Press Releases

Daines Demands Answers from Biden Administration on Gas Stove Ban

U.S. SENATE –U.S. Senator Steve Daines, in a letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, called on the Biden administration to provide a briefing to members of Congress on the Department of Energy’s proposed rule that would ban 96% of gas stoves. Daines’ letter comes after a recent exchange with Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Andrew Light at a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing that led to more confusion on the proposed rule. Daines expressed concern that the administration’s public statements regarding gas stoves do not match the proposed rule. “Assistant Secretary Light stated in response to my question

Daines, Zinke, Rosendale Urge Biden Admin to Appeal Anti-American Energy Ruling

(U.S. Congress) — Today U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Congressmen Ryan Zinke and Matt Rosendale sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland urging her to appeal the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent ruling that undermines Made-in-Montana energy and Montana jobs. “On February 10, 2023, the Montana District Court ruled against a long-standing Environmental Assessment which authorized Signal Peak Energy to mine federal, leased coal at the Bull Mountains Mine near Roundup, MT. If this ruling is not appealed and ultimately reversed, it will jeopardize high-paying local jobs, lead to economic harm in Montana and lost federal royalties, as well as further

Daines Remarks to Joint Session of Montana Legislature

Helena, MT — U.S. Senator Steve Daines will address a joint session of the Montana Legislature today at the invitation of Montana legislative leadership. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you Speaker Regier, members of the legislature, and statewide elected officials here today.  It’s a great honor to be speaking here in a room that holds so much history for our state.  When we woke up this morning, let’s remember that we woke up in the greatest country in the world, and we woke up in the greatest state in the country. As I grow older, I find

Daines Reacts to President Biden’s Comments on Spy Balloon and Shoot-Down of Unidentified Objects

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s remarks on the incursions into U.S. airspace: “President Biden continues to lead from behind. It took the president two weeks to address the American people after the spy balloon was spotted. We still do not know what the three objects were that we shot out of the sky and the President admitted today the administration has no plan to deal with this issue. I will continue to demand the administration address these and other important issues because right now President Biden is not providing for the safety

Daines Leads Colleagues to Crack Down on Anti-Second Amendment Woke Corporations

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines led a group of his colleagues today in introducing the “Firearm Industry Non-Discrimination Act” to stop the federal government from entering into contracts with entities that promote anti-Second Amendment policies. “The Constitution is clear—the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, especially not by woke corporations that are taking Montanans’ hard-earned taxpayer dollars. We must send a clear message to these anti-Second Amendment companies that infringing on Americans’ Constitutional rights is unacceptable,” Daines said. Read the “FIND Act” bill text HERE. Senators Jim Risch (Idaho), Cindy Hyde-Smith (Miss.), Roger Marshall (Kans.), Rick Scott (Fla.), Mike Crapo

At Senate Leadership Press Conference Daines Calls on Biden to Address Public After Spy Balloon and Flying Object Debacles

U.S. SENATE –U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered the following remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference highlighting his concerns with the aerial objects that have been shot down by the United States and calling on President Biden to address Montanans and the public following these security debacles.  “Sixty-five years ago, NORAD was founded. It was under the Eisenhower administration. For sixy-five years, NORAD had never identified an object and taken down an object out of the sky until ten days ago. And now we’ve seen three more objects downed, the results of NORAD’s detection just in the last five days.

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