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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine


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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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:


January 16, 2017 Press Release

BANGOR – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced he is joining the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the congressional body charged with all legislative matters pertaining to improving care and services for our Veterans, including congressional oversight specific to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and its operations. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:


December 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Maine Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the Veterans Administration (VA) expressing concern about several long-unfilled vacancies at two Vet Centers in Maine. The letter from Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin urges the VA to fill those vacancies with qualified staff as soon as possible to ensure that Maine veterans have access to the quality and timely care they deserve.


October 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is acting to halt the Pentagon’s efforts to force former California National Guard members to repay the bonuses they earned and were promised.


Congressman Poliquin sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter asking for an immediate halt in efforts to recoup these bonuses and requesting information to better understand the reason behind the issue and its scope.  Today, the Pentagon announced it would cease these recoupment efforts.


October 20, 2016 Press Release

PRESQUE ISLE – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) presented the Bronze Star and several other medals for distinguished military service in Vietnam to an Air Force Veteran from Aroostook County on Thursday during a small ceremony in Presque Isle.


October 17, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – To recognize the annual, national tradition to honor our fallen soldiers and Veterans that was started by Downeast Mainers 25 years ago, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is requesting a World War II aircraft flyover to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery this December.


October 4, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is pushing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to improve the reliability and efficiency of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL), a service at the VA designed to help Veterans and their families find immediate assistance via phone and text message in cases where a Veteran is facing suicide or related dire situations.


September 29, 2016 Press Release

Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin joined Representative Julia Brownley (D-CA) in introducing a bill last night to force the approval of a lease for a major expansion of the Portland VA health clinic, as well as leases at 23 other VA facilities around the country.  Because of technicalities in the way the leases are approved, work on the expansion in Portland has been delayed.


August 1, 2016 Press Release

BANGOR, Maine – On Friday, Maine’s 2nd District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, presented the prestigious Purple Heart to an Army Veteran from Eastern Maine who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.