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07.20.17

Daines Works to Improve Montana’s Energy and Water Development

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today worked to improve the future of Montana energy and water development. This afternoon, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations passed the bipartisan FY2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. "We need to provide the necessary tools to restore American energy dominance and keep our communities strong," Daines stated. "I'm thrilled to secure important resources that deliver reliable water to Montanans."During the mark-up the com… Continue Reading


07.19.17

Daines, Gianforte Announce $187,606 in Funding for the Montana Public Service Commission Towards Pipeline Safety

U.S. CONGRESS - U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte today announced $187,606 in funding for pipeline safety programs awarded to the Montana Public Service Commission. This funding will pay up to 80 percent of Montana's cost for personnel, equipment and activities to carry out inspection and enforcement of pipeline safety regulations. "Pipeline infrastructure is critical for energy, jobs and protecting the environment in Montana," Daines stated. "I'm pleased tha… Continue Reading


07.17.17

Daines, Gianforte Demand Reliable Water for Rocky Boy's Reservation

U.S. CONGRESS- U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte today urged the Indian Health Service to provide immediate attention to the emergent water shortage on the Rocky Boy's reservation. Daines and Gianforte sent a letter to Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee, the Acting Director of the Indian Health Service, urging immediate support to the Rocky Boy's reservation. With high temperatures and low water tank levels, the tribe is at risk for losing all water. "We write with… Continue Reading


07.17.17

Daines Announces $1,767,900 in Funding for the Montana Migrant Council in Billings

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $1,767,900 in funding for the Montana Migrant Council to provide improved continuity of care, mobile services to rural locations and increased access to affordable care. "Montana's Community Health Centers provide reliable access to affordable healthcare close to home," Daines stated. "This additional funding will help the people of Billings, and other communities, to see improved primary care services." Carol Townsend, CEO Montana Mi… Continue Reading


07.13.17

Daines Secures Improvements for Montana Veterans

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured numerous provisions in the FY 2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to increase Montana veterans' access to timely care for injuries they sustained while serving our nation. These provisions will reduce delays for new facility construction, expanding mental health treatment options and expanding access to veterans in rural areas. "Montana's veterans have suffered under the status quo for to… Continue Reading


07.13.17

Daines Announces Over $5 Million in Funding for Community Health Centers in Butte, Livingston and Lincoln

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2017 Daines Announces Over $5 Million in Funding for Community Health Centers in Butte, Livingston and Lincoln U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $5,276,239 in funding for Community Health Centers in Montana to provide improved continuity of care, mobile services to rural locations and increased access to affordable care. "Montana's Community Health Centers provide reliable access to affordable healthcare close to home," Daines state… Continue Reading


07.11.17

Montana, North Dakota Delegations Urge Support for Critical Dam

U.S. CONGRESS -U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Jon Tester (D-MT), John Hoeven (R-ND) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and U.S. Representatives Greg Gianforte (R-MT) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) today voiced strong support for the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project (LYIP) which provides a critical source of water for farmers and ranchers in Montana and North Dakota. The members sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation urging those agencies to continue to support the … Continue Reading


07.11.17

Daines: No More August Recess

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the announcement by Leader Mitch McConnell that the U.S. Senate will delay the start of August recess until the third week of August. "We only had 31 scheduled days in session until the end of the Fiscal Year with no bill to fund the government. If you were failing school, you wouldn't take a summer vacation - you would be going to summer school. We have a long list to accomplish and I'm glad that at my urging, the U.S. Senate is staying in… Continue Reading


07.06.17

Daines Announces Over $11 Million in Funding for Community Health Centers in Billings, Helena, Missoula, Havre and Hardin

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $11,822,536 in funding for Community Health Centers in Montana to provide improved continuity of care, mobile services to rural locations and increased access to affordable care. "Montana's Community Health Centers provide reliable access to affordable healthcare close to home," Daines stated. "I'm glad that Montanans from Hardin to Havre to Helena will continue to have quality care." The Department of Health and Human Services awarded… Continue Reading


07.03.17

Daines Calls For Cancellation Of August Recess

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines asked Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to cancel the Senate's scheduled August state work period if meaningful progress has not been made on the following five priorities: fixing health care, funding the government, dealing with the debt ceiling, passing a budget resolution and improving the tax code. Daines outlined his request in a letter sent Leader McConnell, which included a countdown of the remaining scheduled work days until the end of the fiscal … Continue Reading


