Tag: Russia

On Senate Floor, Daines Honors Marc Fogel, U.S. Schoolteacher with Montana Ties Who is Wrongfully Detained in Russia

Calls for State Department to Designate Fogel as “Wrongfully Detained” and to Work for Immediate Release U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate honoring Marc Fogel, a U.S. citizen who has been wrongfully detained in Russia since August 2021, and called for his immediate release. Daines has been working closely with Fogel’s family members in Montana to ensure the timely release of Mr. Fogel. Watch the full floor speech HERE. Daines’ remarks as prepared for delivery: “I’d like to use my time today to raise awareness about an important issue—actually—an important person. His name is Marc Fogel. “Marc is

Daines Reintroduces Bill To Make Putin Pay for Russia’s War in Ukraine

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines reintroduced a bill this week to direct President Biden to use confiscated assets from the Russian government to offset the costs of any aid that United States sends to support Ukraine. Daines’ bill was the subject of questioning at a Senate Banking Committee hearing today where former President Biden’s former Deputy National Security Advisor For International Economics Daleep Singh agreed with Senator Daines’ approach. “It’s been over a year since Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and his brutal war of choice rages on. Putin is a thug — we need to use the assets we seized from him and his