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04.01.22

Daines Introduces Bill to Prevent Biden Admin from Stifling Montana Energy Production, Increasing Gas Prices

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bill that would prevent the Biden administration from continuing to stifle Montana energy production and increase gas prices on hardworking Montanans. "Since Day One of taking office, President Biden has launched attack after attack on Made in Montana and Made in America energy, and Montana families are paying the price at the pump. We need to stop putting up roadblocks and unleash American energy," Daines said. The prohibition on new regu… Continue Reading


03.31.22

Daines Slams Biden Admin for Putting Woke Agenda Over National Security

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called out the Biden administration for allowing the TSA to no longer consider gender when checking the identity of travelers. Daines is demanding answers as to why Biden's choosing to put wokeness over national security. "Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the federal government has made significant progress in securing domestic air travel. Whether through the creation of TSA or improved screening practices, the federal government has taken … Continue Reading


03.31.22

Daines Urges Billings School District 2 to Allow Emily Pennington to Graduate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter urging Billings School District 2 to allow Emily Pennington to finish her education and graduate from Billings West High School. Throughout her time in school, Emily's academic progress had been delayed on medical grounds. Earlier today, Daines spoke with Emily's mom to show his support. "I am writing to request you promptly amend District Policy 2050 for Billings West High School Junior, Ms. Emily Pennington. Parents and trustees ali… Continue Reading


03.31.22

Daines: Biden, Woke Green Groups Killing American Mining Production Needed for Renewable Energy

U.S. SENATE - At a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines spoke about the importance of increasing American energy and mineral security. Daines opened his remarks sharing the story of Montana's Rock Creek Mine's never-ending cycle of permitting and litigation that has left the mine nonoperational for over 35 years. Daines stressed that the impact of the permitting and litigation nightmare is killing jobs, tax revenue and economic activity in … Continue Reading


03.31.22

Daines: Biden Tapping into Oil Reserves Without Increasing American Energy Production is a Band-Aid on Bullet Wound

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today blasted President Biden for tapping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Fund without first taking steps to increase American energy production. This follows the introduction of Daines' bill earlier this year that would prohibit the Biden administration from tapping the SPR until oil and gas production on federal lands and waters is increased. "President Biden has once again resorted to tapping into the nation's oil reserve to try and cover up the … Continue Reading


03.30.22

White House Cancels Daines’ Meeting with Biden’s SCOTUS Nominee Judge Jackson

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Daines issued the following statement after the White House cancelled his scheduled meeting with President Biden's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. "It's very disappointing that Biden's White House cancelled the meeting between myself and Judge Jackson this week, taking away the opportunity to ask the Supreme Court nominee important questions about her record ahead of the first votes on her nomination. I planned to meet with Judge Jackson t… Continue Reading


03.30.22

Daines, Tester Bipartisan National Asbestos Awareness Week Resolution Passes Senate

U.S. SENATE - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester's National Asbestos Awareness Week resolution as a part of their continued effort to shine light on the dangers of asbestos exposure. "We must continue to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and help promote the health and well-being of Montanans across our great state," Daines said. "Asbestos has a long, troubling history in Montana, and too many families continue to suffer from expo… Continue Reading


03.28.22

Daines: Biden’s Budget Will Add Trillions to the National Debt, Worsen Inflation Crisis

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement upon President Biden submitting his FY23 budget request to Congress. "As Montana families are struggling with skyrocketing prices on everything from groceries to gas to rent, President Biden wants to pour fuel on his inflation dumpster fire with more big government, wasteful spending. His budget adds trillions to our national debt and recklessly spends Montanans' taxpayer dollars on the far-Left's liberal wish list," Dain… Continue Reading


03.25.22

Daines Proposes Effort to Help Tell the Stories of Montana’s Fallen Heroes

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter proposing the addition of QR codes to veterans' grave markers to provide further information about their stories of service, sacrifice and patriotism. "Each year hundreds of thousands of people travel across the nation to visit grave sites of our fallen heroes. These visits consist of families visiting their loved ones, students on field trips eager to learn about our military, and military members visiting their comrades. Many of the grave … Continue Reading


03.24.22

Daines Introduces Bill to Stop Federal Government from Tracking Montanans’ Religious Information

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bill that would prohibit the federal government from sharing, disclosing, or disseminating information concerning Montanans' religious accommodation requests, including exemption requests for COVID-19 vaccines. "The Constitution is clear-Montanans have the right to freedom of religion. The federal government should not be tracking, storing and sharing Montanans' religious exemption requests for anything, especially for Biden's overreaching va… Continue Reading


03.24.22

Daines to Biden: Current Number of Historic Illegal Crossings Will Look Like Small Potatoes If You End Yet Another Trump Policy

