Collins, King Respond To Trump's Misleading Coronavirus Comments
Both of Maine’s Senators are critical of President Trump’s public messaging around the COVID- 19 pandemic, in the wake of newly-released taped interviews in which Trump acknowledges he intentionally downplayed the seriousness of the novel coronavirus.
U.S. independent Sen. Angus King is among two dozen Senators urging the Trump Administration to reverse the decision to end Census data collection one month early. In a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Senators write that cutting the count short by a month will be devastating to census accuracy and will disproportionately impact hard-to-count communities.
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Senator Angus King is warning that changes at the U.S. Postal Service, including a ban on overtime, are harmful to Maine residents and may hamper the agency's ability to deliver absentee ballots.
Both of Maine’s U.S. Senators are casting doubt on the prospects of Congress reaching a speedy agreement on an economic stimulus package, even after benefit programs for unemployed workers and struggling businesses expire.
At the end of this week, millions of Americans who are out of work because of the pandemic will lose the $600 a week enhanced unemployment payment and other provisions of the CARES Act passed in March. Maine's two U.S. senators are calling for another stimulus package.
Many provisions of the federal CARES Act end this month — including expanded unemployment benefits and the Paycheck Protection Act — and Maine’s two U.S. Senators are calling for more federal assistance.