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10.03.18

Daines Helps Secure Over $470K in Grants for Northern Montana Water Projects

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced nearly $500,000 in grants from the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to two vital Northern Montana water projects: the Exeter Siphon Project on the Malta Irrigation District, and the Pondera Canal and Reservoir Company's E Canal Regulating Reservoir Project. "Water infrastructure is vital to keeping our rural economies up and running," Daines stated. "That's why I've supported the WaterSMART program in Congress. These two projects will help ens… Continue Reading


10.02.18

Daines Advances Slate of Montana Priorities

U.S. SENATE - As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today advanced five bills benefiting Montana including legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), provide Montana communities with clean drinking water, permanently protect the Paradise Valley and Gardiner Basin from mining, and restore national parks' aging infrastructure. Daines was instrumental in ensuring these bills advanced in the Committee. Da… Continue Reading


10.02.18

Forest Service Responds to Daines’ Request to Open Public Comment Period on the Bitterroot National Forest

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) responded to his request to open a court-ordered objection period to allow all Montanans to provide public comment on the recent closure of the mountain bike uses across 62 miles of trails in the Blue Joint and Sapphire Wilderness Study areas found on the Bitterroot National Forest. "With over 80 percent of Montanans recreating on their public lands, rivers, and lakes, and Montana's outdoor recreation ec… Continue Reading


09.28.18

Daines Secures $549,986 for the Missoula Veterans Treatment Court

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the 4th Judicial District Court of Montana was awarded a grant from the Department of Justice for $549,986 to enhance the Missoula Veterans Treatment Court Program. The announcement comes after Daines sent a letter supporting the grant application. "Montana is home to one of the largest veteran populations per capita," Daines said. "Montana veterans protected and defended our freedom, and these funds will help ensure they receive the … Continue Reading


09.28.18

President Signs Montana Defense Priorities into Law

U.S. SENATE -Today, President Donald J. Trump signed a bill into law that prioritizes Montana's military units, installations, research partners, universities, small businesses and manufacturers. The bill is critical to Montana, Malmstrom, Montana National Guard and the rest of the nation. The bill also secures a 2.6% pay raise for troops - the largest in 10 years. "Montana's military assets play a critical role in defending our great nation, and this bill will help strengthen and enhance that … Continue Reading


09.28.18

Daines Secures Extension for REAL ID Requirements for Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted Montana an extension to allow more time to meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005. "As a Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, I'm pleased that DHS has granted an extension for Montana," Daines said. "I will continue to fight to protect the privacy of law-abiding Montanans in all ways possible, while also working to ensure our nation i… Continue Reading


09.27.18

Daines: I Stand with Judge Kavanaugh

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement on today's Judiciary Committee Hearing with Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh: Watch HERE Download HERE "I watched the entire hearing from gavel to gavel. I made it very clear from the beginning that I wanted to hear from both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh because of the seriousness of these allegations. And I thank both of them for coming before the Committee to be heard. But as I watched it today, I concluded that there … Continue Reading


09.26.18

Daines, Gardner, Burr Lead LWCF Colloquy on Senate Floor

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (Mont.), Cory Gardner (Colo.) and Richard Burr (N.C.) led a colloquy today on the floor of the U.S. Senate on the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Without congressional action, the program is set to expire at the end of the month. Watch HERE Download HERE "As an avid outdoorsman myself, I know first-hand the importance of our public lands… LWCF ensures that our booming outdoor economy can continue to grow. It … Continue Reading


09.25.18

Daines, King Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Medicare Benefits

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (Mont.) and Angus King (Maine) today introduced S. 3497, the bipartisan Medicare Advantage Quality Payment Relief Act, to reverse an unintended policy of the Affordable Care Act that is currently denying millions of seniors and people with disabilities the full measure of their Medicare Advantage benefits. "This damaging Obamacare policy has left 17,000 Montanans without the Medicare benefits they deserve," Daines said. "Our bipartisan bill will ensure t… Continue Reading


09.21.18

Daines’ Bill to Increase Campaign Transparency Signed into Law

U.S. SENATE - Today, President Trump signed U.S. Senator Steve Daines' bill requiring U.S. Senate candidates to file campaign reports electronically into law. Daines, who chairs the Legislative Branch Subcommittee on Appropriations, fought to include the provision, which increases campaign transparency for U.S. Senate candidates, in the bill. The new requirement will take effect immediately. "I'm very pleased to see one of the most important campaign finance reforms in recent history be signed … Continue Reading


