Flashback Friday: Daines’ History of Letting Veterans Down 

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Friday, July 31, 2020

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Flashback Friday: Daines’ History of Letting Veterans Down 
Helena, MT – Today, Senator Steve Daines is expected to attend the grand opening of the new Great Falls Veterans’ Affairs Clinic where he’ll pay lip service to fighting for those who’ve bravely served in our armed forces. However, Daines has a rather notable history of voting against the best interests of Montana’s veterans. 

Daines remains committed to gutting the Affordable Care Act, the law that allowed for Medicaid expansion, which provides an essential lifeline for veterans who don’t qualify for VA health care benefits. It also bolsters Community Health Centers throughout Montana, which provide crucial mental health and substance abuse treatment services, and where thousands of veterans sought care in 2018. 

Daines also took credit for funding for the veterans home in Butte – posting photos on social media of himself attending the groundbreaking on social media – despite voting against funding for the center. Montanans took note of Daines’ blatant dishonesty, writing“How can I not come to the conclusion that you are a hypocrite and you must think Montanans are too dumb to see past your political posturing?” 

“When it comes to supporting veterans, Steve Daines is quick to show up for a photo-op, but when it really matters, he’s nowhere to be found,” said MDP Communications Advisor Christina Wilkes. 


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