Press Releases

Daines Statement on the Passing of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: “Having grown up on a cattle ranch in the American West, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor brought grit, determination and a passion for service to our nation’s highest court. Justice O’Connor was a trailblazer, and her legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. My sincere condolences are with her family, friends and all Americans who mourn her loss.”

In Wake of Activist District Court Ruling Shortening Wolf Trapping Season, Daines Sends Letter to Biden Admin Requesting Expedited Review of Grizzly Bear Delisting

“It’s time to Stop Hiding Behind Activist Judges and D.C Bureaucracy and Recognize the Successful Recovery of the Grizzly” U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter this week requesting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expeditiously complete their 12-month review of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem grizzly bears and delist these recovered populations, so the state of Montana can manage wolf populations. Delisting the two populations of grizzly bears would remove the argument litigants are using to block Montana’s wolf trapping regulations. Montana shows every day it can successfully manage stable wolf populations. Litigants in the District

Daines Statement on Passing of Henry Kissinger

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today on the passing of Henry Kissinger: “Henry Kissinger was a diplomatic giant who served under multiple presidents. Dr. Kissinger came to the United States as a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany and faithfully served America. His influence will be felt for generations. Cindy and I send our deepest condolences to his family.” 

At Senate Leadership Press Conference, Daines Slams Biden Administration for Diverting Air Marshals to Southern Border

Calls for Congress to Pass Policy Changes to Address Root of Border Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming the Biden administration for pulling Federal air marshals from flight service and deploying them to the southern border instead of addressing the southern border crisis with real policy changes. To watch Daines’ remarks, click HERE. “Well yesterday, I was at my home airport getting ready to get on a plane to head back to Washington, D.C. By the way, Montana is beautiful, and as I was spending a little time before I

Daines Holds Videocall with Montana Farmers Volunteering in Israel

“Whether it’s helping a neighbor in need down the road, across the country or in this case halfway around the world, Montanans step up.” U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today held a videocall with three Montana farmers who are in Israel assisting Israeli farmers who are called into military service amidst the country’s war with the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas. John Plocher of Hamilton, Montana, and Ezekiel and Yosef Strain of Augusta, Montana, went to Israel through the HaYovel volunteer organization and are in the Judea and Samaria region. The Montana farmers are helping on Israeli farms since many Israeli farmers are being called into

Daines: Air Marshals are for Safeguarding our Skies, Not Cleaning up Biden’s Southern Border Crisis

Calls on Biden Administration to Recall Air Marshals from Border During Busiest Travel Season of the Year U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to immediately recall Federal air marshals (FAMs) from the southern border and return them to air service in order to protect flying Americans. “I am writing with great concern for the potential impacts the diversion of air marshals of the Federal Air Marshal Service from our nation’s skies to the U.S. southern border may pose to air travel Federal air marshals (FAMs) serve a critical role in ensuring

Daines Warns Biden Admin that One-Sided Dam Breaching Effort Doomed to Fail Chastises Effort to Usurp Congressional Authority, Ignore Science and Community Opinions

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines, along with Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), sent a letter to President Biden regarding severe concerns over the administration’s efforts to breach the lower Snake River dams.  The effort, outlined in September in the “Memorandum on Restoring Healthy and Abundant Salmon, Steelhead, and Other Native Fish Populations in the Columbia River Basin,” highlighted the goal of salmon restoration. However, the memo ignores Congressional authority over the dams, scientific data that supports the current state of the dams, the views of regional partners and the affects it will have on Montanans.  “Congress – and Congress alone – can

Daines on Fox Business’ Kudlow Slams Biden’s Weakness on the World Stage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Larry Kudlow on Fox Business’ Kudlow slamming Biden’s weakness on the world stage as he focuses on appeasement and climate instead of securing the southern border. Watch the interview HERE. Daines on Biden’s Skewed Priorities Larry, just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, it did in the last 24 hours when the Biden administration lifts the sanctions so the Iraqis can buy another $10 billion of Iranian oil. Larry, you can’t make this up. As I was watching what happened today, watching that meeting in San Francisco between Xi and Biden, as he was flying across the country, he should

Daines on Fox News’s America Reports: “President Biden is Weak and it Emboldens the Chinese, the Iranians and the Russians”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Fox New’s America Reports to discuss the ongoing fight against terrorism in Israel and Daines’ first-hand experience in the Hezbollah terror tunnels. He also discussed President Biden’s meeting with Xi Jinping and called out the President for his weakness on the world stage. Watch the interview HERE. Daines on Terror Tunnels You take a look at Hamas and the tunnels in Gaza, I’ve seen those before several years ago. What’s not being talked enough about are the tunnels dug by Hezbollah – another Iranian terror group. These are right near the Lebanon border; these are 80