Articles by Mike Michaud

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud

I’m the best person to deliver the change Maine needs

By Mike Michaud on Oct. 31, 2014, at 9:13 a.m.
I’m not the smoothest talker or the best speechmaker. I don’t seek out the headlines or the cameras. Instead, as the Bangor Daily News said not so long ago, I have rolled up my sleeves, worked with my colleagues regardless of political affiliation and gotten things done — for our …

Mike Michaud: We need to get trade agreement right, keep footwear jobs in Maine

By Mike Michaud on Feb. 06, 2014, at 12:27 p.m.
In advance of President Obama’s trip to Asia in April, the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks have reached the stage when the urgency to conclude the trade agreement has skyrocketed and the most difficult decisions will finally be tackled. Among these decisions is how to treat footwear in the agreement. As with …

How the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can address its claims backlog

By Mike Michaud on May 26, 2013, at 4:34 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs claims backlog has been an issue that has risen to national attention and prompted much outrage. And for good reason — the number of veterans’ claims currently pending approval by the VA totals almost 880,000. Claims pending more than 125 days, which are considered …

Michaud asks for your vote, explains record on jobs, agriculture

By Mike Michaud on Nov. 01, 2012, at 12:55 p.m.
For the past 10 years, I have been honored to serve Maine’s 2nd Congressional District in Washington. I have taken the job seriously and worked tirelessly to ensure that I have cast votes that do what’s best for Maine. On Tuesday, you will have the opportunity to cast your ballot …

A small step toward fiscal responsibility

By Mike Michaud on Feb. 17, 2012, at 4:42 p.m.
This week, the House passed legislation to give Congress and the president an important tool to help reduce spending and balance the budget. The Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act would provide a constitutional way to target the pork-belly projects that get included in the giant budget bills passed …

Action plan needed to make Congress work

By Mike Michaud on Dec. 23, 2011, at 4:11 p.m.
The recent irresponsible political maneuvering over a bill to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits is just the latest example of how broken Washington is these days. Mainers are rightly asking themselves if it’s possible for Congress to work together and get things done. But we’re not alone …

Obama-Biden a ticket that Mainers should support

By Mike Michaud on Sept. 01, 2008, at 10:01 p.m.
There have been some major developments in the presidential race recently, namely Barack Obama named Joe Biden as his running mate and officially accepted the nomination.