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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Press Releases

September 28, 2017 Press Release
Poliquin’s amendment was critical in blocking a provision from a House bill that could have obstructed the contract negotiations for the BURKE Class Destroyers at BIW

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), whose amendment was critical to preventing negotiations from being obstructed in the last few months, applauded the announcement from Bath Iron Works (BIW) that the shipyard has finalized negotiations

September 28, 2017 Press Release
Conners-Emerson in Bar Harbor and Fourteenth Street School in Bangor were named National Blue Ribbon Schools of 2017 by the U.S. Department of Education

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Education that two schools in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017.

September 28, 2017 Press Release
Poliquin cosponsors bipartisan legislation to make it easier for Maine families and job creators to install renewable and more affordable heating while supporting Maine jobs in the forest products industry

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that will lower energy costs and create new markets for biomass, a critical component of the forest products industry in Maine.


September 27, 2017 Press Release
Anthem, and other Maine ACA insurers, presented double-digit rate increases for Maine Enrollees PRIOR to last year’s election after significant losses in previous years. Anthem President & CEO specifically cited his support for legislation that passed in the House earlier this year

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement in response to the announcement from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield that they will pull out of the marketplace across Maine except for Aroostook, Hancock, and Washington Counties:


September 26, 2017 Press Release
Poliquin sent a letter to the House Natural Resources Committee urging for a hearing on his bill

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is pushing Congress to act on important revisions to boundary policies at Acadia National Park (ANP) and to resolve recent disputes between local harvesters and the National Park Service (NPS).

September 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Maine Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin have introduced a resolution in the House to recognize today, September 25, 2017, as National Lobster Day. The resolution is a companion to one passed in the Senate after being introduced by Senators Susan Collins and Angus King.


September 25, 2017 Press Release
The office has moved from Presque Isle to a new location in Caribou and will continue providing casework services for constituents of Aroostook County

CARIBOU – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) has announced his new Aroostook County constituent services office location in Caribou at 7 Hatch Drive, Suite 230, Caribou, ME 04736, from its previous location in Presque Isle.


September 18, 2017 Press Release
Several of Congressman Poliquin’s suggestions included in recommendation for the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement on U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s official recommendation regarding the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument:


September 14, 2017 Press Release
The bill encourages financial institutions to report suspected instances of fraud targeting seniors

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-ME-02) and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ-09) reintroduced the bipartisan Senior Safe Act (H.R. 3758), legislation to help identify, report, and stop financial abuse of seniors.


September 8, 2017 Press Release
Poliquin spoke with the group of Mainers today by phone and is in direct contact with State and Defense Department officials

WASHINGTON – With a wedding group from Maine stranded on Sint Maarten in the Caribbean following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, and with another potentially destructive major storm in Hurricane Jose close behind, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02)