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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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April 14, 2017 Press Release

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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:


January 29, 2016 Press Release

CORNVILLE – Today, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, visited with several students, faculty and staff at the Cornville Regional Charter School.  Poliquin’s visit to the charter school is one of the several locations that the Congressman traveled to this week while back in the District. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:


January 19, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The deadline for the 2016 Congressional App Challenge is 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 21.  Congressman Bruce Poliquin is inviting students from across Maine’s Second Congressional District to participate in the contest.


The Congressional App Challenge is a national competition aimed at developing students’ STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills and celebrating their creativity in coding their own applications.