Press Releases

Daines Urges VA to Correct Policies Affecting Veteran Access to Care

U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined a group of Republican senators in urging Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough to quickly correct policy initiatives that are making it harder for veterans to receive care. “Congress has never failed to provide VA with the resources required to fulfill its mission,” wrote the Senators. “If you believe that VA lacks the funding to provide the level of access to care that veterans deserve in VA and in the community, it is incumbent on you to reprioritize resources from non-patient care areas and reduce waste, fraud, and abuse, not to unilaterally implement purported cost-savings

Daines Celebrates Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Resolve Indian Water Rights Settlement in the U.S. Senate 

U.S. Senator Steve Daines’ bill to resolve the final Indian water rights settlement in Montana passed the U.S. Senate, achieving a fair settlement for Fort Belknap farmers, ranchers and Montanans on the Hi-Line and throughout the entire state. “This is a huge win for the Tribe, farmers and ranchers and the entire state of Montana, said Daines. “As the final Indian water rights settlement in Montana, this bill will help provide clean drinking water to Montanans on the Hi-Line, invest in critical ag irrigation and help prevent costly litigation by codifying existing water rights. Especially after the catastrophic siphon failure at St.

Daines Announces Landmark Funding for Montana Headwaters Hub

Daines’ “Endless Frontier Act” Helps Montana Secure more than $40 Million, Further Strengthening Montana’s Leadership in the Tech Sector U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that following passage of his bipartisan “Endless Frontier Act,” Montana secured $41 million in funding for the Montana Headwaters Hub, which is led by Accelerate Montana. The “Endless Frontier Act” is helping Montana lead the nation in tech innovation and playing a vital role in helping the United States advance innovation, research and development in the race against China. “Montana is leading the country in tech innovation, which will help us win the race against China,

Daines, Montana Congressional Delegation, Call on the Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation to Provide Funding for St. Mary catastrophe

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, together with the Montana congressional delegation, sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Commissioner for the Bureau of Reclamation Camille Touton, calling for the authorization of federal funds to replace the St. Mary siphons that failed on June 17, 2024.  The letter reads in part: “For over 100 years, the St. Mary Canal and Conveyance Works has augmented the Milk River Basin water supply. Originally built by the Bureau of Reclamation to provide irrigation water, this system has evolved into a multi-use project that supports municipalities, recreation, and wildlife

Daines on Supreme Court Decision Overturning Chevron: “Victory for Freedom in Montana and Around the Country”

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, which overturns the precedent set by Chevron v. The Natural Resources Defense Council. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a victory for freedom in Montana and around the country as it takes power away from unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. who do everything they can to crush our Montana way of life. This ruling will help rein in climate activists at the EPA pursuing their political agendas by using overreaching regulations to kill traditional sources of power that are so important here in Montana. I commend President Trump for

Daines Joins Colleagues in Demanding Answers After Release of Suspected ISIS Terrorists at Southern Border into the U.S.

U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined a group of Republican senators in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding answers after individuals with suspected ties to ISIS were apprehended at the southern border, underwent vetting and were then released into the United States.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently arrested these individuals after one was reportedly caught on a wiretap talking about bombs.  “We write to express our grave concerns regarding reports of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests of eight individuals from Tajikistan suspected to have terror ties to ISIS who

Daines: “Stroke of Genius” by Trump to Eliminate Taxes on Tips

Joins Fox Business to Announce Introduction of Bill to Stop Taxing Tips, Slam Biden’s Border Crisis U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria to discuss his bill to eliminate taxes on tips and President Biden’s border crisis. Watch the interview HERE. Daines on His Bill to Stop Taxing Tips: It’s a stroke of genius by President Trump and it shows the American people how in touch he is with the challenges of the working class in our great country. This is an idea that came to President Trump from a waitress. She said, “why are they taxing my tips?”

Daines Demands Biden Admin Withdraw Plan to Shut Down Future Coal Production in Eastern Montana

U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to President Biden’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) demanding the withdrawal of the amendments to the Miles City and Buffalo new Resource Management Plans that would stop future coal leases in eastern Montana and Wyoming. “I am strongly opposed to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed amendments to the Miles City Field Office and Buffalo Field Office Resource Management Plans (RMPs) and urge you to withdraw them. President Biden has made clear that he opposes coal mining and coal- fired energy generation regardless of the cost to rural America and electric reliability.

Daines Blasts Biden Administration Open Border Policies for Allowing Violent Criminals into Country

“This is Joe Biden’s America and it’s Joe Biden’s border crisis” U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference blasting President Biden and Senate Democrats for the southern border crisis that is allowing violent criminals to come into our country illegal and commit violent crimes against Americans. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. “‘More fair, and more just.’ That’s what Joe Biden called his immigration policies that he started rolling out today. “But today I ask, ‘Where is fairness and justice for Rachel Morin?’ “She was the Maryland mom who was raped and killed by Victor