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09.02.20

Daines Announces Over $7 Million in Expanded Unemployment Funding for Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund approved $7,816,794 for the State of Montana to provide financial assistance to Montanans who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows the $6,779,366 distributed to the State of Montana last week. "This critical funding will help the thousands of Montanans who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and give them the support they need to get through these to… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Daines Secures Over $5 Million for PPE, COVID-19 Supplies in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be directing $5,713,604.24 to the State of Montana to support medical care for COVID-19 patients through the purchase and distribution of supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). "This funding is about ensuring that Montana has the financial resources to deal with the ongoing COIVD-19 pandemic," Daines said. "I will continue working to … Continue Reading


09.01.20

Daines Secures Over $1 Million to Combat Unemployment Insurance Fraud in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor will be directing $1,215,000 to the State of Montana to support efforts to combat unemployment fraud and recover improper payments in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, including those programs created under the CARES Act. "This funding is about stopping and preventing unemployment fraud in Montana, and ensuring this money is available to those who are truly in need," Daines said. "I will continue wo… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Daines Announces Administration to Prioritize Cleanup of Billings PCE Superfund Site

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Billings PCE Groundwater State Superfund Site will be added to the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund National Priorities List ensuring the site will be prioritized and eligible for funding for permanent clean up. "I am pleased to hear that another Montana Superfund site will be prioritized for clean-up by the EPA. This decision is great news for folks in Billings and will ensure this site receives the… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Daines Urges FDA Commissioner to Classify Abortion Pill as Hazard to Public Health

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter urging U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn to exercise the FDA's authority to classify the abortion pill Mifeprex (or mifepristone) as an "imminent hazard to the public health" that poses a "significant threat of danger," a classification that would result in the removal of this pill from the U.S. Market. "It is by now nakedly obvious that the abortion industry and its allies in the media, billionaire philanthro… Continue Reading


08.31.20

Daines Secures Nearly $200,000 for West End Volunteer Fire District in De Borgia

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 $197,131 to the West End Volunteer Fire District in De Borgia. "This is about ensuring our firefighters in De Borgia have the critical resources needed to keep our communities safe during fire season," Daines said. "I will continue working to get our fire departments and brave firefighters the help they need." For more informat… Continue Reading


08.31.20

Daines: I Will Always Support Montana Law Enforcement, Oppose Any Efforts to Defund the Police

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he will be joining a pledge to stand by Montana's and America's law enforcement officers and oppose any bill, resolution or movement to defund the police. "I will always stand by the brave men and women of Montana's law enforcement who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe," Daines said. "I will oppose any efforts to defund the police and will continue to unequivocally support Montana's law enforcement." Daines i… Continue Reading


08.28.20

Daines to Bullock: Need Transparency on COVID-19 Cases, Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities, Status Quo Unacceptable

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Governor Steve Bullock regarding the lack of reporting of cases and deaths due to COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in Montana. Daines is calling on the Governor to make this information publicly available to improve senior care, help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. "In Montana, outbreaks of COVID-19 in senior care facilities have tragically resulted in at least 200 positive cases and 25 deaths according to new… Continue Reading


08.27.20

Daines Secures Over $9 Million to Support COVID-19 Testing, Staffing, PPE for Montana Nursing Homes

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) distributed $9,797,300 to 70 nursing homes in Montana to support increased testing for COVID-19, staffing, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs. "This critical funding will support COVID-19 testing, staffing, and PPE needs for our nursing homes across Montana," Daines said. "I'm committed to ensuring that Montana's most vulnerable and those who care for them are protected… Continue Reading


08.27.20

Daines Announces Over $6 Million in Expanded Unemployment Funding for Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund approved $6,779,366 for the State of Montana to provide financial assistance to Montanans who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Daines announced earlier this month that the State of Montana would be accepting funds from the $44 billion President Trump made available through executive action in the Disaster Relief Fund. "This critical funding will help tho… Continue Reading


08.26.20

Daines, Gianforte Successfully Secure Update to EIDL Program for Montana Farmers, Ranchers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte announced that the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) will be modifying criteria for its Economic Injury and Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which placed additional burdens on agricultural producers. This action follows Daines' and Gianforte's direct request to the SBA. "I'm pleased the SBA listened to the concerns of Montana farmers and ranchers and modified the EIDL loan criteria to reflect the way agricultural business… Continue Reading


