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Tester, Daines urge feds for more medical supplies, funding

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 21:25:15-04

Montana U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines signed off on a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human services Monday requesting they provide promised medical safety supplies and funding.

They were joined by Representative Greg Gianforte and Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barasso also signed the letter.

Supplies in rural Montana hospitals have dwindled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These hospitals are mainly in need of the supplies that are used to keep their health care workers safe from the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19.

Tester and Daines explained in the letter that rural hospitals in Montana need financial assistance immediately