Daines: Biden’s Reversal of 2020 NEPA Modernization Another Blow to Montana, Energy Security

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement in response to President Biden's changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rule that make projects, including commonsense forest management and Montana mining, harder and more expensive. "I'm very disappointed to see the Biden administration remove commonsense policies that were put in place to modernize the outdated and cumbersome environmental review process which would allow for responsible natural res… Continue Reading


Daines Statement on Successful Push to Change School District Policy Allowing Emily Pennington to Finish School

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today made the following statement after Billings School District 2 announced a policy change that will allow Emily Pennington to finish school and graduate with her class. "Emily Pennington and her family never backed down in the face of a challenge and last night, their dedication and hard work paid off," Daines said. "I'm glad to see such a passionate student given the opportunity to finish school and graduate. Congratulations, Emily!" Last month, Dai… Continue Reading


Daines Announces Updates to Communications Team

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the following updates to his communications staff: Rachel Dumke, Press Secretary. Dumke has served as Daines' press secretary since January 2022. She previously worked as Daines' deputy press secretary after working on his 2020 campaign. Blake Kernen, Deputy Press Secretary. Kernen joins Daines' communications team after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. She previously worked for Senator David Perdue on his official … Continue Reading


Daines Statement on Courts Striking Down Biden’s Travel Mask Mandates

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after a federal judge struck down President Biden's mask mandate for Montana travelers. "This is a big victory for Montanans and commonsense," Daines said. "It's past time we let families get back to normal and put an end to all of Biden's unscientific, unconstitutional mandates for good." This ruling comes after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced they would extend the travel mask mandate until Ma… Continue Reading


Daines Becomes One of First American Leaders to Visit Ukraine Since Russia’s Invasion

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines visited Ukraine to meet with Ukrainian officials and see firsthand the aftermath of Putin's atrocious war crimes against the people of Ukraine. "While meeting with leaders in NATO countries bordering Ukraine, I was invited to meet Ukrainian officials in Kyiv and Bucha and see firsthand the butchery and war crimes committed by Putin," Daines said. "There is indisputable evidence of Putin's war crimes everywhere-the images of shallow mass graves filled wit… Continue Reading


Daines Statement on Biden’s Attack on Montanans’ Second Amendment Rights

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on President Biden's announcement to impose new regulations on Montana gun owners. "The Constitution is clear-Montanans have the right to keep and bear arms," Daines said."President Biden's latest attack on the Second Amendment goes after law-abiding Montanans and hurts our Montana way of life. I'll fight back against this every step of the way." ### Contact: Rachel Dumke, Katie Schoettler… Continue Reading


Daines to Biden: Don’t Cut VA Medical Services for Montana Veterans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is calling on President Biden to consult with Montana veterans about the impacts of closing rural Montana VA health care facilities. "For many elderly Veterans, VA facilities are the only place they seek care. The reasons Veterans often cite are that they are better understood, respected, and cared for at their local VA Medical Center (VAMC). VA facilities often serve as the crux for elderly Veterans' community. Time and time again, we have been told by … Continue Reading


Daines Heads to Eastern Europe to Visit US Troops, Meet with Key Leaders Amid Russia’s War of Aggression Against Ukraine

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines is heading to Eastern Europe to meet with leaders in countries bordering Ukraine. During his visit, Daines will also meet with U.S. troops and receive briefings at the MK Airbase in Romania near the Black Sea. Daines will meet with U.S., NATO, and foreign leaders in Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Moldova. Updates will be shared throughout the Senator's visit when possible, and a readout will be given following his visit. Daines proudly stands with Presi… Continue Reading


Daines’ Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing National Park Week Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines' bipartisan Senate resolution marking April 16, 2022 through April 24, 2022 as National Park Week passed the U.S. Senate yesterday. Daines is the top Republican on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. "Our national parks help set us apart from the rest of the world, and in Montana we have some of the best," Daines said. "Enjoying Montana's great outdoors isn't just a favorite pastime, it's part of our way of life.… Continue Reading


Daines Attends White House Signing Ceremony of His Bipartisan Postal Reform Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today was at the White House for the official signing ceremony of his bipartisan bill that supports the United States Postal Service (USPS). Watch and download Daines' video statement HERE. "Happy to be at the White House today to celebrate my bipartisan bill to revitalize and support the Postal Service being signed into law. My bipartisan bill will help the Postal Service better serve folks across Montana, which is especially important for Montana s… Continue Reading


Daines Demands Investigation into Deaths of Five Babies Aborted in DC

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, founder and chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, is demanding an investigation into the deaths of five babies whose bodies were recovered in Washington, DC, last week. Evidence suggests one or more of them may have lost their life through an illegal partial-birth abortion or may have been born alive and later killed. " Last week, DC Metropolitan Police recovered the remains of five preborn children apparently from the Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washingto… Continue Reading


Daines Votes Against President Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee

U.S. SENATE - Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines voted against advancing the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden's nominee to the Supreme Court. "As Montana's United States Senator, I am committed to protecting the constitutional rights and values of Montanans. Montanans want a justice who will uphold the Constitution and make decisions based on the rule of law, not personal beliefs or the Left's political agenda," Daines said. "Judge Jackson's soft-on-crime record and her… Continue Reading


Daines, Rosendale Urge Biden Admin to Extend Protest Period for Bison Grazing Proposal

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today are urging the Biden administration to extend the protest period on the proposed decision affecting grazing allotments on the American Prairie Reserve in Phillips County, Montana. "As you are aware, BLM received over 2,700 comments on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) from Montana state government agencies, businesses, associations, and thousands of concerned individuals. These comments raise serious questions ab… Continue Reading


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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