Press Releases

Daines’ Bipartisan National Park Week Resolution Passes U.S. Senate

Senator Steve Daines led a bipartisan resolution designating April 20, 2024, through April 28, 2024, as National Park Week. To start the celebration, entrance into all national park units will be free Saturday, April 20. “Montana is home to some of the world’s best and most beautiful national parks, recreation areas, battlefields and historic sites. Preserving these treasures means preserving the beauty and history that sets us apart, which is why each year we mark this week National Park Week. I’ll always work to preserve our parks for future generations to explore and enjoy,” said Daines. Saturday, April 20: Discovery. Entrance fees are waived on April 20.Sunday, April

Daines Blasts Biden Administration for Climate-Driven Land Use Rule

“Nothing is Safe from the Biden Administration’s Climate Agenda” U.S. Senator Steve Daines blasted the Biden administration’s new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule today, which violates the statutory multiple use requirements on federal lands, effectively making them unusable and hurting Montana farmers and ranchers.   “Nothing is safe from the Biden administration’s climate agenda. First they came for our gas stoves then they told us they wanted us to drive electric cars and semis and now they are taking grazing land from Montana farmers and ranchersand it’s all in the name of climate change. Despite the Administration’s claim, this rule is anything but balanced. It violates the ‘multiple-use

Daines Hails House Passage of Bill Redesignating Houthis as Foreign Terrorist Organization

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today hailed passage of the “Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act” to redesignate Ansarallah, more commonly known as the Houthis, as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) given their actions to destabilize the region, the security threat they pose to the U.S. and most recently, their involvement in the ongoing conflict in Israel.  “The Houthis are a terror organization funded by Iran, and Iran’s unprecedented direct attack on Israel this weekend means it’s even more important that we redesignate them as such. Doing so will send a strong message to our allies and the terrorists alike

Daines Statement on Democrats’ Dismissal of Biden Border Chief’s Impeachment Trial

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today after every single Senate Democrat voted to block a full trial into the impeachment of President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas: “The crisis at our southern border is the number one issue for Americans today, and rightfully so. It’s no longer an immigration debate, it is a severe national security threat. Each month more and more illegals who are on the FBI’s terror watch list stream across the border, with many coming from nations designated by President Biden’s own State Department as state sponsors of terrorism. “And

Daines Takes on Biden Administration For Downplaying Effects of Indefinite Pause to LNG Exports

Calls Administration’s Energy Policy “Radical Ideology” and “Out of Step with the American People” U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today criticized Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholmin a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing for downplaying the Biden administration’s indefinite pause on liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports and its radical plans to phase out fossil fuels. Watch the exchange HERE. Senator Daines: It’s been two and a half months since President Biden paused LNG exports in order to study their impacts. We are no closer to knowing when this pause will be lifted or if it ever will be lifted. If DOE follows the facts and

Daines Statement on Iran’s Unprecedented Direct Attack Against Israel

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today regarding Iran’s unprecedented direct attack against Israel: “I condemn Iran’s unprecedented direct attack against Israel in the strongest possible terms. I also thank our brave men and women who helped defend Israel and our security priorities.  “President Biden has done nothing but project weakness against the Iranian regime since he took office, starting with reversing President Trump’s policy of maximum pressure on Iran, attempting to pay the Iranian regime $6 billion in a prisoner swap and recently allowing the UN sanctions on Iran’s drones and ballistic missiles to expire. These are

Daines Demands Transparency, Accountability, Calls on Schumer to Hold Full Impeachment Trial for Secretary Mayorkas  

 U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined his colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) calling on the Senate to fulfill its constitutional duty by holding a trial to consider the impeachment of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “The House of Representatives has considered this evidence and impeached Secretary Mayorkas.  Our constitutional duty requires the Senate to hold a trial. In every previous congressional impeachment of the past 227 years, Congress has been faithful to the process set out by the framers… Never before has the Senate abandoned this duty, even when certain members believed the basis

Daines Blasts Biden Administration Oil and Gas Regulations

“It’s clear the administration will stop at nothing to appease the climate lobby at the expense of the pocketbooks of working families” U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today blasting the Biden administration’s new regulation on oil and gas leasing on federal lands: “President Biden’s economic and energy policies led to the highest inflation our country has seen in 40 years and as we saw this week, high prices of energy, food and shelter show no signs of letting up. Instead of changing its approach the administration continues to double down on policies championed by climate activists and the far left.

Daines Lauds Delivery Date for New C-130J Fleet to Malmstrom

U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced today that the 120th Airlift Wing in Great Falls will start to receive the new C-130J model Super Hercules cargo aircraft in 2026. The announcement follows years of Daines advocating for Montana to serve as the home to one of the military’s newest aircraft. Daines paid special tribute to the leadership of Governor Greg Gianforte and Major General J. Peter Hronek, Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard for playing a critical role in the decision. “This is great news for Malmstrom, Great Falls and all of Montana,” said Daines. “The new C-130s will be right at home in Montana