The Economy and beating Romney are the most important election issues for Maine's Small Businesses
Maine small businesses overwhelmingly rank the economy and jobs as the most important factor in choosing a president. Surprisingly, however, ethics, honesty and corruption in government rated as the second-most important issue for small businesses in Maine.
Oct 9, 2012 - 10:15:11 PM
"Obama's Failing Agenda" Tour Comes to Maine
Americans for Prosperity Bus Tour Gives Voice to Conservative Grassroots. Monday, September 17, the "Obama's Failing Agenda" bus tour, a nationwide project of Americans for Prosperity, will host rallies in Augusta, Freedom, and Portland.
Sep 14, 2012 - 11:18:31 AM
Photo of the Week: Photo Release: Michaud's DC Summer Interns
Jul 29, 2012 - 12:02:19 AM
Fighting a Threat to Local Jobs
But it's important to know that we are not asking for a special carve out in preserving these tariffs. In fact, just the opposite is true. All our workers and companies in the U.S. want is a level playing field to compete on. In fact, even with these tariffs, Vietnam's footwear sector has managed to grow to the second largest exporter of shoes to the U.S., second behind only China.
Jul 20, 2012 - 9:21:09 PM
Rep Michaud Public Appearances 19th May - 21st May
Mr. Gordet will receive the following medals: World War II Victory; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 Silver Stars and 1 Bronze Star; Navy Occupation Service Medal with Asia Clasp; Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon; Combat Action Ribbon; Philippine Liberations Medal with 2 bronze stars; and Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (Navy).
May 19, 2012 - 8:52:30 AM
Rep. Michaud : Common Cause Press Conference May 15, 2012
I want to thank Common Cause for inviting me to speak today. I am very glad to be a plaintiff in this court case, which I think gets at the very heart of dysfunction in D.C. I joined this case because I believe the Senate filibuster has evolved into an unconstitutional, undemocratic tool that has drastically hindered Congress' ability to consider and pass legislation.
May 18, 2012 - 7:25:45 AM
A bank you may have never heard of...
Increasing the Bank's authorization levels will allow the institution to better compete with other country's export financing and better combat illegal subsidies offered by foreign governments. At no cost to taxpayers, it ensures that American businesses, including Maine businesses throughout our state, have the export financing they need to sell their products around the world.
Apr 21, 2012 - 7:53:09 AM
Something we can do now to address high gas prices
Ending excessive speculation on Wall Street, which we know adds directly
to the price we pay at the pump, is a no-brainer. The CFTC must do what
current law mandates and end excessive oil speculation once and for
Apr 8, 2012 - 5:15:01 AM
A bill to support thousands of jobs in Maine
he bill maintains
investments for highways and public transportation, consolidates and
streamlines highway programs, strengthens safety, eliminates earmarks,
establishes a national freight program, institutes performance measures
and improves accountability for transportation infrastructure
investments. At a time when 50 percent of our nation's roads are in
disrepair and 70,000 bridges are structurally deficient, we can't afford
inaction on this issue.
Mar 23, 2012 - 9:38:34 AM
A Win for Trade Enforcement (Almost)
I've made changing the way our country approaches trade a top
priority because of how directly it impacts our economy in Maine and
nationally. For once, it seems that we are about to finally improve the
way we enforce trade agreements. This is a very positive development
because doing so would help ensure that our businesses are on a more
level playing field globally, which would help boost job creation and
economic development in Maine.
Mar 2, 2012 - 6:11:45 AM
Closure Impacts Hampden & Beyond
Rolling back services and firing employees is not the way to restore
the firm financial footing that is needed at the U.S. Postal Service
(USPS). Unfortunately, that's exactly what the USPS did when it
announced recently that it plans to close its Hampden mail processing
facility in addition to hundreds of others throughout our country.
