Press Releases

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

Daines Stands Up for Montanans’ Fourth Amendment Privacy Rights

 U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement after voting against reauthorizing the federal government’s surveillance powers under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence and Surveillance Act (FISA): “While there’s no question that the United States should collect intelligence on suspected terrorists who are overseas and may be communicating with individuals in our country, the federal government should not be using foreign intelligence powers to collect Americans’ personal data. Yet time after time we have seen FISA abused and Americans’ information unacceptably accessed without a warrant.” “I voted against reauthorizing Section 702 because it failed to fully protect Americans’ Fourth

Daines’ Bipartisan National Park Week Resolution Passes U.S. Senate

Senator Steve Daines led a bipartisan resolution designating April 20, 2024, through April 28, 2024, as National Park Week. To start the celebration, entrance into all national park units will be free Saturday, April 20. “Montana is home to some of the world’s best and most beautiful national parks, recreation areas, battlefields and historic sites. Preserving these treasures means preserving the beauty and history that sets us apart, which is why each year we mark this week National Park Week. I’ll always work to preserve our parks for future generations to explore and enjoy,” said Daines. Saturday, April 20: Discovery. Entrance fees are waived on April 20.Sunday, April

Daines Blasts Biden Administration for Climate-Driven Land Use Rule

“Nothing is Safe from the Biden Administration’s Climate Agenda” U.S. Senator Steve Daines blasted the Biden administration’s new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule today, which violates the statutory multiple use requirements on federal lands, effectively making them unusable and hurting Montana farmers and ranchers.   “Nothing is safe from the Biden administration’s climate agenda. First they came for our gas stoves then they told us they wanted us to drive electric cars and semis and now they are taking grazing land from Montana farmers and ranchersand it’s all in the name of climate change. Despite the Administration’s claim, this rule is anything but balanced. It violates the ‘multiple-use

Daines Hails House Passage of Bill Redesignating Houthis as Foreign Terrorist Organization

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today hailed passage of the “Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act” to redesignate Ansarallah, more commonly known as the Houthis, as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) given their actions to destabilize the region, the security threat they pose to the U.S. and most recently, their involvement in the ongoing conflict in Israel.  “The Houthis are a terror organization funded by Iran, and Iran’s unprecedented direct attack on Israel this weekend means it’s even more important that we redesignate them as such. Doing so will send a strong message to our allies and the terrorists alike