Press Releases

At Senate Leadership Press Conference, Daines Slams Biden Administration for Diverting Air Marshals to Southern Border

Calls for Congress to Pass Policy Changes to Address Root of Border Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming the Biden administration for pulling Federal air marshals from flight service and deploying them to the southern border instead of addressing the southern border crisis with real policy changes. To watch Daines’ remarks, click HERE. “Well yesterday, I was at my home airport getting ready to get on a plane to head back to Washington, D.C. By the way, Montana is beautiful, and as I was spending a little time before I

Daines Holds Videocall with Montana Farmers Volunteering in Israel

“Whether it’s helping a neighbor in need down the road, across the country or in this case halfway around the world, Montanans step up.” U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today held a videocall with three Montana farmers who are in Israel assisting Israeli farmers who are called into military service amidst the country’s war with the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas. John Plocher of Hamilton, Montana, and Ezekiel and Yosef Strain of Augusta, Montana, went to Israel through the HaYovel volunteer organization and are in the Judea and Samaria region. The Montana farmers are helping on Israeli farms since many Israeli farmers are being called into

Daines: Air Marshals are for Safeguarding our Skies, Not Cleaning up Biden’s Southern Border Crisis

Calls on Biden Administration to Recall Air Marshals from Border During Busiest Travel Season of the Year U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to immediately recall Federal air marshals (FAMs) from the southern border and return them to air service in order to protect flying Americans. “I am writing with great concern for the potential impacts the diversion of air marshals of the Federal Air Marshal Service from our nation’s skies to the U.S. southern border may pose to air travel Federal air marshals (FAMs) serve a critical role in ensuring

Daines Warns Biden Admin that One-Sided Dam Breaching Effort Doomed to Fail Chastises Effort to Usurp Congressional Authority, Ignore Science and Community Opinions

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, along with Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), sent a letter to President Biden regarding severe concerns over the administration’s efforts to breach the lower Snake River dams.  The effort, outlined in September in the “Memorandum on Restoring Healthy and Abundant Salmon, Steelhead, and Other Native Fish Populations in the Columbia River Basin,” highlighted the goal of salmon restoration. However, the memo ignores Congressional authority over the dams, scientific data that supports the current state of the dams, the views of regional partners and the affects it will have on Montanans.  “Congress – and Congress alone – can

Daines on Fox Business’ Kudlow Slams Biden’s Weakness on the World Stage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Larry Kudlow on Fox Business’ Kudlow slamming Biden’s weakness on the world stage as he focuses on appeasement and climate instead of securing the southern border. Watch the interview HERE. Daines on Biden’s Skewed Priorities Larry, just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, it did in the last 24 hours when the Biden administration lifts the sanctions so the Iraqis can buy another $10 billion of Iranian oil. Larry, you can’t make this up. As I was watching what happened today, watching that meeting in San Francisco between Xi and Biden, as he was flying across the country, he should

Daines on Fox News’s America Reports: “President Biden is Weak and it Emboldens the Chinese, the Iranians and the Russians”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Fox New’s America Reports to discuss the ongoing fight against terrorism in Israel and Daines’ first-hand experience in the Hezbollah terror tunnels. He also discussed President Biden’s meeting with Xi Jinping and called out the President for his weakness on the world stage. Watch the interview HERE. Daines on Terror Tunnels You take a look at Hamas and the tunnels in Gaza, I’ve seen those before several years ago. What’s not being talked enough about are the tunnels dug by Hezbollah – another Iranian terror group. These are right near the Lebanon border; these are 80

Daines Requests Update from Biden Administration on Spy Balloon Investigation

Ahead of Biden-Xi Meeting, Says American People Need Answers U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray today requesting an update on the investigation into how China used U.S. technology on the spy balloon that flew over Montana and the rest of the United States in February. The FBI was tasked with investigating how U.S. technology ended up on the spy balloon but so far has not provided an update to Congress. The letter states in part: “As President Biden prepares to meet Xi Jinping in San Francisco, it is imperative that the administration prioritize the safety and security

Daines Pushes for Expanded Telehealth Services at Senate Hearing

Montana Witness Says Telehealth Services Help Address Workforce Shortages U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines at a Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee hearing discussed the importance of expanding telehealth services, especially for rural states like Montana. Watch Daines’ opening remarks HERE. “In rural states like Montana…telehealth has completely changed the game in terms of health care access. At our rural health care hearing earlier this year, I highlighted that two of the most challenging barriers to accessing care in rural states are distance and transportation, we might add weather at times with our Montana winters. With the ability to receive care virtually

At Senate Banking Hearing, Daines Presses Regulators on New Anti-Small Business Rule

New Regulation Would Hurt Montana Small Businesses U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today at a Senate Banking hearing pressed the Federal Reserve (Fed) Vice Chairman Michael Barr about the new Basel III Endgame proposal that would limit credit availability to Montana small businesses and Montana farmers and ranchers. Earlier this week, Daines joined his Republican colleagues in urging the Fed to immediately withdraw this proposal. Watch Daines’ opening remarks HERE. “This proposal will limit credit availability to small businesses. I’m hearing it in both ears from our businesses back home across Montana. We had four Montana small business owners in the office this