Tag: Daines’ Work on Coronavirus

Daines Secures Nearly $6 Million for Public Transportation in Missoula

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be directing $5,941,992 for public transportation in Missoula in response to the impacts of COVID-19.  “This critical funding will support the transportation needs of Montanans in Missoula during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Daines said. “I will continue working to ensure we support public transportation routes for Montanans.” The funding will be for operations associated with providing fixed route and paratransit. Daines voted to secure funding for this grant in the CARES Act. Daines is committed to ensuring the infrastructure and transportation needs of Montanans are met during this crisis.  Background: Daines has been leading the efforts in Congress

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,” Daines said. “I will always work to ensure our military members and their families get the care and support

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 therapeutic drugs, relief for our very small businesses and workers, resources for our healthcare providers and support for

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 job.” Millions of Americans are returning to work as the nation’s economy begins to safely re-open. Many

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 need to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To read about Daines’ COVID-19 related efforts, click HERE.  Daines strongly backs strengthening law

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 your support for robust funding that will help accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments,” Daines wrote. “Finding a

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 the pandemic, receive the assistance they need as we begin safely reopening our economy.” Daines fought to secure this critical funding through the bipartisan CARES Act and the

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 that our senior care facilities have the resources necessary to continue serving and keeping Montana’s seniors safe especially during the ongoing COVID-19

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 ensure the postal service has the resources it needs to continue its operations and support rural Montanans who depend on them.” To read the full bill, click HERE. Daines

Daines Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Create Jobs, Support Montana Outfitters and Guides Economically Impacted by COVID-19

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bipartisan bill that will provide economic opportunities for Montana’s outfitters and guides impacted by COVID-19 and related travel restrictions. The bipartisan “Trail Stewardship for Economic Recovery Act” will provide funding for outfitters & guides to conduct trail maintenance projects on Forest Service lands. “Montana’s outfitters and guides have seen a drastic decline in business due to the coronavirus pandemic and the travel restrictions that have been put in to place,” Daines said. “My bipartisan bill will help our outfitters and guides make ends meet by creating jobs and new opportunities