Daines at Afghanistan Hearing: Biden’s Disastrous Withdrawal Has Left U.S. Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks

U.S. SENATE - Today at a U.S. Senate Committee hearing, Senator Steve Daines slammed President Biden's failed withdrawal from Afghanistan that led to the deaths of 13 U.S. troops, left Americans and our allies behind enemy lines, and has left the U.S. more vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Daines stressed that Biden's actions have made the U.S. less safe and allowed Afghanistan to once again become a safe haven for groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. Watch and download the remarks HERE. "In fact,… Continue Reading


Daines at Senate Hearing: We Must Continue to Invest in Domestic Mineral Production, Protect Montana Mining Jobs

U.S. SENATE - Today at a U.S. Senate Committee hearing, Senator Steve Daines stressed how the Democrats' reckless, multitrillion tax and spending spree bill will kill Montana mining jobs by imposing burdensome new taxes and fees on small businesses. To begin the hearing, Daines introduced David Brown, President and CEO of WYO-BEN, which is headquartered in Billings and mines bentonite. He asked for Brown's input on the impact that Democrats' tax proposals could have on his business and the nati… Continue Reading


Daines Blasts Biden’s Taxpayer-Funded Giveaway to the Abortion Industry

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement in response to the Biden administration's rule that dismantles the Trump-era Title X Protect Life Rule, which enforced a wall of separation between taxpayer-funded family planning programs and abortion. "Since Day One, President Biden has been working to send taxpayer dollars to the abortion industry. Today's rule change defies the law, and is yet another example of this Administration's complete disregard for human l… Continue Reading


Daines Calls on Forest Service to Increase Timber Harvest Volume in MT after Falling Short in 2021

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today is calling on the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to do more to reach its timber harvest goals in Montana after falling short by 30% in fiscal year 2021, due in large part to increased litigation and red tape following the Cottonwood decision. Daines stressed that Montana communities rely on the USFS to reach these goals in order to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, protect families from fires and support their economies. "I understand the back… Continue Reading


Daines Stands Up for Montanans’ Second Amendment Rights, Pushes Back Against Biden’s Effort to Increase Oversight, Regulations on Guns

U.S. SENATE - This week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines pushed back against President Biden's attempt to infringe upon Montanans' Second Amendment rights by joining the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), an international agreement that would increase international oversight and regulate trade in firearms. Biden's attempt to join the ATT comes after a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate rejected ratifying it in 2013. "The vague language of the ATT makes American commitments uncertain, the most concerning… Continue Reading


Daines Demands Answers on Biden’s Disastrous Withdrawal from Afghanistan

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a resolution that would establish a bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan to conduct a full investigation into President Biden's disastrous withdrawal out of Afghanistan. Daines is calling for answers about the hundreds of Americans left behind enemy lines, billions of dollars in U.S. military equipment left in the hands of terrorists and the tragic attack that took the lives of 13 brave U.S. service members. "President Biden's… Continue Reading


Daines Fights for Montana Indian Country, Urges Treasury Secretary to Establish Office of Tribal Affairs

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined a group of bipartisan senators to urge U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to establish an Office of Tribal Affairs to strengthen the Department's relationship with Montana's tribal nations and provide more in-house expertise on matters affecting Indian Country. "The recent tribal consultations and interactions between Treasury and tribal nations underscore the need for sufficient, dedicated, in-house expertise at Treasury on tribal p… Continue Reading


Daines Votes No on Stone-Manning Confirmation

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted against the confirmation of President Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning. "Tracy Stone-Manning misled Montanans and the United States Senate about her involvement in an ecoterrorism tree spiking crime, which greatly damaged her credibility and public trust. It's now up to Stone-Manning to rebuild trust with Montanans, stakeholders including loggers and Bureau of Land Management employees, and show that s… Continue Reading


Daines Announces Over $200K for Montana’s Justice System

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $239,140 will be granted to the Montana Department of Corrections to support substance abuse treatment and student loan repayment programs. "I'm glad to see Montana receive these resources to support our justice system through important initiatives like substance abuse treatment for inmates and student loan repayment programs for public defenders and prosecutors," Daines said. The $239,140 will be distributed to the following progr… Continue Reading


Daines Blasts Biden’s Proposal Requiring Financial Institutions to Report Montanans’ Information to the IRSDaines Blasts Biden’s Proposal Requiring Financial Institutions to Report Montanans’ Information to the IRS

