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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


09.01.20

Daines Urges FDA Commissioner to Classify Abortion Pill as Hazard to Public Health

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter urging U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn to exercise the FDA's authority to classify the abortion pill Mifeprex (or mifepristone) as an "imminent hazard to the public health" that poses a "significant threat of danger," a classification that would result in the removal of this pill from the U.S. Market. "It is by now nakedly obvious that the abortion industry and its allies in the media, billionaire philanthro… Continue Reading


08.31.20

Daines Secures Nearly $200,000 for West End Volunteer Fire District in De Borgia

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 $197,131 to the West End Volunteer Fire District in De Borgia. "This is about ensuring our firefighters in De Borgia have the critical resources needed to keep our communities safe during fire season," Daines said. "I will continue working to get our fire departments and brave firefighters the help they need." For more informat… Continue Reading


08.31.20

Daines: I Will Always Support Montana Law Enforcement, Oppose Any Efforts to Defund the Police

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he will be joining a pledge to stand by Montana's and America's law enforcement officers and oppose any bill, resolution or movement to defund the police. "I will always stand by the brave men and women of Montana's law enforcement who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe," Daines said. "I will oppose any efforts to defund the police and will continue to unequivocally support Montana's law enforcement." Daines i… Continue Reading


08.28.20

Daines to Bullock: Need Transparency on COVID-19 Cases, Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities, Status Quo Unacceptable

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Governor Steve Bullock regarding the lack of reporting of cases and deaths due to COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in Montana. Daines is calling on the Governor to make this information publicly available to improve senior care, help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. "In Montana, outbreaks of COVID-19 in senior care facilities have tragically resulted in at least 200 positive cases and 25 deaths according to new… Continue Reading


08.27.20

Daines Secures Over $9 Million to Support COVID-19 Testing, Staffing, PPE for Montana Nursing Homes

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) distributed $9,797,300 to 70 nursing homes in Montana to support increased testing for COVID-19, staffing, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs. "This critical funding will support COVID-19 testing, staffing, and PPE needs for our nursing homes across Montana," Daines said. "I'm committed to ensuring that Montana's most vulnerable and those who care for them are protected… Continue Reading


08.27.20

Daines Announces Over $6 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 $6,779,366 for the State of Montana to provide financial assistance to Montanans who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Daines announced earlier this month that the State of Montana would be accepting funds from the $44 billion President Trump made available through executive action in the Disaster Relief Fund. "This critical funding will help tho… Continue Reading


08.26.20

Daines, Gianforte Successfully Secure Update to EIDL Program for Montana Farmers, Ranchers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte announced that the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) will be modifying criteria for its Economic Injury and Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which placed additional burdens on agricultural producers. This action follows Daines' and Gianforte's direct request to the SBA. "I'm pleased the SBA listened to the concerns of Montana farmers and ranchers and modified the EIDL loan criteria to reflect the way agricultural business… Continue Reading


08.26.20

Daines Secures Over $200,000 for Great Falls, Missoula Fire Departments

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 $217,063.59 to the City of Great Falls and the East Missoula Rural Fire Department to support their fire departments' ability to respond to fires and other public safety hazards. "This critical funding will support our brave firefighters in Great Falls and Missoula as they respond to any fires or public safety emergencies," Dain… Continue Reading


08.26.20

Daines Presented Award for Work, Dedication to Montana Small Businesses

COLUMBIA FALLS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today toured Proof Research, a small firearms manufacturing business in Columbia Falls, that received funding under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to keep its doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the tour, Daines was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise Award for his work supporting small businesses like Proof Research amid the COVID-19 pandemic. TO DOWNLOAD TV ELEMENTS, CLICK HERE. Daines was instrumental… Continue Reading

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