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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Press Releases

February 5, 2018 Press Release
Unnecessary delays have caused highly perishable urchins to be held in warehouses for prolonged periods, a detriment to the industry and jobs in Maine

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill authored by Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin with broad, bipartisan support to make it easier for seafood dealers to export sea urchins and sea cucumbers outside of the United States.

 

January 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement after President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union Address:

 

January 30, 2018 Press Release
‘This is all about keeping America safe’

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) voted today in favor of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2018, a funding measure that will give American troops a 2.4% pay raise while providing for extremely critical needs in upgrading national defense and military readiness.

 

January 29, 2018 Press Release
The bipartisan Senior Safe Act will help identify, report, and stop financial abuse of Seniors

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s (ME-02) Senior Safe Act—a bipartisan bill to help identify, report, and stop financial abuse of Seniors—was included in a package of legislation that passed the U.S.

January 26, 2018 Press Release
Joy served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and has been heavily involved helping Veterans in Maine since, including as a member of Poliquin’s Veteran Advisory Panel

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, will be joined by U.S. Navy Veteran Joy Lewis Asuncion of Belfast, Maine as his guest to the 2018 State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

 

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January 20, 2018 Press Release
Poliquin, who voted to avert the shutdown, is working with lawmakers today on ways forward to fund the government

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), who voted to avert a government shutdown, will be refusing any salary from taxpayers while the government and critical services to Mainers remain unfunded and will be donating the money to the Good Shepherd Food Bank, a statewide charity in Maine.

 

January 19, 2018 Press Release
Voting against funding the government is “playing with fire”

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement today on the possibility of a government shutdown:

 

January 18, 2018 Press Release
Poliquin has consistently urged Congress to avert a shutdown of the federal government

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) voted to continue funding for the government and avert a shutdown, which could affect the function of government services for Maine seniors, such as LIHEAP (the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program).

 

January 18, 2018 Press Release
The support will help finance repairs, weatherization and heating improvements for dozens of homes in Maine

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced $40,000 of federal financial support—matched by more than $360,000 in state funds—will go toward low-income housing repairs and rehabilitation projects for dozens of homes in Franklin, Washington and Hancock Counties that include improving home heating.

 

January 17, 2018 Press Release
Poliquin calls on Speaker Ryan and Democratic Leader Pelosi to fund the government and LIHEAP, saying any loss of LIHEAP support is unacceptable

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is strongly urging Congress to avert a government shutdown that could limit funding for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for Mainers as harsh winter weather continues in Maine.

 

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