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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Press Releases

August 13, 2017 Press Release

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


“I am deeply saddened and disgusted, as are many Americans today, by the disturbing acts of terrorism that took place in Charlottesville,” said Congressman Poliquin. “There is no place in our country anywhere for racial hate and vicious violence.”

August 11, 2017 Press Release
Support will go toward new protective gear, breathing apparatuses, a thermal imaging camera, a mobile generator and other equipment for the department

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) has announced the Plymouth Fire Department will receive a $172,006 grant for a variety of new equipment.

August 4, 2017 Press Release
$1.5 million+ worth of grants will support local community projects in Aroostook, Washington, Oxford, Franklin and Penobscot Counties

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, is announcing $1,557,484 has been awarded to a number of Maine economic and infrastructure development programs across the 2nd Congressional District. The grants are awarded through the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC).

August 3, 2017 Press Release
The grant will go toward repairing and upgrading 22 rail bridges spanning the Madawaska Subdivision railway in Penobscot and Aroostook Counties, a major conduit for Maine businesses

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced today that the U.S.

July 28, 2017 Press Release
The expansion will allow Veterans to receive care closer to home

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, have inserted a provision to a bill to extend funding for the rural Veterans CHOICE program for six months that passed the House today, to authorize the lease for the new Portland VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), as well as se

July 26, 2017 Press Release
The legislation has the support of four Democratic and four Republican original cosponsors

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is reintroducing his bipartisan Fruit and Vegetable Access for Children Act, a bill that will give our children greater access to healthy fruits and vegetables in their school cafeterias.


July 26, 2017 Press Release
Student-developed app from each District will be chosen to receive national recognition

WASHINGTON, DC — Maine Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin today invited Maine students to participate in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge. Students have until November 1, 2017, to develop and submit their own desktop, web-based or mobile app—a winning app from each of Maine’s Congressional Districts will be chosen to receive national recognition.

July 25, 2017 Press Release
Overwhelmingly bipartisan majority passes the sanctions package in the House today

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) joined an overwhelming bipartisan group in the U.S. House of Representatives in passing stronger and tougher sanctions on Russia, North Korea and Iran.

July 25, 2017 Press Release
As talks continue on health care, Congressman Poliquin once again announces opposition of repealing ACA without replacement

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) today announced he would not support a repeal of the ACA, the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, without a viable alternative.


July 20, 2017 Press Release
The grant is awarded after Poliquin sent a letter of request to FEMA and will go toward acquiring a pumper truck for the department

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.