Tag: Border Security

KBUL: Montana Senator on the Border, the Houthis, Iowa Caucus and More

Aaron Flint Published: January 19, 2024 Montana’s US Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) is filling a key role for the 2024 elections- he’s chairman of the effort to retake the Senate Republican majority as head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). We talked with Senator Daines about the latest in border security negotiations, the Houthis, the Iowa Caucus Results and more. There’s one other question I thought I could have asked him- but it definitely is putting the cart before the horse. That question? Would he look to become the next Senate Majority Leader if he succeeds in taking back

FOX News: Biden hoping border bill will purely help politically, senator says, amid Hamas, French gaffe firestorms

Biden recently confused French President Emmanuel Macron with former President Francois Mitterrand, who died 28 years ago President Biden’s vocal support for the Sinema-Murphy-Lankford border bill is rooted in hopes of solving his political problems, not national security issues, a top Republican claimed. The claim came in the wake of incidents where Biden appeared to commit substantive gaffes or be seeking the proper term in several silent moments, which other observers said simply adds to his political conundrums and fuels questions about his cognitive abilities. National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Steve Daines, R-Mont., told Fox News the issue with current border control

Daines Opposes Senate Border Bill

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today opposing the Senate’s emergency supplemental funding bill: “President Biden could have secured the border on Day One of his presidency and chose not to and the disastrous results speak for themselves. Reversing the effective policies of President Trump turned the southern border into one of the biggest national security risks in our country’s history with illegals streaming across who are on the FBI’s terror watch list as well as from countries that are designated as state sponsors of terror.    “Fixing this crisis demands more than the ‘border never closes’

Daines Calls for Change of Border Policies

“This is a national security crisis in the making” U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference demanding President Biden change the policies at the southern border, following new warnings that Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists may be trying to cross the southern border. To watch Daines’ remarks, click HERE. “The State Department has designated the following four countries as state sponsors of terror –  Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria. Since October 1st, hundreds of individuals from these four countries alone have entered the United States that we know of. In September, it was more than 1,000 that were

Daines on Border Crisis: “President Biden is setting all the wrong records for all the wrong reasons.”

August Border Numbers Reveal Record Number of Encounters for 2023 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement in response to U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealing today there were 232,972 encounters along the southern border in August – the highest number in all of 2023: “President Biden is setting all the wrong records for all the wrong reasons. First it was record inflation and now it’s a record at the border. The administration revealed today there were over 230,000 encounters at the southern border in August, the most of any month in 2023. Here in Montana, we are a northern border

Daines wants details on incoming Mexican meth, calls on Border Patrol to answer

Sen. Steve Daines on Wednesday urged U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials to gather specific information on drug seizures at the southern border, and on what law enforcement there is doing to stem its rush into the U.S. In a letter to Acting Commissioner John Sanders, Daines wants to know the specifics of every seizure between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2018, including the amount seized, method of transport, location of seizure and the source of its production. A a roundtable discussion in Missoula last week, Daines heard from local and state law enforcement about the limited resources available

Daines Calls for Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today took to the Senate floor to call on the Senate to swiftly pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes critical support for Montana’s military missions. Daines also called on Senate Democrats to stop blocking the Department of Defense Appropriations Act and fund the military.   Click here to watch Daines’ remarks. Click here to download Daines’ remarks. Daines made the following remarks on the Senate floor this afternoon: “Montana has a rich legacy of service to our country— from maintaining our nation’s ‘peace through strength’ strategy at Montana’s Malmstrom Air Force Base, where we oversee one-third of

Daines Applauds Passage of Critical Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today hailed the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which provides critical support for the nation’s military and national security. “This legislation is critical to ensuring our men and women in uniform have the funding and support they need to fulfill their missions,” Daines stated. “The NDAA prioritizes the needs of our service members while protecting the important role that Montana holds in our national defense.” Daines successfully included an amendment to the NDAA that would protect military couples from abrupt reductions in their housing allowances. Under the NDAA, current dual housing