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter urging the Biden administration to mitigate the expected surge of illegal immigrants at the southern border, which is already at a historic high, ahead of a possible decision to reverse the Title 42 public health order which allows for the rapid expulsion of illegal migrants and asylum seekers. "We understand that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is planning to lift its Title 42 public health policy that enabled the imme… Continue Reading


03.23.22

Daines Introduces Bill to Fight FERC’s Partisan, Anti-Energy Policies and Combat Rising Energy Costs

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bill, the "Ensuring National Security Using Reliable Energy (ENSURE) Act," to help ensure Montanans have access to reliable and affordable energy. "What's typically seen as a nonpartisan agency, FERC has become the latest arm of Biden's partisan, woke green agenda," Daines said. "While pipelines are the safest, most environmentally friendly way to transport natural gas, FERC is creating new burdensome barriers preventing new ones from … Continue Reading


03.22.22

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Protect Montanans’ Privacy from Government Surveillance

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bipartisan bill to increase transparency and protect the privacy of Montanans from government surveillance. The bill would require public reporting and notice of the hundreds of thousands of criminal surveillance orders issued by courts each year, which are typically sealed indefinitely, keeping government surveillance hidden for years, even when the targets are never charged with any crime. "It's simple--Montanans have a Constitutional right… Continue Reading


03.21.22

Daines, Hickenlooper Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Designating March 2022 as “World Down Syndrome Month”

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution designating March 2022 as World Down Syndrome Month. "All lives are precious and created with God-given dignity and potential, no matter how many chromosomes they may have. Designating March as World Down Syndrome Month will help raise awareness and celebrate the joy that those with Down syndrome bring to our lives and families," Daines said. "This resolution celebrates… Continue Reading


03.21.22

RECAP: Daines’ Bipartisan Senate Trip to Poland, Germany to Discuss Russian Invasion of Ukraine

U.S. SENATE - Following Daines' bipartisan Senate delegation trip to Poland and Germany where he met with U.S. military leaders, NATO forces and NGOs to discuss Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, he issued the following statement: "There is good and evil in this world, and we saw that firsthand with Putin's war of aggression against the people of Ukraine. Meeting with U.S. military leaders, NATO forces and NGOs in Poland and Germany allowed us to gain greater insight into Russia's inv… Continue Reading


03.18.22

Daines Urges Biden to Facilitate Proactive Negotiations to Prevent West Coast Ports Strike

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to President Biden urging him to be proactive and facilitate negotiations to prevent a West Coast ports strike which would worsen the Biden administration's ongoing supply chain crisis and sky-high inflation and endanger Montana farmers and ranchers access to critical export markets. "We urge you to begin working with the ILWU and PMA to ensure their crucial work continues without interruption. Any delays caused by failed negotiations will h… Continue Reading


03.17.22

Daines, Rosendale Push Biden Admin to Respond to Gianforte’s Petition to Delisting Grizzly Bears in the NCDE

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today are pushing the Biden administration to respond to Governor Greg Gianforte's petition to delist the grizzly bear in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. "On December 17, 2021 on behalf of the State of Montana, Governor Gianforte and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks submitted a formal petition to identify and delist the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) Distinct Population Segment of… Continue Reading


03.17.22

Daines, Colleagues Demand Answers from Biden Admin on Second Amendment Infringement

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is leading a group of 25 senators in demanding the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) provide answers on recent actions to infringe on Americans' Second Amendment rights by preventing law-abiding citizens from creating and owning suppressors. In a letter to the ATF, the senators wrote, "These continued assaults of the Second Amendment threaten law-abiding Americans' rights as they try to follow ATF guidance on making these parts. … Continue Reading


03.17.22

Daines to Join Bipartisan Delegation in Poland, Germany to Discuss Ongoing Russian Invasion of Ukraine

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines will join a bipartisan Senate delegation trip to Poland and Germany to get a firsthand update on Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine and meet with U.S. military leaders, NGOs and Ukrainians. Ahead of their trip, the bipartisan group of senators shared the following statement: This strong, bipartisan delegation proves the Senate stands united in its support for Ukraine. During our time in Poland and Germany, we will have the opportunity to gain greater … Continue Reading


03.16.22

Daines to Biden: Stop Pushing Green New Deal Priorities on USPS

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to President Biden objecting the President's efforts to force the United States Postal Service (USPS) to replace their entire delivery truck fleet with electric vehicles (EVs). "A complete transition to EVs is not only unnecessary to achieve emissions reduction goals and harmful to consumers, it is also constrained by a broad array of obstacles. These issues include the cost to consumers, battery efficiency and range, infrastructure requirem… Continue Reading

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