02.05.21

Daines Statement After Meeting with Biden’s Interior Department Nominee Rep. Haaland

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement after meeting with President Biden's nominee to head the Department of the Interior, Representative Deb Haaland: 

“After our conversation, I'm deeply concerned with the Congresswoman's support on several radical issues that will hurt Montana, our way of life, our jobs and rural America, including her support for the Green New Deal and President Biden's oil and gas moratorium, as well as her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. I am also concerned by the responses I received about the role of the Department and lack of appreciation for issues that impact Montana such as wildlife management and hunting and sportsman access. I'm not convinced the Congresswoman can divorce her radical views and represent what's best for Montana and all stakeholders in the West. Unless my concerns are addressed, I will block her confirmation.”