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07.25.19

Daines Votes for Major Prescription Drug Pricing Reform to Lower Costs for Montanans, Save Taxpayers Billions

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted to advance the bipartisan Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019 (PDPRA) out of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. This major bipartisan prescription drug pricing reform package will help reduce out-of-pocket costs and lower prescription drug costs for Montanans. The package also saves Montanans and taxpayers over $100 billion. "From Great Falls to Miles City to Libby, Montanans are paying far too much for the medicine they need," Da… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Daines Introduces Three Bipartisan Bills to Lower Prescription Drugs Costs for Montanans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced three bipartisan bills to increase transparency in the complex drug pricing system and lower prescription drug prices for Montanans. "As I travel across Montana, one of the biggest concerns I hear about is the outrageous and high cost of prescription drugs for Montana families and seniors," Daines said. "These bipartisan bills will go a long way to lower prescription drug costs for Montanans by ensuring savings are going to consumers ins… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Stop Online Booking Scams

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to protect consumers from online booking scams. "Montana's booming tourism industry is a critical part of our economy and provides high paying jobs for our communities," Daines said. "It's important that visitors and travelers to our state are not scammed and must have the assurances that the hotel room they booked will be there when they arrive. That's why I introduced my bipartisan bill, to help stop online boo… Continue Reading


07.23.19

Daines: We Must Protect Montana Seniors, Stop Nursing Home Abuse

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today in a U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing emphasized the need to combat abuse and neglect in Montana's nursing homes, including in a facility in Lewistown. Click HERE to download "When it comes to family members making the decision to find a nursing home for a loved one," Daines said. "The last thing they should be worried about is whether their mom or dad, or grandfather or grandmother, will be safe from abuse in their new home… it's tim… Continue Reading


07.16.19

Daines to Combat CWD Transmissions, Protect Montana’s Outdoor Economy and Wildlife

U.S. SENATE - Last week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines cosponsored the Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Cervidae Study Act which requires the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Interior secretaries to enter into an arrangement with the National Academies of Sciences to review current data and best management practices from federal and state agencies regarding Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) transmissions and produce a report detailing the findings and recommendations for counter… Continue Reading


07.15.19

Daines, Gillibrand Demand No Further Delays for Blue Water Veterans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Kirsten Gillibrand today wrote a letter urging Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, to reverse his decision to delay benefits by another six months to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans. "This is a disheartening and unnecessary action," the senators wrote. "Delaying these benefits for another six month without specific and valid cause only adds insult to these veterans, many of whom have been waiting for these benefits for seventeen years.… Continue Reading


07.12.19

Daines, Gianforte Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fix PILT for Montana Counties

U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte yesterday introduced the bipartisan Small County Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Parity Act. "Far too often our rural communities are pushed aside and not given the resources they need,"Senator Daines said. "These PILT payments deliver critical services to folks in rural Montana, and I'm glad to introduce this important legislation to increase those resources in Montana's small counties." "In Montana, 55 of our 56 counties receive PIL… Continue Reading


07.11.19

Daines Bill Set to Generate $6.6 Billion in Federal Revenue

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his bill, the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act of 2019, will generate $6.6 Billion in federal revenue, according to the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Tax, by restoring integrity back to the conservation program. "My bipartisan bill will protect this critical conservation tool by stopping abuse from bad actors," Daines said. "The massive $6.6 billion revenue estimate shows that, despite previous IRS guidance, abuses ha… Continue Reading


07.09.19

Daines Secures Over $47 Million in Funding for Montana Airports

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $47,798,711 will be directed towards strengthening Montana's air travel infrastructure. "It's critical Montana has the best air travel infrastructure in the country," Daines said. "These grants will lead to more jobs and development in Montana's rural communities." The funding is part of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) under the Department of Transportation. As a member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Sub… Continue Reading


07.09.19

Daines Announces $188,717 for Telehealth Network in Bighorn County

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $188,717 will be directed towards the Bighorn Valley Health Center to create a new Telehealth network addressing substance abuse. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the agency's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program. "A strong telehealth network is vital to Montana's rural communities," Daines said. "This grant will boost our investments in rural development and help to increase access to limited pri… Continue Reading


