WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree introduced a bill to reverse the Department of Defense’s (DOD) avoidance of the Berry Amendment, which requires DOD to purchase American-made military uniforms. For decades the military issued servicemembers American-made uniforms, including athletic footwear. Since 2002, DOD has skirted the law when it comes to footwear by issuing new recruits cash allowances for training shoes.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Mike Michaud was informed by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Assistant Secretary Peter Kovar that the agency has approved a measure to help many of the Lewiston fire victims obtain alternative housing more quickly.
WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Mike Michaud, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, reacted to today’s White House announcement that American businesses have hired or trained 290,000 veterans and military spouses over the past two years and have committed to hiring 435,000 more by 2018.