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Angus King, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Jr, Independent
Date Title
Feb. 9, 2017 King, Fischer Renew Push for Paid Family & Medical Leave
Feb. 8, 2017 Collins, King Welcome Sappi Fine North America Announcement of $165 million Investment in its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan
Feb. 3, 2017 DoD Exempts Critical Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Personnel from Hiring Freeze Following Pressure from Senators Collins and King
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to The Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Exemption of Federal Hiring Freeze for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze
Nov. 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Lengthen the Implementation Timeline for the Department of Labor's New Overtime Rule
Nov. 10, 2016 Senators Collins and King and Representative Poliquin Announce Taa Benefits for Workers at Twin Rivers Paper
Nov. 1, 2016 During Tour of Somerset County Businesses, King Highlights Positive Momentum in Maine Manufacturing
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill
Sept. 8, 2016 Letter to Chairmen Mac Thornberry and John McCain, Ranking Members Adam Smith and Jack Reed, Congressional Armed Service Committees - Issues with the Language in the National Defense Authorization Act Concerning Long-term Temporary Duty
Sept. 6, 2016 Maine Congressional Delegation Responds to European Union Decision to Proceed with Review of Proposed Lobster Ban
Aug. 12, 2016 Collins, King, Poliquin Announce Trade Adjustment Assistance for Displaced Cascades Auburn Fiber Mill Workers
Aug. 2, 2016 Collins, King, Poliquin Announce Nearly $2 Million in Grant Funding for Infrastructure Upgrades & Job Training Across Maine
Aug. 2, 2016 Senators Collins, King, Rep. Poliquin Attend, Deliver Remarks at Union River Center for Innovation, Jackson Laboratory's Ellsworth Vivarium
July 7, 2016 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration - King Calls on Social Security Administration to Improve Disability Program to Help People Enter Workforce
June 24, 2016 Ayotte Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Assist Low-Income Families Through Employment, Education
June 23, 2016 Capito, King, Ayotte, Brown Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Lift Americans Out of Poverty
April 29, 2016 FAA Reauthorization Will Make Air Travel Safer, More Convenient in America
April 20, 2016 Senate Passes Bipartisan Energy Bill with King Provisions Supporting Maine
April 19, 2016 Senate Passes Bill Reauthorizing Federal Aviation Administration
April 12, 2016 Senators Collins and King and Representative Poliquin Announce TAA Benefits for Workers at Madison Paper
April 12, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Howard Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget - Urging Administration to Consider Impact of Overtime Regulations on Maine Businesses
April 8, 2016 Cheers to Maine Craft Brewers
April 6, 2016 Collins, King, Ayotte, Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Ensure Shipyard Workers Are Fully Reimbursed for Long-term Travel for Maintenance
April 1, 2016 King Applauds Maine's Small Brewers at New England Craft Brew Summit
March 31, 2016 Collins, King Announce Grant Opportunity for Business Development Projects in Rural Maine
March 30, 2016 Commerce Secretary Tells King that Department is Committed to Assisting Maine's Rural Communities in Wake of Mill Closures
March 17, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Thomas Perez, Secretary, US Department of Labor - Trade Adjustment Assistance for Madison Paper Workers
Dec. 8, 2015 King, Fischer Introduce Bipartisan Paid Leave Bill
Oct. 27, 2015 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor - Speed Up the Prevailing Wage Certification Process for H-2B Seasonal Workers Visas
Oct. 22, 2015 National Forest Products Week
Oct. 5, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Approve Assistance for Displaced Expera Mill Workers
Sept. 16, 2015 Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $1 Million in Federal Funding For Maine YouthBuild Program
Sept. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Approve Assistance for Displaced Verso Mill Workers
Aug. 6, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Chuck Schumer, Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee - Advocating for Better Employee Wages
Aug. 6, 2015 Portman, King, and Collins Renew Push to Reduce Red Tape on Job Creators
June 18, 2015 King Applauds $3.6 Million Grant to Strengthen and Expand Job Training Programs in Maine
June 9, 2015 Collins, King Welcome Announcement that USCIS is Accepting Additional H2-B Visas Requests
May 1, 2015 Maine's Senators Won't Back Down on Minimum Wage Bill
April 15, 2015 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 -- Continued
April 15, 2015 Lynch Nomination
March 19, 2015 DHS to Resume Processing of H-2B Visas
March 17, 2015 Collins, King Announce Action From the Department of Labor on H-2B Visas
March 13, 2015 Letter to Leon Rodriguez, Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary of Employment & Training Administration - Resuming Processing of H-2B Visas
Feb. 19, 2015 King Highlights Priorities to Strengthen Maine's Economy, Create Jobs, and Empower Students Entering the Workforce
Feb. 9, 2015 Collins, King Applaud Sun Life Financial's Announcement to Create Jobs in Greater Portland Area
Jan. 30, 2015 King Highlights Brunswick-based Companies as Models of Innovation in Creating Jobs and Growing the Economy
Jan. 29, 2015 In Opposing Keystone XL, King Calls for Debate on Real, Substantive Energy Policy
Jan. 28, 2015 King, Portman & McCaskill Introduce Bill to Streamline Federal Permitting Process
Jan. 27, 2015 In Support of Maine's Tourism Industry, King Joins Senate Tourism Caucus
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