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05.01.20

Daines Secures $300,000 for Access to Community Resources for Montana Seniors, Montanans with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be directing $300,000 to support older Montanans and those with disabilities connect with community resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. "This is about getting Montana seniors and those with disabilities access to the critical resources they need to stay safe and healthy during this Coronavirus pandemic," Daines said. "I will continue fighting to ensure that all Montanans, includ… Continue Reading


04.30.20

Daines Secures Over $9 Million for Montana Higher Education Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Education will be directing $8,417,240 through the Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEER) Fund to support Montana tribal colleges, community colleges and low-income students amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Additional funds of $715,380 will be directed to eligible Montana colleges. "This is about ensuring tribal colleges, community colleges and low income students receive the relief they need during this Coronavi… Continue Reading


04.30.20

Daines Works with Trump to Secure & Deliver Critical PPE, Testing Supplies for Montana During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today shared updated numbers from the White House on the amount of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and testing supplies Montana has received during the coronavirus pandemic. Daines specifically worked with the Trump administration to ensure Montana received this support. "Working with President Trump, I've helped secure critical PPE and testing supplies for Montana to help keep our communities, families and healthcare professionals safe and healthy," D… Continue Reading


04.29.20

Daines Urges Greater Support for Montana Seniors and Healthcare Providers During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Verma urging them to ensure access to audio-only telephone-based services during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is vital for Medicare patients who live in communities that lack sufficient broadband and internet connectivity. "In order to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries in all regions of the country can have access… Continue Reading


04.29.20

Daines Secures Over $13 Million for Montana’s Health Providers Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be directing $13,193,537 to support 69 healthcare providers in Montana in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. This distribution includes the over $600,000 in funding secured for Shodair Children's Hospital. "This is about delivering much needed relief for Montana's healthcare providers who are on the frontlines of this coronavirus pandemic," Daines said. "I will continue working t… Continue Reading


04.28.20

Daines Secures Over $1.8 Million to Support Disabled Adults, MT Housing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $1,820,929 will be directed towards supporting disabled adults and Montana public housing during the Coronavirus pandemic. "It is important we have the resources needed to support those with disabilities who are at a high risk for Coronavirus and to protect the health of Montanans in public housing during this pandemic," Daines said. "I'm glad to have fought for these critical funds and I will continue working to ensure all Montanans … Continue Reading


04.27.20

Daines Successfully Secures Expanded Eligibility for Montana Seasonal Businesses, Workers Under PPP

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he successfully had the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) guidelines expanded to offer fair relief for Montana seasonal businesses and workers. "This is about ensuring Montana's seasonal small businesses and workers are eligible for relief during the coronavirus pandemic," Daines said. "Over 10% of Montana workers are seasonal employees and the way the Paycheck Protection Program was originally written, those workers and small businesses wo… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Daines Secures Over $600,000 for Shodair Children’s Hospital Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE-U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured $642,118 for Shodair Children's Hospital amid the Coronavirus pandemic. This follows Daines request to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar urging the next round of hospital and provider funding under the Phase Three Coronavirus Economic Recovery Package to target the needs of Montana's rural providers and children's hospitals, including Shodair Children's Hospital in Helena. "This funding ensures Shodair Children's Hospital has… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Daines Statement on POTUS Signing Into Law Additional $480 Billion in Relief for Small Businesses, Testing, Hospitals During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after President Trump signed a bipartisan deal into law that provides $480 billion in additional relief for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) for small businesses, testing and hospitals in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. To download the full video, click HERE. "A big thank you to President Trump for signing that important legislation we passed in Congress… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Daines, Gianforte: All MT Bars and Taverns Now Eligible for PPP Loans

