Daines Announces $14 Billion in Second Round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, All Wheat Farmers Now Eligible

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that President Trump and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be providing an additional $14 billion through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) that will be made available to Montana farmers and ranchers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs due to COVID-19. Producers can apply for assistance through this program beginning September 21st through December 11th, 2020. More information on CFAP and ho… Continue Reading


Daines Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Justice Ginsburg lived an incredible life, full of historic accomplishments. She was a courageous fighter in both the courtroom and in her longtime health battles. My deepest condolences to the family, friends and Americans mourning her passing."… Continue Reading


Daines: I'll Always Back the Blue. We Must Defend the Police, Not Defund Them

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today gave a speech on the Senate floor in support of Montana's law enforcement, thanking the men and women who wear the badge for their service and dedication to keeping Montanans safe. Daines' speech follows his co-sponsorship of a Senate resolution expressing support for the brave men and women of law enforcement and condemns the perpetrators, instigators, and celebrators of targeted violence against law enforcement. For Daines' full speech click, HE… Continue Reading


Daines’ Bipartisan Wildfire Prevention Bill Takes Center Stage at Senate Hearing

U.S. SENATE - Today at a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Steve Daines stressed the importance of passing his bipartisan wildfire prevention and forest management reform bill which will protect Montana communities from deadly wildfires, promote public safety and health, and create good paying timber jobs. Daines introduced his bipartisan bill with Senator Feinstein of California. To download a clip of the Senator's remarks click, HERE To download full… Continue Reading


Daines Successfully Secures Additional Resources for Montana Census

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he has successfully secured additional support and resources from the Trump administration to improve Montana's census count. "Montana has so much at stake for the 2020 census including access to federal resources and even the potential for more representation in Congress," Daines said. "I'm glad to see the Trump administration act on my request to send more resources to our state to ensure Montanans are properly represented for the … Continue Reading


BREAKING: Daines to Bring VA Secretary Wilkie to Montana for Several Veterans Related Meetings

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie will be visiting Montana with Daines later this month to meet with Montana veterans and discuss several of Daines' key legislative priorities for the veterans community. "I'm excited to welcome Secretary Wilkie to Montana to meet first hand with Montana veterans," Daines said. "It is my honor to serve Montana veterans in the United States Senate, and I look forward to bringing Secretary … Continue Reading


Daines Secures Over $300,000 for Vaughn Volunteer Fire Department

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 $333,333.33 to the Vaughn Volunteer Fire Department. "This is about ensuring our firefighters in Vaughn have the critical support needed to keep our communities safe during this fire season," Daines said. "I will continue working to ensure all of our brave firefighters have the help they need as they work to battle wildfires acr… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Over $150,000 For Montana Law Enforcement in Missoula, Billings for School Safety Programs

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the City of Missoula and Billings School District #2 will be receiving over $150,000 in grant funding as part of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) within the Department of Justice. This program provides funding to improve security at schools and on school grounds through evidence-based school safety programs. "This funding will help support our local law enforcement and provide … Continue Reading


Daines Urges Administration to Provide Support for Montana Census, Ensure All Montanans are Represented

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday sent a letter urging the Administration to direct additional Census resources to Montana in the final weeks of the field data collection operations to ensure all Montanans are represented. "Given the rural nature of Montana and the additional challenges brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of Montanans may go uncounted and entire communities could be underrepresented at the federal level," Daines wrote. "I am requesting that… Continue Reading


Daines Statement on Schumer Blocking Passage of COVID-19 Relief Package

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after Senate Minority Leader Schumer and Senate Democrats blocked a targeted COVID-19 relief package that would have provided relief for Montanans and millions of American workers, families, schools, small businesses and expanded access to testing and promoted vaccine development. "This targeted relief package would have provided critical support for Montana families, workers and small businesses, as well as support ou… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Over $11 Million for Billings Infrastructure Project

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the City of Billings will receive $11,656,765 in Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant funding for a major infrastructure project. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao called Daines with the good news this morning. Daines talking to Chao about the BUILD grant. "This BUILD grant funding will help modernize infrastructure in Billings, and is a big win for the community and jobs," Daines said. "I'… Continue Reading


Daines, Feinstein Secure Hearing for Bipartisan Forest Management Bill, Urge Quick Passage

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Dianne Feinstein today announced that their bipartisan forest management reform bill has been given a hearing date in the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee next week. This announcement follows Daines' and Feinstein's direct request to the committee for a hearing. Daines serves as Montana's voice on the Committee. "As deadly wildfires continue to spread across Montana and the West, it is important now more than ever that we advance th… Continue Reading


Daines Urges Action on Grizzly Bear Delisting in Senate Committee

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today testified in a U.S. Senate Committee in support of his bill, the Grizzly Bear State Management Act, which would delist the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, return management to the State of Montana and prevent further obstruction in the courts. To download the full video, click HERE. "Wildlife management should be determined by science, not a court order. The science has long proven that the grizzly bear population in the Great… Continue Reading


Daines Announces $13.3 Billion Contract for Malmstrom Defense Project

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $13.3 billion contract to begin the major engineering design work for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program at Malmstrom Air Force Base. "This critical funding will help support Malmstrom's mission and strengthen our nation's defense systems," Daines said. "I will continue working to ensure that Montana's national security priorities are met and that our facilities at Mal… Continue Reading


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


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


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


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


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


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

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