reserve Grazing Proposal covering nearly 70,000 acres of land in Phillips County. As you know first-hand, given the unprecedented nature of this proposal—authorizing grazing by non-production livestock, eliminating interior fencing, and modifying the season of use—this proposal has garnered controversy

Daines, Colleagues Seek Nonpartisan Assessment of Democrats’ Reckless Inflation Wreckage on America’s Federal Debt

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Banking Committee, today led a group of his colleagues in sending a letter to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) demanding a swift and thorough assessment of the short and long term effects of the Democrats’ reckless spending and inflationary policies on the nation’s fiscal future. “We write to obtain CBO’s assessment of the effects of rapid acceleration of interest rates on net interest costs of servicing the $31-trillion-plus, and growing, federal debt, and effects of the runaway 40-year high consumer price inflation that has been hammering American families and

Daines Calls on USPS to Fix Issues in Bozeman Postal Office

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy calling on the United States Postal Service (USPS) to resolve several ongoing service issues in the Bozeman area. “I write to reiterate the pressing need to resolve ongoing personnel shortages in the Bozeman area. While every sector is struggling to hire and retain employees, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is essential to Montanans. I appreciate the efforts of USPS employees in Bozeman and the surrounding communities who have worked tirelessly to maintain service during this difficult time,” Daines wrote. Read Daines’ full letter HERE. In July,

Daines Calls on Biden to Unleash American Energy Immediately

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to President Biden expressing deep concern over the depletion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and urged him to support more domestic energy production. “The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is the world’s largest stockpile of emergency crude oil with the capacity to store 714 million barrels. The SPR has protected America from major supply disruptions and served as a vital windfall in the event of natural disasters and wars since its creation following the 1973 energy crises, but it was never intended to compensate for domestic policy shortcomings,” Daines wrote. “Manipulating energy reserves to bring gas

Daines Statement on President Biden’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve Plan

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s plan to release up to 15 million more barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) instead of increasing domestic energy production.  “The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is meant to be used as a last resort in emergency situations, not a band-aid solution for Biden and the Democrats’ anti-Made in America energy policies on the eve of midterm elections. The Democrats should focus less on political cover-ups and more on addressing the long-term solutions of these inflated prices at the pump,” Daines said. Senator Daines serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Daines: Don’t Draft Our Daughters

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines helped introduce an amendment to this year’s defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), that would remove a provision requiring women to register for the Selective Service System. “Brave Montana men and women carry out the Treasure State’s rich legacy of service by voluntarily joining our nation’s military,” Daines said. “There is no need to force our nation’s daughters to enter the draft.” Last year, Daines helped introduce the “Don’t Draft Our Daughters” resolution in the United States Senate.  Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Blake Kernen

Daines Statement on VA Health Care Announcement to Better Serve Montana Veterans

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announcement that they would delay further implementation of the Oracle Cerner electronic health record system to address recurring problems with the rollout. This announcement follows Daines’ push to ensure the VA is providing Montana veterans with the quality care they deserve. “I’m pleased to see the VA take steps to ensure Montana veterans are receiving the quality service they deserve by reassessing the VA Electronic Health Care Management System (EHRM),” Daines said. “It is unacceptable that until now Biden’s VA has failed to seriously address critical issues

Daines: Inflation is a Tax on All Montanans

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the September Producer Price Index (PPI) rose to 8.5% and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) climbed to 8.2% year over year. “Another month of crushing inflation means another month of Montanans struggling to put food on the table and gas in their pickups. Inflation is a tax on all Montanans, and those who can afford it the least, feel it the most,” Daines said. “President Biden and the Democrats need to wake up and put an end to their disastrous policies that are fueling sky-high inflation.”  Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Blake Kernen

Daines, Feinstein Call on Biden Admin to Collaborate with States on Forest Management

U.S. SENATE – Today on National Loggers Day and Montana Forest Products Industry Week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Senator Feinstein (D-Calif.) teamed up and sent a bipartisan letter to the Biden administration urging the development and implementation of a transparent and swift process to allocate funds promised to States for implementing effective forest management projects under the Good Neighbor Authority (GNA). “We write to ask that you do all in your power to follow through on your commitment to working with state and local governments to improve our forest health and address the wildfire crisis. By mid-summer, your Department was in receipt of $160 million to award grants to States and Tribes