Daines Brings EPA Administrator Wheeler to Montana, Tour Kalispell Brownfield Sites

KALISPELL, MT - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today brought U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Kalispell to visit multiple Brownfield sites including Glacier Rail Park, the former CHS Country Store, the CHS Agronomy Center, and SunRift Restaurant. Daines secured funding for cleanup of the contaminated sites which allowed for redevelopment of the areas boosting the local economy and supporting jobs. To download the Senator's full statement, click HERE "It… Continue Reading


Daines Fighting to Help Montana Families, Expand Access to Affordable Child Care

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines this week cosponsored a bill to provide assistance for Montana child care providers to help them offer critical, affordable services for working parents during the COVID-19 outbreak. "During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Montana's working moms and dads need access to affordable child care services so they can work to put food on the table," Daines said. "My bill provides the critical support needed for Montana child care providers to ensure that their es… Continue Reading


Daines Working to Improve PPP Program to Help Montana Restaurants, Food Supply Chains

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged Senate leadership to increase flexibility for restaurant owners and food supply chain workers under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). "By matching PPP forgiveness to the needs of restaurants, Congress will ensure that these cornerstones of our communities are ready to welcome us back when we all can be together again," Daines wrote. "Additionally, PPP forgiveness for material costs will support the people who work hard to grow and raise t… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Nearly $6 Million for Public Transportation in Missoula

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be directing $5,941,992 for public transportation in Missoula in response to the impacts of COVID-19. "This critical funding will support the transportation needs of Montanans in Missoula during the COVID-19 pandemic," Daines said. "I will continue working to ensure we support public transportation routes for Montanans." The funding will be for operations associated with providing fixed … Continue Reading


Senate Democrats Block Daines' Bill to Protect Montana Veterans from Scam Artists

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the Senate floor urging his colleagues to advance his bipartisan bill to protect Montana veterans and their families from scam artists known as pension poachers. Unfortunately, it was Senate Democrat opposition that blocked Daines' bill from moving forward. To download Daines full remarks, click HERE. On the floor, Daines said: "...right now, we can take an important step to do everything in our power to ensure our veterans and their fa… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Senate Passage of Critical Montana Priorities in Defense Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for and secured Senate passage of critical Montana priorities in the Senate defense bill called the "National Defense Authorization Act" (NDAA). Daines secured a 3% pay raise for the military, relief for service members impacted by COVID-19 and support for the Montana Army and Air National Guard and Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls. To download full video, click HERE. "This bipartisan bill strengthens Montana's defense priorities… Continue Reading


Daines Pushes to Expand Benefits for Service Members Who Pass Away or Become Disabled Due to COVID-19

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sponsored a bipartisan bill that ensures military personnel and their families will be adequately compensated should they pass away or become disabled from COVID-19 during the pandemic. "Our men and women in uniform who are putting their lives on the lines to keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic deserve to know their families will be taken care of if they pass away or are severely disabled as a result of contracting COVID-19," Dain… Continue Reading


House Passes Daines’ Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the passage of his bipartisan bill, the "Great American Outdoors Act," out of the U.S. House of Representatives. Daines' conservation bill provides full, permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the maintenance backlog facing the nation's national parks and public lands. To download Daines full statement, click HERE. "The U.S. House just passed in a strong bipartisan vote, the Great American Outdoo… Continue Reading


Daines to USDA: Cattle Market Investigation Update is an Important Step Forward, More Works Needs to be Done

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement following the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) releasing a report and update on the ongoing investigation into allegations of price-fixing and market manipulation within the cattle market and the meatpacking industry. Daines has been urging the USDA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate this issue in a quickly and thorough manner. "USDA's findings are an important step forward in the ongoing investiga… Continue Reading


Daines Fights for Montana Families, Healthcare and Jobs in Phase Four COVID-19 Relief Package

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines highlighted several priorities he is working on to be included in the Senate's Phase Four COVID-19 Relief Package. "We need to come together, in a bipartisan effort, to continue to prioritize public health and get our economy going again in the wake of this coronavirus pandemic," Daines said. "As the Senate is set to debate the next COVID-19 relief package, I will be pushing for critical priorities including more funding for a COVID-19 vaccine and therape… Continue Reading


