Press Releases

Daines Statement on President Biden’s Proposed Budget

U.S. SENATE – Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after President Biden released his FY2025 budget. “President Biden’s $7.3 trillion budget is just a continuation of this administration’s reckless spending problem. With tax hikes and billions of dollars for the far-Left’s agenda, this budget is a slap in the face to Montana families who are still struggling with sky-high prices and concerned with the ever-growing national debt. Washington must get control of its wasteful spending habits.”

Daines Votes Against Fueling Washington’s Broken Budget Process

“I won’t stand by and greenlight this abuse of taxpayer funds.” U.S. SENATE – Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after voting against the spending package that includes $12,700,000,000 of earmarks and perpetuates Washington’s broken budget process. “Instead of doing its job and passing responsible spending bills on time, Congress continues to fail Montanans and the American people. It is unacceptable that we are almost halfway through the fiscal year and are still trying to pass spending bills. This 1,000-plus page package is chock full of wasteful spending. I won’t stand by and greenlight this abuse of taxpayer funds. We must put an end to Washington’s toxic spending habits.” Some highlights

Daines Statement on Congressman Matt Rosendale

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after Congressman Matt Rosendale announced he will not be seeking reelection. “I’m thankful for Matt Rosendale’s long record of public service for the Treasure State. Starting in 2010 he was elected to the Montana State Senate and in 2014 he was chosen by his colleagues to be Senate Majority Leader. In 2016, he was elected statewide to serve as Montana’s State Auditor, and in 2020 he was elected to serve as Montana’s At-Large representative and most recently as the representative for Montana’s Second Congressional District. During his time in public service, he

Daines Introduces Resolution Condemning Swampy Earmarks 

U.S. SENATE – Senator Steve Daines today joined his colleagues in introducing a resolution slamming Congress’ obsession with reckless earmarks. “Earmarks represent the worst of Congress. They are slimy backroom deals that make lobbyists rich on the taxpayer’s dime. Washington must reject these toxic deals and return to fiscal sanity.” said Daines. The resolution condemns the use of “congressionally directed spending” and “community project funding,” known as “earmarks,” to direct and appropriate taxpayer dollars in any form. Additionally, it seeks to permanently restore the previous ban on the use of earmarks and affirms the need for Congress to reign in overspending to

Daines Questions Fed Chairman on Long-term Debt Proposal

Commends Chair for Acknowledging Climate Policy is Not Part of its Mission U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines delivered the following remarks at a Senate Banking Committee hearing today with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Daines pointed out that Montana families are still struggling under the burden of inflation due to the Biden administration’s out-of-control spending. He also noted that he is encouraged that there will be changes to the Basel III Endgame proposal, which in its current form would hurt working families and small businesses. Daines recently joined a letter with his Republican colleagues to Chairman Powell expressing concern over this proposal. Finally, Daines lauded Chairman Powell’s comments

Daines: “Under Joe Biden, the State of Our Union is Dire”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming President Biden’s failed leadership ahead of the State of the Union address. “We don’t need an hour and a half long speech tomorrow night to know what the State of the Union is. Ask the American people. ABC reported 76 percent of the American people believe the country is on the wrong track. Because of Joe Biden’s failed leadership, the state of the Union right now is chaos, as is the state of the world. “Under Joe Biden, our southern border is wide open. And

Daines, Zinke Blast Biden VA for Prioritizing Woke Agenda

Call for Termination of VA Bureaucrat Responsible for Directive to Remove Iconic World War II V-J Day in Times Square Photograph from VA Facilities U.S. CONGRESS — U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Ryan Zinke (MT-01) today blasted President Biden’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for prioritizing a woke agenda instead of focusing on the care of our nation’s veterans. Daines and Zinke sent a letter to VA Secretary Denis McDonough demanding accountability after an official VA memorandum directing the removal of the iconic V-J Day in TimesSquare photograph from VA health care facilities was released. Full letter below. Dear Secretary McDonough, We write today demanding