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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Education and Opportunity

As the son of a former principal, Congressman Poliquin understands the educational values of our Second District families.

Representing Maine, Congressman Poliquin will continue to fight to broaden the educational and school choices for students and parents. A great education can lead to a better job, a higher salary, more opportunities and a happier life.

We must ensure that our kids are given every opportunity to succeed.

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May 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Following a months’ long bipartisan push from the Maine Delegation, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Bruce Poliquin and Chellie Pingree announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has agreed to review an application submitted by the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) that was previously rejected due to minor formatting issues. The Maine delegation has repeatedly raised this issue to the U.S.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON ep. Warren Davidson (OH-8), Danny K. Davis (IL-7), Bruce Poliquin (ME-2), and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) led a coalition of 32 members of the U.S. House of Representatives in a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asking to reverse grant rejections based upon minor errors such as double spacing.


April 14, 2017 Press Release

Exhibit A: The 1.5 line-spacing in this graphic rendered UMPI’s grant application ineligible.


April 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The Maine Delegation will be hosting an upcoming Military Academy Seminar in cooperation with the Maine Maritime Academy in Bangor on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Road, from 6 – 8 p.m. Doors open and registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement on President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress:


February 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced that Lizzie Dunn, a sophomore at Houlton Jr./Sr. High School, is the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s 2nd District. Lizzie’s artwork, “Jill,” will be displayed in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.


December 5, 2016 Press Release

BANGOR – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced that he has nominated 18 students from Maine’s 2nd District to attend one of our Nation’s prestigious military service academies next year. The Congressman will personally call each nominee to congratulate them. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:


July 18, 2016 Press Release

Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin today invited Maine high school students to participate in the 2016 Congressional App Challenge. Students have until November 2, 2016, to develop and submit their own smart-phone apps—a winning app from each of Maine’s Congressional Districts will be chosen to receive national recognition.



May 2, 2016 Press Release

ORONO, Maine – Today, Maine’s 2nd District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, announced his new bill that will provide parents and students additional options to save for college by improving 529 college savings plans.


March 3, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This past weekend, a team of students from Bangor High School won the regional competition for the 2016 National Science Bowl (NSB) contest for the second consecutive year and are advancing to the competition’s National Finals in Washington, D.C. this April.  Congressman Bruce Poliquin of Maine’s Second District released the following statement: