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12.17.19

Daines Votes for Montana Defense Priorities, Little Shell Recognition in Defense Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for a major defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a 3.1% pay raise for the military, critical defense priorities for Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls and federal recognition of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Daines fought to include provisions that will preserve and protect Malmstrom's mission, while safeguarding national security for generations to come. "This legislation strengthen… Continue Reading


12.16.19

Daines Announces Over $213,000 to Help End Veterans Homelessness in Missoula

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $213,744 will go towards ending veterans homelessness in Missoula through the Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program. "The fact that we have veterans living on the streets with nowhere to turn is heartbreaking," Daines said. "This grant will help get our homeless veterans in Missoula off the streets and provide them with greater access to the resources and services they need." Daines voted for the fundin… Continue Reading


12.16.19

Daines Helps Secure Over $1 Million for the Career Training Institute in Helena

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Career Training Institute in Helena will receive a $1,180,800 to support the YouthBuild program. "This important grant will help get young Montanans the training they need for the jobs of tomorrow, while in turn increasing the quality and quantity of housing for those in need," Daines said. "Investing in workforce development and training is critical to filling the growing jobs gap and getting young Montanans ready to enter the wo… Continue Reading


12.13.19

Daines Announces All 2019 Montana Student U. S. Military Academy Nominations

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his nominations for 15 Montana students who are applying for enrollment into U.S. military academies. A congressional nomination is a critical step in the process for Montanans seeking admission to one of the nation's four military academies: the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs (USAFA), the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (USMA), the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis (USNA) or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point (U… Continue Reading


12.13.19

Daines Helps Secure Over $4 Million for Bozeman Yellowstone International, Stevensville Airports

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $4,831,837 will be designated towards the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport and Stevensville Airport. "This is great news for the folks at Bozeman Yellowstone International and Stevensville airports," Daines said. "These grants will strengthen our infrastructure to help improve travel to Montana, and support our vital tourism economy." Daines helped secure the resources for the following grants through the appropriations proc… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Daines Votes to Advance Bipartisan B-47 Ridge, PILT Bills

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to advance two big Montana wins out of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, including his bipartisan bill to name the B-47 Ridge in honor of the four servicemen who lost their lives in an Air Force B-47 Bomber crash in Montana. Click HERE to download full video. "This is about honoring and remembering the story of the brave men who tragically lost their lives in a B-47 Bomber Crash in SW Montana in 1962," Daines said. "Af… Continue Reading


12.11.19

Daines, Tester Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Permanently Settle CSKT Water Dispute, Protect Water Rights of All Montanans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today introduced the bipartisan Montana Water Rights Protection Act (MWRPA), a new agreement to permanently settle the century-old CSKT water dispute, and protect the water rights of all Montanans. "After years of hard work and negotiations with the Tribe and other stakeholders across Montana, I'm pleased to introduce this bipartisan legislation today that will permanently protect the water rights of all Montanans," Daines said. "This bipa… Continue Reading


12.10.19

Daines Statement on NorthWestern Energy’s Planned Investment in Colstrip

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement in response to NorthWestern Energy's plan to invest in Colstrip. "NorthWestern Energy's plan to invest in Colstrip is good news for the Colstrip community and all of Montana," Daines said. "The power coming out of Colstrip is essential to Montanans' access to more low-cost, reliable energy. NorthWestern's increased ownership in Unit 4 will ensure affordable rates for their customers and a strong partnership with th… Continue Reading


12.09.19

Daines Successfully Retains Little Shell Recognition, Montana Defense Priorities in Final NDAA

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he successfully preserved big wins for Montana in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) including the federal recognition of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians and critical defense priorities for Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls. Daines fought for years to help get federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe. Earlier this year, Daines successfully fought to include federal recognition of the Tribe as an… Continue Reading


12.05.19

Daines Resolves Century Old Dispute, Proposes New Settlement Framework to Permanently Protect Water Rights for All Montanans

U.S. SENATE - After years of negotiations, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he has reached an agreement with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) on a new framework for a permanent water settlement. Daines will introduce the Montana Water Rights Protection Act which permanently eliminates 97% of all CSKT's water rights claims across Montana, saves taxpayers over $400 million and protects the water rights of all Montanans. "After years of negotiations and hard work, I… Continue Reading


12.04.19

Daines, Tester Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Stop Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species, Protect Montana Water Recreation Economy

