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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

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December 5, 2017 Press Release
Poliquin joins group of 34 House Republicans in calling on Congress to find a permanent legislative solution

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is calling on Congress to find a permanent legislative solution for DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, before the end of December. The letter from the 34 Republican lawmakers states:

 

December 4, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Poliquin today announced the 14 high school students from across Maine’s 2nd District who have been nominated this year

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced that he has nominated 14 students from Maine’s 2nd District to attend one of our Nation’s prestigious military service academies next year. The Congressman will personally call each nominee to congratulate them. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:

 

December 4, 2017 Press Release
Poliquin testified before the ITC in October, condemning illegal Chinese subsidies hurting Maine wood products jobs

WASHINGTON – In a sweeping 4-0 vote, the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Nation’s top federal trade officials, ruled in favor of Maine forest products jobs against illegal Chinese subsidies, after Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) strongly implored them to do so at a hear

December 1, 2017 Press Release
The tax reform package will double the standard deduction for the average Maine family and retain the highest rate for top earners

WASHINGTON – A comprehensive tax reform proposal, which will double the standard deduction for the average Maine family and retain the highest tax rate for top earners, had improvements made to it by Senator Susan Collins (ME) and others that Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) strongly supports. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:

 

November 30, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Poliquin grills top VA officials following serious failures at the department that could have put Veterans at risk nationwide

WASHINGTON – In the wake of serious failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that could have put Veterans at risk nationwide, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) grilled the department’s top officials at a Veterans Affairs Committee hearing,

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November 29, 2017 Press Release
The comprehensive resolution expands upon a measure Rep. Poliquin and Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier introduced earlier this month to require House Members and their staffs to undergo mandatory sexual harassment awareness training

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today unanimously approved a measure from Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-ME-02), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA-14), and a bipartisan group of lawmakers that would make changes to rules on Capitol Hill to require Members of Congress and their staffs to undergo workplace sexual harassment awareness and prevention training.

November 28, 2017 Press Release
The report comes just weeks after it was revealed the VA failed to disclose bad medical practitioners to the public, including one notorious offender at Togus, Thomas Franchini

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) will participate in a hearing he requested as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee after the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a nonpartisan watchdog, produced a scathing report detailing the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) fai

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November 21, 2017 Press Release
Poliquin has passed three of his bills out of the full House this year, all with broad, bipartisan support

WASHINGTON – During a busy week in Washington, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) had his fourth bill this year pass out of a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

November 16, 2017 Press Release
Poliquin looks forward to the Senate’s action on tax reform and continued discussions on proposals

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) voted to move forward the House tax reform proposal, which keeps intact the current highest tax rate for top earners. The Congressman released the following statement:

 

November 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), along with Representatives Ryan Costello (R-PA), and Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), to introduced bipartisan, comprehensive legislation to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in Congress.

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