Daines Leads Bipartisan Effort to Extend Funding to Community Health Centers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today led a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer urging long-term funding of community health centers (CHCs). "Community health centers provide affordable health care to our nation's most vulnerable citizens," Daines wrote. "More than 29 million patients, including 385,000 veterans and 8.7 million children, receive quality medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health care services from a communi… Continue Reading


Daines Announces $200,000 For Substance Abuse Treatment in Yellowstone County

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $200,000 will be directed towards the Yellowstone County Substance Abuse Connect Coalition. "We have an opportunity to help the most vulnerable of our society get their lives back on track," Daines said. "This grant ensures we get the folks suffering from substance abuse in Yellowstone County the lifesaving treatment they need to begin the healing process." Background: Daines has been a strong voice in the U.S. Senate fighting to s… Continue Reading


Daines: Provide Assistance to Farmers Impacted by Excessive Rainfall

U.S. SENATE - This week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging he provide support for Montana's farmers who have been negatively impacted by excessive rainfall. "Over the past several weeks, northeast Montana has faced unusual and sustained high levels of precipitation and I urge you to utilize all appropriate resources and flexibility to provide relief and disaster assistance to impacted farmers in a prompt manner," Dai… Continue Reading


Daines Urges Yellowstone, Glacier Superintendents to Assist in Increasing Visitation to Montana’s Less-Visited Parks

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter urging Yellowstone Superintendent Cameron Sholly and Glacier Superintendent Jeff Mow to assist in finding solutions to promote visitation in Montana's less-visited national parks. "Tourism is one of Montana's leading economic drivers, which is why I am committed to increasing visitation to all of Montana's national parks, battlefields, historic sites and more," Daines wrote. "As we continue to see record-breaking visitation numbers, en… Continue Reading


Daines Celebrates Historic Trade Deal with Japan, Major Victory for MT Ag

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined President Trump at the White House for the official signing ceremony of an historic trade agreement between the United States and Japan. Daines invited Montana rancher and President of the Montana Stockgrowers Association, Fred Wacker, to join him and other key officials at the signing ceremony at the White House. To watch the full video click HERE. "Today is a historic day for Montana ag, as this trade agreement will help level the playin… Continue Reading


Daines Pushes for Montana Priorities, Stronger GBSD in NDAA

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines wrote a letter to Congressional leadership urging nuclear modernization and an increase in funding towards the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), the W87-1 warhead, and plutonium pit production in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana is a part of the GBSD project. "The effectiveness of our nuclear deterrent is rooted in the flexibility of the nuclear triad, its reliability, and its ability t… Continue Reading


Daines to FBI Director: Must Not Compromise Safety of Montanans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Christopher Wray urging the FBI not to reduce focus on human trafficking in Montana, while also providing further support in Indian Country. "Fighting human trafficking and reducing crime in Indian Country are both critical challenges in Montana. Each area requires undivided attention and additional action," Daines wrote. "I urge you to assign a full-time agent to focus on hu… Continue Reading


Daines Secures $2 Million for Billings Logan International Airport

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $2,000,000 will be directed towards strengthening Montana's air travel infrastructure at the Billings Logan International Airport. "Strong air infrastructure is vital to Montana's economy and jobs," Daines said. "This grant is great news for Montana, as it will further strengthen tourism in Montana and continue to drive economic growth for folks in Billings and the state." The funding is part of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP… Continue Reading


Daines Fighting To Ensure Replacement For The Minuteman III Stays On Track

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Daines joined a bipartisan group of senators today on a letter urging Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper to prevent any delays for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), which will replace the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls. "We write to emphasize the importance of delivering the Air Force's long-overdue Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) replacement effort," Daines wrote. "To de… Continue Reading


Daines’ Montana Water Bills Move to Senate Floor for a Vote

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured passage of two critical bills with direct impacts to Montana communities, the Clean Water for Rural Communities Act and a bill (S.1882) to allow Sidney Water Users Irrigation District and Kinsey Irrigation Company to continue receiving Pick-Sloan power out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. As a member of the Committee, Daines was instrumental in moving them through the legislative process. To download the full … Continue Reading


