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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Press Releases

October 30, 2018 Press Release
Sens. Collins, King and Reps. Pingree, Poliquin urged the Foreign-Trade Zones Board to approve Flemish Master Weavers’ application for an exemption from a damaging tariff that threatened rug production in the state

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
The Senators and Representative played a pivotal role in making the contract possible by ensuring the Pentagon followed the law and buys American-made athletic shoes for military recruits

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
ND Paper is investing in and reopening the mill, creating more than 100 new jobs

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
The bipartisan bill addresses rising suicide rates among Veterans, especially in Maine where rates are higher than the national level

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
The project is expected to create 115 jobs and spur $205 million in private investment

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
The Democratic and Republican lawmakers are working together, across the aisle, to improve health care for those with serious illnesses

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
The grant will go toward a new ambulance for the purpose of opioid misuse and other emergency services for the towns of Milo, Brownville, Lake View, Medford, and Lagrange

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
Hussey Seating, a family-owned business in North Berwick that manufactures bleachers and auditorium seating, is facing significant increases in costs due to recent trade actions

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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