Press Releases

Daines Celebrates Passage of Bill to Honor Montana’s Last Pearl Harbor Survivor

Bill will rename Butte VA Clinic after Charlie Dowd U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that his bill to designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butte, Montana, as the Charlie A. Dowd VA Clinic passed out of the U.S. Senate. Charlie Dowd passed away in March 2023 and was Montana’s last survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Dowd was an advocate for his fellow veterans and dedicated to preserving the memory of the events of World War II and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Dowd was an active member of the Pearl Harbor

Daines: Joe Biden’s Border Crisis Hits the Flathead

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today regarding reports that illegal immigrants from Venezuela were transported to Flathead County: “This is not difficult to understand: Joe Biden’s national security border crisis has now hit the Flathead. Joe Biden and Senate Democrats failed to secure the border and now Montanans can see that failure firsthand. Once again, I call on Joe Biden and his Democrat allies in Congress to secure the border.”

Daines Condemns Antisemitic Protests, Calls for Defunding of Universities Allowing Violence Against Jewish Students

“This Kind of Hate Has No Place in America.” U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference calling on the Biden administration and Senate Democrats to join him in condemning the antisemitic pro-terror mobs threatening Jewish students on college campuses throughout the country. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. “The outbreak of antisemitism on college campuses across America right now at this moment is reprehensible. This kind of hate has no place in America. And I’ve got to point out the hypocrisy here. These elite universities, they tout diversity and inclusion as long as Jewish students

Daines Expresses Serious Concern about USPS Decision to Move Missoula Operations Out of State

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today expressing concern regarding the United States Postal Service (USPS) decision to move a portion of its Missoula operation out of state: “I have serious concerns about mail delivery and potential job losses in MT as a result of this decision and will be pressing the Postal Service for answers and urging them to reconsider this decision,” said Daines.

Daines Slams Biden EPA Chief for Attacking Montana’s Colstrip Power Plant

“Now we know the Biden administration will flat out lie in order to enact its climate agenda.” U.S. Senator Steve Daines, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement today in response to Biden administration Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan accusing Montana’s Colstrip Power Plant of “cheating the system” on clean air quality standards: “The Biden administration’s accusation that Colstrip is ‘cheating the system’ is a reprehensible lie and an attack on Montanans and our Montana way of life. The crushing mandates and regulations the Biden EPA issued last week were bad enough.

Daines Calls for End to Anti-Semitic Targeting on College Campuses

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined 26 of his Senate Republican colleagues in sending a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, urging them to restore order to campuses that have been effectively shut down by anti-Semitic mobs that are targeting Jewish students. The Senators requested Attorney General Garland and Secretary Cardona provide an update on efforts to protect Jewish students by Wednesday. April 24. “You need to take action to restore order and protect Jewish students on our college campuses. President Biden issued a statement on Sunday, purporting to condemn the outbreak of anti-Semitism.

Daines: Biden Administration Regulations on Power Plants Will Kill Jobs and Risk American Energy Security

“Today’s Announcement Ensures No One Will Be Able to Charge Anything President Biden is Mandating We Use” U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today in response to the Biden administration EPA issuing four massive regulations that will effectively shut down traditional sources of energy across the country: “Today’s announcement from Biden’s EPA will kill hundreds of thousands of jobs, risk American energy security and ensure no one will be able to charge anything President Biden is mandating we use, whether it be electric stoves, cars or semis,” said Daines. “President Biden is forcing the country to move to electric power and is now

Daines Statement on President Biden’s Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Montana

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s nomination of Danna Jackson as Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Montana: “Federal judges in Montana are crushing our way of life because they legislate from the bench. Montanans want judges who will bring balance to our courts and uphold the Constitution. Unfortunately, President Biden failed to seriously consult with me prior to making this nomination. This is inexcusable and a missed opportunity. I look forward to reviewing Ms. Jackson’s background and record to evaluate if this nomination is the right fit for Montana.”

Daines Introduces Amendment to Prevent Cell Service Loss in Rural Montana Communities

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced an amendment to the foreign aid emergency funding bill that would fully fund the “Rip and Replace” program that would remove Chinese components from the United States’ wireless communications systems. Without full funding, wireless and broadband providers across the United States will be saddled with billions of dollars in costs that could result in service blackouts and companies closing down, including many in eastern Montana. “Wireless security is national security, said Daines. “To that end, removing Chinese telecom equipment from our wireless networks is a matter of national security. Rural providers must have the resources and ability to