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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

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December 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) helped pass major legislation in the House that will support Maine’s forestry workers, rural broadband development, and Maine farmers.

 

October 30, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Maine’s Congressional Delegation announced today that Sanford-based Flemish Master Weavers prevailed in its application for an exemption from a tariff on yarn it uses to manufacture area rugs in Maine.  The ruling by the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board helps to level the playing field for Flemish Master Weavers to compete against foreign competitors and places

October 30, 2018 Press Release

Norridgewock, ME – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representative Bruce Poliquin visited the New Balance plant in Norridgewock in celebration of New Balance’s new contract with the U.S.

October 10, 2018 Press Release

OLD TOWN, Maine – In another big win for Maine’s forest products industry, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) applauded the announcement of the purchase and reopening of the Old Town Mill by ND Paper.

October 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, joined Democratic Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) in introducing the Enhancing Veterans Experience with Telehealth Services Act (the eVETS Act), bipartisan legislation to improve access to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment via telemedicine.

 

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September 27, 2018 Press Release

MILLINOCKET, Maine – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced a $5.3 million grant has been awarded to Our Katahdin, a non-profit economic development organization in Millinocket, for the purpose of investing new infrastructure for wood-product manufacturing at the site of the former Great Northern Paper Mill.

September 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) has joined Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) to launch the bipartisan Palliative Care Task Force. The Democratic and Republican lawmakers are working together, across the aisle, to improve health care for those with serious illnesses.

 

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September 12, 2018 Press Release

LEWISTON, Maine – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a founding member of the Congressional Rural Hospitals Caucus and the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, is announcing a grant to several towns in Pi

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September 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – A new round of tariffs recently proposed by the Trump Administration to crack down on Chinese intellectual property theft could inadvertently cause significant financial harm to Hussey Seating Company, a family-owned business in North Berwick that manufactures bleachers and auditorium seating for distribution across the globe. 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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January 3, 2015 Video
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