Press Releases

On Sean Hannity Radio Show Daines Says it’s Time for President Biden to Address the American People about Latest Military Shoot-Downs

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines appeared on Sean Hannity’s radio show today to discuss the latest shoot-downs on flying objects over the United States and Canada over the past eight days. Excerpts of the interview are below. Listen to full interview HERE. Daines on the Billings Gazette and Photographer Larry Mayer Breaking the Chinese Spy Balloon Story “And you also pointed out something that needs to be reemphasized had it not been for Larry Mayer, he’s a photographer with the Billings Gazette in Billings, Montana. He got the picture of that spy balloon on a telephoto camera and posted on

Daines Says it’s Time for President Biden to Assure the American People in Wake of Shoot-Downs of Objects Over Weekend

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Steve Daines appeared on Fox News with Martha MacCallum today to discuss the news over the weekend that the United States shot down more flying objects. Daines on the Historical Significance of the Shoot-downs “I think we need to step back and look at the historical significance of what’s going on. NORAD was founded in 1958. That was sixty-five years ago under the Eisenhower administration. For sixty-five years NORAD has never exercised taking something out of the sky. Sixty-five years, never once. NORAD has responsibilities for Alaska, for Canada and for the lower forty-eight. In the

Daines, King Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Gateway Communities That Serve National Park Visitors

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Angus King (I-Maine), the Ranking Member and Chairman, respectively, of the Senate’s National Parks Subcommittee, introduced the bipartisan “Gateway Community and Recreation Enhancement Act”. The bipartisan bill will support gateway communities and address challenges facing national parks and public lands like increased visitation and housing shortages, boosting visitation at lesser-known parks and recreation areas and requires a digital version of the America the Beautiful annual pass. “Montana’s national parks and public lands are the crown jewels of the United States, and our Montana gateway communities know firsthand the benefits and the challenges they bring. Just as we protect our great

Daines, Tester Introduce Resolution Designating National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week

U.S. SENATE – Today, U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester led a bipartisan group of colleagues in designating the week beginning February 5th as “National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week” to highlight the importance of higher education in Indian Country. “Montana’s Tribal Colleges support, inspire and cultivate the next generation of Montana’s leaders. Just like the Tribes themselves, Tribal Colleges are an integral part of our Montana way of life. I am glad to recognize the work they do to serve Montana students,” said Daines. “Montana’s Tribal Colleges and Universities provide a top-notch education to Montana’s students and prepare them to make a

Prior to Security Briefing, Daines Releases List of Questions for Biden Administration Officials

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following list of questions that remain unanswered regarding the Chinese spy balloon that crossed the United States from January 28 to February 4, 2023, spending eight days in American airspace. Daines will receive a security briefing later today from Biden Administration officials where he hopes the questions below will be answered. Daines viewed Top Secret information from the administration earlier this week but many of his questions still remain unanswered. “This situation raises a number of national security concerns and has been a tremendous embarrassment for the United States. The Biden administration’s

Daines Talks Twitter Censorship as well as Biden and Senate Democrats’ Woke Energy Policies on Fox Business’ Varney & Co

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Steve Daines appeared on Fox Business’ Varney & Co today to talk about being censored on Twitter and react to President Biden’s comments on energy policy at the State of the Union Address last night. Daines on Twitter Censorship “We were notified, without out any prior warning that we’re going to have our Twitter account shut down and censored Monday night about 11 p.m. By the way, I put that picture up on my profile back in early January and without any warning, we were shut down on Monday night. In fact, the message we got and I’m reading it from the Twitter policy

Daines Calls on Biden Admin to Protect Montanans’ Access to Medicare Advantage Program

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined a group of bipartisan colleagues in sending a letter to the Biden administration urging continued support for the Medicare Advantage program, which provides quality health care to millions of American seniors and people with disabilities and over 60,000 Montanans. “The number of Americans who choose Medicare Advantage continues to grow each year, with enrollment doubling over the last decade, resulting in Medicare Advantage serving nearly 50 percent of individuals eligible for Medicare,” the Senators wrote. “…In 2023, average Medicare Advantage premiums will fall to a 16-year low of $18 per month and beneficiaries will have

Daines Reacts to President Biden’s State of the Union Address

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s State of the Union address: “President Biden has surely had a record-breaking year. Soaring gas and food prices continue to cripple the budgets of Montana families, record illegal crossings on our southern border continue to make our nation’s fentanyl crisis worse, and China continues to challenge our sovereignty and security seemingly with ease. No one in Montana was fooled by the President trying to whitewash his record. It is time for the President and Senate Democrats to stop putting the radical Left above the needs

Daines Goes to Twitter Jail Over Montana Hunting Picture, Thanks Elon Musk for Reinstatement

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after his Twitter account was locked because of his profile picture of him and his wife hunting and later restored after Elon Musk announced changes to Twitter policy. Download the picture HERE. “I am grateful Elon Musk reached out to me to resolve this issue and am glad that he recognizes that free speech is a bedrock of our country, and acted quickly to reinstate my Twitter account after being made aware of its suspension. The initial ban over the profile photo of my wife and me after a successful Montana antelope hunt was