U.S. CONGRESS -U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced that Montana's 2,400 bars and taverns which employ 40,000 Montanans are now eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides $350 billion in 100 percent forgivable loans (grants) to small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic if they maintain or rehire their employees. "Montana's 2,400 taverns and bars have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic which has impacted over 40,000 Montana… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Daines, Tester Push for Relief for Montana Rural Broadcasters, Local Newspapers During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today sent a bipartisan letter urging support for Montana's radio and televisions broadcasters and local newspapers during the Coronavirus pandemic. "Our radio and television broadcasters and rural newspapers provide local and national news, emergency alerts, educational programs, and more to all corners of the United States. In many rural areas, broadcast stations are the predominant or only form of local information," the Senators wrote.… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Daines, Manchin, Barrasso, Peters, Tillis, Schumer Push for Relief for Rural Broadcasters, Local Newspapers During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Gary Peters (D-Mich), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today sent a letter with 74 bipartisan cosigners to the Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought to support radio and televisions broadcasters and local newspapers during the Coronavirus pandemic. "Our radio and television broadcasters and rural newspapers provide local and national news, emergency alerts,… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Daines Helps Secure $2.5 Million for COVID-19 Vaccine Development at UM, Announces it at Visit to the University’s Research Lab

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $2.5 million will be directed to the University of Montana to begin COVID-19 vaccine development. To download the full video click, HERE. "Well I'm here at the University of Montana in Missoula today. We have some exciting news... The NIH, the National Institute of Health, just announced a $2.5 million grant for this university that allows our scientists here in Missoula to accelerate the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. That is grea… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Daines Secures Over $5 Million to Enhance Testing Capacity, Support Montana Safely Reopening

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $5,075,000 will be directed to Montana through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand the state's capacity for testing, contact tracing, and containment to strengthen Montana's transition to safely reopen. "This funding will help ensure our state has the testing and tools needed to keep Montanans healthy and safe as our state begins to safely reopen," Daines said. Daines fought to secure $4.3 billion for the Centers… Continue Reading


04.22.20

Daines Secures Over $4 Million in Funding for MSU to Help Rural Hospitals During the Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be directing $4,047,216 to Montana State University to support small rural hospitals in Montana through expansions of telehealth, more purchases of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and boosting testing capacity. "This funding will help our health experts at MSU support our critical access hospitals and rural communities during the coronavirus pandemic," Daines said. "I wil… Continue Reading


04.22.20

Daines Secures $5.5 Million to Support Montana Seniors, Montanans with Disabilities Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $5,524,715 will be directed to Montana to fund programs that provide home-delivered meals, care services in the home, respite care and other support services to help meet the needs of older Montanans and individuals with disabilities during the COVID-19 emergency. "This is about ensuring we get the folks most at risk during this Coronavirus pandemic the help and support they need," Daines said. "I fought to ensure our Montana seniors … Continue Reading


04.21.20

Daines: Montana Farmers and Ranchers are Now Eligible for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Montana's farmers, ranchers and ag businesses will be eligible for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Today's announcement follows Daines' request to the Small Business Association urging them to grant farms, ranches and ag businesses the opportunity to apply for the EIDL program. "This is great news for Montana's farmers and ranchers as they head into the spring planting season. E… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Daines Helps Secure Over $480 Billion for Hospitals, Testing, Small Businesses During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured a boost of over $480 billion in funding for testing, hospitals, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) to provide more relief for Montana small businesses, workers, families and healthcare professionals in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is not Phase Four of Congress' response to the coronavirus outbreak. This bipartisan deal is a boost in funding from the Coronavirus Economic Rel… Continue Reading


04.20.20

Daines Urges Relief Funding for Shodair Children’s Hospital in Helena, Montana Rural Providers During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar urging the next round of hospital and provider funding under the Coronavirus Economic Recovery Package to target the needs of Montana's rural providers and children's hospitals, including Shodair Children's Hospital in Helena. "I am concerned that a number of critically important providers in Montana are still in desperate need of relief, and I am especially concerned about Shodai… Continue Reading


04.18.20

Daines Announces $3.5 Million for Montana Law Enforcement Due to COVID-19

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $3,457,033 will be directed to the Montana Board of Crime Control and $47,182 to Lewis and Clark County to help law enforcement respond to a potential increase of crime that may occur following the Coronavirus outbreak. "This funding will play a critical role to ensure our law enforcement on the front lines have the resources they need to protect our communities during the coronavirus outbreak," Daines said. This funding comes from … Continue Reading

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