Press Releases


U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), co-chairs of the Senate Finance Committee’s Workforce Working Group, today introduced a slate of bipartisan bills that will support Montana’s mental health workforce and boost substance use disorder services, ensuring that Montanans across the state have access to care. “Access to mental health services is critical for our rural communities and veterans—especially in states like Montana where suicide is sadly taking too many lives. We must ensure our health care workforce have the tools and resources they need to serve Montanans across our state. I’m glad to work on these bipartisan bills to empower and

Daines Talks Forest Management, Forestry Jobs at Senate Hearing

U.S. SENATE – At a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines discussed his bipartisan bills that would promote active forest management by reversing the disastrous Cottonwood decision and help protect Montana from catastrophic wildfires by supporting Montana Job Corps Civilian Centers’ mission and ensuring graduates have a pipeline to wildfire and forestry jobs. Click HERE to watch and download “Sustainable forest management creates sustainable rural economies. It also leads to more carbon sequestration, important mitigation strategies that relate to warmer summers and longer fire seasons, healthier watersheds and air, and productive wildlife habitat. Better forest management can also help Montana’s housing shortage—at one time

Daines, Colleagues Stand with Sportsmen, Introduce Bill to Stop the Ban of Traditional Ammo & Tackle

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines lead a group of 22 of his colleagues to introduce a bill to prohibit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from banning the use of traditional lead ammunition or tackle on public lands unless such action is supported by the best available science and state wildlife and fish agencies. “Sportsmen are the original conservationists and play an important role in wildlife management—the last thing we should do is limit their access to public lands by implementing a blanket-ban on traditional ammo and tackle. Not only would this affect our

Daines Talks Montana Energy, Mining in Senate Hearing

U.S. SENATE – At a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines stressed the need for an all-of-the-above, Made in Montana and Made in America energy portfolio, including energy storage like the Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project. Click HERE to watch and download  “What’s happening in Europe is an example of what not to do – this energy crisis is a grave warning… of scaling back our diverse energy portfolio… Germany just recently had to pass emergency legislation to keep its coal plants burning… just to keep the lights on, to keep people warm this winter… If the Biden Administration

Daines Takes Big Banks to Task in Senate Hearing

Presses CEOs on Inflation, Wokeness, Anti-Energy Policies U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today pressed the CEOs of the U.S.’s largest financial institutions on the inflation crisis, caving to the whims of the radical Left and promoting an anti-American energy agenda.  To kick off his remarks, Daines highlighted the Democratic policies that have led to sky-high inflation and asked the bank CEOs if they agreed with President Biden that Americans are overreacting about the effects of inflation. Listen HERE. Senator Daines also called out Citigroup for its anti-American energy policies while still doing business with Russian oil companies even after Putin’s invasion

Daines: Dems’ Inflation Crisis, Anti-Forest Management Agenda Worsening Montana Housing Shortage

U.S. SENATE – At a U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines discussed the effects the Democrats’ inflation and supply chain crisis has had on the housing situation in Montana, especially in Tribal communities.  Click HERE to watch and download. “I hear consistently from first responders, our teachers, and other critical workers in Montana that it is almost impossible to find homes to rent – let alone buy – that are safe and let alone affordable. In the past two years construction times have been protracted by material and worker shortages…In our Tribal communities it’s especially true. We may have as many

Daines Calls Out Credit Card CEOs for Infringing on Montanans’ Second Amendment Rights

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines called out the CEOs of Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for agreeing to adopt a separate category of transactions for gun shops making it easier to track and report gun sales. The CEOs decision came at the recommendation of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which has no authority over the affairs of American businesses.  “…This decision, which is already being hailed by radical anti-gun activists, is he first step towards backdoor gun control on law abiding Americans. Any change that seeks to impact a United States citizen’s ability to legally purchase a firearm belongs

Daines, Rosendale to Biden: Don’t Send Illegal Immigrants to Montana

U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Representative Matt Rosendale today sent a letter to the Biden administration condemning any plans to transport illegal immigrants from the southern border to Montana or any other northern border state. “Under your watch, the situation at our southern border has devolved into an unmitigated national security and humanitarian crisis that shows no signs of abating. The people of Montana should not be made to clean up the mess your Administration’s failed policies have created,” they wrote. Read the letter Senator Daines and Representative Rosendale sent the Biden administration HERE.  Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Blake Kernen

Daines Introduces Bill to Hold Drug Dealers Accountable for Fentanyl Deaths

U.S. SENATE – As Montana faces a deadly fentanyl crisis, U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced legislation tomake the distribution of fentanyl resulting in death punishable by federal felony murder charges.  “Fentanyl is the leading cause of death among young adults nationally, and it is the number one public safety threat in Montana. The fentanyl crisis tearing our communities apart is the result of Biden’s wide open southern border. We need swift, meaningful action to combat this epidemic – that includes cracking down on the criminals distributing it,” Daines said.  Fentanyl is the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18-45. Montana Attorney General