Daines Pushes to Expand Benefits for Service Members Who Pass Away or Become Disabled Due to COVID-19

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sponsored a bipartisan bill that ensures military personnel and their families will be adequately compensated should they pass away or become disabled from COVID-19 during the pandemic. "Our men and women in uniform who are putting their lives on the lines to keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic deserve to know their families will be taken care of if they pass away or are severely disabled as a result of contracting COVID-19," Dain… Continue Reading


House Passes Daines’ Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today praised the passage of his bipartisan bill, the "Great American Outdoors Act," out of the U.S. House of Representatives. Daines' conservation bill provides full, permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the maintenance backlog facing the nation's national parks and public lands. To download Daines full statement, click HERE. "The U.S. House just passed in a strong bipartisan vote, the Great American Outdoo… Continue Reading


Daines to USDA: Cattle Market Investigation Update is an Important Step Forward, More Works Needs to be Done

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement following the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) releasing a report and update on the ongoing investigation into allegations of price-fixing and market manipulation within the cattle market and the meatpacking industry. Daines has been urging the USDA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate this issue in a quickly and thorough manner. "USDA's findings are an important step forward in the ongoing investiga… Continue Reading


Daines Fights for Montana Families, Healthcare and Jobs in Phase Four COVID-19 Relief Package

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines highlighted several priorities he is working on to be included in the Senate's Phase Four COVID-19 Relief Package. "We need to come together, in a bipartisan effort, to continue to prioritize public health and get our economy going again in the wake of this coronavirus pandemic," Daines said. "As the Senate is set to debate the next COVID-19 relief package, I will be pushing for critical priorities including more funding for a COVID-19 vaccine and therape… Continue Reading


Daines Introduces Bill to Get Montanans, Americans Back to Work and Prepare for the Post-COVID-19 Workforce

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the Workforce Recovery and Training Services Act to help get Montanans and Americans back to work and prepare them for the post-COVID-19 economy. "As our nation continues to respond to the impacts of COVID-19, we must ensure our workers have the support they need to get back to work," Daines said. "My bill will boost our economic recovery by connecting unemployed Montanans with local career training programs that can help them find a new … Continue Reading


Daines Distributes PPE to Crow Tribe, Tours Detention Facility at Crow Agency

CROW AGENCY, MT - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Crow Chairman AJ Not Afraid on the Crow Reservation to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to Crow tribal members. Following the distribution of PPE, Daines toured a detention facility the Crow tribe is looking to utilize as they continue to lack enough holding space to maintain their policing needs on the reservation. Background: Daines is committed to ensuring that Montana tribes have the critical resources they … Continue Reading


Daines Leads Ag Roundtable with USDA Under Secretary, Montana Ag Leaders on Montana Ag Issues

GREAT FALLS, MT - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today led a roundtable discussion with USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey and Montana's ag leaders on important Montana ag issues including market manipulation in cattle markets and available USDA resources for farmers and ranchers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. At the roundtable, Daines urged the USDA and the Department of Justice to actively coordinate efforts between the two agencies in the ongoin… Continue Reading


Daines Secures $65 Million to Support Montana Jobs, Small Businesses

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund will be directing $65,000,000 to MoFi to boost economic growth to support and create jobs across Montana. "This critical funding will help create jobs and support small businesses across Montana's communities," Daines said. "I will continue working to ensure Montanans can get back to work and keep our small businesses up and running." Daines voted to… Continue Reading


Daines Calls for More Funding for COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutic Drugs

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called for more robust funding for the development and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines and drugs in any upcoming coronavirus relief package in Congress. This request for funding follows Daines successfully securing $10 billion in the CARES Act to accelerate the manufacturing and development of drugs to treat and prevent COVID-19. "As you continue your work on critical legislation to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, I write to you today to urge yo… Continue Reading


Daines Leads St. Mary’s Milk River Project Roundtable with DOI Assistant Secretary, Local Officials, Community Members

CUT BANK, MT - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today led a roundtable discussion in Cut Bank with community members and top administration leaders on the St. Mary's Milk River Project following a tour of the damaged drop sites 2 and 5. Daines has actively been working on a solution to fix the St. Mary Milk River Project to protect Montana jobs and the ag operations on the Hi-Line. Daines was joined by U.S Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Dr. Tim Petty, Phillips Co… Continue Reading


