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Montana's U.S. Senators say they're disappointed that President Trump's nominee to lead the Indian Health Service has been withdrawn, and they say the agency is in dire need of qualified leadership. The agency has been without a permanent director since 2015.

This week on "Campaign Beat;" Guns, and why Montana politicians don't want to talk about them. attack ads start rolling in the Senate race, Senator Daines on why he avoids town hall meetings, and the media as the root of all evil. Listen in now with Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin.

Many members of Congress have returned to their home states this week to make the rounds at their local offices and meet with constituents.

Montana Republican U.S. Senator Steve Daines made a stop Wednesday morning at the western Montana town of Phillipsburg where he toured a craft brewery.

Yellowstone Public Radio’s Nate Hegyi caught up with Daines at the noisy microbrewery. 


Sen. Steve Daines.
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  This story was updated at 2:20 PM Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 with the following editor's note: Today, we were contacted by the Senator’s Chief of Staff, Jason Thielman, who thought it was important for listeners to know more about the people quoted in the story below. Click here to read Mr. Thielman's comments. 

Montana Republican U.S. Senator Steve Daines made several stops in Western Montana today, including a brewery tour in Philipsburg. 

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