Press Releases

Daines Leads Effort to Overturn Biden Rule Shutting Down Small Oil & Gas Producers

U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) led a group of his Republican colleagues in introducing a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) recent Fluid Mineral Leases and Leasing Process. This new rule would significantly raise royalties, rates, minimum bids, costs and bonding requirements for oil and gas producers on federal lands making it virtually impossible for small energy producers to continue to operate. “Joe Biden set out on an anti-American energy war path on Day One, and ever since Montana’s small oil and gas producers have been a target. This new BLM rule will drive producers out

Daines Leads Effort to Overturn Biden Rule Shutting Down Small Oil & Gas Producers

U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) led a group of his Republican colleagues in introducing a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) recent Fluid Mineral Leases and Leasing Process. This new rule would significantly raise royalties, rates, minimum bids, costs and bonding requirements for oil and gas producers on federal lands making it virtually impossible for small energy producers to continue to operate. “Joe Biden set out on an anti-American energy war path on Day One, and ever since Montana’s small oil and gas producers have been a target. This new BLM rule will drive

Daines Secures Critical Support for Montana Air Service in FAA Reauthorization

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for five years and helped secure major wins for Montana air service, passengers and pilots. “In rural states like Montana, access to safe, reliable air service is essential. This bill will help protect passengers, address workforce shortages and increase affordable travel opportunities. This is a win for Montana,” Daines said. Montana Wins Secured in the FAA Reauthorization:

Following Visit to George Washington University, Daines Calls on Biden and Senate Democrats to Condemn Antisemitic Extremism

“Welcome to Joe Biden’s World” U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference and called on Joe Biden and Senate Democrats to condemn the antisemitic extremism occurring on college campuses across the country following his visit yesterday to George Washington University’s protest encampment. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. “Yesterday morning, I left the beauty of Montana, Big Sky Country, and flew back to Washington, D.C., where I saw the ugliness of what’s going on at the GW campus. “What I saw yesterday was reprehensible. A statue of George Washington was covered with stickers that say,

Daines Condemns Biden Decision to Place Conditions on Aid to Israel

“The choice is simple: You’re either for Israel or you’re for Iran and their desire to exterminate Jews around the world.” U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined his Senate Republican colleagues today at a press conference denouncing President Biden’s decision to place conditions on lethal aid to Israel. The aid was approved by the House and Senate by an overwhelming bipartisan fashion. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. “Well, welcome to Joe Biden’s America. Tuesday morning, I left beautiful Big Sky country in Montana and flew back to Washington, D.C. I landed at DCA. My staff picked me up and we went on our

Daines Leads Letter to VA Following Recent Report that Veterans are Incapable of Making Their Own Health Care Decisions   

U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) led Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) in sending a letter today to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) highlighting concerns regarding the VA’s recent “Red Team” Executive Roundtable Report that only serves to reinforce questionable practices by the VA to the detriment of veterans. Discrepancies in the report highlight the VA’s unethical limitation of veteran access to community care networks. “This report’s criticism of the popularity of community care reflects the VA’s mentality that the average veteran is incapable of making their own health care decisions. These findings are indicative of

Daines Visits George Washington University’s Anti-Israel Encampment, Voices Support for Jewish Students

“This is Joe Biden’s America” U.S. Senator Steve Daines today visited George Washington University where radical, anti-Israel protestors have set up an illegal encampment. Daines then met with Jewish students to voice his support for them and condemn the acts of hatred that have exploded across the country. Daines also met with Rabbi Yudi Steiner of Rohr Chabad Center at George Washington University. Download TV elements HERE. “Antisemitism has no place in America, and I stand unequivocally with Jewish people from across our country and around the world. Jewish students at George Washington University told me they are afraid for their

Daines: Montanans Should Not be on the Hook For Antisemitic Criminals’ Student Loans

U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) in introducing the “No Bailouts for Campus Criminals Act” which would make any individual who is convicted of a state or federal offense in connection with a campus protest ineligible for any federal student loan relief. “The very universities that tout diversity and inclusion are enabling anti-Jew, pro-terror groups to wreak havoc on their campuses and harm Jewish students with violent, antisemitic threats. If any is student involved in a crime related to these immoral, un-American protests, their federal aid should be revoked. Freedom-loving Americans shouldn’t be on the hook to