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today introduced a bipartisan bill, the Stop the Spread of Invasive Mussels Act of 2019, to stop the movement of aquatic invasive species, like zebra and quagga mussels, into Montana to protect Montana's water recreation economy. "Water is the most essential need of Montana communities, and a powerhouse for our recreation economy," Daines said. "Our bipartisan bill helps continue the fight to prevent aquatic invasive species, like quagga a… Continue Reading


11.22.19

Daines, Tester, Gianforte Bill Honoring Jeannette Rankin Heads to President’s Desk

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte celebrated Senate passage of their bipartisan bill yesterday, designating a Missoula post office in honor of Jeannette Rankin. Rankin, from Montana, was the first woman elected to Congress. "Jeannette Rankin was a trailblazer for women's rights and a leader for all Montanans," Daines said. "I'm glad to see our bipartisan bill honoring her legacy head to President Trump's desk to be signed into law." "100 y… Continue Reading


11.21.19

Daines, Tester, Gianforte Celebrate Senate Passage of Travis Atkins Bill

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte today celebrated the U.S. Senate passage of their bipartisan legislation to rename the VA clinic in Bozeman after fallen Montana war hero, Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins. "Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins' bravery and service in to our nation is a true inspiration for Montanans and Americans nationwide," Daines said. "I'm happy to see my colleagues in the U.S. Senate support this important bill recognizing Atkins… Continue Reading


11.21.19

Daines Announces Over $740,000 for Rural Education and Telemedicine in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $742,904 in Montana to support distance learning and telemedicine projects at the University of Providence and Benefits Hospitals, Inc. "Expanding access to telemedicine is critical for getting Montanans the health care they need in our rural communities," Daines said. "This funding will help expand wireless and telehealth services that will improve access to specialty medical car… Continue Reading


11.21.19

Daines Helps Secure $1,350,088 for Billings, North Central Montana Bus Transportation

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $1,350,088 will be designated towards bus transportation in Billings and North Central Montana. "This funding will further strengthen Montana's travel infrastructure needs and help Montanans get around their communities," Daines said. "This funding will also help ensure we have the resources needed to help improve the quality of life in Billings and North Central Montana." $840,000 will be designated to Billings' MET buses and bus … Continue Reading


11.20.19

Daines: Too Many Montanans Impacted by Alzheimer's

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today in a U.S. Senate Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Daines stressed the need to do more for those living with Alzheimer's and dementia in Montana and across the nation. Daines highlighted his work on bipartisan legislation that will help families and patients living with the diseases. Click HERE to download video of Daines' opening statement Daines also told stories of the heart wrenching conversations he's had with Montanans living with both di… Continue Reading


11.19.19

Daines Votes for Bipartisan LWCF Funding, Park Maintenance Backlog Bills in U.S. Senate Committee

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today advanced a slate of key Montana priorities out of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee including bipartisan bills that permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and help fix the maintenance backlog issue facing national parks. "What a great day in the United States Senate and what a great day in Montana. With today's vote we are one step closer to fully funding the Land Water Conservation Fund and addre… Continue Reading


11.14.19

Daines to Google: Must Protect Americans’ Privacy

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter requesting answers from Google on what procedures they are putting in place to protect Americans' health information. "[O]ne of my top priorities in Congress is upholding the privacy rights of Montanans, and all Americans, and ensuring there are robust safeguards in place to protect sensitive patient data," Daines wrote. "In light of recent reports regarding 'Project Nightingale,' I am concerned about how patient information is being collect… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Daines, Tester, Gianforte Celebrate Bipartisan Bill Honoring Jeannette Rankin Clearing U.S. Senate Committee

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte today celebrated the advancement of their bipartisan bill designating a Missoula post office in honor of Jeannette Rankin. Rankin, from Montana, was the first woman elected to Congress. "Jeannette Rankin was a trailblazer for women's suffrage and a leader young Montanans still look up to today," Daines said. "I'm glad to see my bipartisan bill move one step closer to being signed into law so we can move forwa… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Daines Secures $13 Million to Kickstart Missoula BUILD Grant Project

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Missoula will receive $13 million to kickstart the first phase of their BUILD grant infrastructure project. Today's announcement comes after months of partnership between Daines and the Missoula community. "This funding is a big first step for the Missoula BUILD grant project and the community," Daines said. "This project is important for infrastructure in Missoula as it helps in continuing to develop the city, as well as with constru… Continue Reading

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