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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine


Latest News

July 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is announcing a $333,334 grant has been awarded for the Houlton Fire Department to go toward the acquisition of a pumper truck for the department.

July 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is opposing an anti-air quality measure in the U.S. House of Representatives today in order to move forward on implementing the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards through the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) program.


July 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) applauded the announcement by the U.S.

July 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) voted in favor of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).


July 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) have successfully secured an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to ensure that Bath Iron Works (BIW) can remain in contract negotiations and on track to construct a second Fiscal Year 2016 DDG-51 destroyer and a Fiscal Year 2017 DDG-51 destroyer, after a provis

July 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in voting down an amendment that would have blocked a U.S. military study on the effects of climate change on our Nation’s defenses.


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.


July 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, released the following statement:


July 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved up to $10 million to purchase Maine wild blueberries after the Delegation requested the Department take action earlier this year.


In The News

April 18, 2017 In The News

DIXFIELD — U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, told officials and workers during his first tour of the Irving Forest Products mill Tuesday afternoon that he needs to understand their issues and how to help them.


"It's all about jobs and how do we help you guys with taxes, regulations, management costs, etc.?" Poliquin said.


September 21, 2016 In The News

The confirmed reports of the Obama Administration’s covert payment of cash ransoms in exchange for American hostages are an abomination. This kind of action by the Executive Branch is reckless and puts more Americans at risk around the world. This should be alarming to everyone, most especially our federal government’s senior officials.

September 7, 2016 In The News

Over the past seven years, we have seen how this Administration’s foreign policy has made Americans less safe at home and overseas.

June 23, 2016 In The News

Our State is home to more than 107,000 seniors and more than 126,000 veterans. Our seniors and our veterans have been promised benefits and support after their careers in the workforce and service to our country. I believe it is absolutely critical that those promises are fulfilled.

June 10, 2016 In The News

Serving our Veterans should be a commonsense goal for each and every one of our public officials. Our Veterans have served and sacrificed for our Nation—their care and our Nation’s highest respect for them should be unquestioned priorities for all those in government at all levels.

May 31, 2016 In The News

First and foremost, let me be clear: I do not believe in discrimination — period. It’s wrong, hurtful, and against the law. There is no place for discrimination in Maine or in America. We should stamp it out wherever and whenever it rears its ugly head.

Everyone who knows me understands that I embrace and respect everyone. That’s how I live my life. That’s how I raised my son.

May 13, 2016 In The News

The 21st Century ushered in striking technological improvements that have enhanced and changed so many parts of our lives. Technological advancements in the past half-century have allowed for greater collaboration, communication and connectivity across all aspects of life.

May 6, 2016 In The News

The IRS should work for Maine taxpayers—not the other way around.

This year’s tax season served as a reminder of the dysfunction at the IRS. Last year alone, the agency failed to answer eight million calls from Americans looking for answers.

May 1, 2016 In The News

Through the years, international trade deals have hurt many workers and families in Maine's 2nd Congressional District and also the businesses that employ them.

April 25, 2016 In The News

Made in America. Those words mean a lot to American workers. Those words mean that a hardworking American family is earning a paycheck. Those words mean that a business, right here in America, is choosing to employ American citizens rather than export jobs overseas. Those words mean quality.


Photo Galleries

January 3, 2015 Photo Gallery
The U.S. House of Representatives' Flickr photo gallery.


January 3, 2015 Video
A Video of the Lincoln Memorial.