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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Press Releases

June 21, 2017 Press Release
The support will go toward acquiring protective gear, breathing equipment, and training for the fire department

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced a $230,101 grant for the Fryeburg Fire Department through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The grant will go toward the fire department’s acquiring of new firefighter protective turnout gear, breathing equipment, and training. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:

 

June 21, 2017 Press Release
Poliquin is continuing to seek solutions to the issue to protect the environment, local wildlife, the local community, residents, small businesses, and hundreds of jobs in Washington County

WASHINGTON – Continuing to seek solutions to the devastating prospect of the abandonment of the Forest City Dam on the St.

June 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Collins and King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin today sent a letter to U.S.

June 16, 2017 Press Release
The two met earlier in the day on Capitol Hill discussing how best to serve our Maine Veterans

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.

 

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June 13, 2017 Press Release
Broadly supported legislation will now move to the President’s desk for his signature

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.

 

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June 8, 2017 Press Release
Legislation will make critical reforms and improvements to financial red tape, allowing Maine’s community credit unions and local banks to more easily lend to small businesses while creating stronger safeguards for consumers

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced his support for the Financial CHOICE Act.

 

June 7, 2017 Press Release
For years, Customs and Border Protection has struggled to recruit and hire qualified and well-vetted individuals due to bureaucratic requirements

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the Congressional Norther Border Caucus, voted in favor of bipartisan legislation that will help Customs and Border Protection (CBP) more easily hire highly-qualified and thoroughly vetted customs officers and border patrol agents to fill essential positions to keep secure the 611-mile long Maine-Canada border.

June 7, 2017 Press Release
The support will help continue efforts in cleaning up contaminated Brownfield properties

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected two existing Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) recipients in Maine to receive $1.1 million in supplemental funding, supporting work in Oxford, Kennebec, Waldo and Somerset counties.

June 6, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Poliquin asks the Interior Secretary to consider six separate points

WASHINGTON – In response to a request from U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan K.

June 1, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Poliquin urges the White House to continue engaging in world talks with an eye toward sensible environmental policies that do not limit our nation’s economic competiveness, two priorities he believes are not mutually exclusive

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement regarding the Paris Climate Agreement and global discussions on environmental policy:

 

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