07.02.19

Daines Secures Over $9 Million in Funding for Glacier Park and Missoula International Airports

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $9,783,353 million will be directed towards strengthening Montana's air travel infrastructure at Glacier Park International Airport and Missoula International Airport. "It is one of my highest priorities to ensure Montana has the infrastructure needed to help our economy grow," Daines said. "These grants will ensure that our airports in Missoula and Glacier Park have the most up to date equipment and resources necessary for not only… Continue Reading


06.28.19

HHS Responds to Daines' Demand to Revoke Government Pension of Convicted Pedophile

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines received a letter from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in response to the Senator's call for action to take away convicted pedophile Stanley Patrick Weber's government pension. "I'm glad to see HHS respond to my demand and take action in finding a way to prevent this convicted pedophile from receiving a dime of his government pension," Daines said. "This disgusting situation should never have happened in the first place - that's why I'… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Daines, Gianforte Fight for Jobs in Indian Country

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte reintroduced legislation to permanently extend the Indian Coal Production Tax Credit (ICPTC). "This is about bringing economic opportunity and jobs to Indian country" Daines said. "This tax credit will create good, high paying jobs, generate vital local tax revenue to support essential services, and promote tribal self-determination and energy independence." "The Indian Coal Production Tax Credit benefits the Crow Tribe, … Continue Reading


06.27.19

Senate Approves Federal Recognition of Little Shell Tribe After Years-Long Push by Daines & Tester

(U.S. Senate) - The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is one step closer to achieving federal recognition today, thanks to a legislative push by U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester. The Senators' legislation passed today as a Daines amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act-the Senate's must-pass annual defense bill. "Today is a historic day for Montana's Little Shell Tribe," Daines said. "For the first time in history, our bill to federally recognize the Tribe passed the S… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Daines Advances Key Montana Priorities in Senate Defense Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today advanced key Montana priorities with U.S. Senate passage of the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA passed with a vote of 86-8. "The Senate defense bill protects and promotes Montana's critical contributions to our national security," Daines said. "I look forward to working with the House to ensure we keep critical Montana provisions that strengthens our nuclear deterrence, empowers our standing on the world stage and gets… Continue Reading


06.24.19

Daines Secures Over $8 Million in Funding for Montana Airports, Communities

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $8,019,366 million will be directed towards strengthening Montana's air travel infrastructure across the state. "Strengthening the infrastructure that supports air travel in Montana is vital to our local economy," Daines said. "These grants will lead to greater access for Montana's visitors and more good paying jobs for Montana's thriving tourism industry." The funding is part of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) under the Depa… Continue Reading


06.20.19

Daines Announces $34 Million in PILT Funding for Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $34 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funds to Montana's rural counties. "This is good news for our rural communities in Montana," Daines said. "These payments ensure critical services are delivered so all Montanans, including those in our rural communities, receive the quality of life they deserve." Under the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program, Montana rural communities will receive $34 million to support essential services… Continue Reading


06.19.19

Daines Statement on Job Corps Announcement

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on the news that all Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers, including Montana's Anaconda and Trapper Creek Centers, will remain open and operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "This is a big win for Montana and our country. I'm glad that President Trump, Secretary Perdue, and Secretary Acosta listened, and are keeping these critical centers open and under the Department of Agriculture," Daines said. "Our … Continue Reading


06.19.19

Daines Launches Bills to Mitigate MMIW Crisis in Indian Country

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today in a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing continued his fight to combat the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis occurring across Montana's Tribal communities and the West. In conjunction with the hearing, Daines introduced two pieces of legislation, the Finding and Investigating Native Disappearance Act (FIND) and The Tribal Reporting and Accountability to Congress Act (TRAC). Click HERE to download. "I want to thank you all … Continue Reading


06.19.19

Daines Celebrates New Affordable Clean Energy Rule

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the actions of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to repeal and replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP) with the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule. "The new ACE plan is great news for Montana's rural communities," Daines said. "The Obama EPA Power Plan would have wiped out Colstrip immediately, killing high paying jobs, local and state tax revenue that helps pay for our schools, and affordable reliable energy that keeps the lights on. Thi… Continue Reading

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