Tag: COVID-19

Daines Votes Against Massive Wasteful Spending, Liberal Priorities Disguised as COVID Relief

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted against a massive $1.9 trillion package filled to the brim with wasteful, non-COVID-19 related spending.  “I voted against wasting over $1 trillion of taxpayer money on liberal wish list priorities for President Biden, Schumer and Pelosi disguised as COVID relief. Shoveling all this money into an economy that is on the rebound is deeply irresponsible and will cause our debt to soar to new heights. Its partisanship is exceeded only by its recklessness. Montana taxpayers deserve better,” Daines said.  While only 9% of the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion package actually went to combatting the core health needs of the pandemic, it did include billions of dollars

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

Daines Delivers Targeted COVID-19 Relief for Montana

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today voted for a COVID-19 relief package to help support Montana small businesses, workers, families, schools, Tribes, and farmers and ranchers impacted by the pandemic. The relief package also includes nearly $20 billion for COVID-19 vaccine distribution.   To download the full statement, click HERE.  “This bipartisan targeted COVID-19 relief package is going to help Montana small businesses, workers, families, healthcare heroes, schools, Tribes and farmers and ranchers. It also provides billions of dollars for vaccine manufacturing and distribution which is critical to ending this pandemic once and for all. This has been a tough

Second COVID-19 Vaccine Given Green Light, Major Credit Given to Daines

U.S. SENATE – Today, a second COVID-19 vaccine received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The vaccine, made by Moderna, will be distributed immediately. The accelerated development and delivery of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine was made possible as a result of Daines securing an initial $10 billion in the CARES Act in March to enable vaccine manufacturing and clinical trials to proceed simultaneously. “When the pandemic hit, I used my background as a chemical engineer as well as my experience in the private sector working with FDA regulated products to work with our top researchers, top scientists and our top innovators

Daines Statement on First COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery to Montana

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement following the first delivery of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to Montana: “Today, the first COVID-19 vaccine was delivered to Montana and administered in the U.S. This day would not have been possible without American innovation, Operation Warp Speed, and the dedication from top scientists and the Trump administration,” Daines said. “I’m proud to have secured the initial $10 billion that helped make this modern medical miracle possible, and I will continue working to ensure all Montana communities get access.”  Montana is expected to receive an estimated first dose allocation of 9,750 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. The second