06.29.17

Daines Announces Recommendation for U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his recommendation to President Donald J. Trump for the position of U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana, Billings's attorney Kurt Alme. Congress organized the District of Montana as one judicial district in 1889. It is the largest geographical federal court district in the continental United States. The President of the United States nominates U.S. Attorneys based on the Senator's recommendation. Nominees must then be confirmed by … Continue Reading


06.29.17

Daines: Perdue Grants Emergency Grazing

U.S. SENATE - Following U.S. Senator Steve Daines' urging, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that he is authorizing emergency grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage for any county whose border, in part, lies within 150 miles of a county approved for emergency grazing of CRP. "Today's decision by Secretary Perdue is a step in the right direction to provide emergency relief in light of severe conditions," Daines stated. "I will continue to work on behal… Continue Reading


06.29.17

Daines Speaks with Montana's Chuck Roady on Collaborative Forest

U.S. SENATE -During a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today spoke with Montanan Chuck Roady about the importance of collaborative forest management projects. Chuck Roady is Vice President & General Manager of F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Company from Columbia Falls, Montana. Stoltze has been helping manage forests and sustain the community in Northwest Montana for almost 105 years. Click HERE to watch Daines' remarks. Click HERE to download … Continue Reading


06.27.17

Daines Statement on Rewrite of WOTUS Rule

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) first steps to rewrite the overreaching Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. "Today marks the beginning of restoring private property rights while protecting our environment," Daines stated. "Out of state D.C. bureaucrats shouldn't impose regulations that hurt Montana farmers, ranchers and landowners." Daines has long been working to protect Montana farmers, ranche… Continue Reading


06.27.17

Daines Statement on $31.8 Million in PILT Funding

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on the $31.8 million Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funds to Montana's rural counties. "PILT payments are essential for Montana's rural counties - to keep our public services operating," Daines stated. "The PILT program provides critical support for the safety of Montana's rural counties. Thank you Secretary Zinke for releasing this important funding." Complete information on the U.S. Department of the Interior's… Continue Reading


06.23.17

Daines Announces $738,430 in Funding for Montana Airports

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today $738,430.00 in critical funding for five Montana airports in Terry, Baker, Superior, Ekalaka and Circle. "These dollars play a critical role in keeping our airports safe and functioning, to continue to connect our state," Daines stated. Daines secured the following provisions in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization: Airport Improvement Program (AIP) dollars which build and maintain Montana's critical aviation infrastructure … Continue Reading


06.23.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Tongue River Winery

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized the team at the Tongue River Winery, in Custer County, for having the skill, patience and dedication required to produce quality wines on the high plains of eastern Montana. Daines' recognition in the Congressional Record is available here. Through his "Montanan of the Week" initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the… Continue Reading


06.22.17

Daines Praises Secretary Perdue’s Actions to Halt Brazilian Beef Imports

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the action taken by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to halt Brazilian beef imports to the U.S. "Food on our tables must be safe to eat," Daines stated. "Montana families have to know that their food won't make them sick. I'm glad to see my efforts to secure our food supply be prioritized by Secretary Perdue." Perdue's announcement follows his trip to Montana earlier this month for Daines' Montana Ag Summit, which brought togethe… Continue Reading


06.22.17

Daines Statement on Recovery and Delisting of Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of the Interior's announcement that the Yellowstone population of the grizzly bear has been recovered to the point where federal protections can be removed and overall management can be returned to the states and tribes. "It will be great to see the grizzly bear recovered and off the endangered species list," Daines stated. "I was 12 years old growing up in Bozeman when steps began to restore t… Continue Reading


06.22.17

Daines Statement on Senate Healthcare Bill

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today relased the following statement: "I'm glad to see the draft text of the bill made public for everyone to see. I look forward to hearing directly from Montanans on this legislation, including on the 17th teletownhall I'll be hosting next Wednesday." Earlier today, Daines announced that he will host his seventeenth teletownhall next Wednesday, June 28 to discuss the Senate healthcare discussion draft with Montanans. Daines immediately posted the tex… Continue Reading

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