08.26.20

Daines Secures Over $200,000 for Great Falls, Missoula Fire Departments

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 $217,063.59 to the City of Great Falls and the East Missoula Rural Fire Department to support their fire departments' ability to respond to fires and other public safety hazards. "This critical funding will support our brave firefighters in Great Falls and Missoula as they respond to any fires or public safety emergencies," Dain… Continue Reading


08.26.20

Daines Presented Award for Work, Dedication to Montana Small Businesses

COLUMBIA FALLS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today toured Proof Research, a small firearms manufacturing business in Columbia Falls, that received funding under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to keep its doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the tour, Daines was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise Award for his work supporting small businesses like Proof Research amid the COVID-19 pandemic. TO DOWNLOAD TV ELEMENTS, CLICK HERE. Daines was instrumental… Continue Reading


08.26.20

Daines to Bullock: Carbon Pricing Proposal Will Kill Montana Jobs, Must be Rejected to Protect our Way of Life

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Governor Steve Bullock urging him to reject any carbon-pricing proposal that would harm Montana small businesses, rural economies and jobs. "This reckless proposal is a gut punch to the over 35,000 oil, gas, and coal jobs in Montana, not to mention the thousands of manufacturing and transportation jobs that would be crippled under such policy," Daines wrote. "Montanans rely on these jobs to support their families and revenues from t… Continue Reading


08.25.20

Daines Statement on the Passing of Bozeman Firefighting Pilot Tom Duffy

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after learning Tom Duffy, a firefighting pilot from Bozeman, tragically died while fighting the White River Fire in the Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon. "I am saddened to hear about the passing of Bozeman's very own Tom Duffy," Daines said. "Tom Duffy tragically passed fighting the fires at Mt. Hood National Forest in service of the people of Oregon. Cindy and I offer our prayers to Tom's family and loved ones." … Continue Reading


08.25.20

Daines Tours Alliance for Youth Resource Center in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today toured the Youth Resource Center at the Alliance for Youth in Great Falls to discuss the importance of services for homeless youth and those struggling with substance abuse issues. TO DOWNLOAD TV ELEMENTS, CLICK HERE. Alliance for Youth helps support homeless youth and youth struggling with substance abuse issues by providing access to resources and community programs to those in need. Daines was instrumental in securing funding for the organ… Continue Reading


08.25.20

Investigation into Conservation Easement Scandal Underscores Importance of Daines’ Bipartisan Bill

U.S. SENATE - The U.S. Senate Finance Committee today concluded an investigation into the abuse of conservation easement tax benefits, further highlighting the need for reform and Daines' bipartisan bill. Daines has been a leader on this issue, introducing bipartisan legislation to crack down on bad actors abusing the system. "The abuse of the charitable conservation easement tax incentive must be put to an end. In light of the conclusions of the Finance Committee's report, I am urging the Sena… Continue Reading


08.24.20

Daines Tours Adaptive Performance Center in Billings, Stresses Importance of Services for Disabled Veterans

BILLINGS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today met with local leaders, volunteers and veterans at the Adaptive Performance Center in Billings to talk about the importance of services for Montana's disabled veterans. Daines has been pushing the VA to provide grant funding for the Adaptive Performance Center to help support Montana veterans. TO DOWNLOAD TV ELEMENTS, CLICK HERE. Veterans who are amputees, para/quadriplegics and those who suffer from PTSD, depression and anxiety utilize this facili… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Daines Calls for Hearing on Bipartisan Forest Management Reform Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee calling for a hearing as soon as possible on his bipartisan forest management reform legislation. This comes on the heels of a meeting in Kalispell where stakeholders voiced their strong support for seeing this bill signed into law. "Our states are currently experiencing severe wildfires, which have only been exacerbated by the challenges of fighting these natural disasters during CO… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Daines Secures Over $2.9 Million for Rail Infrastructure Project in Butte

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Economic Development Administration will be directing $2,974,333 for the construction of a new rail line within Butte-Silver Bow Industrial Park to support jobs and growth in Southwest Montana. "This new rail line in Butte will help improve Montana's transportation infrastructure needs and support jobs in the local community," Daines said. "I'm grateful to have worked with the Administration to secure this much needed boost for th… Continue Reading

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