Press Releases

Daines Statement on Democrats’ Dismissal of Biden Border Chief’s Impeachment Trial

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today after every single Senate Democrat voted to block a full trial into the impeachment of President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas: “The crisis at our southern border is the number one issue for Americans today, and rightfully so. It’s no longer an immigration debate, it is a severe national security threat. Each month more and more illegals who are on the FBI’s terror watch list stream across the border, with many coming from nations designated by President Biden’s own State Department as state sponsors of terrorism. “And

Daines Takes on Biden Administration For Downplaying Effects of Indefinite Pause to LNG Exports

Calls Administration’s Energy Policy “Radical Ideology” and “Out of Step with the American People” U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today criticized Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholmin a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing for downplaying the Biden administration’s indefinite pause on liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports and its radical plans to phase out fossil fuels. Watch the exchange HERE. Senator Daines: It’s been two and a half months since President Biden paused LNG exports in order to study their impacts. We are no closer to knowing when this pause will be lifted or if it ever will be lifted. If DOE follows the facts and

Daines Statement on Iran’s Unprecedented Direct Attack Against Israel

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today regarding Iran’s unprecedented direct attack against Israel: “I condemn Iran’s unprecedented direct attack against Israel in the strongest possible terms. I also thank our brave men and women who helped defend Israel and our security priorities.  “President Biden has done nothing but project weakness against the Iranian regime since he took office, starting with reversing President Trump’s policy of maximum pressure on Iran, attempting to pay the Iranian regime $6 billion in a prisoner swap and recently allowing the UN sanctions on Iran’s drones and ballistic missiles to expire. These are

Daines Demands Transparency, Accountability, Calls on Schumer to Hold Full Impeachment Trial for Secretary Mayorkas  

 U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined his colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) calling on the Senate to fulfill its constitutional duty by holding a trial to consider the impeachment of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “The House of Representatives has considered this evidence and impeached Secretary Mayorkas.  Our constitutional duty requires the Senate to hold a trial. In every previous congressional impeachment of the past 227 years, Congress has been faithful to the process set out by the framers… Never before has the Senate abandoned this duty, even when certain members believed the basis

Daines Blasts Biden Administration Oil and Gas Regulations

“It’s clear the administration will stop at nothing to appease the climate lobby at the expense of the pocketbooks of working families” U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today blasting the Biden administration’s new regulation on oil and gas leasing on federal lands: “President Biden’s economic and energy policies led to the highest inflation our country has seen in 40 years and as we saw this week, high prices of energy, food and shelter show no signs of letting up. Instead of changing its approach the administration continues to double down on policies championed by climate activists and the far left.

Daines Lauds Delivery Date for New C-130J Fleet to Malmstrom

U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced today that the 120th Airlift Wing in Great Falls will start to receive the new C-130J model Super Hercules cargo aircraft in 2026. The announcement follows years of Daines advocating for Montana to serve as the home to one of the military’s newest aircraft. Daines paid special tribute to the leadership of Governor Greg Gianforte and Major General J. Peter Hronek, Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard for playing a critical role in the decision. “This is great news for Malmstrom, Great Falls and all of Montana,” said Daines. “The new C-130s will be right at home in Montana

Daines Leads Opposition to Biden Administration’s Attempt to Increase Regulation on Montana Oil Production

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines led a measure challenging the Biden Administration’s rule that would force more burdensome regulations on new and existing Montana oil production. This new set of regulations would cause prices to skyrocket, first for Montana producers, then for Montana consumers. “President Biden will stop at nothing to appease the far-Left environmental groups who want to shut down domestic energy production, and the results are devastating to Montana’s small energy producers. We must put a stop to Biden’s heavy-handed regulations that are bad for our pocketbooks, America’s energy security and our national security.” Daines said. Read the

Daines Tech Bills One Step Closer to Becoming Law

Bill to Support Multi-Cloud Technology, Bill to Modernize DHS Technology Pass Out of Senate Committee U.S. SENATE – Today two of U.S. Senator Steve Daines’ bipartisan bills passed out of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. Daines’ “Multi-Cloud Innovation and Advancement Act” modernizes and streamlines the adoption of cloud computing technology in federal agencies and Daines’ “BEST Technology for the Homeland Act” reauthorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to extend its use of a procurement tool for acquiring leading-edge technology. “Ensuring our federal government has access to the latest cutting-edge technology helps bolster our national security, increase efficiency, spur innovation and

Daines Highlights Devastating Impact of Substance Abuse, Seeks Treatment Solutions at Roundtable

Montanan from Rimrock Foundation in Billings Shares Experience with Participants U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, today highlighted the devastating impact of substance abuse and the opioid epidemic and discussed how to best support treatment and care for patients at a roundtable. Daines also invited Dr. Malcolm Horn from the Rimrock Foundation in Billings, Montana, to participate in the roundtable and share her expertise in treating patients with substance use and opioid addictions.  Watch Daines’ opening remarks and introduction of Dr. Horn HERE. “Today’s topic is arguably one of the most relevant and maybe the