Press Releases

Daines Helps Lead Effort to Block Biden Administration’s Rule Forcing Colstrip’s Closure

U.S. Senator Steve Daines, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, helped lead the introduction of a resolution to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing its new rule. The rule would impose costly and burdensome Obama-era regulations on coal-fired electric power plants, like Colstrip, forcing them to close, jeopardizing grid reliability and raising electricity costs for Montana families. “Joe Biden has been on an anti-energy warpath since day one of his Administration. Colstrip already meets rigorous filtering metrics, but this new rule will reverse practical health and safety standards put in place by President Trump and will force Colstrip to

Daines on Democrat Border Package: “This is a Political Stunt”

Calls Senate Democrats Out for Anti-Border Security Votes U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference calling out Senate Democrats for ignoring the southern border crisis until it became a political crisis. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. “Go back and watch the replays of what was going on in February of 2021 when Joe Biden reversed policies that were working to secure the southern border that President Trump put in place. “And now three and a half years later we’ve seen the Senate Democrats doing nothing to try to solve the border crisis that we

Daines Blasts Biden Administration for Allowing Deplorable Living Conditions for Disabled Veterans at Ft. Harrison

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today in response to news that disabled veterans were told their HUD and VA-endorsed living conditions at Ft. Harrison were dangerous enough to pose a health hazard and possibly force them to move. The Fort Harrison Veterans Residences Limited Partnership is an Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) facilitated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provides housing for disabled veterans and their families.  “Joe Biden failed our disabled veterans at Ft. Harrison today,” said Daines. “The Biden administration did not fulfill its most basic responsibility

Daines, Gianforte, Zinke, Rosendale Blast Biden Administration for Killing Made in Montana Energy, Shutting Down Future Coal Production

U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, Congressman Ryan Zinke and Congressman Matt Rosendale today released the following statements after the Biden administration released a new Resource Management Plan Amendment prohibiting future coal leases in eastern Montana through 2038. “Since Day One the Joe Biden administration has been on an anti-energy war path in an attempt to appease far-Left environmental groups,” said Daines. “Shutting down future coal production in eastern Montana will jeopardize our energy independence, raise costs for families and kill good-paying jobs.” “Every action taken by the Biden administration is driving up the cost of affordable energy and threatening

Daines Grills FDIC Chair on Toxic Workplace Double Standard

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today at a Senate Banking hearing grilled Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Martin Gruenberg on the recent investigation into a toxic workplace at the FDIC. The report found that the agency, under Gruenberg’s leadership, has been plagued with sexual harassment and assault, bullying, discrimination and brazen misconduct. Daines pressed Chairman Gruenberg on President Biden’s pledge to fire employees engaging in misconduct: Senator Daines: On day one of his Administration, President Biden said, and I quote, “If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect or talk down to someone, I promise you

Daines to President Biden: “Stop Letting the American Left Dictate Your Foreign Policy”

“It’s time for Joe Biden and Senate Democrats to stop worrying about their reelection and start worrying about America’s security.” U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference, calling on President Biden and Senate Democrats to prioritize American security over appeasing pro-Hamas protestors. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. “President Biden, stop letting the American Left dictate your foreign policy. Campus protests and threats and intimidation of Jewish students has now turned into graduation walkouts. This weekend we saw walkouts, we saw demonstrations at Duke, Virginia Commonwealth, the University of North Carolina, among others, all in protest of

Daines Demands Washington Commanders Make It Right with Wetzel Family, Honor Native American Heritage

“Make no mistake, this logo was inspired and envisioned by Wetzel as a tribute to Native Americans. It is not a caricature. It is a depiction of pride and strength. Of courage and honor.” U.S. Senator Steve Daines, ranking member of the Senate National Parks subcommittee, today highlighted the story of Blackie Wetzel and the origins of the Redskins logo. Daines then demanded that the Washington Commanders football team and the National Football League (NFL) work with the Wetzel family to honor this legacy and Native American communities. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. For TV elements click HERE. For pictures from the hearing,

Daines Leads Effort to Overturn Biden Rule Shutting Down Small Oil & Gas Producers

U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) led a group of his Republican colleagues in introducing a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) recent Fluid Mineral Leases and Leasing Process. This new rule would significantly raise royalties, rates, minimum bids, costs and bonding requirements for oil and gas producers on federal lands making it virtually impossible for small energy producers to continue to operate. “Joe Biden set out on an anti-American energy war path on Day One, and ever since Montana’s small oil and gas producers have been a target. This new BLM rule will drive