09.21.18

Forest Service Responds to Daines’ Demand for Paradise Valley Mineral Withdrawal

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) for recommending the withdrawal of approximately 30,000 acres of the Custer Gallatin National Forest from mineral entry in the Paradise Valley and Gardner Basins. Daines has urged the withdrawal given the strong local support. "The Paradise Valley and Gardner Basin are truly special places that deserve protection," Daines said. "After an extensive process and public input, I'm glad to see that the Forest Servic… Continue Reading


09.20.18

Daines Helps Secure $1,360,000 for Refurbished Buses in Billings

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the City of Billings has been awarded a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant of $1,360,000 to purchase at least five refurbished buses for MET Transit and replace aging buses. "Billings MET transit provides over half a million rides a year," Daines said. "Many of those riders are elderly, disabled, or low-income and rely solely on public transportation. I'm glad to have supported this grant request and am pleased that this mo… Continue Reading


09.20.18

Daines Helps Secure Over $4 Million for Montana Community Health Centers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced today that 16 Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Montana were awarded funding totaling $4,372,775. The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will help Montana communities combat substance abuse including opioids and meth. "CHCs are on the front line of providing health care in Montana," Daines said. "They do vital work in keeping Montanans healthy. I will continue to fight to keep these CHC's funded to help Mont… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Daines Delivers Big Win for Montana, the Nation in Defense Spending Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines, who sits on the Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations, today voted to secure funding for Montana's military units, installations, research partners, universities, small businesses and manufactures. The funding secured in the bill is critical to Montana, Malmstrom, Montana National Guard and the rest of the nation. The bill also secures a 2.6% pay raise for troops - the largest in 10 years. "This funding will greatly enhance our national defense and give… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Daines Helps Secure $499,983 for Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center in Ronan

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Lake County Community Development Corporation (LCCDC) has been awarded a grant of $499,983 to renovate the Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center in Ronan. The grant, distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will also be used to help purchase new equipment for the center. "The Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center does good work in providing assistance to Montana food businesses while also creating jobs i… Continue Reading


09.17.18

Daines Fights to Include Tools to Combat Meth, Opioids Crisis in Landmark Legislation

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted on a bill that will help combat the devastating meth and opioid epidemic across Montana and the nation. Before the vote, Daines took to the floor of the U.S. Senate to urge his colleagues to support the measure and to highlight the drastic impacts meth and opioids have in Montana. Watch full video HERE Download full video HERE "The legislation before us will help combat an epidemic that touches the lives of almost every person in our co… Continue Reading


09.13.18

Daines, Tester Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Secure Funds for West Yellowstone Airport

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester introduced a bipartisan bill to allow seasonal, non-primary airports that are open less than 6 months a year and have at least 8,000 enplanements to receive increased Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding and to compete for terminal grants. West Yellowstone Airport in Montana meets the criteria. "West Yellowstone Airport serves thousands of Montanans every year and brings in folks from around the world to visit our great state," Daines … Continue Reading


09.12.18

Daines Announces $10 Million in Grants for Missoula International Airport, Grants for Bert Mooney and Ennis-Big Sky Airports

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced over $10 million in grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a new terminal and access road reconstruction at Missoula International Airport. He also announced FAA grants for Bert Mooney Airport in Butte, and Ennis-Big Sky Airport in Ennis. "The new terminal at Missoula International Airport will be a game changer for travel in Western Montana, creating more jobs and generating more tourist dollars." Daines stated… Continue Reading


09.12.18

Daines Announces Firefighting Grants to Three Western Montana Communities

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced firefighting grant funding for three fire departments in Western Montana communities. The City of Deer Lodge Volunteer Fire Department, Charlo/Moiese Rural Fire District, and Corvallis Rural Fire District all received funds as part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "It is vital that we give our first responders in rural communities the resources that they need to protect lives and property. I'm glad to see these much-ne… Continue Reading


09.12.18

Daines Completes 56 County Tour

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday finished his fourth 56 County Tour of Montana. Daines met with constituents, local stakeholders and community leaders in Garfield, Petroleum and Treasure Counties to discuss an array of issues including 2nd Amendment rights, agriculture and the Farm Bill, and the need to reduce burdensome regulations. Watch HERE Download HERE "This is the fourth time I've been to all of Montana's 56 Counties," Daines said. "It's an honor to do this job an… Continue Reading

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