01.28.21

Daines Requests Meeting with President Biden Over Anti-Energy Executive Actions

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senator Steve Daines today requested a meeting with President Joe Biden to discuss the crippling actions he has taken against Montana energy jobs, Montana families, and the Montana way of life. Daines was joined by over 20 western senators in the request to Biden.

“At your inauguration, you pledged to represent all Americans. That includes those who live in our states. The best path for true unity is to work together to find solutions for them and for our environment.  We stand ready to work with you and your nominees to meet the challenges our country faces, including working for a cleaner future, and protecting our hard-working men and women. We hope that you will meet with us soon and commit to us to work together to address these important issues in a way that is best for all Americans.”

Daines was joined by Senators Sullivan (Alaska), Barrasso (Wyo.), Blackburn (Tenn.), Moore Capito (W.Va.), Cassidy (La.), Cornyn (Texas), Cotton (Ark.), Cramer (N.D.), Cruz (Texas), Grassley (Iowa), Hagerty (Tenn.), Hoeven (N.D.), Inhofe (Okla.), Johnson (Wis.), Kennedy (La.), Lankford (Okla.), Lummis (Wyo.), Marshall (Kan.), McConnell (Ky.), Murkowski (Alaska), Portman (Ohio), Risch (Idaho), Toomey (Pa.), Tuberville (Ala.), and Wicker (Miss.).

To read the full letter click HERE.

Background:

Earlier today, the Senator announced he will be introducing legislation that will reverse President Biden’s freeze on oil, gas and coal leases on federal lands.

Last week, Senator Daines announced he will be introducing legislation to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The Senator also announced plans to introduce a Senate resolution calling on President Biden to submit the Paris Climate Agreement to the U.S. Senate for advice and consent.