Press Releases

Daines to Yellen: Biden Administration’s Economic Policies Harming American Workers, Companies and Families

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today at a Senate Finance Committee hearing with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen delivered the following opening statement outlining how the Biden administration’s out of control spending and tax hikes have created economic hardship for working families: “My observation has been that the Administration has a pattern of saying one thing and doing something else, and that’s creating harm for Montanans. “First, you said inflation was transitory. And then we had Bidenflation’s 40-yea rhigh costs. The average taxpayer had $34,000 in lost wages and wiped out over $26 million low-income earners’ life savings. Finally, it took severe economic hardship for

Daines: Biden, Senate Democrats Care More About Installing EV Charging Stations at the Southern Border than Stopping Terrorists

Slams Biden for funding “Environmentally-Friendly” border while Hezbollah Terrorist Enters U.S. U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming Biden for trying to make the border green rather than secure: Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. “The thing I have observed over the last couple of weeks is that President Biden, the Democratic allies in Congress, they care more about installing EV charging stations at the border than stopping terrorists. “You recall that the Inflation Reduction Act, which every Senate Democrat supported, obviously did nothing to stop inflation, only actually accelerated it. It’s being used to

Daines: Latest EPA Mandate Yet Another Attempt by Administration to Force its Green Agenda into Every Area of Our Lives

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today on the Biden administration’s latest EPA rule on tailpipe emissions from passenger cars and light and medium trucks, which will mandate more production of electric vehicles: “The heavy hand of Joe Biden’s administration continues its assault on working families in Montana and across the country. Make no mistake, this is yet another attempt by the administration to force its green agenda into every area of our lives. To achieve what the Biden administration is proposing, car manufacturers will be forced to make more electric vehicles and will pass the costs on to consumers in the

Daines, Zinke Lead Letter with Tester, Rosendale to Congressional Leadership in Support of Bill to Name Butte VA Clinic in Honor of Montana Hero Charlie Dowd, Montana’s Last Pearl Harbor Survivor

U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Ryan Zinke (MT-01) today organized and led a letter to Senate and House leadership in support of his legislation that would rename the VA Outpatient Clinic in Butte, MT, in honor of Charlie Dowd, Montana’s last Pearl Harbor survivor who passed away in March 2023. Senator Jon Tester and Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) joined Daines and Zinke in sending the letter. “We write to you today in support of S. 2385, a bill to rename the VA Outpatient Clinic in Butte, Montana, to the “Charlie Dowd VA Clinic” – out of remembrance to Montana’s last

Daines Introduces Laken Riley Act

Bill Would Require ICE to Detain Illegal Immigrants Who Commit Crimes U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined his colleagues in introducing the “Laken Riley Act,” which would require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to arrest illegal immigrants who commit theft, burglary, larceny or shoplifting offenses and would mandate that these illegal immigrants be detained until they are removed from the United States so they cannot commit additional crimes. “The brutal murder of Laken Riley is a tragic reminder of the devastating results of Biden’s open border policies. Our families and communities are not safe as long as criminals are willfully

Daines Statement on Senator Schumer’s Call for New Elections in Israel

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today in response to Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s call for new elections in Israel: “Complaining about foreign interference in American elections while calling for new elections in Israel, especially while it is in the middle of an existential war, is hypocritical and a dangerous new low in American foreign policy. Israel’s government is 15 months into a four-year term and the war it is waging is Israel’s fight, not just Prime Minister Netanyahu’s. The call for new elections today is a cynical ploy to placate the American Left as our own

Daines Urges Biden Administration to Support Montana Farmers and Ranchers, Increase Agricultural Exports

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined his colleagues in urging U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to increase U.S. agricultural exports and improve the competitiveness of the U.S. products abroad. “We expect trade to fluctuate in response to macroeconomic factors and market conditions,” wrote the senators. “However, the current sharp decline in U.S. agricultural exports is directly attributable to and exacerbated by an unambitious U.S. trade strategy that is failing to meaningfully expand market access or reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade. While the Biden administration continually refuses to pursue traditional free trade

Daines Slams Biden for Talking About Snack Foods Before Border Crisis in State of the Union

Highlights Senate Democrats’ Unanimous Support for Counting Illegal Immigrants for Allocation of Congressional Seats and Electoral College Votes WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming President Biden’s skewed priorities during his State of the Union address and Senate Democrats’ unanimous support for counting illegal immigrants in allocation of congressional seats and Electoral College votes.