Press Releases

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

Daines: Joe Biden Made Everything Worse

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference highlighting President Biden’s failures on the southern border, economy and national security since taking office. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. “We weren’t here on Groundhog Day, but I was having some Jimmy Carter flashbacks on Groundhog Day because you start looking at the numbers… Joe Biden’s approval numbers are now the worst of any president, even Jimmy Carter. In fact, you have to go back 75 years to find a president with lower approval numbers. “NBC had him at 37 percent this past week. Gallup at 39

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

Highlighting importance of higher education in Indian Country 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 help support young Montanans and equip students with the tools they need to succeed. This week, we’re glad to celebrate and recognize the great work of the students, teachers, and staff at tribal colleges across the Treasure State,” Daines said. “Montana is fortunate to be home to seven outstanding Tribal Colleges and Universities – the most of any state

Daines Demands Answers from Biden Administration after 19 Months of Radio Silence on SkyWest Charter’s Commuter Application

Calls for Review of SkyWest’s Commuter Authority Request Amidst Ongoing Pilot Shortages U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs Carol Petsonk today demanding answers from the Biden administration on its failure to review SkyWest Charter’s (SWC) application for Commuter Air Carrier Authorization. Montana communities, especially Butte and West Yellowstone, rely on small community air service to connect them with the rest of the state and nation. SWC’s application has sat unresolved at the agency for 19 months. “I write today regarding my ongoing concerns with the impact declining access to small community air service

Daines Opposes Senate Border Bill

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today opposing the Senate’s emergency supplemental funding bill: “President Biden could have secured the border on Day One of his presidency and chose not to and the disastrous results speak for themselves. Reversing the effective policies of President Trump turned the southern border into one of the biggest national security risks in our country’s history with illegals streaming across who are on the FBI’s terror watch list as well as from countries that are designated as state sponsors of terror.    “Fixing this crisis demands more than the ‘border never closes’

Daines Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Spy Balloon Debacle

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of Montanan Larry Mayer spotting the Chinese spy balloon over Billings, Montana. For a year, Daines has been working to hold the Biden administration responsible for this egregious breach of national security. “One year ago today the country became aware of a Chinese spy balloon flying directly over our country, including over Malmstrom’s missile fields housing the most powerful nuclear weapons on the planet. Despite the Biden administration’s attempts to cover it up and hide it from the American people, Larry Mayer of Billings spotted the

Daines to President Biden: “C’mon Man!”

Slams Biden for Creating Border Crisis, Refusing to Secure Southern Border WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming President Biden for rolling back policies that kept the southern border secure and doing nothing to resolve the border crisis. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. “Good news usually never breaks on a Friday night, especially from the Biden administration. Usually what they’re breaking on Friday night are the border numbers, but not this past Friday.  “This past Friday was a statement from the President that says, he needs a bill, and I quote, ‘that would

Daines Stands Up for Law-Abiding Montana Gun Owners

Joins Republican Colleagues in Filing Brief with Supreme Court Opposing a Ban on Bump Stocks U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined a group of his Republican colleagues and multiple legal experts in filing an amici curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Garland v. Cargill. The brief asserts the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) ban on bump stocks under the National Firearms Act is not only an egregious violation of Montanans’ right to bear arms but also represents a dangerous new frontier of federal bureaucrats interpreting federal law in expansive new ways Congress clearly did not intend, including by