Daines Celebrates Major Step Towards Finalized Trade Deal with Japan, Win for Montana Ag

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today celebrated a major step forward towards finalization of a U.S. trade agreement with Japan. To download the full video statement, click HERE. "Today's announcement is a big win for Montana ag and jobs, and a major step forward for opening critical markets for our producers," Daines said. "It has been a privilege to be the voice of Montana's farmers and ranchers during trade negotiations between the U.S. and Japan. I'm happy to see President Trump … Continue Reading


Daines Leads Bipartisan Effort Urging DOD to Restore Education Benefits for Guard & Reserve Members

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper urging the Department to restore full education benefits for members of the National Guard and Reserve. "The brave men and women who serve in our Armed Forces choose to serve for a number of reasons and make many sacrifices in the defense of our country," Daines wrote. "The benefits provided by the Montgomery GI Bill and DoD-funded TA are valuable incentives that can help the Reserve components m… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Over $4 Million Dollars for Montana Airports

U.S. SENATE- U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $4,110,152 will be directed towards strengthening Montana's air travel infrastructure at Conrad, Geraldine, Billings, Lewistown, Stevensville, Sher-Wood, Twin Bridges, Dawson, Ravalli, Missoula, and Big Horn airports. "Having the necessary resources to support our air infrastructure is vital to Montana jobs," Daines said. "These grants will strengthen our tourism industry and improve access for folks from all across the country to come… Continue Reading


Daines Fights for Rural Broadband in Indian Country

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today in a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) hearing urged his colleagues to take action in expanding access to broadband spectrum in Montana's tribal communities. To download the full video, click HERE. "The FCC estimates that 55% of Montana's tribal areas still lack broadband access. That is unacceptable. Montana is often overlooked out here in DC, and this is especially true of our rural areas and tribal communities like Fort Belknap. … Continue Reading


Daines: Final NDAA Bill Must Include Little Shell Recognition

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today wrote a letter calling on the leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees to retain a provision in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana. "The time has come for Congress to act and provide the Little Shell Tribe with long-overdue federal recognition," Daines wrote. "I urge you to preserve Section 6020 of the Senat… Continue Reading


Daines Leads Bipartisan Effort For Full, Permanent Funding of LWCF

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today wrote Senate and House leadership urging full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). "As you work to enact legislation that will address Federal funding needs for fiscal year 2020 and beyond, we urge you to seize the opportunity for including a bipartisan win for future generations-full, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund," Daines wrote. "This investment would protect and conserve our national … Continue Reading


Daines: Our Enemies Wounded Us, But Didn’t Defeat Us

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate in memory of the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks on our nation. To download the full video, click HERE. Daines honored those lost on September 11th saying, "Today, Montanans, and Americans across our country are taking time to reflect upon the horrific acts of 9/11. Today, we take time to remember the thousands of lives lost on that horrible day. We remember the daughters who lost their mothe… Continue Reading


Daines, Gianforte Call for Swift, Transparent Investigation into Beef Pricing Margins

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging a swift, thorough and transparent investigation into the impact of the fire that occurred at a Tyson Food beef processing plant in Holcomb, Kansas. "We appreciate this decision and urge you to ensure that this investigation is conducted in a prompt, thorough, and transparent manner," Daines and Gianforte wrote. "As you know, this fir… Continue Reading


Daines Secures Over $1 Million LWCF Funding for Public Access, Outdoor Recreation in Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $1,611,602 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will be directed towards Montana to support public access, outdoor recreation and conservation projects. "This is great news for Montana," Daines said. "This LWCF funding could help increase public access to public lands, expand access to fishing sites, and promote outdoor recreation. I will continue to fight for full and permanent funding of LWCF so these resources… Continue Reading


Daines, Gianforte Secure Feasibility Study for Silver Bow Creek Restoration and Cleanup

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to award a $50,000 grant to conduct a feasibility study of a complete and restored Silver Bow Creek. The news follows Daines' and Gianforte's request to find a concrete path forward for restoration. "Montanans have been waiting for far too long on cleanup of the Silver Bow Creek," Daines said. "I'm very glad to see the EPA respond to my request to find … Continue Reading

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