Press Releases

Daines Statement on Assassination Attempt on President Trump

U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today regarding the assassination attempt on President Trump: “Cindy and I join with millions of Americans in relief that President Trump is still alive after an assassin attempted to take his life. We also mourn with the families of the fallen at yesterday’s rally.  “No one, from our political candidates to innocent Americans, should feel unsafe at our political rallies.”

Daines Pushes for Delisting of Grizzly Bear Population Five Months Past Review Deadline

DOI Assistant Secretary Thanks MT for Stewardship of Grizzlies, States the Grizzly Bear “Has Recovered” U.S. Senator Steve Daines today at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing pushed for the delisting of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone and Northern Continental Divide Ecosystems and called out the delay in the delisting review, despite the two grizzly populations being well over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recovery targets. Current Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks and President Biden’s nominee for Department of the Interior (DOI) Deputy Secretary, Shannon Estenoz, agreed that the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem

Daines Announces Bipartisan Central Asia Caucus

U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today announced the formation of the Senate Central Asia Caucus. The Caucus will focus on strengthening the United States’ relationship with allies in Central Asia, increasing trade and investment and supporting regional stability and security as Central Asia becomes increasingly vulnerable to the influence of Russia, China and Iran. “Now more than ever it’s critical we strengthen our relationship with dependable allies in Central Asia. After spending extensive time in the region meeting with leaders and as our adversaries grow emboldened, Senator Peters and I look forward to working together to improve trade relations, boost agricultural developments, address human

Daines Introduces Bill to Support Montana Service Workers, Eliminate Federal Tax on Tips

U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bill with Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to exempt tips from federal income taxation, the “No Tax on Tips Act.” “Joe Biden’s sky-high inflation has hit hardworking Americans especially hard. Providing a much-needed tax cut for working families will help offset Biden’s high prices and get people back in the workforce,”said Daines. Read the full text of the bill HERE. Daines recently joined Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria to discuss the bill, watch HERE. Background: The bill exempts “cash tips” – cash, credit and debit card charges, and checks – from federal income tax by allowing taxpayers to claim a 100 hundred

Daines: “Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Senate Democrats Have Failed America”

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming President Biden and Senate Democrats for rampant inflation, an open southern border that welcomes known terrorists and criminals onto American soil and for projecting weakness on the world stage and emboldening our enemies abroad. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. “Joe Biden Kamala Harris and Senate Democrats have failed America. Don’t ask us, ask the American people. “Remember when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took office inflation was under control, the economy was strong thanks to Trump tax cuts and there were fewer government regulations.  “Since Biden

Daines: Montanans “Not Fooled” by Biden’s Lies on Sky-High Inflation

Presses Fed Reserve Chair on Plans to Ease High Prices U.S. Senator Steve Daines today at a Senate Banking hearing highlighted President Joe Biden’s failed economic policies that led to 40-year-high prices and pressed Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on plans to cut interest rates. Watch Daines’ opening remarks HERE. “When President Biden took office inflation was at 1.4 percent. His failed policies drove us to the highest inflation we’ve seen in 40-years. I can tell you that the folks back home in Montana aren’t fooled because in every part of their lives inflation is not some type of hypothetical. They

Daines Statement on the Passing of Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the news of Senator Jim Inhofe’s passing. “I’m saddened to hear of the passing of my colleague, and friend, Senator Jim Inhofe. Jim dedicated his life to service, first in the U.S. Army, then as an elected leader in local and state offices in Oklahoma and finally in the United States Senate. A staunch supporter of our U.S. service members and a strong advocate for all Oklahomans, Senator Inhofe will always be remembered as a committed public servant and a man of faith. My thoughts are with his wife Kay and the rest of

Daines and Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Tribal Communities’ Travel Across the U.S.-Canada Border

U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced his bipartisan “Tribal Border Crossing Parity Act,” which would eliminate the 50 percent blood quantum requirement for members of federally recognized tribes when exercising their treaty-protected right to cross between the U.S. and Canada freely.  “For too long tribal members crossing Montana’s northern border have been subject to the discriminatory 50 percent blood quantum requirement that burdens Montanans and opens them up to unjust harassment. It’s time we end this outdated policy and honor Tribal sovereignty,” said Daines. Background: For over 70 years, federally-recognized tribes near the Canada border have been required to carry proof, obtained through the

Daines Urges VA to Correct Policies Affecting Veteran Access to Care

U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined a group of Republican senators in urging Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough to quickly correct policy initiatives that are making it harder for veterans to receive care. “Congress has never failed to provide VA with the resources required to fulfill its mission,” wrote the Senators. “If you believe that VA lacks the funding to provide the level of access to care that veterans deserve in VA and in the community, it is incumbent on you to reprioritize resources from non-patient care areas and reduce waste, fraud, and abuse, not to unilaterally implement purported cost-savings