Press Releases

Following Visit With Malmstrom Air Force Base Leaders, Daines Announces He Will Introduce Bill to Analyze Vulnerabilities in American Aerospace Defense

GREAT FALLS, MT —After meeting with leaders at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls today and discussing the Chinese spy balloon incident, U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced his plan to introduce a bill to require a gap analysis of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) capabilities. The analysis would expose any limitations that have been or have the potential to be exploited by foreign countries that would allow air assets to enter North American airspace undetected. Daines also noted that the administration has not answered his questions from early February regarding details important to Montana regarding the balloon. “The Chinese spy balloon fiasco and the subsequent shoot-downs that followed it was

Daines Wraps Up National Ag Week With Farm Bill Roundtable in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS, MT —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today hosted a roundtable discussion with Montana ag leaders at Torgerson’s LLC in Great Falls, Montana, to get their input on the upcoming farm bill. “I can’t think of a better to way to end National Ag Week than meeting face to face with the Montana ag leaders who dedicate their lives to growing our food, fiber and fuel. Ag Week may only be one week a year, but it recognizes the sacrifice our farmers and ranchers make to feed Montana and the world. Just as farmers rarely get a day off, we need to be fighting for Montana

Daines, Banking Committee Republicans, Probe Federal Reserve Supervision of SVB

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Daines joined Banking Committee Republicans, including Ranking Member Tim Scott (R-SC) today in demanding answers and seeking records from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco regarding their supervision of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) in the leadup to its failure. Daines and his fellow Banking Committee Republicans are striving to deliver transparency and accountability for the American people, an effort they will continue on Tuesday as regulators testify before the Senate Banking Committee. In a letter to Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Mary Daly, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank

Daines Presses Biden Administration on Protecting American IP from China, Bolstering Montana Exports and Overseas Trade

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Steve Daines at a Senate Finance Committee hearing today questioned U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on the administration’s actions to counter China’s growing intellectual property abuses and the importance of a robust trade agenda to Montana and America. On the importance of trade for Montana farmers, ranchers, and small businesses: Senator Daines: “Thanks for coming here today. I think about 95 percent of our world consumers live outside the United States and as a guy who represents a state where agriculture is the number one economic driver, it’s very important that we get market access for agriculture for

During Questioning from Daines, HHS Secretary Refuses to Disavow Biden Medicare Tax Hypocrisy

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Steve Daines at a Senate Finance Committee hearing today questioned Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra about President Biden’s FY24 budget. Secretary Becerra refused to disavow President Biden’s hypocrisy for dodging $500,000 in Medicare taxes. Daines also questioned the secretary on violence against crisis pregnancy centers and churches as well as potential cuts to Medicare Advantage. On the President’s Hypocritical Medicare Tax Increases: Senator Daines: “Mr. Secretary, the President’s proposed budget raises Medicare taxes because the President claims to care about the solvency of the Medicare program and that the wealthy should pay their fair share. However,

Daines Blasts Biden for Veto of Bill Protecting Retirement Savings from Politically Motivated Investments

U.S. SENATE –U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered the following remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference bashing the Biden administration for putting hardworking Montanans’ life savings at the mercy of the radical Left’s agenda. On Monday, President Biden vetoed bipartisan legislation intended to protect retirement savings from politicized investments based on environmental, social and governance, or ESG, criteria. “Just this past week, President Biden demonstrated how far left he’s willing to go. He vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have protected Montanans’ retirement savings just to satisfy the Left’s agenda. This is an important issue. Think about for seniors across America who worry about

Daines Statement on Biden’s Calls for Increased Regulation of Banking Sector

U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Steve Daines, member of the U.S. Senate Banking and Senate Finance Committees, today released the following statement in response to President Biden’s calls for increased regulation on the banking sector: “The Biden administration has a perfect record at never letting a crisis go to waste in order to pound the private sector with more burdensome regulations. Two things clearly accelerated SVB’s collapse: crushing inflation from Democrat spending and the same woke nonsense the Biden administration has been obsessing about for two years. What we don’t need is more onerous regulations on well-managed and sound Montana banks that didn’t

Daines, Republican Colleagues Call for Biden Administration to Lift Onerous Regulations on CHIPS Act Funding

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines led a group of his Republican colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to remove the onerous regulations that the U.S. Department of Commerce has placed on semiconductor funding from the bipartisan “CHIPS and Science Act.” “We write to express our concerns with recently released U.S. Department of Commerce guidance for applicants seeking federal semiconductor incentives provided for in the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act. We are in strong opposition to regulations your Department is putting in place that will use this legislation and the funding it provides as a tool to pursue controversial

At Senate Leadership Press Conference Daines Bashes Biden’s Big Bank Bailout, Reckless Financial Policies

To watch Daines’ remarks, click HERE. U.S. SENATE –U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered the following remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference slamming the Biden administration for their big bank bailout and reckless financial policies that cost Montanans. “We’ve been watching President Biden in the Senate Democrats’ very reckless financial policies and we’re seeing crisis, after crisis, after crisis. And now, the chickens are coming home to roost. “Wasteful spending has led to the highest inflation rates we’ve seen in the United States in 40 years. And now, these bank bailouts are going to put Montana banks and Montana families on the