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08.30.21

Daines Issues Statement on Conclusion of Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Following Meeting with MT Veterans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today met with Montana veterans, including several who served in Afghanistan. As the meeting wrapped, it was announced that President Biden's failed withdrawal from Afghanistan came to an end with the last U.S. flight leaving the country. "Today, I had the honor to sit down with several Montana veterans, including many who fought in Afghanistan, to hear their thoughts on President Biden's failed withdrawal from Afghanistan-they are outraged and ashamed," … Continue Reading


08.27.21

Daines Calls on Biden Administration to Distribute Remaining COVID-19 Relief Funds to Montana Health Care Providers, Rural Communities

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to distribute funds remaining in the Provider Relief Fund without delay to support health care providers in Montana who continue to respond to the challenges posed by COVID-19. "We write today to ask that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provide an immediate update on its plans to distribute the unobligated funds remaining in the Provider Relief Fund… Continue Reading


08.27.21

Daines Urges CDC to Listen to Local Montana Leaders & Parents, Reverse Mask Mandate on School Buses

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to withdraw the mask mandate on school buses that infringes on the authority of Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to make their own decisions regarding the safety and health of their students. "This fall, a significant proportion of Montana students will return to their classrooms without masks. Forcing young children to wear masks on the school bus, only to arrive at school and remove them make… Continue Reading


08.26.21

Daines Statement on the Terrorist Attacks Against U.S. Troops, Afghan Allies in Afghanistan

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement in response to today's terrorist attacks in Afghanistan resulting in the death of several U.S. service members and the news of the Biden administration giving the names of Americans and Afghan allies to the Taliban. "My thoughts and prayers are with the families of our fallen and wounded service members-our troops are American heroes," Daines said. "This tragedy was entirely preventable. The terrorist attacks in Kabul today … Continue Reading


08.24.21

Daines Statement on House Democrats’ Passage of Plan for Trillions in Reckless Tax and Spending

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement after the United States House of Representatives voted to pass the $4 trillion budget resolution with a commitment to vote on the $1 trillion infrastructure package next month. "We knew all along Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats would prioritize their far-Left agenda over the needs of the American people. The Democrats had always planned to force their liberal wish-list of social policies through Congress with or without the… Continue Reading


08.20.21

Daines Demands Accountability for the Billions of Dollars Worth of U.S. Military Equipment Left Behind for the Taliban

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is demanding accountability and action from President Biden over the reckless loss of more than $80 billion in military equipment and weaponry in Afghanistan, which has already been confiscated by the Taliban because of the President's disastrous withdrawal. "According to one Administration official, 'everything that hasn't been destroyed is the Taliban's now.' Under normal military protocols, an accidental equipment mishap can trigger an automatic inv… Continue Reading


08.20.21

Daines Blasts Biden’s Continued Closure of Northern Border, Stresses Impacts to Montana Families, Businesses

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 September 21st. This extension comes despite Canada reopening the border for fully vaccinated Americans on August 9th. "President Biden has once again let down Montana families and businesses. His refusal to open the northern border is hurting our economy, jobs and border communities. At the same time Biden is keeping the northern b… Continue Reading


08.19.21

Daines to Biden: Renominate Jerome Powell to the Federal Reserve for Economic Stability

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines urged President Biden to renominate Jerome Powell for another term as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve to promote economic stability and further the economic recovery. "In order to promote continued economic stability, I respectfully urge you to renominate Jerome Powell as Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors," Daines said. "I believe doing so would send a strong signal to households, businesses, and consumers that the hea… Continue Reading


08.17.21

Daines Condemns Planned Parenthood Lawsuit to Strike Down Montana’s New Laws Protecting the Unborn

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement in support of Montana's pro-life laws recently passed and signed by the governor as they face new legal challenges from Planned Parenthood of Montana. "This lawsuit attempts to force an extreme abortion agenda on Montana. It is despicable that Planned Parenthood is seeking to undo the Montana legislature's life-saving laws that prevent barbaric late-term abortions on babies who can feel pain, taxpayer funding for abortio… Continue Reading


08.15.21

Daines Statement on the Fall of Afghanistan to Taliban

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement in response to President Biden's failed leadership in Afghanistan and the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban: "At a time when our country and world greatly needed leadership, President Biden is nowhere to be found. He withdrew our troops from Afghanistan with no strategy or plan, and it has endangered our armed forces, put American lives at risk, made America less safe and secure, weakened our allies and triggered a humanita… Continue Reading


08.13.21

Daines, Tester, Rosendale Secure Federal Support for Northeast Montana Families, Farmers, Ranchers Recovering from Severe Windstorm

