Daines Helps Secure $5.1 Million Grant for Plains Infrastructure Project

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that following his direct request, Plains, Montana will receive a $5,148,500 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant will help complete a major infrastructure project for the community by relocating the city's wastewater treatment plant, which is currently at risk of a catastrophic failure due to its vicinity to the Clark Fork River. "This grant is a critical investment for the Plains community as they work to … Continue Reading


Daines Secures Montana Defense Priorities in Final Defense Bill, Passes out of Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for several Montana priorities in the final defense bill known as the "National Defense Authorization Act" or the "NDAA," including a 3% pay raise for troops, support for Malmstrom Air Force Base and Montana's Guard Units and help for veterans exposed to Agent Orange. For a statement from Daines, click HERE. For TV Elements, click HERE. "This bipartisan defense bill ensures America maintains the best military in the world, strengthens … Continue Reading


Daines: Retirement Security is Critical for Montanans

U.S. SENATE - Today, at a U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee hearing, U.S. Senator Steve Daines stressed the importance of retirement security for Montanans. At the hearing, Daines urged passage of his bipartisan retirement security bill, the "Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act", to help Montanans hold on to more of their hard-earned dollars and better prepare them for a peaceful retirement. To download the Senator's opening remarks click, HERE. For b-roll of the Senator on the hearing, … Continue Reading


Daines Attends White House COVID-19 Vaccine Summit

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today was at the White House for the COVID-19 Vaccine Summit. Daines was asked to join because of his work on COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutic drugs under Operation Warp Speed (OWS). The Summit highlighted the success of OWS, which has been critical in the accelerated development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. To download Daines' statement, click HERE. "Just finished up a great meeting with President Trump and his Operation Warp… Continue Reading


Daines Leads Bipartisan Call for Congress to Address Looming Medicare Cuts

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines called on Senate leadership to ensure that any year-end legislative package address the decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to severely cut physician payments beginning January 1, 2021. Senator Daines, along with 49 Senate colleagues, stressed that these payment cuts would further strain our nation's health care system and cripple health care providers as we continue to face the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "Health care profe… Continue Reading


Daines: Becerra is a Disaster for Religious Freedom, Pro-Life Issues

U.S. Senator Steve Daines, founder and chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, released the following statement on Xavier Becerra: "Xavier Becerra is a disaster for religious freedom and pro-life issues," Daines stated. "He has made his career aggressively pursuing a radical pro-abortion agenda and attacking the religious freedom of Americans who believe in the sanctity of human life."… Continue Reading


Daines Cybersecurity Bill Signed Into Law

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced that his bipartisan bill requiring commonsense cybersecurity standards for internet connected devices bought by the U.S. government has been signed into law by President Trump. "After years of bipartisan work and strong support, my commonsense bill to increase cybersecurity standards for internet connected devices has been signed into law," Daines said. "As more and more products have internet connectivity, we must guarantee we have basic safeg… Continue Reading


Daines, Gianforte Urge Passage of Bipartisan Forest Management Bill

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte sent a letter urging Congressional Leadership to pass their bipartisan forest management legislation by the end of the year. The bill will protect Montana communities from deadly wildfires, promote public safety and health, stop frivolous litigation, and create good paying timber jobs. "We write to you near the end of another catastrophic wildfire year. Over 8.7 million acres have burned in the West, 2.2 million acres more… Continue Reading


Daines, Feinstein, LaMalfa, Panetta Urge Passage of Bipartisan Forest Management Bill

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Dianne Feinstein and Congressmen Doug LaMalfa and Jimmy Panetta led a bipartisan group of Members in urging Congressional Leadership to pass their bipartisan wildfire prevention and forest management legislation by the end of the year. The bipartisan bill will protect Western communities from deadly wildfires, promote public safety and create good paying timber jobs. "We write to you near the end of another catastrophic wildfire year. Over 8.7 mill… Continue Reading


Daines' Bipartisan Bill Promoting Veteran Outdoor Recovery Programs Signed into Law

U.S. SENATE - Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines' bipartisan bill that promotes outdoor veteran recovery programs and expands outdoor recreational opportunities for veterans on public lands was signed into law. The "Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act" will help create treatment and therapy opportunities for veterans on public lands and outdoor spaces. "The outdoors is critical to our Montana way of life and can help Montana veterans who are recovering from trauma and injuries they experi… Continue Reading


