Press Releases

Daines Calls on Biden to Freeze $6 Billion Iran Transfer Following Terror Attacks on Israel from Iranian-Backed Hamas

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined a group of his Republican colleagues to call on President Biden and his administration to immediately freeze the Iranian accounts containing the $6 billion dollars that was a part of a ransom deal President Biden made with Iran. “To stand by and allow Iran access to these funds as Hamas infiltrates Israel and murders, rapes, and mutilates countless Israelis is unconscionable. Your administration claims these funds are only available for humanitarian use, but money is fungible, and there is a significant risk they could be used to further efforts by Iran or Hamas against Israel. Moreover, allowing $6 billion to flow into

Daines to Visit Southern Border Tomorrow

Will Tour Texas Border, Migrant Processing Center, Receive Briefing from Customs and Border Patrol BROWNSVILLE, TX – U.S. Senator Steve Daines will be visiting McAllen and Brownsville, Texas, on Wednesday, October 11th to get a firsthand look at the southern border crisis, tour a migrant processing facility and receive briefings from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. Daines issued the following statement. “The crisis on our southern border is breaking records left and right and make no mistake, it is a direct result of President Biden’s reckless, irresponsible open-border policies. The flood of illegal immigrants and deadly drugs is turning every state into a border state and

Daines Sounds the Alarm on President Biden’s Southern Border Crisis

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming President Biden’s disastrous open border policies. To watch Daines’ remarks, click HERE. “So, we’ve talked a lot about the border crisis. If there should be a fire alarm pulled right now, it is the alarm that we’re seeing on the southern border with some 11,000 illegal crossings happening every day in this country. Make no mistake, the crisis that we’re witnessing is a direct result, there’s cause and effect, because of Joe Biden’s failed open border policies. “Look at any illegal apprehension chart, you’ll see we hit

Daines Votes to Avoid Government Shutdown

Supports Funding to Keep National Parks Open, Continue Pay for Military and Border Patrol U.S. SENATE – U.S.Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after voting to support the short-term continuing budget resolution, avoid a government shutdown and ensure our military and border patrol agents get paid. “Shutting down the government is not the answer to Congress’ fiscal insanity and it only hurts Montanans,” said Daines.“I voted to keep the government open, keep our National Parks open, pay our military and border patrol agents and continue a much-deserved increase in pay for our Montana wildland firefighters. Montanans should never have to pay the price for Congress’ broken budget process. I will

Daines Statement on the Passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein

U.S. SENATE – U.S.Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the news of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s passing. “I am deeply saddened by the news of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s passing. Aside from being a trailblazer in public service, Dianne was my friend. I enjoyed the strong bipartisan relationship Senator Feinstein and I shared, and am thankful to have worked with her on important causes for both Montana and California, including forest management. “Dianne’s decades of work for the people of California reflect her true sense of service and her legacy will continue to inspire Americans everywhere. Cindy and I send our heartfelt condolences

Daines Highlights Need to Eliminate U.S. Reliance on China’s Critical Minerals 

Minerals Found in Semiconductors, Electric Vehicles and More Make U.S. Reliant on China  U.S. SENATE – U.S.Senator Steve Daines today at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing highlighted the importance of supporting domestic mining and reducing the United States’ reliance on China and Russia. Daines pressed Biden administration officials on their policies that are making it harder to mine domestically. Daines on the importance of decreasing reliance on China: To watch Daines’ full remarks, click HERE. “Behind me is the U.S. Geological Survey’s most recent graph showing the United States mineral import reliance, and this came comes right out of the report…Of the

Daines Takes IRS Nominee to Task Over Great Falls Gun Shop Raid, New Army of Agents

U.S. SENATE – U.S.Senator Steve Daines today at a Senate Finance hearing took President Biden’s nominee for Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to task over the IRS’ lack of transparency surrounding the raid of Highwood Creek Outfitters in Great Falls on June 14th. Daines also questioned Biden’s nominee on the IRS’ plan to use their new 87,000 agents to go after hardworking Montana families. Click HERE to watch Senator Daines’ remarks. Daines on the Highwood Creek Outfitters Raid: “On June 14 of 2023 heavily armed, in fact, 20 heavily armed IRS agents entered the Highwood Creek Outfitters store in Great Falls, Montana, and seized boxes of ATF forms

Daines: Biden is a Record-Breaking President

Slams Biden for record-high illegal border crossings To watch Daines’ remarks, click HERE. U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming President Biden for his record-breaking southern border crisis. “Joe Biden is a record-breaking president. Record high inflation. Record high gas prices. Record high illegal border crossings. And this administration who, ‘brought back transparency,’ conveniently disclosed the August border numbers in a Friday evening news dump when they thought nobody was paying attention, and I can see why they wanted the American people to miss this. “New numbers show President Biden’s southern border

Daines’ SAFER Banking Act is Headed to the Floor

Bill Would Ensure Energy Companies and Firearm Manufacturers Have Access to Financial Institutions U.S. SENATE – U.S.Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after his bipartisan “SAFER Banking Act” passed the Banking Committee with bipartisan support. “The ‘SAFER Banking Act’ is a win-win for our Montana communities. On one hand, it’s about keeping our Montana communities safe, reducing the risk of crime and providing much-needed clarity for law enforcement officers. It’s also about protecting legal business’ access to financial institutions. Whether it’s a legal cannabis business, a legal gun manufacturer or a legal energy company, no Montana business should be shut out of banks or credit unions because of ideological