Tag: Job Creation and the Economy

Daines Bill Providing Permanent Tax Relief for Montana Breweries, Distilleries Signed Into Law

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Steve Daines’ bipartisan bill supporting Montana breweries and distilleries across the state was recently signed into law. Daines’ bill, the “Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act,” provides permanent tax relief for small craft breweries and distilleries, supporting jobs across Montana. “In Montana, we’re home to some of the best craft breweries in the country. Now, with my bipartisan bill being signed into law, these small businesses will have permanent tax relief which will create jobs across Montana and support our Montana barley growers,” Daines said.  Daines’ bill makes the excise tax relief enacted by the “2017 Tax

Daines: We Must Work Together on Targeted COVID-19 Relief for Montana

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today highlighted several Montana priorities in the Senate COVID-19 relief package which will be voted on this week. The relief package will provide relief for Montana workers, families, schools, small businesses as well as expand access to testing and promote vaccine development. “This targeted relief package will help Montana families, workers and small businesses bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as provide funding for Montana schools to keep students and teachers safe and advance vaccine development to help us get back to normal,” Daines said. “I encourage my colleagues on both sides

Daines Secures $516,000 Towards Boosting Manufacturing Jobs Through the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be directing $516,000 to Montana State University for the operation of the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center through the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program. “This critical funding will help continue to boost and promote manufacturing in Big Sky Country,” Daines said. “I will continue working to prioritize programs that support made in Montana manufacturing and that create good paying jobs for our communities.” Daines has been a strong supporter of MEP programs and Montana manufacturing, voting to secure funding for this public-private partnership.

Daines Presented Award for Work, Dedication to Montana Small Businesses

COLUMBIA FALLS – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today toured Proof Research, a small firearms manufacturing business in Columbia Falls, that received funding under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to keep its doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the tour, Daines was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award for his work supporting small businesses like Proof Research amid the COVID-19 pandemic. TO DOWNLOAD TV ELEMENTS, CLICK HERE. Daines was instrumental in securing funding for many Montana small businesses like Proof Research through the PPP, which provided 23,900 Montana businesses with $1.8 billion in loans. Proof

Daines to Bullock: Carbon Pricing Proposal Will Kill Montana Jobs, Must be Rejected to Protect our Way of Life

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to Governor Steve Bullock urging him to reject any carbon-pricing proposal that would harm Montana small businesses, rural economies and jobs. “This reckless proposal is a gut punch to the over 35,000 oil, gas, and coal jobs in Montana, not to mention the thousands of manufacturing and transportation jobs that would be crippled under such policy,” Daines wrote. “Montanans rely on these jobs to support their families and revenues from these industries support our schools, communities, and essential services.” To read the full letter, click HERE. The Climate Solutions

Daines Secures Over $15 Million for Montana Communities to Support Jobs, Economic Development Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will be directing $3,900,000 through the EDA’s CARES Act Recovery Assistance program and $11,209,000 through the EDA’s CARES Act Recovery Assistance Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to support Montana communities, small businesses and jobs amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “This funding is about empowering Montana small business owners whose operations have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and strengthening our local communities,” Daines said. “I will continue working to ensure our small business owners get the help and support they need to get through these challenging

Daines to Introduce Payroll Tax Cut Relief Bill Following President Trump’s Executive Order

U.S. SENATE –U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he would be introducing a bill to forgive employee-side payroll taxes for workers making less than $100,000 through the end of the year following President Trump’s executive action. Daines’ bill supports the President’s executive action and ensures Montana workers will not have to pay back these taxes after the delay is lifted. “This payroll tax cut is about supporting Montana workers who are living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to make ends meet because of the impacts COVID-19 has had on this economy,” Daines said. “As Montanans go back to work, allowing

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 Secures $65 Million to Support Montana Jobs, Small Businesses

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund will be directing $65,000,000 to MoFi to boost economic growth to support and create jobs across Montana. “This critical funding will help create jobs and support small businesses across Montana’s communities,” Daines said. “I will continue working to ensure Montanans can get back to work and keep our small businesses up and running.”  Daines voted to secure funding for this grant through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program. NMTC programs permits individual and corporate taxpayers to receive a non-refundable tax