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Everyone Must be a Part of the Solution October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and communities across the nation are taking steps to raise awareness of both domestic violence and sexual assault.
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House Veterans’ Committee Report Concludes VA Counseling Center Services At-Risk Survey shows growing demand, understaffing, curtailed or deferred services
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Cutting School Safety Funding: The Wrong Answer Our children are our nation’s priority and their safety should be second to none.  Recent incidents of school violence in Colorado, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania demonstrated that more can and should be done to protect our children.  While the federal government has a limited role in this area, it doesn’t mean that the Congress and the Administration should turn a blind eye to the situation.
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A New Direction is Needed The Dow Jones industrial average, which is one of the most watched indicators of stock market performance, recently hit an all time record.  This is good news, but a new report released by the House Budget Committee and the Joint Economic Committee illustrates that many are being left behind despite the positive stock market news.
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Medicare’s Doughnut Hole: a Coverage Gap that Needs to be Fixed Seniors have been confronting the confusing and inaccurate enrollment information surrounding the Medicare prescription drug program (PDP) for months now.  A congressional report from the House Ways and Means Committee recently confirmed that many seniors and disabled workers are in for yet another unpleasant surprise.
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Michaud Announces Funding for Assistance to Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mike Michaud announced that the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women has awarded $450,000 in funding through the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program to Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Portland, Maine.  The Office on Violence Against Women has also awarded two grants of $83,041 each to the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault in Augusta and to the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence in Bangor.
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Technology: Key to Improving Communication When our nation recently marked the anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th, we were reminded of the horrors of that day and the very real threats that we still face.  In order to make our country safer, the 9/11 Commission recommended improvements to interagency communication and information sharing.  Because many experts believe that our country’s greatest security threat may come from within our borders, it is important, now more than ever, to ensure that our local jurisdictions have the technologies they need to do their job.
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