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03.16.20

Daines Secures Montana Air National Guard on Short List for Upgrade to C-130J Aircraft

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Montana Air National Guard base has made the short list to receive an upgrade to C-130J military aircrafts. "This is great news for our men and women serving in the Montana Air National Guard and Great Falls," Daines said. "Modernizing our aging fleet will strengthen our national security and ensure our men and women have the resources necessary to keep America safe. That's why I fought to highlight the work of the 120th Airlift … Continue Reading


03.14.20

Daines Pushes to Expand Access for Coronavirus Testing in Tribal Communities

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Azar and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Gaynor to ensure Indian Health Service (IHS) has the resources needed to provide coronavirus testing for tribal communities. "I want to ensure IHS has the ability to provide the necessary healthcare to combat this virus as this remains a high priority to the administration and my office," Daines wrote. "I hope the Department will ta… Continue Reading


03.13.20

Daines Statement on Public Health Emergency at Malmstrom Due to Coronavirus

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on Malmstrom Air Force Base declaring a public health emergency due to coronavirus. "Cindy's and my prayers are with all of those at Malmstrom and handling this situation. We've overcome many challenges and difficult times in our nation before, just like we will overcome this one. I've been in contact with several personnel on the ground including Colonel Reeves and understand they are taking all the right precautions.… Continue Reading


03.13.20

Daines Statement on President Trump Declaring a National Emergency for Coronavirus

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after President Trump declared a national emergency on the coronavirus outbreak. "President Trump's national emergency declaration is critical during the coronavirus outbreak and will open up federal dollars and resources to help combat this pandemic. I will continue working closely with state and local officials to monitor the situation on the ground and ensure we have the resources we need to stay safe and protect th… Continue Reading


03.12.20

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Provide Unemployment Assistance To People Unable To Work Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the Coronavirus Worker Relief Act. The new bipartisan, bicameral legislation will provide disaster unemployment assistance to people who are unable to work due to the current coronavirus outbreak. Assistance will be available to individuals, including self-employed individuals and independent contractors, who are sick, quarantined, furloughed, or whose family circumstances keep them from working or reduce their pay as a result of the coron… Continue Reading


03.11.20

Daines Secures Action from Trump Administration to Remove Barriers, Lower Costs of Coronavirus Testing and Treatment

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the Trump administration adopted his proposal to remove barriers and lower the costs of testing and treatment for the Coronavirus. Today's announcement is a direct response to Daines' letter sent to the Administration yesterday urging this action. "Montanans shouldn't be faced with barriers and high costs for Coronavirus testing and treatment," Daines said. "That's why I urged the Trump administration to take this action that will help low… Continue Reading


03.10.20

Daines Secures Over $15 Million for Malmstrom Infrastructure Project in Great Falls

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $15,077,162 will go to the renovation of an existing 3-Bay hangar at Malmstrom Air Force Base to facilitate the storage of the new MH-139 helicopter. "This is good news for Montana and will help modernize our defense infrastructure at Malmstrom," Daines said. "We must ensure that our men and women serving in uniform have access to the best equipment available for our national security. I'm proud to have helped secure resources and pus… Continue Reading


03.10.20

Daines Urges Mnuchin to Lift Financial Barriers to Coronavirus Testing

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to take swift action to eliminate monetary barriers to testing for the Coronavirus disease. This follows Daines' rollout yesterday of several proposals he's working on with the Trump administration to protect Montana families and their finances during the Coronavirus outbreak. "I write to you today regarding the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and to encourage the Treasury De… Continue Reading


03.09.20

Daines Introduces Historic Bipartisan Bill to Fully and Permanently Fund LWCF, Address National Park Backlog

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bipartisan bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, which will provide full, mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the maintenance backlog in our national parks and forests. The introduction of the legislation follows a meeting Daines held with President Trump and Leader McConnell to secure their support for the historic conservation effort. "As Montana's voice in the U.S. Senate, I've made it one of… Continue Reading


03.09.20

Daines Unveils Proposals to Protect Montana Families, Improve Economic Stability During Coronavirus Outbreak

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today unveiled a slate of proposals and priorities he's working to advance that will help protect Montana families and their finances during the Coronavirus outbreak. Daines is working to ensure impacted families and businesses have paid leave, temporarily waive payroll taxes, provide relief from tariffs, and ensure access to affordable testing. "Montanans and Americans shouldn't have to choose between their paycheck, their personal health and the health a… Continue Reading


03.06.20

Daines Secures Action on Grizzly Bear Management

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) responded to his frequent pleas for better management surrounding grizzly bears and human conflict in Montana. This comes after Daines discussed concerns with U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt during a U.S. Senate Appropriations hearing to respond to new rulemakings concerning the Endangered Species Act. "Until we can retain full state management of the grizzly bear, we need common sen… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Daines Leads Historic Push to Fully Fund LWCF, Address National Parks Maintenance Backlog

U.S. SENATE - Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced new legislation that will provide full, mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the maintenance backlog in our national parks. This legislation and announcement follows a meeting Daines held last week with President Trump and Leader McConnell to highlight the importance of these conservation priorities for Montana. During the meeting, President Trump agreed to support and sign Daines' legislation into l… Continue Reading


03.02.20

Daines Urges President Trump to Extend REAL ID Requirements for Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to President Trump asking the administration to delay requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005 for Montanans. "While the State of Montana continues working to implement REAL ID in a timely fashion, large numbers of Montanans will not have REAL ID compliant identification by the October 2020 deadline," Daines wrote. "I ask that you grant an emergency waiver for the State of Montana for one year, as they are working in good faith to comply with… Continue Reading


02.28.20

Daines Stresses Serious Concerns with USDA’s Decision to Lift Brazilian Beef Ban

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today expressed serious concerns with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service's (FSIS) decision to lift its ban on Brazilian raw beef imports. Daines stressed the decision could put food safety standards at risk and questioned how USDA would monitor beef imports from Brazil moving forward. "In 2017, USDA FSIS refused entry to approximately 2 million pounds of beef from Brazil and subsequently announced the suspension o… Continue Reading


02.25.20

Daines Votes YES on Two Major Pro-Life Bills

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for two critical pro-life bills, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Daines is the Founder and Chair of the U.S. Senate Pro-Life Caucus. Daines issued the following statement after the votes: "Today, I voted to protect innocent babies and for basic human rights," Daines said. "It's astonishing that Senate Democrats voted against these commonsense bills which end late term abortion… Continue Reading


02.24.20

Daines Leads Pro-Life Debate on U.S. Senate Floor

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate ahead of tomorrow's votes on two pro-life bills that ban late term abortions and protect babies who survive botched abortions. Daines led a colloquy on the issue with Senators Sasse, Ernst and Braun. To watch the full colloquy click HERE. The U.S. Senate will be voting this week on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Daines is the founder of the first … Continue Reading


02.20.20

Daines Urges President Trump to Secure Greater Opportunities for Montana Pulse Crop Farmers in India

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines wrote a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to fight for favorable pulse crop provisions during ongoing trade negotiations with India. Montana is the number one producer of pulse crops in the United States. "The most commonly consumed pulse crops in India are lentils, chickpeas, dried beans, and peas, yet the Republic of India has levied substantial tariffs on American pulse crops," Daines wrote. "Engaging Prime Minister Modi on pulse crop tariffs… Continue Reading


02.14.20

Daines Statement on Announcement of Upcoming Pro-Life Votes in the U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement after it was announced the U.S. Senate will be voting on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. "As founder of the first ever Senate Pro-Life Caucus, I am very glad the Senate will be voting on two important pro-life bills," Daines said. "These are commonsense bills that defend the sanctity of human life by ending late term abortion and outlawing the horrific act of… Continue Reading


02.13.20

Daines, Tester Bipartisan B-47 Bill Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today celebrated Senate passage of their bipartisan bill renaming the B-47 Ridge in honor of four fallen servicemen. "After almost six decades, we are one step closer to getting these brave men who tragically died in the B-47 Bomber crash the memorial and recognition they deserve," Daines said. "I look forward to the bill passing out of the U.S. House and getting this important recognition signed into law." "Today, we are one step clos… Continue Reading


02.10.20

Daines, Tester Congratulate Seeley’s Samuel Weisenburger on Acceptance to West Point

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today congratulated Seeley high school student Samuel Weisenburger on his appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Samuel is a Shooting National Junior Olympian. In addition to being a member of the Clearwater Resource Council and the National Honor Society, he is a Leo Club leader and holds a Private Pilot License. He is active in Civil Air Patrol and attends Seeley-Swan High School. "Samuel has a strong record of leader… Continue Reading

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