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04.24.20

Daines, Gianforte: All MT Bars and Taverns Now Eligible for PPP Loans

U.S. CONGRESS -U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced that Montana's 2,400 bars and taverns which employ 40,000 Montanans are now 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. "Montana's 2,400 taverns and bars have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic which has impacted over 40,000 Montana… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Daines, Tester Push for Relief for Montana Rural Broadcasters, Local Newspapers During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today sent a bipartisan letter urging support for Montana's radio and televisions broadcasters and local newspapers during the Coronavirus pandemic. "Our radio and television broadcasters and rural newspapers provide local and national news, emergency alerts, educational programs, and more to all corners of the United States. In many rural areas, broadcast stations are the predominant or only form of local information," the Senators wrote.… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Daines, Manchin, Barrasso, Peters, Tillis, Schumer Push for Relief for Rural Broadcasters, Local Newspapers During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Gary Peters (D-Mich), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today sent a letter with 74 bipartisan cosigners to the Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought to support radio and televisions broadcasters and local newspapers during the Coronavirus pandemic. "Our radio and television broadcasters and rural newspapers provide local and national news, emergency alerts,… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Daines Helps Secure $2.5 Million for COVID-19 Vaccine Development at UM, Announces it at Visit to the University’s Research Lab

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $2.5 million will be directed to the University of Montana to begin COVID-19 vaccine development. To download the full video click, HERE. "Well I'm here at the University of Montana in Missoula today. We have some exciting news... The NIH, the National Institute of Health, just announced a $2.5 million grant for this university that allows our scientists here in Missoula to accelerate the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. That is grea… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Daines Secures Over $5 Million to Enhance Testing Capacity, Support Montana Safely Reopening

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $5,075,000 will be directed to Montana through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand the state's capacity for testing, contact tracing, and containment to strengthen Montana's transition to safely reopen. "This funding will help ensure our state has the testing and tools needed to keep Montanans healthy and safe as our state begins to safely reopen," Daines said. Daines fought to secure $4.3 billion for the Centers… Continue Reading


04.22.20

Daines Secures Over $4 Million in Funding for MSU to Help Rural Hospitals During the 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 $4,047,216 to Montana State University to support small rural hospitals in Montana through expansions of telehealth, more purchases of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and boosting testing capacity. "This funding will help our health experts at MSU support our critical access hospitals and rural communities during the coronavirus pandemic," Daines said. "I wil… Continue Reading


04.22.20

Daines Secures $5.5 Million to Support Montana Seniors, Montanans with Disabilities Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $5,524,715 will be directed to Montana to fund programs that provide home-delivered meals, care services in the home, respite care and other support services to help meet the needs of older Montanans and individuals with disabilities during the COVID-19 emergency. "This is about ensuring we get the folks most at risk during this Coronavirus pandemic the help and support they need," Daines said. "I fought to ensure our Montana seniors … Continue Reading


04.21.20

Daines: Montana Farmers and Ranchers are Now Eligible for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Montana's farmers, ranchers and ag businesses will be eligible for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Today's announcement follows Daines' request to the Small Business Association urging them to grant farms, ranches and ag businesses the opportunity to apply for the EIDL program. "This is great news for Montana's farmers and ranchers as they head into the spring planting season. E… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Daines Helps Secure Over $480 Billion for Hospitals, Testing, Small Businesses During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured a boost of over $480 billion in funding for testing, hospitals, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) to provide more relief for Montana small businesses, workers, families and healthcare professionals in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is not Phase Four of Congress' response to the coronavirus outbreak. This bipartisan deal is a boost in funding from the Coronavirus Economic Rel… Continue Reading


04.20.20

Daines Urges Relief Funding for Shodair Children’s Hospital in Helena, Montana Rural Providers During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar urging the next round of hospital and provider funding under the Coronavirus Economic Recovery Package to target the needs of Montana's rural providers and children's hospitals, including Shodair Children's Hospital in Helena. "I am concerned that a number of critically important providers in Montana are still in desperate need of relief, and I am especially concerned about Shodai… Continue Reading


