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08.26.20

Daines to Bullock: Carbon Pricing Proposal Will Kill Montana Jobs, Must be Rejected to Protect our Way of Life

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Governor Steve Bullock urging him to reject any carbon-pricing proposal that would harm Montana small businesses, rural economies and jobs. "This reckless proposal is a gut punch to the over 35,000 oil, gas, and coal jobs in Montana, not to mention the thousands of manufacturing and transportation jobs that would be crippled under such policy," Daines wrote. "Montanans rely on these jobs to support their families and revenues from t… Continue Reading


08.25.20

Daines Statement on the Passing of Bozeman Firefighting Pilot Tom Duffy

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after learning Tom Duffy, a firefighting pilot from Bozeman, tragically died while fighting the White River Fire in the Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon. "I am saddened to hear about the passing of Bozeman's very own Tom Duffy," Daines said. "Tom Duffy tragically passed fighting the fires at Mt. Hood National Forest in service of the people of Oregon. Cindy and I offer our prayers to Tom's family and loved ones." … Continue Reading


08.25.20

Daines Tours Alliance for Youth Resource Center in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today toured the Youth Resource Center at the Alliance for Youth in Great Falls to discuss the importance of services for homeless youth and those struggling with substance abuse issues. TO DOWNLOAD TV ELEMENTS, CLICK HERE. Alliance for Youth helps support homeless youth and youth struggling with substance abuse issues by providing access to resources and community programs to those in need. Daines was instrumental in securing funding for the organ… Continue Reading


08.25.20

Investigation into Conservation Easement Scandal Underscores Importance of Daines’ Bipartisan Bill

U.S. SENATE - The U.S. Senate Finance Committee today concluded an investigation into the abuse of conservation easement tax benefits, further highlighting the need for reform and Daines' bipartisan bill. Daines has been a leader on this issue, introducing bipartisan legislation to crack down on bad actors abusing the system. "The abuse of the charitable conservation easement tax incentive must be put to an end. In light of the conclusions of the Finance Committee's report, I am urging the Sena… Continue Reading


08.24.20

Daines Tours Adaptive Performance Center in Billings, Stresses Importance of Services for Disabled Veterans

BILLINGS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today met with local leaders, volunteers and veterans at the Adaptive Performance Center in Billings to talk about the importance of services for Montana's disabled veterans. Daines has been pushing the VA to provide grant funding for the Adaptive Performance Center to help support Montana veterans. TO DOWNLOAD TV ELEMENTS, CLICK HERE. Veterans who are amputees, para/quadriplegics and those who suffer from PTSD, depression and anxiety utilize this facili… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Daines Calls for Hearing on Bipartisan Forest Management Reform Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee calling for a hearing as soon as possible on his bipartisan forest management reform legislation. This comes on the heels of a meeting in Kalispell where stakeholders voiced their strong support for seeing this bill signed into law. "Our states are currently experiencing severe wildfires, which have only been exacerbated by the challenges of fighting these natural disasters during CO… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Daines Secures Over $2.9 Million for Rail Infrastructure Project in Butte

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Economic Development Administration will be directing $2,974,333 for the construction of a new rail line within Butte-Silver Bow Industrial Park to support jobs and growth in Southwest Montana. "This new rail line in Butte will help improve Montana's transportation infrastructure needs and support jobs in the local community," Daines said. "I'm grateful to have worked with the Administration to secure this much needed boost for th… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Daines Secures Over $700,000 for Montana State Fire Chiefs’ Association

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be directing $710,000 for the Montana State Fire Chiefs' Association to assist in the recruitment and retention of fire personnel. "This critical funding will ensure that Montana fire departments have the resources needed to recruit and retain firefighters to keep our communities safe," Daines said. "I'm glad to have worked to secure this funding and I will continue working to ensure our b… Continue Reading


08.18.20

Daines Secures Over $15 Million for Montana Communities to Support Jobs, Economic Development Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will be directing $3,900,000 through the EDA's CARES Act Recovery Assistance program and $11,209,000 through the EDA's CARES Act Recovery Assistance Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to support Montana communities, small businesses and jobs amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "This funding is about empowering Montana small business owners whose operations have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19… Continue Reading


08.17.20

Daines Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Bipartisan Forestry Bill at Flathead National Forest

