Maine employee benefits council presents: a conversation with senator angus king

Speaker: senator angus king

Please join us for a conversation with Senator Angus King. 

We’ll cover an array of topics ranging from the newly enacted Code Section 45S,  the proposed RESA legislation, as well as current legislating generally in Washington. 

Code Section 45S:  Senator King co-authored newly enacted Code Section 45S, Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave, which was part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Section 45S is significant because it is the first nationwide law encouraging paid family leave.  Senator King will address a variety of issues, including:

· The genesis of the law and how the Senate came together on it.

· Why it expires after two years and whether it may be extended.

· Why he did not vote for the law when it came up as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

· Whether a tax credit is the optimal vehicle to encourage paid family leave and the political reality of other options.

RESA:  The Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act, knowns as RESA, has been called the most comprehensive retirement security measure proposed at the federal level since the Pension Protection Act of 2006.  A similar bill, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 or SECURE, has been introduced and passed in the House.  Senator King will discuss where RESA stands and its prospects for passage. 

What is Happening in Washington Today:  Senator King also will address the legislative environment in Washington generally and the prospects for passing legislation in the current environment. 

Senator King would love a dialogue so please bring your questions to this special gathering!


Program date:
Monday, October 28th, 2019.

Program Time:
Registration: 8:00am
Program: 8:30am-9:30am

Program Location
Take Elevator to the 10th Floor
(you will then be directed to the 9th Floor Conference Room)
One Portland Square
Portland, ME 04101

Free parking available
Free Parking is available in the lot located at 1-39 center street, across from the MEMIC building. Bring parking ticket to event for validation.



Angus King, Independent U.S. Senator for the State of Maine - Senator King was sworn in as Maine’s first Independent United States senator in January 2013. He is a strong believer in the need for greater bipartisan dialogue and he works to bring Republicans and Democrats together to find common sense solutions for Maine and America. He is a member of the Armed Services Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and the Committee on Rules and Administration. He previously served as Maine’s Governor from 1995 to 2003.

Senator King is married to Mary Herman, and has five children and six grandchildren. He attended Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia Law School. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the Maine outdoors – either on his Harley or with his family in their camper.

*A $25 fee shall apply to any non-members for MEBC events. Please remit payment to: Maine Employee Benefits Council, P. O. Box 7641, Portland, ME 04112. If you wish to become a member please sign up here.

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