Sen. Steve Daines on Monday said a phone call to President Donald Trump over the weekend convinced the commander-in-chief to keep the Anaconda Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center open, saying it plays an important role in southwest Montana.
Daines told reporters during a media call that he phoned Trump on Saturday to discuss the site’s significance to the Montana economy and its top ranking within the Civilian Conservation Corps.
“The president gratefully overruled the decision made by Secretary (Alex) Acosta,” Daines said. “This is about jobs. The decision would have been devastating, and I’m glad the president listened to the argument I made to him and decided to keep the site open.”