U.S. CONGRESS- U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Matt Rosendale today announced that they secured a Major Disaster Declaration to help communities in northeast Montana recover from a severe windstorm that left many without power. This announcement comes after the Montana delegation sent a letter to President Biden making this request. "Families, farmers, ranchers and businesses in northeast Montana have been struggling since the dangerous windstorm in June. I'm glad to … Continue Reading


08.12.21

Daines Slams Reports of Biden Undermining U.S. National Security & Halting Nuclear Modernization

U.S. SENATE - After reports that the Biden administration is caving to far-Left demands and plans to delay the modernization of America's nuclear weapons, U.S. Senator Steve Daines urged President Biden to reverse this decision and highlighted the threat this would pose to national security. "I write regarding recent reports that your Administration has directed the Pentagon to halt its ongoing efforts to replenish our strategic nuclear arsenal and instead await the findings of a months-long, i… Continue Reading


08.10.21

Daines Statement on the Democrats’ Newly Unveiled Disastrous $4 Trillion Reckless Tax and Spending Bill

U.S. SENATE -Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement after Senate Democrats unveiled the details of their $4 trillion budget resolution that will radically expand the federal government, increase taxes for Montana families and businesses and put a massive amount of debt on the backs of Montanans. "Montanans are already grappling with soaring inflation and skyrocketing prices on everything from gas, to housing costs, to groceries. The reckless tax and spending spree bill… Continue Reading


08.09.21

Daines Slams Biden for Keeping Northern Border Closed for MT While Southern Border Remains Open to Illegal Drugs & Immigrants with COVID-19

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter slamming President Biden for using COVID-19 as a ploy to keep the northern border closed to Montana families and businesses, while keeping the southern border wide open to illegal drugs and illegal immigrants, many of them potentially COVID-19 positive. The Senator is demanding answers regarding the Administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the midst of the southern border crisis. "Recently, your administration made the uni… Continue Reading


08.05.21

Daines Introduces Bill to Support Made in Montana Beef

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the "USA Beef Act," to ensure only beef products from cattle born, raised and slaughtered in the United States can use the "Product of USA" label. "Montana ranchers produce the best beef in the world," Daines said. "Montana ranchers deserve to receive a fair price for their beef, and Montana families at the store deserve to know the quality of what they are buying. More accurate labeling is a win for all Montanans." Download a video st… Continue Reading


08.05.21

Daines Will Vote Against Increasing the Debt by $256 Billion

U.S. SENATE -Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced he will vote against the $1.2 trillion package moving through the Senate after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its analysis showing the bill will increase the federal debt by $256 billion. Daines' announcement comes after Montanans and the American people were promised the bill would be fully paid for and not increase the debt, during and after negotiations. "Montanans were told and promised that this massive, 2,700-pa… Continue Reading


08.05.21

Daines, Tester, Rosendale Call on POTUS to Support Montana Families, Farmers and Ranchers After Severe Windstorm in Northeast

U.S. CONGRESS- U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Matt Rosendale today sent a letter to President Biden supporting Governor Greg Gianforte's request for a major disaster declaration after a severe windstorm left thousands of Montanans without power in the northeast part of the state. "The damage done to transmission and distribution lines essential to everyday life for Montana families and farmers is far beyond what the state or consumer-members of our local electric coop… Continue Reading


08.02.21

Daines Introduces Bill to Promote Collaboration in Montana Forest Management Projects

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced the "Protect Collaboration for Healthier Forests Act" to protect much needed and collaboratively-developed forest management projects that reduce the risk of wildfire in our National Forests from court room obstructionists. "Commonsense forest management projects are too often tied up in lengthy and expensive court room battles by the same fringe environmental groups whose goal is to obstruct these projects, not follow the science or loc… Continue Reading


08.02.21

Daines Introduces Bill to Provide Certainty for Montana Farmers, Ranchers

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bill to maintain President Trump's Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) and prevent a return to burdensome regulations like those imposed by the Obama-Biden Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS), which threatened Montana farmers and ranchers. "Montana farmers and ranchers are longstanding stewards of our lands and waterways-they shouldn't be burdened with more bureaucratic red-tape that would allow the federal government to regulate every pond, p… Continue Reading


07.29.21

Daines Introduces Bill to Audit CDC Mask Guidance

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the "Restore Public Health Institution Trust Act," which would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) decision making surrounding its reversal on mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans."The CDC's flip flop on mask guidance sends a confusing message to Montanans and the American people, and has not been clearly justified with data," Daines said. "The CDC needs… Continue Reading

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