Press Releases

Daines, Zinke Blast Biden VA for Prioritizing Woke Agenda

Call for Termination of VA Bureaucrat Responsible for Directive to Remove Iconic World War II V-J Day in Times Square Photograph from VA Facilities U.S. CONGRESS — U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Ryan Zinke (MT-01) today blasted President Biden’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for prioritizing a woke agenda instead of focusing on the care of our nation’s veterans. Daines and Zinke sent a letter to VA Secretary Denis McDonough demanding accountability after an official VA memorandum directing the removal of the iconic V-J Day in TimesSquare photograph from VA health care facilities was released. Full letter below. Dear Secretary McDonough, We write today demanding

Daines, Zinke, Rosendale Call for Expedited Review of Montana Mines

U.S. CONGRESS — U.S. Senator Steve Daines, along with Congressman Ryan Zinke (MT-01) and Matt Rosendale (MT-02), sent a letter today urging the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) to expeditiously finish the needed environmental reviews for the Bull Mountains, Spring Creek and Rosebud mines. The lawmakers also pressed OSMRE on the continued delays could have a devastating impact on Montana communities. Key excerpt from the letter follows: “For example, the Bull Mountains Mine is a substantial economic driver in Musselshell and Yellowstone Counties and is the lifeblood of many rural communities in southcentral Montana. Yet, OSMRE currently estimates that

Daines Bipartisan Resolution to Establish National FFA Week Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE — Senator Steve Daines’ bipartisan resolution to establish February 17-24, 2024 as National FFA Week unanimously passed the U.S. Senate. Daines issued the following statement and video. “Montana’s FFA students are some of the best and brightest in our state, and they’re the future leaders of the ag industry in Montana and across the country. Each year I’m proud to help introduce a resolution to recognize the amazing work FFA does across Montana to continue our rich heritage.” The resolution highlights the important role of the National FFA Organization in developing the next generation of leaders by providing educational and career

Daines Announces Malmstrom to Receive Grey Wolf Helicopter Upgrade in March

Long-awaited Move Follows Years of Advocacy by Daines U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Malmstrom Air Force Base will receive the MH-139 “Grey Wolf” helicopter upgrade replacing the Vietnam-era UH-1N “Huey’s” in March. Malmstrom will be the first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) base in the country to receive this critical upgrade. The news follows Daines’ direct request and extensive work since 2020 to secure the upgraded helicopters for Montana. “Montana has the best airmen and facilities in the country and the Grey Wolf will be right at home at Malmstrom. I was proud to start advocating for the replacement of

Daines Statement Opposing Senate Emergency Spending Bill

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement today after voting against the Senate’s emergency spending bill: “Our southern border is a crisis of the Biden administration’s own making. President Biden made it worse on Day One of his presidency by reversing President Trump’s policies that helped make it secure. The results speak for themselves with illegals who are on the FBI’s terror watch list and from countries designated as state sponsors of terror streaming across and overwhelming our border patrol agents. “While I support providing lethal aid for Israel, Taiwan and Ukraine, I voted against the emergency

Daines Urges USPS to Continue Service in Missoula

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy urging the United States Postal Service (USPS) to maintain current operations in Missoula to protect jobs and improve mail service in the community. “I write to express my concerns regarding the United State Postal Service’s (USPS) current Mail Processing Facility Review (MPFR) of the Missoula Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC). I have serious concerns about potential out of state mail routing as well as any possibility of job losses in Missoula. While I appreciate the efforts of the USPS to modernize and improve services, I urge

Daines Gives Biden Admin Reality Check on Financial Burden of Dam Breaching

U.S. Senate – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today insisted President Biden’s Department of Energy (DOE) address the financial burden that breaching the lower Snake River dams would have on Montanans. The demand comes after months of the Biden administration attempting to usurp congressional authority and move toward dam breaching. “It is disconcerting to note the proposed agreement is already being celebrated as a ‘roadmap’ for lower Snake River dam breaching […] despite the fact the administration has acknowledged only Congress has the authority to remove federal dams . . . While the analyses of cost implications of breaching the LSRDs have so far

Daines Accuses Biden Administration of Playing Politics with U.S. Energy

Pausing U.S. LNG Export Permitting Panders to Radical Climate Activists at Expense of Working Families U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, delivered the following opening statement today at the committee’s hearing examining the administration’s pause on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export approvals. Daines recently joined a letter with his Republican colleagues to President Biden and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm urging the administration to stop their shortsighted pause and immediately resume consideration of LNG Export applications. Below is a transcript of Daines’ statement: Watch Daines’ remarks HERE.  “I didn’t think I’d live to see the day where you’d

Daines Discusses Biden’s Southern Border Crisis on Fox News’ The Story With Martha MacCallum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Fox News’ The Story With Martha MacCallum to discuss President Biden’s southern border crisis. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. Daines on the Biden-Created Border Crisis: Now, Martha, here’s the truth and here are the facts: the reason you’ve got the White House and President Biden doing a tap dance at the moment is because President Biden’s approval numbers at this point in his presidency are the worst in 75 years of American history. He’s below Jimmy Carter numbers at this point and the number one issue is the border that’s controlled by the Mexican cartels that’s out of