KALISPELL, MONTANA - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today hosted a roundtable discussion with local Montana leaders, conservation groups, leaders in the timber industry, and fire officials on his bipartisan forest management reform bill at Flathead National Forest. Daines' bipartisan bill will create good paying timber jobs, reduce frivolous litigation, protect air and water quality, and wildlife habitats, and reduce the risk of wildfire in at-risk communities. Daines' bill is also critical during th… Continue Reading


08.15.20

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Support Families of Fallen First Responders Due to COVID-19 Signed By President Trump

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced that President Trump signed his bipartisan legislation that would guarantee benefits for families of any first responder who tragically dies from contracting COVID-19 while in the line of duty. "Our brave first responders need to know that their families will be supported if they contract COVID-19 while in the line of duty," Daines said. "This bipartisan effort was about protecting those and their families who keep us all safe during these chall… Continue Reading


08.14.20

Daines Urges Administration to Improve Access to Vaccines for Montana Seniors

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma stressing the need to ensure Montana's vulnerable, elderly, and disabled Medicare beneficiaries have the tools and treatments they need to stay healthy during the pandemic, including access to vaccines. "As the current COVID-19 pandemic rages on around the globe, researchers are racing to find a vaccine to protect and prevent further morbidity and mortality as a … Continue Reading


08.14.20

Daines Urges USPS to Investigate the Removal of Post Office Collection Boxes in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to investigate the removal of post office collection boxes in Montana and to express concerns about potential impacts on service times. "The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an essential service for Montanans in both urban and rural towns and is relied upon by Montana veterans, the elderly, and rural communities across the state," Daines wrote. "Recently, I hav… Continue Reading


08.12.20

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week TreasureBelles of Treasure County

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized the TreasureBelles of Treasure County for their commitment to promoting Montana agriculture in their communities. Through his "Montanan of the Week" initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines' "Montanan of the Week" program by c… Continue Reading


08.12.20

Daines: Hire Veterans to Work at VA

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today cosponsored legislation that would encourage the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to work with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to recruit medical personnel and professionals currently employed across military medical departments to work for the VA, providing jobs for Montana veterans. "Veterans serving veterans makes sense. My bill will help ensure Montanans making the transition from warrior to veteran have a job available where they c… Continue Reading


08.12.20

Daines Urges HHS to Provide Relief for Montana Senior Living Facilities

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar urging the inclusion of senior living providers in a future allocation from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF). "The healthcare heroes in these communities are on the front lines of this crisis, and while they continue to do everything they can to care for our nation's seniors and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, they need financial relief," … Continue Reading


08.11.20

Daines, Gianforte Urge Administration to Streamline COVID-19 Relief for Montana Ag

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte sent a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) asking it to clarify the rationale behind its lien criteria and loan processes for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. "It is our understanding that SBA is requiring loan recipients to send physical checks via certified mail from Montana to Fort Worth, Texas in order for SBA to endorse purchases made by agricultural producers in the daily course of thei… Continue Reading


08.11.20

Daines, Public Lands Groups Celebrate the Great American Outdoors Act

GARDINER, MT - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined several public lands and conservation groups to celebrate the signing of his bipartisan bill, the "Great American Outdoors Act." This celebration follows Senator Daines joining President Trump at the White House for the official signing ceremony. TO DOWLOAD TV ELEMENTS, CLICK HERE. "Well thanks for joining us today to celebrate the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act. This is the greatest conservation achievement in 50 years and I… Continue Reading


08.10.20

Daines Secures Nearly $200,000 for Manhattan, Missoula Firefighters

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 $196,496.64 to Manhattan and Missoula to support their fire departments' ability to respond to fires and other public safety hazards. "This critical funding is about getting the resources needed to help our firefighters on the front lines respond to any fires or public safety emergencies," Daines said. "I'm glad to have worked t… Continue Reading


08.08.20

Daines to Introduce Payroll Tax Cut Relief Bill Following President Trump’s Executive Order

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he would be introducing a bill to forgive employee-side payroll taxes for workers making less than $100,000 through the end of the year following President Trump's executive action. Daines' bill supports the President's executive action and ensures Montana workers will not have to pay back these taxes after the delay is lifted. "This payroll tax cut is about supporting Montana workers who are living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to ma… Continue Reading

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