Daines Chairs Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Improving Access to Health Care in Rural Montana

Introduces Glasgow, Montana, witness to testify on rural health care needs U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today co-chaired a Finance Subcommittee on Health Care hearing about the importance of improving health care access in rural Montana. Daines also invited Erin Aune, Vice President of Strategic Programs at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH) in Glasgow, Montana, to be a witness. Glasgow is often referred to as the most isolated town in the lower 48 states. In Daines’ opening statement he highlighted the struggles that many Montanans living in rural areas face when seeking health care, including having to travel several hours to receive care and the

Daines Leads Bill to Ban DOD from Funding, Hosting Drag Queen Performances

Calls Administration’s Explanation “Inadequate,” Asks for Further Clarification U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senator Steve Daines today led a group of his Republican colleagues in introducing a bill to stop the Department of Defense (DOD) from using taxpayer funds or taxpayer-funded facilities from hosting drag queen performances. The bill follows recent reports that Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, hosted a “Drag Story Time” targeted at children at the base library. In addition, Daines sent another letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin asking for further clarification regarding the situation at Malmstrom. “Our military’s mission is clear: to provide the military forces needed