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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine


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April 25, 2018 Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – This morning, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) and lawmakers held their first Congressional Baseball Game team practice of the year, and the first practice since the tragic attack that took place at a practice last year that resulted in several individuals injured, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01).


April 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement on reports of the killing of Somerset County Deputy Sheriff Corporal, Eugene Cole, in Norridgewock this morning:


April 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) will be on the roster for the 2018 Congressional Baseball Game, an annual bipartisan tradition that helps raise money for charity.

April 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement:


“I’m saddened by the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush,” said Congressman Poliquin. “Thank you for being an inspiration to so many in Maine and across our nation. May you rest in peace. My prayers go out to the entire Bush family tonight.”

April 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement regarding U.S. and allied nations’ military strikes in Syria:


April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a longtime supporter and original cosponsor of the Balanced Budget Amendment, took to the House Floor to call on all Members of Congress of both parties, many of whom in recent months have started expressing on-the-record their c

April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement today after reports that President Donald Trump is considering taking action for the United States to reenter the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) i

April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, lawmakers announced major legislation to reauthorize programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will include key reforms to the nation’s welfare system that are based on Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s (ME-02) own proposals.


April 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement:


April 7, 2018 Press Release

BANGOR, Maine – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) joined several hundred Mainers for this year’s Hike for the Homeless and cheered the nearly $540,000 that was appropriated to homeless youth centers in Bangor, Lewiston and Rumford.



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.