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06.08.20

Daines Advances the Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act in the Senate

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured a successful vote to advance his bipartisan bill, the "Great American Outdoors Act," in the U.S. Senate. This is the first procedural vote needed to get the legislation passed out of the Senate. The bipartisan bill provides full, mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and addresses the maintenance backlog facing the nation's public lands and national parks. For a video statement from the Senator click, HERE. Ahead of th… Continue Reading


06.05.20

Daines Urges Congress to Provide Additional Funding for Community Health Centers in Next COVID-19 Package

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a bipartisan letter to Senate Leadership to provide additional funding for Community Health Centers in the next COVID-19 funding package. "We write to express our support for additional emergency funding for community health centers in the next COVID-19 relief package. Community health centers are vital to our response to the coronavirus pandemic and need appropriate funding to continue their front-line health care work," wrote Daines. "Commun… Continue Reading


06.05.20

President Trump Signs Daines’ Bipartisan Bill for Greater PPP Flexibility to Support MT Small Businesses, Workers Into Law

U.S. SENATE - Today, President Trump signed Senator Daines' bipartisan bill giving greater flexibility under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to support and provide more relief for Montana's small businesses and workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. "The Paycheck Protection Program has already been very effective in Montana, and now with President Trump signing my bipartisan bill increasing flexibility for small business owners and workers under the program, it'll be even better," … Continue Reading


06.04.20

Daines Secures $360,187 for MT’s Upcoming Flu Season Preparation

U.S. SENATE - Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced Montana will receive $360,187 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to prepare for the upcoming flu season, given the increased risk of COVID-19. "As we continue to invest in efforts to develop life-saving drugs to treat and prevent COVID-19, we must also prepare for the upcoming flu season in the fall," Daines said. "I'm glad to have secured this funding to help protect vulnerable Montanans and will continue working to ensure our co… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill for Greater PPP Flexibility to Support Montana Small Businesses, Workers Heads to President’s Desk

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today secured Senate passage of his bipartisan bill giving greater flexibility for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to support and provide more relief for Montana's small businesses and workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The bipartisan bill now heads to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. "I'm glad to have secured passage of my bipartisan bill to increase flexibility in the Paycheck Protection Program to ensure Montana small bus… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Daines Secures Over $1.2 Million for Montana’s Hospitals and Frontline Healthcare Heroes to Respond to COVID-19

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced today that Montana will be receiving an additional $1,215,034 from the CARES Act to support hospitals and other health care entities to train workforces, expand telemedicine, obtain supplies and equipment, and assist in the coordination of local health care facilities across Montana in response to COVID-19. "This funding is critical for Montana hospitals and healthcare facilities so they can continue to fight against COVID-19," Daines said. "I'm… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Daines to FDA: We Must Bring Drug Manufacturing Back to America, Strengthen Medical Supply Chain

U.S. SENATE -Yesterday, at a U.S. Senate Finance Hearing with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Senator Steve Daines stressed the need to end the nation's reliance on China and other nations and bring critical life-saving drugs and medical supply equipment jobs back to the U.S. Click HERE for the full clip. "It's long overdue we end our reliance on China to produce our medical supply equipment like PPE as well as life-saving drugs. Over 70 percent of our personal protective equi… Continue Reading


06.02.20

What They Are Saying: MT Conservation Leaders Thank Daines for Leadership on Great American Outdoors Act

U.S. SENATE - ICYMI: U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced that the U.S. Senate will be voting on his bipartisan bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, in June. Daines' bill requires full, mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and helps address the national park maintenance backlog. Here's what Montana and national conservation leaders and stakeholders are saying about Daines successful efforts to deliver a historic vote on LWCF and the national park maintenance backlog.… Continue Reading


05.29.20

Daines Successfully Secures Recommendation from Treasury: States Should Send Coronavirus Relief to Local, Rural Communities

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced today the U.S. Department of Treasury stated that states should distribute 45% of coronavirus relief funds it received to local governments including counties, cities, and towns. This announcement follows Daines introducing a bill requiring this of the state. "Our local communities impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak need the resources and support necessary from the state to protect the health and safety of Montanans," Daines said. "I'm glad the a… Continue Reading


