Tag: COVID-19 Vaccine

Daines Blasts Biden’s $2 Trillion Partisan COVID-19 Package, Highlights Extraneous Policies Not Dealing with Pandemic

U.S. SENATE – Today at a U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Steve Daines blasted President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package for including partisan policies that aren’t directly related to combating the pandemic, including providing hundreds of billions of dollars for states to tackle pre-pandemic financial issues.  To watch, click HERE.  “After passing five bipartisan relief bills, it’s frustrating to see my colleagues on the other side of the aisle trying to push forward a partisan, nearly $2 trillion bill instead of continuing to work together on a relief package that helps the folks who need it most,” Daines said. At the hearing,

Daines, Rosendale Urge President Biden to Send More Vaccines to Montana Immediately

U.S. CONGRESS —U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today sent a letter to President Biden requesting an immediate increase in COVID-19 vaccine doses to Montana. According to recent data, Montana has been receiving one of the lowest per capita allocations of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the country. “Montanans and Americans across the country need access to the COVID-19 vaccine. It is deeply troubling to learn from recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data that Montana ranks near the bottom in terms of COVID-19 vaccine allocations to states by the federal government. Our state receives approximately 18,500 first doses per week,

Daines Secures Over $71 Million for COVID-19 Testing, Vaccine Distribution for Montana

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that Montana will be receiving more than $71 million to expand COVID-19 testing and vaccination distribution. The funding will also be used for contact tracing and mitigation efforts to help monitor and suppress the spread of COVID-19. “As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s essential we have the appropriate resources needed to combat this virus,” Daines said. “I’m glad I could help secure this critical funding to help expand testing and vaccination distribution in Montana, and I’ll continue working to ensure our state is equipped to beat this virus.” The funding