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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Rep. Poliquin’s Language in NDAA Passes House in Landmark Victory for Hundreds of Maine Jobs

May 19, 2016
Press Release
Rep. Poliquin’s language in Defense bill will enforce the Berry Amendment, support 900 jobs in Maine and provide our Military with top-quality, Made-in-Maine athletic shoes

WASHINGTON – Last night, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which included critical language inserted by Maine’s 2nd District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, in a landmark victory for hundreds of Maine jobs, our Nation’s military members and U.S. taxpayers.  Congressman Poliquin’s language would make certain the Berry Amendment is fully implemented, helping American manufacturers, providing our military recruits with the best equipment available, and ensuring that U.S. tax dollars go to U.S. workers and families, and not to workers overseas.  Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:


“After months of working closely alongside my Democrat and Republican colleagues, especially Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, and tirelessly pushing the Pentagon to purchase American-made training shoes, I am proud that this critical and bipartisan language has passed through the House to make sure the Berry Amendment is fully implemented,” said Congressman Poliquin. “This is a landmark victory for our American manufacturers, for our military recruits, and for our taxpayers.”


Last month, Congressman Poliquin and Democrat Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (MA-03) successfully had their language included in the NDAA after months of strong advocacy and legislative action.


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