Daines Slams Biden for One-Size-Fits-All Staffing Mandate for Rural Montana Nursing Homes

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the Biden administration proposed a new staffing mandate that would further strain rural Montana nursing homes.

“Nursing homes in Montana, especially in rural, underserved areas, are already struggling with severe staffing shortages and President Biden’s new burdensome mandate will only make matters worse. This one-size-fits-all approach ignores the needs of rural facilities and ultimately hurts elderly Montanans seeking care. As President Biden continues to leave small-town Montanans behind, I will continue to push back against his heavy-handed mandates.”

In January, Daines joined a group of bipartisan senators to express concerns with the Biden administration’s plans to issue this one-size-fits-all staffing mandate for Montana nursing homes.