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09.16.20

BREAKING: Daines to Bring VA Secretary Wilkie to Montana for Several Veterans Related Meetings

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie will be visiting Montana with Daines later this month to meet with Montana veterans and discuss several of Daines' key legislative priorities for the veterans community. "I'm excited to welcome Secretary Wilkie to Montana to meet first hand with Montana veterans," Daines said. "It is my honor to serve Montana veterans in the United States Senate, and I look forward to bringing Secretary … Continue Reading


09.14.20

Daines Secures Over $300,000 for Vaughn Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program will be directing $333,333.33 to the Vaughn Volunteer Fire Department. "This is about ensuring our firefighters in Vaughn have the critical support needed to keep our communities safe during this fire season," Daines said. "I will continue working to ensure all of our brave firefighters have the help they need as they work to battle wildfires acr… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Daines Secures Over $150,000 For Montana Law Enforcement in Missoula, Billings for School Safety Programs

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the City of Missoula and Billings School District #2 will be receiving over $150,000 in grant funding as part of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) within the Department of Justice. This program provides funding to improve security at schools and on school grounds through evidence-based school safety programs. "This funding will help support our local law enforcement and provide … Continue Reading


09.10.20

Daines Urges Administration to Provide Support for Montana Census, Ensure All Montanans are Represented

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday sent a letter urging the Administration to direct additional Census resources to Montana in the final weeks of the field data collection operations to ensure all Montanans are represented. "Given the rural nature of Montana and the additional challenges brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of Montanans may go uncounted and entire communities could be underrepresented at the federal level," Daines wrote. "I am requesting that… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Daines Statement on Schumer Blocking Passage of COVID-19 Relief Package

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after Senate Minority Leader Schumer and Senate Democrats blocked a targeted COVID-19 relief package that would have provided relief for Montanans and millions of American workers, families, schools, small businesses and expanded access to testing and promoted vaccine development. "This targeted relief package would have provided critical support for Montana families, workers and small businesses, as well as support ou… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Daines Secures Over $11 Million for Billings Infrastructure Project

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the City of Billings will receive $11,656,765 in Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant funding for a major infrastructure project. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao called Daines with the good news this morning. Daines talking to Chao about the BUILD grant. "This BUILD grant funding will help modernize infrastructure in Billings, and is a big win for the community and jobs," Daines said. "I'… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Daines, Feinstein Secure Hearing for Bipartisan Forest Management Bill, Urge Quick Passage

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Dianne Feinstein today announced that their bipartisan forest management reform bill has been given a hearing date in the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee next week. This announcement follows Daines' and Feinstein's direct request to the committee for a hearing. Daines serves as Montana's voice on the Committee. "As deadly wildfires continue to spread across Montana and the West, it is important now more than ever that we advance th… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Daines Urges Action on Grizzly Bear Delisting in Senate Committee

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today testified in a U.S. Senate Committee in support of his bill, the Grizzly Bear State Management Act, which would delist the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, return management to the State of Montana and prevent further obstruction in the courts. To download the full video, click HERE. "Wildlife management should be determined by science, not a court order. The science has long proven that the grizzly bear population in the Great… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Daines Announces $13.3 Billion Contract for Malmstrom Defense Project

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $13.3 billion contract to begin the major engineering design work for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program at Malmstrom Air Force Base. "This critical funding will help support Malmstrom's mission and strengthen our nation's defense systems," Daines said. "I will continue working to ensure that Montana's national security priorities are met and that our facilities at Mal… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Daines Urges President Trump to Support Funding for the National Guard in Montana Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to President Trump urging the administration to fully fund National Guard operations in Montana amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Restoring the one hundred percent Federal cost-share for all National Guard units will allow it to continue to execute the numerous tasks required for our nation's response to the threat COVID-19 poses," Daines wrote. "The National Guard has lessened the impacts of the virus in many ways including support to comm… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Daines: We Must Work Together on Targeted COVID-19 Relief for Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today highlighted several Montana priorities in the Senate COVID-19 relief package which will be voted on this week. The relief package will provide relief for Montana workers, families, schools, small businesses as well as expand access to testing and promote vaccine development. "This targeted relief package will help Montana families, workers and small businesses bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as provide funding for Montana schools to … Continue Reading


