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Friday, October 2, 2020
But this isn’t the first time Daines has failed to stand up for Montana’s farmers.
After a devastating 2019 crop year of heavy spring rains and early snowfall, Senator Jon Tester championed the expansion of the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) to give Montana producers in 17 counties much-needed relief as they worked to stay on their feet.
On the other hand, Senator Steve Daines voted against the bill that expanded the WHIP+ program and the accompanying $1.5 billion in relief for Montana’s farmers and ranchers. Then, keeping with his long tradition of taking credit in Montana for things others got done in Washington D.C., Daines touted the very funding he voted against.
“Montana farmers are still awaiting critical funding, yet Steve Daines can’t be bothered to fight for them,” said MDP Communications Advisor Christina Wilkes. “Instead, Daines is busy looking out for his corporate backers and kowtowing to his party bosses.”
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