Augusta, MAINE – Earlier today, Senator Collins’ office distributed to the media a report by The Hill newspaper citing a study conducted by th
Augusta, Maine — Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement in response to Senator Al Franken’s expected announcement tomorrow that he will resign from office following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct:
“Senator Franken would be right to heed the call of his colleagues and step down tomorrow, as is expected. His behavior was inappropriate, demeaning and unacceptable.
Augusta, MAINE – In case you missed it, conservative House Republicans are throwing cold water on a deal that U.S. Senator Susan Collins struck with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in exchange for her vote on tax reform.
Augusta, MAINE – In letters to the editors in newspapers across the state, Mainers are speaking out against Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Congressman Bruce Poliquin for their votes in favor of the GOP tax bill.
Augusta, MAINE – In case you missed it, the New York Times and the Washington Post criticized U.S. Senator Susan Collins in editorials over the weekend for her vote in favor of the Republican tax plan that is projected to raise taxes on the middle class, blow a $1.5 trillion hole in the deficit, and jeopardize health care for millions of Americans.
Augusta, MAINE – In response to U.S. Senator Susan Collins’ announcement today that she will vote in favor of the Republican tax plan, Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement:
“Senator Collins has let down the people of Maine. As a result of her disappointing decision, and that of Congressman Poliquin, middle-class people in Maine are likely to face higher health care costs and higher taxes – all so that the wealthiest can line their pockets with even more money.
Augusta, Maine -- Ahead of a possible final vote on the GOP tax plan today, Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett released the following statement renewing his call for Senator Susan Collins to oppose it:
"Three months ago, Mainers cheered when Senator Collins voted no on the GOP’s effort to take away their health care. But if Senator Collins votes in favor of the Republican tax scam today, then she will erase that vote.
Augusta, MAINE – The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released a letter that repudiates Senator Collins’ recent argument that passing the Murray-Alexander stabilization bill will help mitigate the impact of repealing the individual mandate.
Augusta, MAINE – With the U.S. Senate expected to vote as early as this week on the Republican plan to “reform” the tax code, Governor Paul LePage continues to be shamefully silent, refusing to tell the people of Maine where he stands on a bill that would line the pockets of millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations at the expense of middle-class Mainers.
Augusta, MAINE – In response to U.S. Senator Susan Collins telling reporters today that she is now leaning towards supporting the Republican tax bill after a meeting with President Trump and Senate Republicans, Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett renewed his call for her to oppose the bill: