“For a year, America has been devastated by COVID-19 – costing 500,000 lives and inflicting immense economic harm across the nation. That’s why I voted to deliver desperately needed relief where it is urgently needed. My full statement: https://t.co/Ek80vFXm6S”
“The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated mental health challenges and substance use disorders across the nation – fortunately, two Maine organizations are receiving more than $6 million to address these threats to our communities. https://t.co/48qFCO2RuG”
“The coronavirus pandemic has shown just how essential high-speed broadband is to our economy and society – but the digital divide is widening, leaving too many Americans behind. As Congress debates COVID relief, broadband access should be a top priority. https://t.co/b5VBF8tGjG”
“Expanding access to the coronavirus vaccine is one of the most important things we can do to bring this pandemic under control and stabilize our economy. I’m committed to working with the White House to address bottlenecks and expedite our national effort. https://t.co/SrFdFJ5X7v”
“500,000 Americans have died from coronavirus – half a million, gone forever, leaving loved ones and communities behind to mourn their passing. Today, we remember those who we have lost, and remind each other to be safe and slow the spread. #WearAMask, save a life. https://t.co/0wmmTa841T”
“Bill Trump Is Vowing to Veto Strengthens Hacking Defenses, Lawmakers Say ”
“Christopher Miller, Trump’s surprise acting defense secretary, has a thin resume for the job but deep experience in counterterrorism ”
“The Purple Heart, our nation’s oldest military honor, is a symbol of courage and sacrifice, and we owe all who have been awarded it our eternal gratitude and respect. Today, on #PurpleHeartDay, we honor those who’ve risked so much in service to our nation’s ideals.”
See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source
Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.
“In the days ahead, the Senate is about to embark on the first impeachment case in American history where the jurors are also eyewitnesses. I have taken an oath to ‘do impartial justice,’ and I will take that oath seriously. My full statement: https://t.co/Hvmhrbuqcl”
“Donald Trump’s campaign to undermine our democratic system is the single most irresponsible act ever committed by a United States President in our history. He must be held accountable – either through his resignation, the 25th Amendment, or impeachment. My full statement: https://t.co/peaZiAIs2j”
Republicans were against an impeachment of President Trump.
Democrats were in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.
“With Maine winter underway, finding cheaper ways to heat homes is a key opportunity to save money for consumers. If we can cut carbon emissions at the same time? That’s a win-win for homeowners and the planet. https://t.co/kkpe2bMNRA”
“I can’t think of a worse policy choice from the EPA for the environment. If you put ten smart people in a room and asked them to find a simple rule change that would drastically increase the risks of climate change, this would be the consensus top choice. https://t.co/Kac537I3Db”
Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source
“With millions of Americans losing their jobs and employer-based health insurance due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Biden has opened a Special Enrollment Period for the ACA through May 15. If you need to sign up for coverage, visit https://t.co/MxZm2w64o7!”
“Borrowed a line from @WolfBlitzer to remind you that TOMORROW is the last day to sign up for health coverage through the ACA. There is *really* no time to waste – sign up today at https://t.co/Kwx0nN3WmS to protect yourself and your loved ones. #GetCovered https://t.co/dRakj18L3e”
“The Open Enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act ends on December 15th, which means you should sign up NOW to ensure that you and your family are covered throughout the next year. This is a critical time to have health insurance – sign up today at https://t.co/Kwx0nN3WmS”
Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source
Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source
• A bill to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to identify security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector.
• A bill to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to provide that the licensing of a mark for use by a related company may not be construed as establishing an employment relationship between the owner of the mark, or an authorizing person, and either that related company or the employees of that related company, and for other purposes.
• A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to establish the CHP Technical Assistance Partnership Program, and for other purposes.
• A resolution designating September 25, 2019, as "National Lobster Day".
• A resolution supporting the designation of September 2019 as "National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month".
• A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require coverage without a deductible of certain primary care services by high deductible health plans
• A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to restrict direct-to-consumer drug advertising.
• A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the annual wellness visit under the Medicare program.
• A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of preventive home visits under Medicare, and for other purposes.
• A bill to improve global health security, and for other purposes.
• A bill to support the reuse and recycling of batteries and critical minerals, and for other purposes.
• A bill to amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to make the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available at no cost to members of Gold Star Families.
• A bill to amend the Small Business Act and the CARES Act to modify certain provisions related to the forgiveness of loans under the paycheck protection program, to allow recipients of loan forgiveness under the paycheck protection program to defer payroll taxes, and for other purposes.
• A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure access to mental health and behavioral health services furnished through telehealth under the Medicare program.
• A bill to direct the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to establish or certify a calculator to assist lenders and recipients with paycheck protection program loan forgiveness, and for other purposes.
• A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to conduct testing and contact tracing for COVID-19, and related activities such as supported isolation, through mobile health units and, as necessary, at individuals' residences, and for other purposes.
• A resolution designating September 25, 2020, as "National Lobster Day".
• A bill to establish a competitive grant program to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of successful educator and school leader professional development programs on family engagement that will increase the capacity of educators and school leaders to work with families to develop and support the social-emotional learning of children.
• A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide for 3 primary care visits and 3 behavioral health care visits without application of any cost-sharing requirement.
• A bill to exclude EIDL advance amounts from the calculation of loan forgiveness under the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes.
• A bill to amend subtitle A of title XX of the Social Security Act to authorize direct support worker career advancement demonstration projects, and for other purposes.
• A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain river segments in the York River watershed in the State of Maine as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.
• A bill to amend subtitle A of title XX of the Social Security Act to fund additional projects that focus on competency-based training for personal or home care aides, and for other purposes.
• A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide enhanced Federal matching payments for direct support worker training programs, and for other purposes.
• A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to support research and programmatic efforts that will build on previous research on the effects of adverse childhood experiences.
• A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of Christa McAuliffe.
• A bill to effectively staff the public elementary schools and secondary schools of the United States with school-based mental health services providers.
• A bill to prohibit Federal agencies from using Government funds to pay for expenses at lodging establishments that are owned by or employ certain public officials or their relatives.
• A concurrent resolution recognizing September 11, 2019, as a "National Day of Service and Remembrance".
• A resolution designating the week beginning September 8, 2019, as "National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week".
• A bill to condemn gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, and calling for an end to arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities inside and outside China.
• A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for regulation and taxation of electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine products.
• A bill to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to provide for research on, and the development and deployment of, marine energy, and for other purposes.
• A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to request nominations for, and make determinations regarding, roads to be designated under the national scenic byways program, and for other purposes.
• A bill to authorize the Department of Energy to conduct collaborative research with the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to improve healthcare services for veterans in the United States, and for other purposes.
• A resolution designating the week of September 14 through September 21, 2019, as "National Estuaries Week".
• A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to establish a grant program for training wind technicians, and for other purposes.
• A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.
• A resolution designating August 16, 2019, as "National Airborne Day".
• A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to "State Relief and Empowerment Waivers".
• A bill to amend the Animal Welfare Act to allow for the retirement of certain animals used in Federal research.
• A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.
• A bill to allow United States citizens and legal residents to travel between the United States and Cuba.
• A resolution recognizing the 25th anniversary of AmeriCorps.
• A resolution designating the week of September 23 through September 27, 2019, as "Malnutrition Awareness Week".
• A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require a group health plan or health insurance coverage offered in connection with such a plan to provide an exceptions process for any medication step therapy protocol, and for other purposes.
• A bill to amend the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, and for other purposes.
• A bill to amend the United States Energy Storage Competitiveness Act of 2007 to establish a research, development, and demonstration program for grid-scale energy storage systems, and for other purposes.
• A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to raise awareness about, and enhance the state of, cybersecurity in the United States.
• A resolution designating the week of September 22 through 28, 2019, as "National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week".