Sen. Angus King

Maine’s two U.S. Senators say the $1.5 trillion aid package proposed by a bipartisan group of House lawmakers known as the "Problem Solvers" caucus should restart stalled negotiations.

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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.

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Republicans fell far short of the sixty votes needed to put their $630 billion stimulus package before the Senate for consideration, and Maine’s two senators split on the issue.

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U.S. independent Sen. Angus King says the Department of Homeland Security is failing to publicly report all credible information about attempts by foreign powers to influence American elections.

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Maine's U.S. senators both decried a move by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to no longer brief committees on election security issues

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Maine’s two U.S. senators say President Donald Trump’s weekend executive orders and memoranda will not help mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic.

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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.

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There is growing concern about the Postal Service. Its financial condition is growing more dire as the country prepares for an election that will rely on a record number of mailed-in ballots.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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As talks in Congress continue toward another round of pandemic relief, U.S. independent Sen. Angus King of Maine is pushing for help targeted at seasonal businesses.

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U.S. Sen. Angus King wants Congress to provide additional funds to states for the fall elections in order to make sure Americans can vote as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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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.

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U.S. Sen. Angus King has joined with 45 other Senate colleagues in objecting to a Trump Administration policy change on how local hospitals report data on the COVID-19 pandemic.