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09.26.20

Daines Statement on President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the statement below following President Donald Trump's announcement of Amy Coney Barrett as his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court: "Judge Barrett is a conservative, well qualified judge, who has faithfully honored and defended the Constitution," Daines said. "Judge Barrett will defend our Montana way of life from those that want to take away our 2nd Amendment rights and destroy our jobs. Nearly three years ago I voted to confirm Judge Barr… Continue Reading


09.25.20

Department of Labor Acts on Daines’ Request to Allow Montana Job Corps Centers to Return to In Person Learning

U.S. Senate - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) released a plan to allow students enrolled at Montana Job Corps Centers to safely return for in person learning. This follows Daines' request to the administration. "I'm so glad to see the Department of Labor act on my request to provide in person learning for students enrolled at Montana Job Corps Centers," Daines said. "Job Corps centers provide valuable educational and vocational training in skilled t… Continue Reading


09.24.20

Daines Continues Push to Extend Census Deadline

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined a bipartisan bill that would extend the Census field collection data deadline from September 30th, 2020 to October 31st, 2020. "The 2020 Census will have a lasting impact on Montana; including the distribution of federal resources to the state and even the potential for more representation in Congress," Daines said. "We must extend the census deadline to October 31st to ensure a proper count is completed in Montana." To view the bill, clic… Continue Reading


09.24.20

Senate COVID-19 Nursing Home Report Confirms Daines' Bill Critical to Helping MT Seniors

U.S. SENATE - Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee released a report on care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that highlighted the need for Senator Daines' bill to help nursing homes promptly identify and contain outbreaks of COVID-19. Daines' bill would help ensure Montana's nursing homes and assisted living facilities are equipped to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) and support diagnostic testing in order to protect our most vu… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Protect Montana Veterans from Scam Artists Passes Senate Committee

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that his bipartisan bill protecting Montana veterans and their families from pension poachers passed out of the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. "The fact that scam artists are taking advantage of Montana veterans - our nation's heroes - and their families is beyond disappointing. It's reprehensible," Daines said. "I'm glad to see my bipartisan bill which will protect Montana veterans and their families from pension poachers is o… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Daines: It’s Time to Pass My Bill to Prevent Child Predators from Receiving Government Pensions

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged his Senate colleagues to pass his bill that would prevent convicted pedophiles from receiving a federal government pension. Daines introduced his bill in response to Stanley Patrick Weber - a former U.S. Indian Health Services pediatrician and convicted child molester who abused children for decades, including on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. "I write to highlight my legislation, the Denying Pensions to Convicted Child Molesters Act,… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Daines: We Must Support Amtrak Employees

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today urged Senate Leadership to stop the reduction of services and staff for Amtrak along the Hi-Line. Daines stressed the need to protect jobs and the local economy that Amtrak supports in Montana. "Amtrak's plan to cut staff by twenty percent, and reduce service on the Empire Builder from daily to tri-weekly on October 19, would decimate rural economies in Montana and leave tens of thousands without daily access to the national transportation network,"… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Daines Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Justice Ginsburg lived an incredible life, full of historic accomplishments. She was a courageous fighter in both the courtroom and in her longtime health battles. My deepest condolences to the family, friends and Americans mourning her passing."… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Daines Announces $14 Billion in Second Round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, All Wheat Farmers Now Eligible

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that President Trump and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be providing an additional $14 billion through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) that will be made available to Montana farmers and ranchers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs due to COVID-19. Producers can apply for assistance through this program beginning September 21st through December 11th, 2020. More information on CFAP and ho… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Daines Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Justice Ginsburg lived an incredible life, full of historic accomplishments. She was a courageous fighter in both the courtroom and in her longtime health battles. My deepest condolences to the family, friends and Americans mourning her passing."… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Daines: I'll Always Back the Blue. We Must Defend the Police, Not Defund Them

