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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Veterans

Honoring the service and sacrifice of members in the military and their families is one the greatest and proudest responsibilities for Members of Congress. One of Congressman Poliquin’s top priorities is to continue to support the brave men and women in uniform during active duty and once they return to civilian life.

When service members return to civilian life, it is imperative that they receive excellent healthcare, help with their benefits and any other issues that may arise. They have served our Country with honor and we must honor and fulfill our promises to them. Congressman Poliquin’s staff in Maine and Washington, D.C., is here to help with all constituents’ requests – click the link here.

 

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June 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) was joined by Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David J. Shulkin for the 2017 Congressional Charity Baseball Game, which set a record for its largest charity donation total, raising more than $1 million.

 

June 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, joined a bipartisan effort to give Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) management the full authority to hold bad actors at the VA accountable.

 

May 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin today sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requesting that they include funding for 24 VA medical facility leases in the President’s FY 2018 budget request.

May 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin are warning Maine veterans to beware of a scam where imposters attempt to imitate the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) phone line.

 

Through this scam, a phone line has been set up by an unknown party to potentially mimic the VCP phone line. The imposter phone line may be intended to reach veterans who inadvertently dial the VCP number incorrectly.

 

April 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, L.D. 306, the legislation to make Maine compliant with the federal REAL ID law, was signed by Governor LePage. Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) applauded the Governor and the Maine State Legislature’s quick action to move forward Maine’s compliance with the federal REAL ID law in order to urgently help those Maine Veterans and families who are already being adversely affected by the State’s noncompliance.

 

April 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin were encouraged by the findings in a report released today by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) on mental health consults and access to care issues at the VA Maine Healthcare System (VA Maine).

 

April 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is leading a bipartisan and bicameral effort in Congress requesting the U.S. Postmaster General to issue a commemorative stamp in honor of the 100th anniversary of Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a nonprofit Veterans service organization.

 

Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:

 

March 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and U.S. Representative Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) today introduced bicameral legislation to ensure servicemembers aren’t unduly penalized when they serve their country.

 

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:

 

January 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) participated in his first meeting as a new member on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement: