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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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July 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, have inserted a provision to a bill to extend funding for the rural Veterans CHOICE program for six months that passed the House today, to authorize the lease for the new Portland VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), as well as several 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, impacting Veterans’ care.

 

July 11, 2017 Press Release

BANGOR – At a press conference in Bangor, with a number of Maine Seniors and a Veteran in attendance, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced his new bill that will ensure Seniors and retired Veterans receive the Social Security benefits they have worked for, earned and deserve.

 

July 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman (R-Mich.) and Ranking Member Annie Kuster (D-NH), along with Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine), introduced bipartisan legislation to streamline VA’s processes for workforce acquisition.

 

June 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act (S. 1094) was signed into law:

 

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).