Press Releases

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

Daines’ State of the Union Guest Tom Schrapps Heads to Washington, D.C.

U.S. SENATE – Today U.S. Senator Steve Daines’ State of the Union guest Tom Schrapps, who lost his son Reilly to fentanyl poisoning, left Butte, Montana, to head to Washington, D.C. ahead of the President’s address tomorrow night. “I look forward to having Tom in our nation’s capital to shine a light on the horrible fentanyl crisis that sadly took his son Reilly’s life and is plaguing Montana communities. I hope that the President will hear stories like Tom and Reilly’s and do everything he can to secure our southern border and stop the flood of dangerous drugs like fentanyl in

Daines Slams President Biden for Displaying Weakness on the World Stage on Fox & Friends

NEW YORK, NY—U.S. Senator Steve Daines appeared on Fox News’ Fox & Friends this morning to discuss President Biden’s mishandling of the Chinese spy balloon and the fentanyl crisis. Daines talked about Larry Mayer, the photographer for the Billings Gazette who took the first photos of the balloon. He also talked about the fentanyl crisis sweeping the country and how it is specifically affecting Montana. He talked about his guest for the State of the Union address this week, Tom Schrapps from Butte, MT, who lost his son to a fentanyl overdose. Excerpts of his appearance are below as well as the video of the full

Daines Joins All Republican Senators in Formally Challenging Biden WOTUS Rule Through Congressional Review Act

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, today joined all 48 of his Senate Republican colleagues in introducing a formal challenge to the Biden administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule through a Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution of disapproval. The resolution comes after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a new rule in December 2022 repealing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), and changing the definition of Waters of the United States in a way that will expand federal regulatory authority. “This rule was put together by unelected Biden administration bureaucrats and infringes on the rights of Montana

Daines Responds to Chinese Spy Balloon Over Montana on Fox News’ The Story with Martha MacCallum

BOZEMAN, MT—U.S. Senator Steve Daines appeared on Fox News’ The Story with Martha MacCallum today from Montana to discuss the Chinese spy balloon that floated over Montana this week. Daines discussed the letter he sent to Defense Secretary Austin last night demanding a full security briefing from the administration in the situation. Full transcript of the appearance below. Daines on the Biden Administration’s Weakness on the World Stage “Well, first of all, this has been a tremendous embarrassment for the United States of America. It’s one more example of the weakness of the Biden administration on the global stage. Their

Daines Praises Decision to Move Forward with Delisting Process for Grizzly Bear

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced its plan to move forward with the delisting process for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). “This is great news for Montana. The science is clear—it’s time to delist the grizzly bear. I’m glad to see Fish and Wildlife Service listen to science, Montanans, and Governor Gianforte to move forward with the process to delist the grizzly bear in the Northern Continental Divide and Greater Yellowstone Ecosystems,” Daines said.  Governor Greg Gianforte filed