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House passes National Popular Vote Compact to circumvent the U.S. Constitution  

April 2, 2024

Statement from House Republicans By passing the National Popular Vote Compact, Democrats have again signaled that they do not care about everyday Mainers, their rights, their opinions, or their protections under the U.S. Constitution. They have surrendered Maine’s ability to help choose a President to large urban states like California and New York. The votes […]

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OPEN BORDER COSTS REVEALED

February 14, 2024

Republicans blow the lid off a program that spends over $56,000 per asylum seeker while spending far less addressing Maine’s homeless and nursing home crises   STATE HOUSE – Legislative Republicans held a press conference today to deliver shocking new numbers on state spending related to thousands of asylum seekers coming to Maine for free […]

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PUBLIC COMMENT CLOSES TODAY ON EV “CALIFORNIA RULE”

February 5, 2024

REMINDER: Today is the last day to submit written comment on the “California” Rule mandating electric vehicle sales. Recall that an earlier scheduled BEP vote was delayed by widespread power outages caused by a winter storm. “Because a statewide power outage delayed a BEP vote mandating electric vehicle sales, the resulting amended rule will cause […]

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Maine Senate & House Republican Legislators Issue Joint Statement Supporting Texas’ Constitutional Right To Defend its Borders

January 29, 2024

AUGUSTA, ME – Maine State Republican legislators issued the following Joint Statement supporting the State of Texas’ constitutional right to defend its borders. The statement follows the Biden Administration’s absolute refusal to address the immigration crisis they are themselves generating at our southern border and their subsequent legal attacks on the State of Texas. “The […]

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Bill to allow minors to travel to Maine for controversial transgender medical procedures without parental consent tabled

January 18, 2024

Scheduled Work Session postponed after public outcry AUGUSTA – Rep. David Haggan (R-Hampden) publically castigated fellow members of the Judiciary Committee today for postponing a scheduled Work Session on LD 1735, ‘An Act to Safeguard Gender-affirming Health Care.’ The bill “prohibits the enforcement of an order based on another state’s law authorizing a child to be […]

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House Republican Leader insists on quick, thorough investigation of “swatting incident”

January 2, 2024

Request comes in response to press reports of a hoax phone call following the Secretary of State’s decision to exclude a popular presidential candidate from the ballot   AUGUSTA – House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham today called for a quick, thorough investigation of a “swatting incident” reported by Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows. […]

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Statement on Decision to Exclude President Trump from the Ballot

December 29, 2023

Statement from Maine House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham  “This is a sham decision that mimics third world dictatorships. It will not stand legal scrutiny. People have a right to choose their leaders devoid of mindless decisions by partisan hacks.“ Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham  House Republican Leader  # # #

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Special message from House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham

December 28, 2023

In the face of widespread power outages last week, the Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) postponed its December 21 vote to implement the “California Rule” mandating sales of electric vehicles (EVs).  Then came news that the BEP reopened the public comment period until February 5, 2024. Now the Portland Press Herald is reporting that […]

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BEP Reopens Public Comment on Electric Vehicle Sales Mandate!

December 23, 2023

House Republicans encourage public input AUGUSTA – The Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) has reopened Public Comment on the Chapter 127-A: Advanced Clean Cars II Program, also know as the “California Rule.” The public comment period extends until February 5, 2024. “House Republicans will not rest until the voices of all the Maine people are […]

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Legislative Republicans urge BEP to vote no on requiring electric vehicle sales

December 7, 2023

The move toward eliminating gas-powered vehicles is scheduled for a vote on Dec. 21 STATE HOUSE – Republican leaders are urging members of the Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) to stand up for Maine’s people and economy and abandon the Advanced Clean Cars II Program rulemaking requiring electric vehicle sales. Leaders made their position […]

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House Republicans Celebrate Long-term Solution to Highway Funding

June 16, 2023

Republican Amendment Adopted to Fund Transportation Infrastructure is Historic AUGUSTA – Maine House Republicans are pleased that their long-term solution to some of the funding issues plaguing Maine’s roads, bridges and transportation infrastructure has been signed by Governor Mills. The signing of LD 259, with a key Republican funding amendment, follows overwhelming support from Maine’s […]

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House Republicans Welcome Representative-Elect Simmons

June 13, 2023

Republicans win first contested special election since 2015! Republicans rebuild and change course towards a winning path! AUGUSTA – Maine House Republicans are pleased to welcome Representative-Elect Abden Simmons to the House Republican Caucus. Simmons has won the special election in House District 45, the towns of Waldoboro, Bremen, Friendship, and Washington. “Abden’s victory tonight […]

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Late term abortion bill being rammed through Work Session in the dead of night

June 8, 2023

*******UPDATE – Bill has been tabled following Republican objections in committee and on the House floor******* Judiciary Republicans are being denied the ability to ask doctors questions about proposed amendments   STATE HOUSE – Republicans on the Judiciary Committee have issued a sharply worded statement after being denied the ability to ask questions on new […]

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JOINT STATEMENT BY LEGISLATIVE REPUBLICANS ON GOVERNOR”S PART 2 BUDGET

May 10, 2023

Republicans respond to unveiling of Governor’s Part 2 budget change package AUGUSTA – The Maine Revenue Forecasting Committee expects State Government to take in nearly $10.8 billion in revenue over the next two years. Upon learning the details of the Governor’s Part 2 budget change package, Legislative Republicans issued the following joint statement: “We don’t find the […]

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Republicans propose $400 million in tax relief for Maine taxpayers, focused toward low- to middle-income earners 

April 28, 2023

A two-year current services budget was already passed, leaving more than enough money to provide relief to Maine taxpayers without cutting any services or existing programs. Joint Statement by Legislative Republicans AUGUSTA – Following news from Maine’s Revenue Forecasting Committee today, Legislative Republicans renewed their call for meaningful tax relief, especially for low- and middle-income earners […]

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Legislative Republicans Issue Statement in Response to Bowdoin, Yarmouth Incidents

April 19, 2023

We are outraged by this senseless tragedy and extend our sincerest condolences to the victims and their families and loved ones. Incidents like this remind us of the depravity of some in our community who harm others.

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Republicans ask: How do legislative Democrats plan to hold the Attorney General accountable?

April 5, 2023

Legislative Republicans today responded to the revelation that Attorney General Aaron Frey knowingly violated policies governing workplace harassment for the past eight months.

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Bills to reinstate Covid-19 vaccine exemptions to be heard on “Medical Freedom” Day

April 3, 2023

STATE HOUSE – The Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs is scheduled to hold Public Hearings on six bills on, what is being billed by supporters as, “Medical Freedom Day” at the Legislature. Collectively, they propose to ensure access to education for all students by reinstating religious and philosophical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines […]

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Democrats Shut Down State Legislature before official June 21 end date

March 31, 2023

Last night, Democrats shut down the Legislature well before the statutory June 21 end date. The Sine Day order (meaning without day) traditionally means that all of the legislature’s work is finished.

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With record state revenues, Maine taxpayers should pay less

March 29, 2023

By House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham Democrats’ may spend over $10.3 billion of tax revenue in the next two years – an increase of 20% from the governor’s last biennial budget proposal.  During last week’s budget negotiations, House Republicans proposed to provide an additional $200 million in tax relief for our most vulnerable families […]

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