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Angus King, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Government Operations

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Jr, Independent
Date Title
Feb. 3, 2017 DoD Exempts Critical Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Personnel from Hiring Freeze Following Pressure from Senators Collins and King
Feb. 2, 2017 King Opposes Nominee for Office of Management and Budget
Jan. 31, 2017 King Votes to Send Energy, Interior Secretary Nominations to Full Senate
Jan. 30, 2017 King Announces Support for Tillerson as Secretary of State & Opposition to Sessions as Attorney General
Jan. 27, 2017 VA Exempts Critical Personnel from Hiring Freeze Following Pressure from Collins, King
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Calling for Exemption of Federal Hiring Freeze for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & Navy Shipyards Around the Country
Jan. 10, 2017 Letter to the President-elect - Nix VA From Hiring Freeze to Ensure Veterans Receive Health Care Services
Sept. 22, 2016 Letter to Roy A. Vallee, Chairman of the Board, Federal Reserve Bank of San Fransisco - Requesting John Stumpf not be Reinstated on the Federal Advisory Council
July 12, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commisions - Senators to FCC: Close the Rural Broadband Gap
July 12, 2016 King Announces Creation of Bipartisan Senate Broadband Caucus to Bridge Digital Divide
July 6, 2016 King, Crapo Reintroduce Bill to Better Capture Long-Term Cost-Savings of Preventive Care
June 29, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid, Respectively Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the US Senate - Urging Senate Leadership to Support Funding for Gun Violence Prevention Research, Remove Anti-Gun Safety Riders from Appropriations Legislation
June 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate, and the Honorable Harry Reid, Minority Leader of the United States Senate - Urge for Senate Leadership to Support Funding Gun Violence Prevention Research, Remove Anti-Gun Safety Riders from Appropriations Legislation
June 19, 2016 Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Senator Collins' Provision to Protect Accessibility, Transparency of Financial Disclosures
June 10, 2016 Letter to Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Murphy, Capito Lead Bipartisan Group of Senators in Urging Greater Focus on Access to Care, Reducing High Out-of-Pocket Costs for Patients with Chronic Diseases
June 1, 2016 TIME Magazine - Senators Coons, King, Portman Op-Ed in TIME: "The Secret Tax That Targets Families Affected By Death or Disability"
March 3, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015
Feb. 10, 2016 Committee Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Management of Federal Property
Feb. 5, 2016 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Management of Federal Property
Dec. 3, 2015 Letter to Thad Cochran, Chairman of Committee on Appropriations and Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of Committee on Appropriations - Concerns Surrounding Divisive Policy in Must Pass Legislation
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Senators Applaud CDC for New Prescribing Guidelines
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. 5, 2015 Letter to the Hon. John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service - Conduct Tax Assistance Outreach in Lewiston Area
Aug. 6, 2015 Portman, King, and Collins Renew Push to Reduce Red Tape on Job Creators
May 8, 2015 King Applauds Nomination of Maine's Greg Nadeau to Lead Federal Highway Administration
April 30, 2015 King, Shaheen, Rounds Announce Former Governors Caucus for 114th Congress
April 22, 2015 Letter to William C. Fugate, Administrator of Federal Emergency Management Agency - Need for Disaster Assistance in Sagadahoc County
March 11, 2015 King, Blunt Renew Bipartisan Push to Jumpstart Economic Growth by Repealing Outdated Regulations
March 4, 2015 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses King-Blunt Regulatory Reform Legislation
March 2, 2015 King Underscores Importance of Regulatory Reform at Progressive Policy Institute
Feb. 11, 2015 King, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan "Drive Less' Act to Save Taxpayers $500 Million
April 15, 2014 Politico - GOP Senate May Run Purple
March 13, 2014 King Issues Statement on Recent Issues Involving CIA
March 11, 2014 Hearing of the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - A More Efficient And Effective Government: Improving the Regulatory Framework
March 11, 2014 King Responds to Feinstein's Remarks on CIA
Jan. 30, 2014 King Video Conferences with Somerset Career & Technical Center in Skowhegan
Jan. 28, 2014 Sen. King Reacts to the State of the Union
Jan. 27, 2014 Former Bangor Resident & Vietnam Veteran Wayne Hanson to Attend State of the Union Address
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Regulatory Reform
Nov. 6, 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act-- Motion to Proceed
Oct. 30, 2013 Houlton Pioneer Times - Looking Ahead to the Budget Conference
Oct. 20, 2013 Seacoast Online - King, Ayotte to Seek New Budget Path
Oct. 17, 2013 Maine Sen. King Offers to be Bridge Between Parties
Oct. 17, 2013 King Appointed to Budget Conference Committee
Oct. 16, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013-- Motion to Proceed--
Oct. 16, 2013 Senate Passes Measure to Reopen Government & Avert National Credit Default
Oct. 16, 2013 Senators Urge Passage of Bipartisan Plan to Open Government and Avoid Default
Oct. 16, 2013 King Praises Bipartisan Agreement to End Government Shutdown, Avert Default on National Credit
Oct. 16, 2013 King Announces Resolution to Boat Launch Closure at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
Oct. 13, 2013 Statement from 6 Senators Responding to McConnell on Debt Limit & Government Shutdown Negotiations
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