Feb 29, 2012 - 4:56:40 AM
A Small Step Toward Fiscal Responsibility
Over the past few years, we've all seen the types of projects that
get included in spending bills despite widespread opposition. But these
projects continue to get funded because they are incorporated in
"must-pass" omnibus bills.
Feb 14, 2012 - 3:27:07 AM
Insider Trading Bill Awaiting Action
In November, a CBS 60 Minutes expose reported on the unfortunate
practice of Members of Congress using their influence and power to make a
profit with non-public information. While the Securities in Exchange
Act of 1934 banned insider trading on Wall Street, its application to
elected officials is often disputed.
Feb 3, 2012 - 3:40:26 PM
Mike Michaud in 'Opposition Mode'
Congressman Mike Michaud this week supported an extension of the payroll tax cut, but opposed a House bill harmful to Maine and opposed the passage of H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
Dec 16, 2011 - 3:10:48 AM
Michaud Seeks Administrative Fix for Biomass Regulation
Specifically, I urge the EPA to address the Boiler MACT rule's impractical emission standards and to reassess the emissions data that are based on a very narrow subset of the best performing existing emissions sources. The EPA should not set a "one size fits all" emissions standard, but rather it should establish emissions standards that distinguish between the large diversity in boiler configurations and fuel types in the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors.
Oct 7, 2011 - 12:05:30 AM
Michaud Statement on 10th Anniversary of September 11th, 2001
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Mike Michaud issued the following statement on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks:
Sep 10, 2011 - 9:00:31 AM
Michaud Votes for Bipartisan Debt Reduction Bill
"While this bill isn't perfect, it's a bipartisan compromise that will avoid default, which would have severely impacted the lives of every American.
Aug 3, 2011 - 12:17:02 AM
Maine Jobs Depend on Timely Action on Lumber Agreement
When the U.S. enters trade agreements, we should go into them with eyes wide open. We need to consider not only the parameters of a deal, but also how we plan to enforce it.
May 14, 2011 - 11:45:49 AM
China's Actions Deserve U.S. Response
In 2008, China - despite having no lumber natural resources to speak of - became the world's largest producer of paper products. Such laser-focused and at-all-costs plans are typical of China's government. And this presents the main challenge Congress and communities all across America face: How do you respond to and engage economically with a country that so flagrantly violates international rules?
Apr 2, 2011 - 2:23:09 AM
DC Spending Debate Directly Impacts Maine
In Washington, too often major initiatives are pushed forward by party leaders with little input from the rank and file. Both parties are guilty of this. But the new leadership in the House of Representatives just took it to the next level with a spending bill that will have serious, negative consequences for Maine.
Feb 27, 2011 - 9:21:57 AM
Michaud Appeals to Obama on High Energy Prices
It's not just individuals and families that are affected, it's businesses too. Even a modest increase in the price of oil can have a damaging ripple effect on the economy as a whole.
Feb 27, 2011 - 9:06:00 AM
Health Care Reform: Let's Work Together to Make it Better
When I voted for the Affordable Care Act, I recognized at the time that it wasn't perfect. But I also recognized that just like with other major initiatives in U.S. history, we'd have a chance to amend it and improve it moving forward. That's why I worked to introduce a bipartisan bill on January 12th that would repeal the section that requires more paper work from small businesses.
Jan 21, 2011 - 6:03:05 AM
Start to the new Congress: a mixed bag
Every two years a new Congress starts. Now, more than ever, both parties need to use this new session to work together to pass policies that will boost our economy and create jobs. We also need to focus on reducing our national debt.
Jan 13, 2011 - 12:20:59 AM
Snowe, Lieberman Oppose Funding For Alternate Engine
"I was extremely disappointed to learn that the appropriations proposal contains $450 million to develop an alternate engine for the F-35 that the Department of Defense does not require or want," said Senator Snowe. "I look forward to supporting an amendment that would end this program once and for all."
