Augusta, MAINE — Senator Collins is reportedly reviewing the final language in the GOP tax bill today before announcing her final decision. Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett released the following statement urging Collins to rescind her support for the bill:
House Freedom Caucus Leader Says Collins Bills Will Not Be Included in Upcoming Government Funding Bill
MDP Chair Phil Bartlett calls on Collins to withdraw support for Republican tax bill:
Augusta, MAINE – Maine Democratic Party Chairman today called on Senator Susan Collins to return home to Maine to face her constituents before she votes on the Republican tax bill next week:
“As far as we can tell, in the two weeks since Senator Collins cast her shameful vote for the corporation-enriching Republican tax bill, she hasn’t traveled home to Maine – like she usually does – to face her constituents. If she has, she certainly hasn’t been public about it.
In Wake of FCC Vote, MDP Challenges LePage & Republican Gubernatorial Candidates To Protect Net Neutrality in Maine
MDP Chair Phil Bartlett says LePage should look to Washington State as an example of how state can protect consumers:
Augusta, MAINE – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement today in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to abolish a rule maintaining net neutrality:
“Today, the FCC placed the interests of big telecom companies ahead of the interests of every day Mainers, and as a result, opportunity, education, and innovation will likely suffer.
Augusta, MAINE – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement urging Senator Susan Collins to call for a delay in a vote on the Republican tax bill until Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama is seated:
Augusta, Maine — Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett released the following statement:
"Ben Chin ran for Mayor because he has a positive vision for Lewiston. He ran a great campaign, tightly focused on progressive values and detailed policy ideas — downtown and community development, affordable housing, meaningfully addressing the opioid crisis — and we know that he will continue working hard to advance those values.
Augusta, MAINE – In case you missed, an analysis by the Maine Center for Economy Policy (MECEP) refutes an argument made by Senator Susan Collins that her flimsy deal to pass stabilization and reinsurance bills will prevent people from losing health insurance and paying higher premiums. To the contrary, MECEP shows that the study Collins embraced to make her point actually embarrassingly disproves it.
MDP Calls on Republican Gubernatorial Candidates to Say Whether or Not They Agree with LePage on Tax Bill
Augusta, MAINE – According to a report in the Lewiston Sun Journal, Governor Paul LePage is throwing his weight behind the GOP tax scam that is projected to raise taxes on Maine’s middle-class families, increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion, and jeopardize health care for tens of thousands of people across the state.
Augusta, MAINE — In case you missed it, PoliticPro is reporting that Republican leaders have told House conservatives that they do not intend to discuss Affordable Care Act cost-sharing subsidies, a central part of the Alexander-Murray stabilization bill, during spending negotiations this month — a direct rebuke to Senator Susan Collins who was promised by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that the stabilization bill would pass before the end of this year.
Defying Collins’s So-Called Deal, Speaker Paul Ryan Declares Congressional Republicans Will Cut Medicare
Augusta, MAINE – Speaker Paul Ryan and the House of Representatives again appear to be looking to throw into doubt another one of the agreements Senator Susan Collins struck in exchange for her vote on tax reform.