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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine


Latest News

July 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In light of talks between the U.S. and the European Union concerning removing barriers to fairer trade, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is urging the Administration to stand up for Maine’s lobster industry. Congressman Poliquin sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) head Ambassador Robert E.

July 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) voted in favor of a resolution that condemns the policy of a carbon tax:


July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement on the new investment into the Jay paper mill from Verso, announced today:


July 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representative Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) testified at an International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing this morning about the urgent crisis facing newspapers, book publishers, and commercial printers in Maine and across the United States. 


July 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement regarding the presidential summit in Helsinki, Finland:


July 12, 2018 Press Release

CALAIS, Maine – Following the news of Houlton Sector Border Patrol agents making an arrest of an individual for illegally entering the United States from Canada near Calais, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of

July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) had his amendment to identify and help cut unnecessary costs for Maine’s critical lobster industry unanimously pass the U.S. House of Representatives and added to a major fisheries bill. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) cosponsored the measure.


July 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, has been named one of the conferees for the negotiations between the House and the Senate for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, one of the primary bills Congress passes annually.


July 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court:


July 9, 2018 Press Release

BANGOR, Maine – Alongside Maine rural community leaders, state lawmakers, medical professionals, law enforcement personnel and others, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) and U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett for a forum focusing on the opioid crisis in rural Maine.



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.