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today gave a speech on the Senate floor in support of Montana's law enforcement, thanking the men and women who wear the badge for their service and dedication to keeping Montanans safe. Daines' speech follows his co-sponsorship of a Senate resolution expressing support for the brave men and women of law enforcement and condemns the perpetrators, instigators, and celebrators of targeted violence against law enforcement. For Daines' full speech click, HE… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Daines’ Bipartisan Wildfire Prevention Bill Takes Center Stage at Senate Hearing

U.S. SENATE - Today at a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Steve Daines stressed the importance of passing his bipartisan wildfire prevention and forest management reform bill which will protect Montana communities from deadly wildfires, promote public safety and health, and create good paying timber jobs. Daines introduced his bipartisan bill with Senator Feinstein of California. To download a clip of the Senator's remarks click, HERE To download full… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Daines Successfully Secures Additional Resources for Montana Census

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he has successfully secured additional support and resources from the Trump administration to improve Montana's census count. "Montana has so much at stake for the 2020 census including access to federal resources and even the potential for more representation in Congress," Daines said. "I'm glad to see the Trump administration act on my request to send more resources to our state to ensure Montanans are properly represented for the … Continue Reading


09.16.20

BREAKING: Daines to Bring VA Secretary Wilkie to Montana for Several Veterans Related Meetings

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie will be visiting Montana with Daines later this month to meet with Montana veterans and discuss several of Daines' key legislative priorities for the veterans community. "I'm excited to welcome Secretary Wilkie to Montana to meet first hand with Montana veterans," Daines said. "It is my honor to serve Montana veterans in the United States Senate, and I look forward to bringing Secretary … Continue Reading


09.14.20

Daines Secures Over $300,000 for Vaughn Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program will be directing $333,333.33 to the Vaughn Volunteer Fire Department. "This is about ensuring our firefighters in Vaughn have the critical support needed to keep our communities safe during this fire season," Daines said. "I will continue working to ensure all of our brave firefighters have the help they need as they work to battle wildfires acr… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Daines Secures Over $150,000 For Montana Law Enforcement in Missoula, Billings for School Safety Programs

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the City of Missoula and Billings School District #2 will be receiving over $150,000 in grant funding as part of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) within the Department of Justice. This program provides funding to improve security at schools and on school grounds through evidence-based school safety programs. "This funding will help support our local law enforcement and provide … Continue Reading


09.10.20

Daines Urges Administration to Provide Support for Montana Census, Ensure All Montanans are Represented

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines yesterday sent a letter urging the Administration to direct additional Census resources to Montana in the final weeks of the field data collection operations to ensure all Montanans are represented. "Given the rural nature of Montana and the additional challenges brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of Montanans may go uncounted and entire communities could be underrepresented at the federal level," Daines wrote. "I am requesting that… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Daines Statement on Schumer Blocking Passage of COVID-19 Relief Package

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after Senate Minority Leader Schumer and Senate Democrats blocked a targeted COVID-19 relief package that would have provided relief for Montanans and millions of American workers, families, schools, small businesses and expanded access to testing and promoted vaccine development. "This targeted relief package would have provided critical support for Montana families, workers and small businesses, as well as support ou… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Daines Secures Over $11 Million for Billings Infrastructure Project

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the City of Billings will receive $11,656,765 in Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant funding for a major infrastructure project. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao called Daines with the good news this morning. Daines talking to Chao about the BUILD grant. "This BUILD grant funding will help modernize infrastructure in Billings, and is a big win for the community and jobs," Daines said. "I'… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Daines, Feinstein Secure Hearing for Bipartisan Forest Management Bill, Urge Quick Passage

U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Dianne Feinstein today announced that their bipartisan forest management reform bill has been given a hearing date in the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee next week. This announcement follows Daines' and Feinstein's direct request to the committee for a hearing. Daines serves as Montana's voice on the Committee. "As deadly wildfires continue to spread across Montana and the West, it is important now more than ever that we advance th… Continue Reading

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