May 10, 2012 – The House of Representatives has brushed aside objections from the White House and the IAFF to endorse a budget plan that will result in significant cutbacks in fire protection and require federal fire fighters to pay more out of pocket to qualify for a pension. The legislation, HR 5652, was approved by a vote of 218-199.
9/11 Health Compensation Act Becomes LawOn December 22, 2010, the last day of the 111th Congress, the 9/11 James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act became law. The long struggle to honor those who died on that fateful day and to take care of our brothers and sisters who worked Ground Zero in the following months has ended in victory.
LD 550 Smoke/CO Bill Gets Final Passage"An Act To Protect Maine Residents from Home Fires and Carbon Monoxide", with a unanimous vote of 35-0. The bill will now go to the Governor’s desk for his signature