09.04.20

Daines Secures Over $4 Million to Bolster Montana Housing Infrastructure, Community Development Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $4,039,203 will be directed to Montana through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to support housing needs and infrastructure development for Montana communities during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. "This critical funding is about supporting Montana's housing infrastructure needs and community development during the ongoing COVD-19 pandemic," Daines said. "I'm glad to have worked to secure this critical support for … Continue Reading


09.04.20

Daines Secures $516,000 Towards Boosting Manufacturing Jobs Through the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be directing $516,000 to Montana State University for the operation of the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center through the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program. "This critical funding will help continue to boost and promote manufacturing in Big Sky Country," Daines said. "I will continue working to prioritize programs that support made in Montana manufactur… Continue Reading


09.03.20

Daines Announces Emergency Funding to Combat Wildfires Across Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to help with the costs the State of Montana incurs in firefighting efforts for the Huff, Bobcat and Snider/Rice fires. "This critical funding will provide our brave firefighters, first responders and local officials the resources they need to fight and contain wildfires in Garfield, Musselshell, Yellowstone, Rosebud, Custer and Powder River Counties," Daines s… Continue Reading


09.02.20

Daines Announces Montana Assisted Living Facilities Now Eligible for New Funding Following Direct Request

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Montana's assisted living facilities may now apply for funding under the Provider Relief Fund to protect their patients and continue providing care throughout the pandemic. This follows Daines' direct request to the Administration to ensure assisted living facilities receive support under the Provider Relief Fund to care for and protect Montana's most vulnerable. "Expanding the Provider Relief Fund to assisted living facilities will e… Continue Reading


09.02.20

Daines, Gianforte Tour FLIR Systems Construction in Bozeman

BOZEMAN - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today toured the new construction site of FLIR Systems, a business that manufactures thermal imaging technologies used in hundreds of military and civilian applications around the world. TO DOWNLOAD TV ELEMENTS, CLICK HERE. The Bozeman facility produces specialty crystals used in military grade laser systems. Daines and Gianforte supported the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act which offers assurance to co… Continue Reading


09.02.20

Daines Announces Over $7 Million in Expanded Unemployment Funding for Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund approved $7,816,794 for the State of Montana to provide financial assistance to Montanans who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows the $6,779,366 distributed to the State of Montana last week. "This critical funding will help the thousands of Montanans who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and give them the support they need to get through these to… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Daines Secures Over $5 Million for PPE, COVID-19 Supplies in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be directing $5,713,604.24 to the State of Montana to support medical care for COVID-19 patients through the purchase and distribution of supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). "This funding is about ensuring that Montana has the financial resources to deal with the ongoing COIVD-19 pandemic," Daines said. "I will continue working to … Continue Reading


09.01.20

Daines Secures Over $1 Million to Combat Unemployment Insurance Fraud in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor will be directing $1,215,000 to the State of Montana to support efforts to combat unemployment fraud and recover improper payments in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, including those programs created under the CARES Act. "This funding is about stopping and preventing unemployment fraud in Montana, and ensuring this money is available to those who are truly in need," Daines said. "I will continue wo… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Daines Announces Administration to Prioritize Cleanup of Billings PCE Superfund Site

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Billings PCE Groundwater State Superfund Site will be added to the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund National Priorities List ensuring the site will be prioritized and eligible for funding for permanent clean up. "I am pleased to hear that another Montana Superfund site will be prioritized for clean-up by the EPA. This decision is great news for folks in Billings and will ensure this site receives the… Continue Reading

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