Daines Announces Nearly $14 Million in Additional Relief Payments to Rural Hospitals, Healthcare Providers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be directing $13,866,039 to healthcare providers in Montana, including those serving rural communities. "This major funding will support our providers that are on the frontlines of this pandemic and serving our rural communities," Daines said. "It is important we continue working to ensure Montana's healthcare providers, including those facing financial devastation caused by … Continue Reading


Daines: We Must Ban Funding for Cities, States that Allow Anarchy in the Streets

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sponsored the Ending Taxpayer Funding of Anarchy Act which would restrict federal funding to cities and states that allow "anarchist jurisdictions" when local or city governments give up their duty to protect its citizens from non-governmental actors and protestors and no longer provide police, fire, or emergency medical services. "We cannot let mob rule dominate our cities and communities. Our tax dollars should go towards restoring public safety, not en… Continue Reading


Daines to Air Force Secretary Barrett: Come to Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged United States Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett to visit Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard in Great Falls to discuss Montana's defense priorities and the work Malmstrom Air Force Base is contributing to our national security. "Considering your visit was canceled due to the pandemic, I would like to invite you to Montana again to observe the outstanding work of the men and women of the Montana Air National Gua… Continue Reading


Daines Statement on Helena Cutting Law Enforcement Budget

HELENA, MT - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement ahead of the Helena City Commission's work session to cut $300,000 from the Helena Police Department's personnel budget and remove School Resource Officers (SROs) from all school campuses. To download the full video, click HERE. "I'm deeply troubled by efforts to defund local police departments and strip vital school safety resources like SROs from our schools. These divisive actions take us further away from real re… Continue Reading


Daines Secures DOI Response on St. Mary’s Milk River Next Steps

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has determined the Drop 2 and Drop 5 of the St. Mary's River Project qualify as emergency work which will allow repairs to go forth with less strain on Montanans. This follows Daines' request to Department of the Interior Secretary Bernhardt to make this decision expeditiously. "I'm glad the administration responded to the St. Mary's Joint Board and my request to make this decision and do everything in … Continue Reading


Daines Fights to Support Montana Seniors, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the Emergency Support for Nursing Homes and Elder Justice Reform Act of 2020 to support the health and safety of Montana seniors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and extend funding for vital Elder Justice Act programs. "I'm grateful for the important work being done by Montana's nursing homes and assisted living facilities who care for and help keep our most vulnerable populations safe," Daines said. "This bill is critical to ensuring tha… Continue Reading


Daines Fights to Support the U.S. Postal Service for Montana

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bipartisan bill to provide the United States Postal Service (USPS) with $25 billion in funding to keep their operations afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic and procure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect Postal workers. "The postal service supports Montana jobs and provides critical access to supplies like life-saving prescription drugs and medicines for Montana's rural communities," Daines said. "This bipartisan bill will e… Continue Reading


Daines Continues to Push to Fix St. Mary’s Milk River Project

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced an amendment to a major defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to repair the St. Mary Canal and Conveyance Works system. "I'm fighting to repair the St. Mary River project however I can," Daines said. "This is about supporting jobs and ensuring Montana farmers, ranchers, and communities on the Hi-Line have this critical water infrastructure project fully restored. Montanans need this project done." On Monday, Daines sent… Continue Reading


Daines Secures $3 Million for Great Falls Transit District

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Federal Transit Administration will be directing $3 million to the Great Falls Transit District to support transit operating assistance and preventative maintenance during the COVID-19 health emergency. "This critical funding will help support the transportation infrastructure needs of the Great Falls community and ensure our transit system in the city has the resources needed to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak," Daines… Continue Reading


Daines Calls for an Investigation on the Mishandling of Montana Veteran’s Remains by USPS

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter requesting the United States Postal Service (USPS) Office of the Inspector General investigate an incident where the remains of a Montana veteran, Donald Tyler, were lost in the mail. "While his remains were eventually returned to Mrs. Tyler and the USPS will reimburse her for the damaged urn, it is unacceptable that a federal agency misplaced the human remains of an American citizen," Daines wrote. "I urge you to conduct a full and thorough… Continue Reading

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