Press Releases

Daines Protects Montana Businesses from Liberal Initiatives in “SAFER Banking”

Bill Ensures Permanent End to Obama-era Operation Chokepoint that Targeted Conservative-Aligned Industries U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines secured important protections for energy companies and gun manufacturers in the “SAFER Banking Act,” which will be considered before the Senate Banking Committee next week. Daines’ efforts will protect Montana businesses from liberal initiatives that are part of the Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) movement. Daines also worked to ensure Operation Chokepoint, an illegal initiative put in place by the Obama administration that pressured banks to close accounts of industries they were ideologically opposed to, can never happen again. “The ‘SAFER Banking Act’ is about keeping our Montana communities safe and reducing the risk of crime but it’s also an important opportunity to ensure

Daines Bill to Unlock Public Access, Improve Forest Management One Step Closer to Becoming Law

Bill improves conservation of 100,000 acres of public land U.S. SENATE – Today U.S. Senator Steve Daines’ “Montana Sportsmen Conservation Act” to return to general management three restrictive Wilderness Study Area (WSA) designations that can hinder land management and public access passed the Energy and Natural Resources Committee with bipartisan support. “My ‘Montana Sportsmen Conservation Act’ will help protect our Montana way of life by promoting public access to public lands, improving the ability to restore wildlife habitat and reducing the risk of wildfire. This is a big win for Montana sportsmen and a big win for conservation, I’m glad to see my bill move

Daines, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Promote Next-Gen Cloud Technology

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) today introduced the bipartisan “Multi-Cloud Innovation and Advancement Act” to modernize and streamline the adoption of cloud computing technology in federal agencies. “Implementing multi-cloud services will help the federal government keep up with the newest technology and better serve Montanans by increasing efficiency, security and innovation,” Daines said. “With the increase of cyber-theft and hackers stealing American’s personal information, this bill will help ensure that federal agencies have the tools in place to protect Americans’ personal, health and tax information. I’m glad to introduce this bipartisan bill that helps support the modernization of the

Daines: “The Budgeting Process in Washington is Severely Broken”

“Put the pain on Congress, not the American people“ To watch Daines’ remarks, click HERE. U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference, slamming Congress’s dysfunctional budgeting process, which hasn’t passed a budget on time in 26 years.  “Twenty-six years ago, in 1997 is when Hong Kong was handed back to the Chinese by the U.K. It’s when the Titanic was a hit movie. It’s also the last time that Congress passed all the appropriation bills before the end of the fiscal year.  “As we stand here today, we are now swimming in $33 trillion of debt. The

Daines Supports Bill to Prevent President Biden from Harming Montana Way of Life

Bill would retain Trump-era flexibility for Montana landowners that helps with species recovery U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined his colleagues in introducing a bill to keep flexibility needed for species recovery and protect Montana landowners from onerous regulations under the “Endangered Species Act” (ESA). The bill would prevent the Departments of the Interior and Commerce from finalizing three rule proposals and retain the Trump-era regulations within the “Endangered Species Act.” The legislation will preserve legal clarity for Montana landowners and businesses while also keeping flexibility that has improved species recovery by following specific science-based recommendations rather than arbitrary requirements from

Daines Continues to Seek Answers on USPS Service Interruptions Across Montana

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy expressing his concerns with the continued service interruptions across Montana and requested the USPS prioritize addressing workforce shortages across the state.  “I write to you about lapses in service due to staffing shortages in the Bozeman area, Carbon County, and also statewide. In recent weeks I have received dozens of calls from constituents throughout the state voicing concerns over consecutive days of missing mail, including some weeks long delays, and not receiving packages,” Daines wrote. “Across the board, Montana businesses are struggling to grow and retain their workforce. I appreciate efforts thus far

Daines: Eliminating Double Taxation Burden Between U.S. and Taiwan will Help Montana’s Economic Growth

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered the following remarks at a Senate Finance Committee executive session to consider the “United States-Taiwan Expedited Double-Tax Relief Act,” legislation that would benefit the economic stability, competitiveness and national security of both Taiwan and the United States by eliminating the burden of double taxation for the two countries’ businesses and workers. Click HERE to watch and HERE to download Daines’ remarks. See below for remarks as prepared for delivery: “Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  “I’m glad to see that this Committee is moving forward in recognizing the importance of the U.S.-Taiwan relationship. “The partnership between our countries is crucial for a robust economic and

Daines: Shut Down Members’ Pay, Not the Government

Daines joins bill to cut off members of Congress’ pay during a government shutdown U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined his colleagues in cosponsoring the “No Budget, No Pay Act” to prevent members of Congress from getting paid if they do not pass a budget and all 12 appropriations bills before September 30, the end of the fiscal year. “It’s simple: if Congress can’t fix its broken budget process and pass all 12 appropriations bills on time, members should not get paid,” Daines said. “Shutting down the government fails to bring any common sense back to Washington and only hurts Montanans, especially

Daines: “New C-130s Will be Right at Home in Montana”

Pentagon decision follows years of advocacy by Daines U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced today after years of advocating for Montana to serve as the home to one of the military’s newest aircraft, the 120th Airlift Wing in Great Falls will be one of the preferred locations for the new C-130J Super Hercules cargo aircraft. Daines paid special tribute to the leadership of Major General J. Peter Hronek, Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard for playing a critical role in the decision. “The new C-130s will be right at home in Montana,” said Daines. “Were it not for the leadership of