Dec 18, 2010 - 12:12:46 AM
Just because a deal is cut doesn't mean it's good for Maine
How this Congress and this President think that the way forward on tax policy is to spend more and borrow more is beyond me. Maine families and small businesses balance their checkbooks, and it's long past time that the federal government at least attempts to do the same.
Dec 18, 2010 - 12:09:57 AM
Snowe Statement on the Middle Class Tax Relief Act
"Congress now has an imperative to address the complicated and outdated tax code to ensure global economic competitiveness for the long-term and balance federal revenues with spending commitments.
Dec 16, 2010 - 12:07:26 AM
Maine doctors deserve a permanent fix to Medicare payments
We need to fix how doctors are reimbursed through programs like Medicare. If we don't, we stand a good chance of decreasing access to health care for our nation's seniors and military families.
Dec 11, 2010 - 12:13:54 AM
Statesidelegal.org: Helping Veterans and Military Families Access Legal Assistance
Military deployments are extremely tough on our service members and their families. But things can be made even more difficult when legal questions arise.
Dec 4, 2010 - 8:25:28 AM
Thankful for those that served and who continue to protect our nation
This Thanksgiving, let's take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices of the past and on the many Americans who are currently defending our freedom around the world.
Nov 23, 2010 - 12:15:22 AM
Veterans Day Statement
This Veterans' Day we honor the men and women who have risked their lives defending our nation, and the families who have stood by them.
Nov 11, 2010 - 12:05:24 AM
Results Watching Party for 'Levesque for Congress'
You and yours are invited by Jason Levesque to Celebrate victory with him on election night!
Nov 2, 2010 - 12:30:03 AM
What Jason Levesque Said in Bangor
In his opening remarks in the recent debate in Bangor, Jason Levesque told members of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce that they need to fire Michaud.
Oct 23, 2010 - 12:20:49 AM
Levesque Plan for Economic Growth
"You don't need 2400 pages of bureaucracy to call it a policy." -- Jason Levesque
Oct 22, 2010 - 12:10:06 AM
A Veterans Coalition Supports Levesque
63 Mainers Who Served Their Nation Say Levesque for Congress. Jason Levesque is a veteran of the United States Army. Upon discharge, he served six years in the U.S. Army Reserves. He grew up in Poland Spring, Maine and comes from a family with five generations of Maine roots.
Oct 20, 2010 - 12:25:00 AM
Progress Made for Maine's Economy and Veterans
On September 29th, Congress adjourned. I voted against adjourning because there is still business left unfinished. But, with that said, there has been some progress made on two issues that are very important to our state: a change in trade policy to help our economy and a new program to help veterans access health care closer to home.
Oct 2, 2010 - 12:25:57 AM
Levesque Campaign Prepares for Weekend Info Blitz
Volunteers and Staff Geared Up to Door Knock and Provide Literature to 25 Thousand Homes!
Oct 1, 2010 - 7:41:51 PM
Michaud Statement on 9/11 Anniversary
Today, despite the economic troubles we are facing, we remain a country that is strong and full of potential.
Sep 11, 2010 - 12:15:35 AM
Michaud Reacts to President's Economic Speech
"Passing this bill would provide a meaningful boost to the economy, a good return on taxpayer investment and the benefit of improved infrastructure, which promotes sustainable economic growth for the long term," said Michaud.
Sep 11, 2010 - 12:10:18 AM
Congress.org compiles an annual "Power Ranking" which calculates how
much influence each of the 435 Representatives has in making laws and
bringing the bacon home to their districts. In the last Congress Mike
Michaud ranked above five freshman Democrats, and one veteran incumbent
now taking a sabbatical in federal prison. He ranked below the other 229
Democrats who made up the majority.
Sep 9, 2010 - 4:49:12 PM
Official Appearances Mike Michaud Thurs 9 - Sun 12 Sept.
Those visits on the tour listed below are identified with "[SB TOUR]" after each event. All other events are unrelated to the small business tour.
Sep 8, 2010 - 6:41:19 PM