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10.16.20

Daines calls on HHS to provide PPE, medical equipment to Montana ASAP

U.S. Senator Steve Daines urged U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec to ensure Montana has the medical supplies and medicines needed as the state is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. "I write to you to encourage the expeditious review of Montana's requests for supplies and medicines from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to ensure our health care system, first responders, and car… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Montana Ridge Named in Honor of Airmen Who Died in Crash

BOZEMAN - An area of Montana countryside where four Air Force pilots crashed and died in 1962 was named in honor of the fallen service members. President Donald Trump signed the B-47 Designation Act Tuesday naming the area east of Paradise Valley the "B-47 Ridge," the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Tuesday. The legislation honors Capt. Bill Faulconer, Lt. Fred Hixenbaugh, Lt. David Sutton and Lt. Lloyd Sawyers, who died during a training mission. The crew flew a B-47 bomber from an air base… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Daines holds meeting on Barrett confirmation

U.S. Senator Steve Daines led a meeting with Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and other local leaders Thursday, discussing the importance of confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Daines spoke about his own meeting with Judge Barrett on October 1st, and how they discussed the importance of several issues, including the Second Amendment and Montana jobs. Local leaders, including female business owners, stressed the importance of Judge Barrett's commitment to the Constitution. … Continue Reading


10.15.20

USDA announces outdoor research on brucellosis

Brucellosis research will expand to outdoor settings in the greater Yellowstone area, the United States Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday. USDA under secretary Greg Ibach announced the new research projects in front of stacks of hay at a ranch north of Belgrade. Ibach said the new testing guidelines will help the effort to eliminate brucellosis from the United States. "This policy change will allow us to manage it and provide oversight in the research projects and be able to start … Continue Reading


10.15.20

Daines, Fox to hold roundtable about Coney Barrett nomination to SCOTUS

MISSOULA, Mont. - U.S. Senator Steve Daines will be hosting a roundtable Thursday with Attorney General Fox to discuss the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court with Montana women civic and business leaders. The event will take place at a Kalispell law firm at 2:30 p.m.… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Completion of Milk River Project celebrated

GLACIER COUNTY - With the sun shining on the Milk River, a ribbon was cut Thursday to mark the official completion of the Milk River Project. "This is a huge celebration for everyone," said Jennifer Patrick, the Milk River Joint Board of Control program manager. The project, which cost about $8 million dollars, rebuilt the fifth drop in a canal that carries water from the St. Mary River into the Milk River. The drop collapsed in May, leaving the more than 100,000 people who rely on the river f… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Sen. Daines shows up for Sidney farmers

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines met with a group of Sidney farmers and ranchers, irrigation district experts, county officials and supporters near the banks of the Yellowstone River on October 14. Sen. Daines, popular among Richland County Republicans, is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate against Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat whose presence was felt at the Yellowstone River event. Everyone was wearing facemasks as a precaution against COVID-19, and the temperature was frigid as a Pacific Nort… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Completion of Milk River Project celebrated

GLACIER COUNTY - With the sun shining on the Milk River, a ribbon was cut Thursday to mark the official completion of the Milk River Project. "This is a huge celebration for everyone," said Jennifer Patrick, the Milk River Joint Board of Control program manager. The project, which cost about $8 million dollars, rebuilt the fifth drop in a canal that carries water from the St. Mary River into the Milk River. The drop collapsed in May, leaving the more than 100,000 people who rely on the river f… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Daines holds meeting on Barrett confirmation

U.S. Senator Steve Daines led a meeting with Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and other local leaders Thursday, discussing the importance of confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Daines spoke about his own meeting with Judge Barrett on October 1st, and how they discussed the importance of several issues, including the Second Amendment and Montana jobs. Local leaders, including female business owners, stressed the importance of Judge Barrett's commitment to the Constitution. … Continue Reading


10.14.20

USDA to continue research projects on brucellosis in Montana

MONTANA - On Wednesday, USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach along with U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced the USDA is continuing research on brucellosis in Montana. The infectious disease can severely harm cattle and wildlife. Ibach said it has been eliminated in all other parts of the state except in the Yellowstone area. "It's going to take some time to be able to find the right research project, the most efficacious way to deliver the vaccine either orally or through other methods that we might… Continue Reading


10.14.20

USDA announces new research for cattle diseases

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Wednesday morning in Belgrade, USDA undersecretary Greg Ibach spoke with Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte. Ibach announced new outdoor testing for studying brucellosis, a disease in livestock and wildlife. He said brucellosis is an issue affecting Montana cattle producers. Ibach said the new research will not only help Montanans but cattle producers across the U.S. "I don't expect this to happen in a year or maybe even two -- this is something that's going to take s… Continue Reading


