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04.01.20

Daines Urges Treasury, DOI to Provide Tribal Communities Flexibility with Coronavirus Funding

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to provide tribal communities with flexible funding, that Daines secured in the Coronavirus Economic Recovery Package signed into law last week, to protect tribal economies. "Indian country faces among the nation's most dire of circumstances," Daines wrote. "As the Administration works to implement the CARES Act, we request that the tribal relie… Continue Reading


04.01.20

Daines Secures Over $4 Million for Montana Law Enforcement During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $4,759,829 will be made available to Montana law enforcement for grants to assist in responding to Coronavirus. "We need to ensure that Montana law enforcement have the tools and resources they need to keep our communities safe during the Coronavirus pandemic," Daines said. "This critical funding will ensure our officers have access to protective equipment while they are serving our communities and helping Montana families during this… Continue Reading


04.01.20

Daines Secures Over $10 Million for Montana Child Care During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that preliminary estimates of $10,039,330 will be made available for child care and development for Montana families during the Coronavirus pandemic. "This critical funding ensures we provide immediate assistance to child care providers to prevent them from going out of business and support child care for Montana families during the Coronavirus pandemic," Daines said. "Protecting care for our children is one of my highest priorities as we … Continue Reading


04.01.20

Daines Urges USDA to Provide Immediate Assistance to Cattle Producers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting immediate assistance to cattle producers during the Coronavirus pandemic. "The COVID-19 outbreak has demonstrated the need for domestic food security," Daines wrote. "All farmers and ranchers are vital to our country's ability to keep food on the table in a future pandemic or related crisis, and many producers, including young producers, are often highly leverag… Continue Reading


03.31.20

Daines Secures Coronavirus Major Disaster Declaration Relief Funding for Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the State of Montana was approved for major disaster declaration funding to combat the Coronavirus pandemic. This decision follows Daines' request to President Trump for immediate action. "This critical funding ensures the resources necessary for Montana to respond to the economic and health needs of folks across the state impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic," Daines said. "I will continue to fight for the resources needed to help Mo… Continue Reading


03.31.20

Daines Secures Over $50 Million for Montana Schools During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that preliminary estimates of over $50,000,000 will be made available for Montana schools during the Coronavirus pandemic. Daines secured this critical funding in the Coronavirus Economic Rescue Package signed into law last week. "Montana schools need critical resources to keep strong and prepared as they deal with the Coronavirus outbreak," Daines said. "I'm glad to have secured this funding and will continue working to ensure Montana stu… Continue Reading


03.30.20

Daines Pushes for MT Bars and Taverns to be Eligible for Coronavirus Small Business Loans

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) urging the agency to allow the over 2,400 Montana bars and taverns to be eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides $350 billion in 100 percent forgivable loans (grants) to small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic if they maintain or rehire their employees. "These small mom and pop establishments are an integral part of the local tourism economy in my state and are amon… Continue Reading


03.30.20

Daines Urges President Trump to Immediately Approve Disaster Relief Funding For Montana During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged President Trump to support the State of Montana's major disaster declaration request and urge its immediate approval. "Montana has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and immediate federal assistance is needed to continue mitigating this disaster," Daines wrote. "Approval of the disaster declaration will open up much needed funding through programs such as the Disaster Unemployment Assistance program, which will provide much n… Continue Reading


03.25.20

Daines Secures Over $1 Billion in Aid for Montana During Coronavirus Outbreak

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted and advanced a Coronavirus economic relief package that will provide Montana workers, small business, hospitals, and state and local governments more than one billion dollars in emergency relief to handle the Coronavirus outbreak. The aid package puts Montana workers first, expands unemployment insurance, helps Montana small businesses keep and stay open, supports healthcare workers and hospitals on the front lines fighting the virus, prioritiz… Continue Reading


03.25.20

Daines Secures Critical Funding, Stronger Provisions for Tribal Communities in Coronavirus Economic

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he was able to successfully secure stronger provisions and critical funding for tribal communities in the Coronavirus Economic Recovery Package. Earlier this month, Daines urged President Trump to ensure Montana tribal communities have access to federal assistance during coronavirus outbreak. "As the Coronavirus pandemic impacts millions of Americans across the country, we cannot ignore one of our most vulnerable populations, Native Am… Continue Reading


03.23.20

Daines: Senate Must Come Together and Pass Critical Coronavirus Economic Relief Package

