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Celebrating Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day

Celebrating Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day

Today, we thank our veterans for their service. But back in 1968, many Vietnam Veterans were not treated well when they got back, even though they served their country with valor. That’s why on the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, I arranged a Welcome Home ceremony. You can see my remarks here.

Consumer protections against surprise medical bills now law

Consumer protections against surprise medical bills now law

Grohman’s measure ensures patients are protected against unexpected out-of-network bills AUGUSTA – A measure from Rep. Martin Grohman to protect consumers from unexpected medical bills is now law. “When you’re dealing with an illness, an injury or even a routine medical procedure, you shouldn’t also have to worry about surprise medical bills,” said Grohman, D-Biddeford. … Read more about Consumer protections against surprise medical bills now lawRead more

House OKs bill to protect broadband access in schools, libraries

House OKs bill to protect broadband access in schools, libraries

Grohman’s measure provides sustainable funding for statewide high-speed internet program AUGUSTA – A measure from Rep. Martin Grohman to protect access to high-speed internet at Maine schools and libraries advanced with strong bipartisan support in the Maine House Monday. The vote was 115-31. “Imagine searching for a job today without the internet – or taking … Read more about House OKs bill to protect broadband access in schools, librariesRead more

Measure to support innovation, entrepreneurship earns committee OK

Measure to support innovation, entrepreneurship earns committee OK

Grohman’s bill aims to build on Maine Technology Institute’s successes AUGUSTA – A bill from Rep. Martin Grohman to support job creation through innovation and entrepreneurship in Maine earned support from a panel of lawmakers Tuesday. The vote was unanimous among those present. “Supporting innovators and entrepreneurs is key to our economic success. Maine Technology … Read more about Measure to support innovation, entrepreneurship earns committee OKRead more

Grohman earns Maine Sheriffs’ Association commendation

Grohman earns Maine Sheriffs’ Association commendation

Rep. Martin Grohman, D-Biddeford, was recognized with the Maine Sheriffs’ Association Presidential Citation Award at the organization’s annual conference Thursday. The award is given annually to recognize outstanding support of the state’s sheriffs. Pictured from left to right: York County Sheriff Bill King; Rep. Martin Grohman, D-Biddeford; Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant; and Jonathan F. … Read more about Grohman earns Maine Sheriffs’ Association commendationRead more

Measure to protect broadband access in schools, libraries advances

Measure to protect broadband access in schools, libraries advances

Grohman’s bill provides sustainable funding source for statewide high-speed internet program AUGUSTA – A measure from Rep. Martin Grohman to protect access to high-speed internet at Maine schools and libraries advanced with strong bipartisan support from the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee Wednesday. “Imagine searching for a job today without the internet – or … Read more about Measure to protect broadband access in schools, libraries advancesRead more

Rep. Grohman appointed to Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

Rep. Grohman appointed to Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

AUGUSTA – State Rep. Martin Grohman, D-Biddeford, has been appointed to the Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. The committee oversees policy relating to the Maine Criminal Code, Maine Juvenile Code, Maine Bail Code, criminal law and criminal procedure, sentencing, Criminal Law Advisory Commission, Department of Public Safety, law enforcement, Criminal Justice Academy, and … Read more about Rep. Grohman appointed to Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety CommitteeRead more

Rep. Grohman proposes bill to protect young moped riders

Rep. Grohman proposes bill to protect young moped riders

Biddeford legislator responds to community concerns about teens not wearing helmets AUGUSTA – Rep. Martin Grohman has submitted a bill to require new drivers under the age of 18 to wear helmets while operating a moped, the same standard in place for motorcycles. “To me, this is a commonsense measure,” said Grohman, D-Biddeford. “There’s no … Read more about Rep. Grohman proposes bill to protect young moped ridersRead more

Rep. Grohman proposes bill to cut down on litter

Rep. Grohman proposes bill to cut down on litter

Biddeford legislator responds to community concerns about “nip” bottles AUGUSTA – Rep. Martin Grohman is fighting litter with a bill that would extend the state’s bottle redemption program to include “nips” – liquor bottles with volumes of less than 50 milliliters. “Most people have seen the small bottles of LTD and Fireball accumulating at the … Read more about Rep. Grohman proposes bill to cut down on litterRead more