10.14.20

Sen. Daines, USDA release new brucellosis testing guidelines

BELGRADE - U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, along with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), released new brucellosis testing guidelines at a ranch in Belgrade Wednesday. The new testing guidelines are a push to support Montana ranchers and agriculture by expanding research and improving strategies to wipe out and decrease the effects of brucellosis, according to a release from Sen. Daines' Office. Sen. Daines' Office's release says prior to the new testing guidelines, researchers ability to … Continue Reading


10.14.20

Ground broken on $10M Anaconda hotel designed to spur economic growth

ANACONDA - The ceremonial groundbreaking for a $10 million hotel on a windy day in Anaconda is the first step in bringing about economic recovery to a city that was devastated by contamination and the loss of industry. "We've waited 40 years for this to happen, we need to get the deal done," said Anaconda Chief Executive Bill Everett. The deal was reached in an EPA-led consent decree that outlined an agreement that the Atlantic-Richfield Co. would pay for the hotel, a $3 million RV park, and $… Continue Reading


10.14.20

Daines awarded 'Friend of Farm Bureau' award for work in US senate

MONTANA - U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined the United States Department of Agriculture, under Secretary Greg Ibach, on Wednesday at a ranch outside of Belgrade to announce new testing guidelines for brucellosis. According to the senator's office, this will help expand research and improve efforts to eradicate the disease and reduce its impacts on Montana ranchers and Montana agriculture. Daines was joined by Montana agriculture leaders, including the Montana Stockgrowers Association, Montana F… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Paradise Valley ridge named in honor of fallen Air Force pilots

A ridge east of Paradise Valley where a bomber crashed in 1962 has officially been named "B-47 Ridge" in honor of the four Air Force pilots who died there. President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan B-47 Designation Act into law on Tuesday. The bill honors Capt. Bill Faulconer, Lt. Fred Hixenbaugh, Lt. David Sutton and Lt. Lloyd Sawyers, who died in a plane crash in 1962. The crew took off from the Dyess Air Force Base in Texas on July 23, 1962, for a training mission. During the flight, the… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Daines thanks firefighters

Toward the end of a fire season that set records for acres burned and firefighters deployed, Montana Sen. Steve Daines and U.S. Undersecretary of Agriculture Jim Hubbard visited the Missoula Smokejumper Base to say thanks. "This fire year has been one of those that got a lot of attention," Hubbard said during a brief ceremony at the Smokejumper aircraft hangar on Tuesday. "Our season is still far from over in California. The weather and vegetation will continue to keep it active." Daines' staf… Continue Reading


10.13.20

EPA's Benevento, Daines join Anaconda hotel groundbreaking

Progress rode into Anaconda on a sharp west wind Tuesday. At a building site at Polk Street and Highway 1, gusts kept blowing down the pictures of the $10 million Forge Hotel and new Barclay's II Restaurant, but there were plenty of hands to keep putting them back up. Best of all, the pictures were backed up by an EPA consent decree and settlement with the Smelter City, and real money. Bill Everett, Anaconda chief executive; Doug Benevento, acting deputy administrator of the EPA; and U.S. Sen.… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Daines visits Butte to talk cleanup

BUTTE, Mont. - Sen. Steve Daines came to Butte Tuesday morning, joined by Chief Executive Dave Palmer, to further discuss cleanup developments moving forward. While no plans were outlined, Daines expressed his desire to one day get Butte off the Superfund list. The Environmental Protection Agency also joined the meeting and announced the next steps moving forward. "You folks made it happen," said Gregory Sopkin, regional administrator for Region 8. "It's your community. You deserve better cle… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Sen. Daines thanks firefighters for record-setting effort

MISSOULA - Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) is thanking firefighters for their tremendous efforts during what has turned out to be a record-breaking fire season across the U.S. and he's once more promising the Senate will act on a series of sweeping reforms to improve forest management. Sen. Daines made those comments Tuesday, stopping in Missoula with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Jim Hubbard to thank the "smokejumpers" and other personnel for their work during an especially fierce fire season that sa… Continue Reading


10.07.20

Fix For Sidney & Kinsey Irrigation Districts Heads To President Trump

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday unanimously passed a measure from Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-MT) to ensure the Sidney and Kinsey Irrigation Districts continue receiving affordable power that enables irrigation. "This critical legislation ensures many family farms in eastern Montana have access to reliable irrigation, and I look forward to President Trump signing it into law," Gianforte said. "Agriculture is Montana's top industry, and I'll continue working hard to protect it." "… Continue Reading

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