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to protect Montanans' financial privacy and abandon the Biden administration's unprecedented proposal to force banks and other financial institutions to report customer information, such as deposits or withdrawals of as little as $600, directly to the IRS. At a U.S. Senate hearing today, Daines raised his concerns that this proposal would be especially burdensome for smaller banks and credi… Continue Reading


Daines Announces Over $200K to Support Montana Mine Safety

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $213,341 will be granted to the Montana Department of Labor & Industry to support safety training for Montana miners. "Proper training is critical for the safety of hardworking Montana miners. I'm glad to see the Montana Department of Labor & Industry receive these resources to support the health and safety of miners across the Treasure State," Daines said. Daines helped secure this funding through the U.S. Department of Lab… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Over $300,000 for Pipeline Safety in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $327,650 in grants to the State of Montana to enhance pipeline safety across the state. "I'm glad to see Montana receive this support as pipelines are critical to Montana communities, Montana energy jobs and tax revenue for Montana counties. Pipelines are the most environmentally friendly way to transport oil and natural gas, so we must continue to invest in them," Daines said. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration State Ba… Continue Reading


Daines Announces Over $5.7 Million For Montana Airports

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $5,762,100 will be allocated to Harlem Airport and Glacier Park International Airport. The grants will be used to expand and strengthen air travel infrastructure and support Montana jobs and tourism. "These resources will allow Glacier Park International and Harlem Airports to update their facilities and expand services for Montanans and tourists that travel to Big Sky Country. This will help support Montana's tourism sector, Montan… Continue Reading


Daines Talks Importance of Made in MT, America Energy in 2 Senate Hearings as Europe Faces Energy Crisis

U.S. SENATE - Today in two different U.S. Senate Committee hearings today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines raised the importance of supporting Made in Montana and Made in America energy to avoid the kinds of energy shortages currently hitting Europe and ensuring Montanans have reliable access to affordable energy. Daines' questioning and comments come as the Biden administration continues its war on American made energy, including not holding any new oil and gas lease sales and proposing a $3.5 trilli… Continue Reading


Daines Demands Investigation Into University of Pittsburgh’s Inhumane Fetal Tissue Research and Abortion Procedures

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and NIH Director Francis Collins asking for a thorough investigation into the University of Pittsburgh's inhumane abortion procedures and research. "Exploiting the body parts of aborted children for research purposes is repulsive and should stop, regardless of the outcome hoped for by researchers. Research using abortive fetal tissue is unethical, wrong, and has also bee… Continue Reading


Daines Announces $1.5 Million For Montana State University Research Program

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $1.5 million will be allocated to Montana State University to research new geothermal energy systems. "It is great to see Montana State being recognized for their world-class innovation and research with this grant that will help support Montana energy security and energy jobs. It is important that we continue to promote and expand an all-of-the-above energy portfolio that includes new and innovative solutions like geothermal energy," … Continue Reading


Daines: Democrats’ Reckless $3.5 Trillion Tax & Spending Spree will Increase Taxes on Montana Workers, Families, Small Businesses

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the United States Senate urging his colleagues to oppose Congressional Democrats' reckless $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree bill. The Democrats' proposed bill would push America down the path of socialism and force Montanans to pay for it through massive new tax hikes. To watch the full speech, click HERE. Daines' remarks as prepared for delivery: "I rise today to join my colleagues in speaking out against the Democrat… Continue Reading


Daines to Biden: Continued Closure of Northern Border for Montanans vs Keeping Southern Border Open to Illegal Immigrants is Beyond Hypocritical, Hurting Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement after President Biden once again extended the closure of the northern border until at least October 21. This extension comes despite the Biden administration keeping the southern border open to historic numbers of illegal immigrants, many potentially unvaccinated. "Once again, President Biden has ignored the well-being of Montana families and businesses. Biden's continued refusal to open the northern border is inexplicabl… Continue Reading


Daines Presses Biden Administration for Answers on Vetting Process for Evacuees Out of Afghanistan

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today pressed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for clear details on the vetting process used for evacuees out of Afghanistan before they enter the United States to ensure the U.S. is not granting entry to dangerous individuals or child traffickers. "I write to seek more clarity regarding the admission and vetting of refugees and other individuals from Afghanistan. While admitting those who served alongside U.S. forces an… Continue Reading


Daines Slams Biden Decision to Move BLM Headquarters From Colorado to DC

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines slammed President Biden and Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland for the decision to move the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters from Colorado to DC. "Because of Secretary Ryan Zinke's leadership, we finally saw the Bureau of Land Management headquartered in the West, with leadership closer to the vast majority of our federal lands and the people impacted by the Bureau's decisions. By undoing this, President Biden and Secretary Haaland are… Continue Reading

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