04.18.20

Daines Announces $3.5 Million for Montana Law Enforcement Due to COVID-19

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $3,457,033 will be directed to the Montana Board of Crime Control and $47,182 to Lewis and Clark County to help law enforcement respond to a potential increase of crime that may occur following the Coronavirus outbreak. "This funding will play a critical role to ensure our law enforcement on the front lines have the resources they need to protect our communities during the coronavirus outbreak," Daines said. This funding comes from … Continue Reading


04.17.20

Daines Secures $19 Billion for Ag, Including Livestock, Specialty Crop Producers During Coronavirus Outbreak

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that USDA will be providing $19 billion in assistance for farmers and ranchers hurting from challenging market conditions due to the Coronavirus pandemic through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Part of the funding will go to help Montana's cattle producers who have seen a drastic decline in cattle markets during the pandemic. This follows Daines' request earlier this month to USDA Secretary Perdue urging immediate action for … Continue Reading


04.17.20

Daines: Montana Veterans Will Now Receive Direct Checks Automatically

U.S. SENATE - Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced that Montana veterans and their beneficiaries who receive VA benefits will be receiving their direct checks automatically without having to do anything extra from the Department of Treasury. This follows Daines urging both Treasury and Veterans Affairs Departments to work together to get the direct checks to Montana veterans the fastest and most effective way possible. "This is great news for our Montana veterans and their families who ha… Continue Reading


04.16.20

Daines Pushes for Funding For Senior Living Facilities Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar urging the department to direct funding from the Coronavirus economic relief package to support nursing homes, skilled nursing centers, and senior living communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. "We must not overlook those individuals who work within the senior living community, such as those working in independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement comm… Continue Reading


04.16.20

Daines Selected by President Trump to Sit on Bipartisan White House Task Force to Safely Reopen America

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he was chosen by President Trump to join a bipartisan White House Task Force to provide counsel to President Trump to safely reopen America in the wake of COVID-19. "I am honored to be selected by President Trump to serve on this historic task force to safely reopen America," Daines said. We can prioritize our public health and our workers, families and small businesses. Let's get this done for Montana and America." For an audio statement… Continue Reading


04.16.20

Daines Statement on Senate Democrats Continuing to Block New, Critical Funding for the Paycheck Protection Program

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement after Senate Democrats refused to come to the table and continued to block new funding to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which would keep Montana small business open and workers employed during the Coronavirus pandemic. "The Paycheck Protection Program which is critical to keep Montana small businesses open and workers employed has officially run out of money," Daines said. "Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are holding … Continue Reading


04.16.20

Daines Urges Approval and Production of Antibody Tests in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to Vice President Pence urging the White House Coronavirus Task Force to continue prioritizing the deployment of widespread diagnostic tests and accelerating the approval and production of antibody tests, which can help play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19. "I would encourage the FDA to continue utilizing all available resources and expertise to be able to quickly move forward with approving additional antibody tests to ensure … Continue Reading


04.15.20

Daines Fights to Protect Outfitter Jobs During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced today a proposal to direct funding for new trail maintenance projects to be carried out by guides and outfitters to provide economic relief amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Outfitters and guides face great uncertainty going into what is typically their peak season and some estimate as many as 70% will be forced to close down. "This is about protecting the jobs of Montanans working in our outdoor recreation industry," Daines said. "My proposal dire… Continue Reading


04.15.20

Daines Successfully Secures Two Year Extension for Montana Timber Contracts During the Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be providing all timber sale contract holders with a two-year extension. This follows Daines' direct request to USDA Secretary Perdue for relief for the wood products industry, including the two-year extension for those with timber sale contracts to provide stability during the pandemic. "It's critical we protect Montana timber jobs and industry during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Daines Announces $73.8 Million for Montana Airports to Help Handle COVID-19 Outbreak

BOZEMAN, M.T. - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $73.8 million will be directed to 71 Montana airports to handle the impacts of the Coronavirus outbreak. Montana airports have seen a dramatic drop in travel and sales due to the Coronavirus. "The Coronavirus pandemic has significantly impacted our Montana airports which are vital to our economy and communities," Daines said. "This funding is critical for Montana airports to help stay afloat and keep workers employed during the coronavir… Continue Reading

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