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Senators Snowe and Collins announced a Department of Labor emergency grant fund of up to $779,362 for workers affected by the closing of Sensata Technologies in Standish, Maine. The funding will help displaced workers with assessment, case management, and career and occupational skills training services.
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Snowe: A Wireless Maine

Senator Snowe has introduced legislation to promote better quality wireless services in rural areas by ensuring that local companies have the opportunity to provide services in the wireless market. Senator Snowe’s bill would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designate some smaller area licenses, which would enable local and regional wireless companies to compete in […]

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Canadian Trade Deficit?

Okay, Canada allows residents no personal exemption from customs duties on goods purchased during trips abroad lasting less than 24 hours. For trips of up to 48 hours, they get a free pass on anything up to $50. The United States allows residents $200 worth of duty free shopping across the border. […]

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Francis “Bing” West, former assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs under Reagan, met with sixty members of the Maine State College Republicans in Augusta assuring them that U.S. forces were not only making progress in Iraq, but “very few soldiers these days even see insurgents as part of their duties and even fewer […]

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Iraq on the Clock

Senator Snowe has introduced legislation that would create yet another timeline in Iraq - ending President Bush’s military surge if the Iraqi government fails to meet key political benchmarks within 120 days after enactment. If it passes soon? It would kick in just in time for the Republican pull-out scheduled for August/September.
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To quote California Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer: “For the first time, the Senate has passed binding legislation to begin the redeployment of American troops out of Iraq and to change their mission from a combat mission to a support mission, as recommended by the Iraq Study Group.”
By a vote of 50-48, the Senate defeated an […]

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The Senate rejection of the Reid Resolution — a mandate to begin withdrawing U.S. combat troops within 120 days after its enactment — was a close vote: 50 to 48.
Two Democrats, one independent and all but one Republican rejected the measure including Maine’s own Susan Collins:
“The intelligence report states that such a withdrawal would likely […]

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Snowe and Collins are looking to reform the No Child Left Behind Act, giving states, school districts, and schools greater control and flexibility in implementing and executing the No Child Left Behind law.
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Senate Republicans are blocking debate on the Iraq war in an effort to (a.) prevent Presidential embarrassment (there’s that script) and (b.) eliminate the need for fellow Republicans to cast a vote revealing their stand on the war which could then threaten incoming campaign dollars.
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Sen. John McCain’s presidential exploratory committee announced today that Maine Senators Snowe and Collins have drawn the short straws and have been named to serve as co-chairs for McCain’s presidential exploratory committee in Maine. I am praying that both senators are quietly doing a little scissors-paper-rock to try and pawn this turkey of a […]

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Senator Snowe and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee Chairman Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) have introduced the Genetic Nondiscrimination Act (S.358) today to protect individuals against discrimination based on their genetic information.
The goal is to encourage Americans to take advantage of the kind of genetic testing that may prevent disease by banning […]

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Sen. Snowe is supporting a nonbinding resolution that would put the Senate on record as saying the U.S. commitment in Iraq can be sustained only with support from the American public and Congress.
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The minimum wage is to a living wage the way a troop surge is to a victory in Iraq.
Democrats are the party to thank for the first increase in the minimum wage in the past decade. Despite the fact that everyone knows the minimum wage is a pittance, as soon as it goes […]

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Senator Snowe has signed on as co-sponsor of the “Family Abduction Prevention Act of 2007” which would allocate $500,000 in federal grants for state and local law enforcement agencies to assist in extradition, investigation, training and media campaigns to address the widespread abduction of children by family members.
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Senator Snowe also moved through a batch of tax credits, including a $4,000 college tuition deduction and the new markets tax credit, which uses the tax code to encourage long term investment in underdeveloped rural areas. The NMTC has enabled two pulp and paper mills owned by the Great Northern Paper Company […]

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The Call Home Act of 2006, co-sponsored by Senator Snowe, has passed the Senate unanimously. The goal of the CHA is to decrease the costs of calls made by our troops serving abroad. Snowe is a member of the Senate Commerce Committee that has jurisdiction of over the nations telecommunications industry.
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Senators Snowe and Collins have put in their yearly request for $5.1 billion in Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for the Administrations 2008 budget. More than 46 thousand households in Maine rely on LIHEAP to assist with the costs of heating their homes each year… either way, we all freeze.
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Republican Senator Snowe leads Democrat Jean Hay Bright 70% to 24%, a 46-point margin. Snowe is viewed favorably by 80% of all voters–”very favorably” by 49%.
Democratic Governor John Baldacci leads 44% to 34%.
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Senators and representatives from the state ranked seventh among all state congressional delegations for their environment-friendly votes on high-profile issues such as global warming, according to the League of Conservation Voters.
League officials also stressed the importance of “venerable moderate Republicans,” including Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, in the political debate. Snowe and Collins ranked […]

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Senator Snowe has joined a growing list of Republicans calling for a change of course in Iraq, saying that conditions are getting worse and, “staying the course is neither an option nor a plan…More should be done to pressure Iraqis to take control of their country and Iraqi leaders need to know that U.S. support […]

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From Tom Allen:
In the final hours before leaving town for midterm elections, the House and Senate leadership pushed through legislation (which the President will sign into law) that sanctions inhumane interrogation techniques and revokes rights that go to the heart of what makes the United States a beacon of freedom. In the House, leaders […]

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The good news is that the Bush administration has agreed to immediately release $79.9 million from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program emergency fund (LIHEAP), of which $7.1 million is earmarked for Maine, according to Senators Collins and Snowe.
The bad news is that the cost of heating oil is up this year 10%. Last […]

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In case you’re wondering, Senator Snowe voted for the constitutional amendment to make desecrating the flag a crime. That initiative failed by one vote. Said Snowe, “Our American flag is not just another piece of cloth. It is not just another banner or logo or emblem. It is our cherished symbol of freedom and […]

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Snowe: Republispeak

Maine’s Republican senators joined GOP colleagues in rejecting two proposals: one to require the withdrawal of all combat troops from Iraq by next year and the other a nonbinding resolution urging the administration to begin removing troops.
Sen. Snowe co-sponsored an amendment that affirms the Senate’s support of U.S. troops fighting in Iraq and provides a […]

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Two Democrats who have never held office are preparing to do battle for the Senate seat of Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe.
Civil rights lawyer Eric Mehnert joins organic farmer and writer Jean Hay Bright in a June 13 primary to decide which of them will move on to round two.
Snowe remains undefeated in two […]

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