Daines Introduces Bill to Get Montanans, Americans Back to Work and Prepare for the Post-COVID-19 Workforce

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the Workforce Recovery and Training Services Act to help get Montanans and Americans back to work and prepare them for the post-COVID-19 economy. "As our nation continues to respond to the impacts of COVID-19, we must ensure our workers have the support they need to get back to work," Daines said. "My bill will boost our economic recovery by connecting unemployed Montanans with local career training programs that can help them find a new … Continue Reading


Daines Distributes PPE to Crow Tribe, Tours Detention Facility at Crow Agency

CROW AGENCY, MT - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Crow Chairman AJ Not Afraid on the Crow Reservation to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to Crow tribal members. Following the distribution of PPE, Daines toured a detention facility the Crow tribe is looking to utilize as they continue to lack enough holding space to maintain their policing needs on the reservation. Background: Daines is committed to ensuring that Montana tribes have the critical resources they … Continue Reading


Daines Leads Ag Roundtable with USDA Under Secretary, Montana Ag Leaders on Montana Ag Issues

GREAT FALLS, MT - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today led a roundtable discussion with USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey and Montana's ag leaders on important Montana ag issues including market manipulation in cattle markets and available USDA resources for farmers and ranchers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. At the roundtable, Daines urged the USDA and the Department of Justice to actively coordinate efforts between the two agencies in the ongoin… Continue Reading


Daines Secures $65 Million to Support Montana Jobs, Small Businesses

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund will be directing $65,000,000 to MoFi to boost economic growth to support and create jobs across Montana. "This critical funding will help create jobs and support small businesses across Montana's communities," Daines said. "I will continue working to ensure Montanans can get back to work and keep our small businesses up and running." Daines voted to… Continue Reading


Daines Calls for More Funding for COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutic Drugs

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called for more robust funding for the development and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines and drugs in any upcoming coronavirus relief package in Congress. This request for funding follows Daines successfully securing $10 billion in the CARES Act to accelerate the manufacturing and development of drugs to treat and prevent COVID-19. "As you continue your work on critical legislation to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, I write to you today to urge yo… Continue Reading


Daines Leads St. Mary’s Milk River Project Roundtable with DOI Assistant Secretary, Local Officials, Community Members

CUT BANK, MT - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today led a roundtable discussion in Cut Bank with community members and top administration leaders on the St. Mary's Milk River Project following a tour of the damaged drop sites 2 and 5. Daines has actively been working on a solution to fix the St. Mary Milk River Project to protect Montana jobs and the ag operations on the Hi-Line. Daines was joined by U.S Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Dr. Tim Petty, Phillips Co… Continue Reading


Daines Announces Nearly $14 Million in Additional Relief Payments to Rural Hospitals, Healthcare Providers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be directing $13,866,039 to healthcare providers in Montana, including those serving rural communities. "This major funding will support our providers that are on the frontlines of this pandemic and serving our rural communities," Daines said. "It is important we continue working to ensure Montana's healthcare providers, including those facing financial devastation caused by … Continue Reading


Daines: We Must Ban Funding for Cities, States that Allow Anarchy in the Streets

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sponsored the Ending Taxpayer Funding of Anarchy Act which would restrict federal funding to cities and states that allow "anarchist jurisdictions" when local or city governments give up their duty to protect its citizens from non-governmental actors and protestors and no longer provide police, fire, or emergency medical services. "We cannot let mob rule dominate our cities and communities. Our tax dollars should go towards restoring public safety, not en… Continue Reading


Daines to Air Force Secretary Barrett: Come to Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged United States Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett to visit Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard in Great Falls to discuss Montana's defense priorities and the work Malmstrom Air Force Base is contributing to our national security. "Considering your visit was canceled due to the pandemic, I would like to invite you to Montana again to observe the outstanding work of the men and women of the Montana Air National Gua… Continue Reading


Daines Statement on Helena Cutting Law Enforcement Budget

HELENA, MT - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement ahead of the Helena City Commission's work session to cut $300,000 from the Helena Police Department's personnel budget and remove School Resource Officers (SROs) from all school campuses. To download the full video, click HERE. "I'm deeply troubled by efforts to defund local police departments and strip vital school safety resources like SROs from our schools. These divisive actions take us further away from real re… Continue Reading

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