Press Releases

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

Daines, Zinke, Rosendale Call for Expedited Review of Montana Mines

U.S. CONGRESS — U.S. Senator Steve Daines, along with Congressman Ryan Zinke (MT-01) and Matt Rosendale (MT-02), sent a letter today urging the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) to expeditiously finish the needed environmental reviews for the Bull Mountains, Spring Creek and Rosebud mines. The lawmakers also pressed OSMRE on the continued delays could have a devastating impact on Montana communities. Key excerpt from the letter follows: “For example, the Bull Mountains Mine is a substantial economic driver in Musselshell and Yellowstone Counties and is the lifeblood of many rural communities in southcentral Montana. Yet, OSMRE currently estimates that

Daines Bipartisan Resolution to Establish National FFA Week Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE — Senator Steve Daines’ bipartisan resolution to establish February 17-24, 2024 as National FFA Week unanimously passed the U.S. Senate. Daines issued the following statement and video. “Montana’s FFA students are some of the best and brightest in our state, and they’re the future leaders of the ag industry in Montana and across the country. Each year I’m proud to help introduce a resolution to recognize the amazing work FFA does across Montana to continue our rich heritage.” The resolution highlights the important role of the National FFA Organization in developing the next generation of leaders by providing educational and career

Daines Announces Malmstrom to Receive Grey Wolf Helicopter Upgrade in March

Long-awaited Move Follows Years of Advocacy by Daines U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Malmstrom Air Force Base will receive the MH-139 “Grey Wolf” helicopter upgrade replacing the Vietnam-era UH-1N “Huey’s” in March. Malmstrom will be the first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) base in the country to receive this critical upgrade. The news follows Daines’ direct request and extensive work since 2020 to secure the upgraded helicopters for Montana. “Montana has the best airmen and facilities in the country and the Grey Wolf will be right at home at Malmstrom. I was proud to start advocating for the replacement of

Daines Statement Opposing Senate Emergency Spending Bill

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement today after voting against the Senate’s emergency spending bill: “Our southern border is a crisis of the Biden administration’s own making. President Biden made it worse on Day One of his presidency by reversing President Trump’s policies that helped make it secure. The results speak for themselves with illegals who are on the FBI’s terror watch list and from countries designated as state sponsors of terror streaming across and overwhelming our border patrol agents. “While I support providing lethal aid for Israel, Taiwan and Ukraine, I voted against the emergency

Daines Urges USPS to Continue Service in Missoula

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy urging the United States Postal Service (USPS) to maintain current operations in Missoula to protect jobs and improve mail service in the community. “I write to express my concerns regarding the United State Postal Service’s (USPS) current Mail Processing Facility Review (MPFR) of the Missoula Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC). I have serious concerns about potential out of state mail routing as well as any possibility of job losses in Missoula. While I appreciate the efforts of the USPS to modernize and improve services, I urge