Hello this is Representative Gary Drinkwater with this week’s Republican radio address. Nearly two weeks ago the majority of Republican Legislators sent a joint letter to the Governor expressing our many concerns we have with the Department of Labor and the Department of Economic and Community Development and their response to the Governors executive orders.  To date, we have not been given the courtesy of a response to any of the concerns raised.  Collectively,… Read More

Message from House Republican Leader Kathleen Dillingham: It is becoming increasingly clear that the Emergency and Stay at Home Orders are creating deep divisions between our neighbors, friends, and even families. I believe we can all agree that we have the following goals in common: 1. Ensure our citizens, particularly those with underlying health conditions and those in assisted living facilities, are safe. 2. Work in a bipartisan fashion to safely restore… Read More

On April 16, legislative Republicans submitted a letter to the Governor voicing their own concerns along with questions from their constituents. The original intent was to allow the Governor to respond, rather than communicate through press releases. News organizations have subsequently obtained the letter with plans to report on it. Therefore, we are making it available, unfiltered, for the public to see.

Hello, this is Paul Stearns, State Representative from Guilford, with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. Since the Maine Legislature passed COVID-19 related legislation on March 17, then abruptly adjourned, House Republicans have been working from home. Our primary goal has been to educate the Maine public on what is happening at the state and federal level to address COVID-19. We have been respectful and generally supportive of actions taken by the Administration…. Read More

Hi, this is House Republican Leader Kathleen Dillingham from my homein Oxford to deliver this week’s Republican Radio Address.Normally I have the assistance of my very talented staff in Augusta toassist with this, but we are each trying to do what we can to lessen thespread of COVID-19 and so, I am going it alone today. With the pandemic outbreak of this virus, we are in the midst ofunprecedented times. Collectively, our… Read More

Today Governor Mills has issued a new Executive Order which takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on April 2, 2020 and will last until at least April 30, 2020. The Governor also extended the closure of restaurants and bars statewide for dine-in customers until at least April 30, 2020 to align with today’s Executive Order. Learn More:https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/sites/maine.gov.governor.mills/files/inline-files/CORRECTED_An%20Order%20Regarding%20Further%20Restrictions%20on%20Public%20Contact%20and%20Movement%2C%20Schools%2C%20Vehicle%20Travel%20and%20Retail%20Business%20Operations.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0Tvhau4z1mmF6rBNzYyWK0BTjW5M50JRle3TpcchK8WJ1JtkVMQFCZXMk

MAINE HOUSE REPUBLICANS URGE THE GOVERNOR TO FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY  Following the appeals of U.S. citizens and organizations throughout the country, and the Maine House Republicans, the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has revised its guidance of critical infrastructure to include the firearms industry as part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure. Relevant Section: LAW ENFORCEMENT, PUBLIC SAFETY, AND OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS… Read More

Businesses that help protect families are “essential” and should be allowed to operate with appropriate safeguards. “Maine’s top officials are essentially saying that our Second Amendment rights may depend on whether or not a store sells toilet paper or what they arbitrarily deem “essential goods,” said House Republican Leader Kathleen Dillingham (R-Oxford). “Our Second Amendment rights should not be unduly restricted, protecting access to a constitutional right is essential, even in times… Read More

FHFA Moves to Provide Eviction Suspension Relief for Renters in Multifamily Properties Washington, D.C. – Today, to keep renters in multifamily properties in their home and to support multifamily property owners during the coronavirus national emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is announcing that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will offer multifamily property owners mortgage forbearance with the condition that they suspend all evictions for renters unable to pay… Read More

Passes only items related to coronavirus response and other critical services Hi, this is Kathleen Dillingham, the House Republican Leader with this week’s Republican Radio Address. President Trump has declared a State of Emergency. This after wisely convening a coronavirus task force back in January and acting quickly to secure our borders. We are in the midst of an unprecedented national response to an international pandemic. Governor Mills this week issued a… Read More