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07.25.17

EPA Meets Daines Requests in Superfund Task Force Report

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured his recommendations in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Task Force Report released by Administrator Scott Pruitt. "With nearly 20 National Priority List Superfund sites in Montana, it's a high priority of mine to ensure we are doing all we can to work toward cleaning them up," Daines stated "I am glad to see Administrator Pruitt take into account my recommendations and I look forward to continue working with the EPA to… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Daines Announces $5,024,695 in Funding for Montana Airports

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $5,024,695.00 in critical funding for four Montana airports in Glendive, Billings, Butte and Kalispell. "Montana airports play a critical role in our communities," Daines stated. "This funding will make a big difference in keeping our airports in good shape for current and future use." Daines secured the following provisions in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization: Airport Improvement Program (AIP) dollars which bu… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Daines Honors Billings Couple as “Angels in Adoption”

U.S. SENATE - Senator Steve Daines last week recognized Susan and Jack Klein of Billings as his "Angels in Adoption" - an honor designated to Americans making a difference in the lives of children through adoption. "It's an honor to nominate Susan and Jack Klein as our 'Angels in Adoption.' As a Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Jack has continued the practice of serving both his country and community," stated Daines "Today, Jack and Susan make a profound impact not only on the lives of the children… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Daines: Bernhardt Will Make a Great Deputy Secretary of Interior

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the U.S. Senate confirmation of David Bernhardt as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. "David Bernhardt is a westerner who is well-qualified to serve as the Deputy Secretary of Interior," Daines stated. "I look forward to watching David hit the ground running and work with him to improve our great public lands." Shortly before the vote, Daines took to the Senate floor to highlight Bernhardt's qualifications: C… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Daines Speaks on Senate Floor on Montana Fires

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today took to the U.S. Senate floor to discuss the fires burning across Montana, the tragic loss of Trenton Johnson and the severe drought facing Montana producers: Click HERE to watch Daines' remarks. Click HERE to download Daines' remarks. ### Contact: Marcie Kinzel, Katie Waldman… Continue Reading


07.23.17

Daines Statement on Guthrie McLean

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on Guthrie McLean. "I am thrilled to report that we just received an email from Guthrie McLean's mother that 'prayers answered, Guthrie is home,'" Daines stated. "After days of working the phones with top Chinese and American officials to secure Guthrie's freedom from a Chinese detention facility, he has been safely reunited with his mother." Daines has been working through the weekend with both the Chinese and Uni… Continue Reading


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

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