05.29.20

Daines Now Accepting Applications for Service Academy Nominations

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines is now accepting applications from young Montanans for a nomination to be appointed to one of the United States Service Academies. "It's an honor to nominate Montana's best and brightest high school seniors to be appointed to one of our nation's service academies," Daines said. "The application process is critical to selecting well-qualified nominees, and I look forward to reviewing the applications of Montana's youth." Applications are being accepted thr… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Daines Successfully Protects Benefits for the National Guard During the Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he successfully secured extended orders for National Guard members to protect their benefits while serving during the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement follows Daines' request to President Trump to extend the orders. "Our brave guardsmen and women working on the frontlines of this pandemic every day to protect the health and safety of our communities need the assurance their benefits will be protected as they serve," Daines said. "… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Extend VA Health Benefits to WWII Veterans

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bipartisan bill that would ensure all World War II (WWII) veterans are eligible for health care services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "The fighting men and women of our nation's greatest generation deserve the utmost respect and care for their service in World War II," Daines said. "This bipartisan bill is about ensuring that all World War II veterans have access to VA services. It important our veterans who serve… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Daines Secures Over $15 Million For Montana Nursing Homes During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be directing $15,615,000 to 60 Montana nursing facilities amid the coronavirus pandemic. "This critical funding will support Montana nursing homes and care providers as they work to keep our seniors safe and healthy during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic," Daines said. "I'm glad to have fought to secure this funding to support Montana's most vulnerable and I will continue working … Continue Reading


05.21.20

Daines Pushes for Greater PPP Flexibility to Support Montana Small Businesses, Workers

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced two bipartisan proposals to provide greater flexibility for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to support and provide more relief for Montana's small businesses and workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. To download the full statement, click HERE. "Montana small businesses need more flexibility under the Paycheck Protection Program to keep their doors open, support their workers and protect Montana jobs as we work to safely reope… Continue Reading


05.21.20

Daines Secures Historic Senate Vote on Bipartisan Bill for Full, Mandatory Funding of LWCF, National Parks Backlog Fix Set for June

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Senate will be voting on his bipartisan bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, when the Senate returns from the state working period in June. Daines' bill requires full, mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the national park maintenance backlog. "This vote will be one of the most historic conservation wins in Montana and the nation in decades," Daines said. "I've made it one of my top… Continue Reading


05.21.20

Daines Urges Administration to Prioritize Coronavirus Direct Checks for Montana Seniors, Disabled

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged the Trump administration to prioritize and expedite direct checks to eligible Montanans receiving Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance, or Social Security benefits during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Daines urged the Administration to take action after hearing from Montanans on these programs who have not received their checks. "Americans on fixed incomes, who often already struggle to make ends meet, are als… Continue Reading


05.21.20

Daines Announces Passage of Consent Decree for Superfund Cleanup of Butte Priority Soils

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines applauded last night's passage of the historic Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit (BPSOU) Consent Decree. This historic agreement presents a clear path forward to the final delisting of this Superfund site, closing this chapter of Butte's history and spurring future economic growth. "The Butte Superfund Site has languished for decades while the people of Butte have waited for comprehensive cleanup. It is due time this restoration gets done," Daines said.… Continue Reading


05.20.20

Daines Secures Over $2 Million for Montana’s Rural Health Clinics to Expand Coronavirus Testing

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be directing $2,868,762 to 58 rural health clinics in Montana for COVID-19 testing. "This critical funding is about getting Montanans in our rural communities greater access to testing for COVID-19 as we work to safely reopen the economy," Daines said. "I'm glad to have fought to secure this funding to support our rural health clinics and will continue working to ensure the needs o… Continue Reading


05.19.20

Daines Fights to Support Rural and Local Communities During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bill requiring that 45% of coronavirus relief funds directed to state governments are distributed to local governments including counties, cities, and towns. "This bill is about supporting local communities and ensuring they get the relief they need as they work to fight the coronavirus pandemic," Daines said. "With public health and emergency services supported by local governments, it's important that they have the resources needed t… Continue Reading


05.19.20

Daines: Montana Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Coronavirus Need Relief Now

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement following President Trump's announcement on new guidelines to implement the $19 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for farmers and ranchers impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "Montana's hardworking farmers and ranchers whose operations have been hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic need relief now," Daines said. "I'm grateful to President Trump for announcing these new guidelines that… Continue Reading

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