Daines Announces Service Academy Nominees

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his five principal nominations made up of Montana students who are applying for enrollment into U.S. Federal Service Academies. "It's an honor to nominate these five outstanding young Montanans who will compete for an appointment at one of our nation's service academies," Daines said. "I applaud these hardworking students for their commitment to continuing Montana's legacy of service to our Armed Forces and wish them the best as they conti… Continue Reading


Daines Pushes to Expand Permanent Telehealth Coverage

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Congressional leadership calling for the expansion of access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic to be made permanent. Provisions from Daines' "CONNECT for Health Act" have allowed Medicare beneficiaries in Montana to utilize telehealth services and were included in previous COVID-19 legislation but will expire following the pandemic unless Congress acts to make those measures permanent. "Telehealth has been a critic… Continue Reading


Daines' Bipartisan Bill Supporting Montanans Diagnosed with ALS Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE - Today, the U.S. Senate passed Senator Daines' bipartisan bill that helps support Montanans battling the devastating disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. For a video statement from the Senator, click HERE. "ALS is a devastating disease, and Montanans who have been diagnosed with it should not have to wait five months to receive disability benefits. My bipartisan bill eliminates this waiting period, providing quicker access to benefits for those who suffer from… Continue Reading


Daines Statement on New Agreement Between MLB, Montana Minor League Teams

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after it was announced that after months of negotiations, Major League Baseball (MLB) and Montana's Minor League Baseball teams have come to an agreement on the future of professional baseball in Montana. "Professional baseball in Montana helps bring our communities together and drive our local economies," Daines said. "I'm very glad that after months of negotiations, MLB and Montana's minor league teams have come t… Continue Reading


Daines Urges CDC to Ensure all Montana Communities Get Access to COVID-19 Vaccines Once Approved

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure Montanans across the state, including those in rural communities, get access to a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible. This follows Daines' announcement that he participated in Pfizer's vaccine trial to build confidence and trust for Montanans and the American people wondering if they should take the vaccine. "As states across the country work to develop… Continue Reading


Daines to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Montana Jobs, Small Businesses, Community Banks Impacted by Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced plans to introduce bipartisan legislation that will protect Montana jobs and provide critical relief to Montana small businesses, community banks and credit unions. "Montana small businesses and our local community banks have been drastically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They need relief to help protect jobs and workers, not unnecessary loans and payments during these hard times. That's why I'll be introducing bipartisan legislation… Continue Reading


Daines Announces Participation in Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Trial, Positive Test For Antibodies

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his participation in Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine trial. The trial is a blind trial, however, Daines has since tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies. This follows Pfizer's announcement of the vaccine being 95% effective and plans to seek FDA emergency use authorization in the coming days. "Back in August, I got a call from my mom telling me how Pfizer was looking for people to enroll in their COVID-19 vaccine trial right in my hometown of B… Continue Reading


Daines: Malmstrom to Receive Helicopter Upgrade This Summer Following Direct Request

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Malmstrom Air Force Base will receive the MH-139 "Grey Wolf" helicopter upgrade replacing the Vietnam era UH-1N "Huey's" in the summer of 2021. Malmstrom will be the first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) base in the country to receive this critical upgrade. This news follows Daines' direct request and extensive work to secure the upgraded helicopters for Montana. "Today's announcement that Malmstrom will be receiving these c… Continue Reading


Daines Fights to Protect Montana Air National Guard’s C-130s

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines urged Senate and House Armed Services Committee Leadership to maintain a minimum inventory of 292 C-130 aircraft, which includes those used by the Montana Air National Guard, in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). "Our Air National Guard C-130 flying wings provide nearly half of the Air Force's tactical airlift capability. For more than 50 years, we have brought Americans into combat, provided humanitarian relief around the globe, and… Continue Reading


Daines' Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Montana Wildland Firefighters, First Responders Passes U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that his bipartisan Senate resolution recognizing the bravery, sacrifice, and heroism of wildland firefighters and first responders across Montana and the nation has passed the U.S. Senate. The resolution also honors those who have lost their lives this fire season, including Montanans Tom Duffy and Sara Madsen. "Montana's wildland firefighters and first responders put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities and famili… Continue Reading

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