VIDEO – Senator Collins Provides Update on Border Crisis from the Banks of the Rio Grande

U.S. Senator Susan Collins joined a CODEL of 18 Senators to learn more about the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, where an unprecedented number of migrants, including unaccompanied children, have entered the United States during the past several weeks.…

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King Emphasizes a Forward-Thinking Cyberdoctrine, to Clearly Communicate “A Price To Be Paid” by Adversaries

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), co-chair of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, questioned General Paul Nakasone, Commander of the United States Cyber Command on current policies in place to focus on “defending forward” through cyberdeterrence strategies that aim to prevent attacks by imposing a clear cost to adversaries.…

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King Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Provide Maine’s Legal Cannabis Businesses Access to Banks, Financial Services

As industry expands in Maine, legislation would provide protections for hemp and hemp-derived CBD related businesses…

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King Spotlights Election Reforms in Senate Hearing on Voting Rights Legislation

Senator King on gerrymandering: the problem is, instead of the voters choosing the politicians, the politicians choose the voters…

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King, Collins Introduce Legislation Incentivizing Americans To Use Cheaper, Cleaner Home Heating and Cooling Units

The Air Source Heat Pump Act will allow consumers to receive a refundable federal tax credit for costs associated with installation of an eligible new heat pump. This credit will encourage the use of heat pumps…

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Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $7.7 Million to Support Solar Energy Projects in Caribou, Skowhegan, and Fairfield

The loan will be used to support a 964.6 kilowatt project by Caribou Solar in Caribou, a 3,937 kilowatt project by Dirt Solar in Skowhegan, and a 982.2 kilowatt project by Freeport Solar in Fairfield.…

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Golden, Jackson Call Out Federal Inaction in Response to Canadian Abuse of Logging Visas

Congressional leaders blocked another opportunity to address the issue with the Farm Workforce Modernization Act…

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Maine, Mississippi Delegations Lead Bipartisan Call for Robust Shipbuilding Budget, Larger Navy Fleet

Members of Maine’s and Mississippi’s congressional delegations today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks urging them to provide unequivocal support to the long-standing and congressionally mandated requirement for a larger Navy fleet.…

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Golden, Bost Introduce Legislation to Help Combat Rural Teacher Shortages

The bipartisan legislation helps address teacher shortages in rural schools by requiring the U.S. Department of Education to increase the share of Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant funding for rural areas so that it is equal to the percentage of K-12 students living in a rural area.…

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King-Backed Provision to Support Restaurants Included in American Rescue Plan

Today, U.S. Senator Angus King is applauding the American Rescue Plan’s inclusion of a $28.6 billion fund specifically designed to support restaurants struggling due to the pandemic.…

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Collins, King Join Bipartisan Group in Introducing Bill to Prevent Suicide, Support Mental Health for Health Care Workers Amid COVID-19

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King joined a bipartisan group in introducing the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act.…

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Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $3.6 Million for Ocean Renewable Power Company in Portland

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) in Portland has been awarded a total of $3,615,260 to build, test, and operate a modular current energy converter to improve the next generation of river-powered turbines.…

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Golden Statement on Votes Against House Firearm Legislation

Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released the following statement following his votes against two firearms bills in the House, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446:…

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Golden Statement on Votes Against House Firearm Legislation

Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released the following statement following his votes against two firearms bills in the House, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446:…

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Golden Statement on Vote Against Nearly $1.9 Trillion Legislative Package

After voting against the $1.9 trillion legislative package to address the coronavirus pandemic last month, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) will once again vote against the legislation after it was amended by the Senate.…

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House Passes Sweeping, Bipartisan Labor Rights Overhaul Following Golden-led Push for Vote

The PRO Act empowers workers by strengthening protections against employer retaliation and ensuring they can join together to form unions and collectively bargain for higher pay, better benefits, and safer workplaces.…

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Golden Pushes New Energy Secretary for Review of NECEC Presidential Permit

Golden cites inadequate NEPA review, lack of public input on DOE process to call for Biden administration review of the permit…

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Hudson to see amended election results after discovering absentee ballots omission

AUGUSTA — A discrepancy in the election results reporting for the Town of Hudson will be corrected Monday under authorization from Secretary of State Shenna Bellows.…

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Chinese Think Tank Ranks Gov. Janet Mills as one of few “Friendly” to China

Axios is reporting that Maine Governor Janet Mills is one of a minority of United States Governors that are “friendly” to China, according to a report written by the Chinese think tank D&C Think.

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Maine Becomes the First State to Officially Register the People’s Party

The People’s Party is on the move! It officially registered as a state party in Maine today, where in order to get on the ballot for the 2022 midterms, it had to register in December of this year. Organizers filed on the morning of the first day of the filing window.…

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