Rep. Tom Allen visits children at the People's Regional Opportunity Project day care center.
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Statement on Casualty in Iraq with Maine Ties (11/13/06)
Portland, Maine—U.S. Representative Tom Allen issued the following statement on the death of SGT William Samuel Jackson II, 29, who was born in Maine. Army SGT Jackson was killed by an improvised explosive device in Ramadi, Iraq on November 11. His parents lived until recently in Thomaston. SGT Jackson is survived by his wife and three children in Michigan.
U.S. Rep. Tom Allen Announces $171,000 to Buy New Fire Truck for Weeks Mills
Federal fire grant program replaces outdated vehicle for volunteer fire department
Statement on the Resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (11/8/06)
"I hope that this change in leadership will also usher in a new partnership between the President and Congress to rebuild our military, restore American credibility, and redeploy US forces from Iraq.”
Message To Maine: The Nation Gives Belated Thanks to a Maine Veteran (11/07/06)
Like many war veterans, Alfred Fogg of Freeport, Maine, rarely if ever speaks of the horrors he may have seen during World War II, nor does he tell others about the honors that were bestowed upon him for his military service
Rep. Allen: FERC Forward Capacity Market Decision Will Mean Higher Utility Bills for Maine Consumers
Energy and Commerce Committee Member promises to work with state officials to fight for fairness to Maine families and businesses
What Tom is Reading: Gambling Against the Dollar (New York Times 11/1/06)
A couple of years ago, Robert E. Rubin — éminence grise at Citigroup and the Democratic Party’s economic wise man — decided that the United States dollar was headed for a fall.
What Tom is Reading: No Climate Action May Spark Economic Crisis (Reuters 10/28/06)
Ignoring climate change could lead to economic upheaval on the scale of the 1930s Depression, underlining the need for urgent action to combat global warming, a British report on the costs of climate change said.
Rep. Tom Allen Announces $55,176 for Bulletproof Vests for 26 Maine Police and Sheriff’s Departments (10/24/06)
Federal program matches local funding for purchase of vests
What Tom is Reading: Lower Deficit Sparks Debate Over Tax Cuts' Role (Washington Post 10/17/06)
Economists said Bush was claiming credit where little is due. The economy has grown and tax receipts have risen at historic rates over the past two years, but the Bush tax cuts played a small role in that process, they said, and cost the Treasury more in lost taxes than it gained from the resulting economic stimulus.