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the Senate voted a second time against the CARES Act, a Coronavirus economic recovery package that would deliver major relief for millions of workers, working families and small businesses in Montana and across the country. To download a clip of the quote, click HERE. "This is a time we must get this done for the good of our country... The senate bill before us provides relief for workers, for families, for s… Continue Reading


03.22.20

Daines: We Must Work and Stand Together to Provide Relief to Workers, Families, Small Businesses and Healthcare Professionals Now

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after the Senate voted against a Coronavirus economic recovery package that would deliver major relief for millions of workers, working families and small businesses in Montana and across the country. "The health and livelihoods of the American people are in danger and I'm disappointed the Senate didn't move forward to support crucial legislation to respond to the health crisis and rescue workers and small businesses a… Continue Reading


03.22.20

Daines Leading Charge on Accelerated Drug Development, Manufacturing for Coronavirus

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced a plan and over $10 billion in funding for accelerated drug development and manufacturing to treat and prevent the Coronavirus. Daines has been working with top healthcare and medical leaders including National Institute of Health Director Dr. Collins, Federal Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Hahn, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Director Dr. Bright, Former Federal Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Gottlieb, and… Continue Reading


03.21.20

President Trump Signs Daines’ Bill Protecting GI Education Benefits During Coronavirus Outbreak

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that President Trump signed his bipartisan bill, the Emergency GI Fix for Coronavirus School Closures, into law. This legislation will stop veterans, and those who depend on them, from losing GI Bill education benefits during the Coronavirus outbreak. "During these times of uncertainty, veterans shouldn't have to worry about losing their GI benefits. I'm glad that Congress came together to pass this important bill," Daines said. This law … Continue Reading


03.20.20

Daines Urges President Trump to Prioritize Public Health, Montana Businesses During Northern Border Travel Restrictions

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged President Trump to prioritize the shipment of essential goods such as medical supplies, agricultural commodities, and energy, which will help local Montana businesses and border communities, during ongoing negotiations with Canada over travel restrictions in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Daines also emphasized the importance of ensuring that local communities and businesses are kept informed when exemptions are granted or restrictions c… Continue Reading


03.20.20

Daines Secures Meritorious Unit Commendation for Montana Army National Guard Unit

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Montana Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment received a Meritorious Unit Commendation for actions in 2014. "I am glad to have finally secured this long overdue recognition for the over 200 Montanans serving in the 189th Aviation Regiment of the Montana Army National Guard," Daines said. "The 189th Aviation Regiment was recommended for this commendation for actions in 2014 while serving in Kuwait. I am hon… Continue Reading


03.19.20

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Extend the Tax Filing Deadline, Provide Additional Relief For Montanans

U.S. Senate - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the bipartisan Tax Filing Relief for America Act to extend the tax filing deadline from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Daines' bill would provide additional relief to Montanans during the Coronavirus outbreak. "Hardworking Montanans shouldn't have to worry about meeting a deadline for filing their taxes when we're in the middle of a public health and economic crisis. This will give some extra time so Montanans can focus on what they n… Continue Reading


03.19.20

Daines Calls On DOJ to Investigate Price-Fixing, Market Manipulation Within Cattle Market and Meatpacking Industry

U.S. SENATE - Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the ongoing allegations of price-fixing and market manipulation within the cattle market and the beef meatpacking industry. "At a time when cattle producers are seeing record losses and bankruptcies, now exacerbated by the COVID-19, compared to the shelf price of meat at record highs - these margins fail to make sense. We ask that the Department of Justice Antitrust Division e… Continue Reading


03.18.20

Daines Votes for Coronavirus Relief Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for a Coronavirus relief bill which requires free testing for the Coronavirus, ensures paid and sick family leave for Montana's families and workers and provides emergency nutritional assistance for seniors, women, children and low income families. This bill, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, is Phase Two of Congress' response to the Coronavirus outbreak. "My top priority is protecting the health and finances for Montanans during th… Continue Reading


03.17.20

Daines Introduces Bill to Require Insurance Companies to Cover COVID-19 Vaccines

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation to require private health insurance plans to cover treatments or vaccines for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, with no cost sharing. Once a vaccine is available for coronavirus, this critical legislation will ensure it is available to Montanans and Americans across the country as soon as possible. "This bipartisan bill mitigates the coronavirus outbreak by ensuring that folks have access to testing and vaccines without cost… Continue Reading

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