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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Press Releases

June 7, 2017 Press Release
For years, Customs and Border Protection has struggled to recruit and hire qualified and well-vetted individuals due to bureaucratic requirements

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the Congressional Norther Border Caucus, voted in favor of bipartisan legislation that will help Customs and Border Protection (CBP) more easily hire highly-qualified and thoroughly vetted customs officers and border patrol agents to fill essential positions to keep secure the 611-mile long Maine-Canada border.

June 7, 2017 Press Release
The support will help continue efforts in cleaning up contaminated Brownfield properties

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected two existing Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) recipients in Maine to receive $1.1 million in supplemental funding, supporting work in Oxford, Kennebec, Waldo and Somerset counties.

June 6, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Poliquin asks the Interior Secretary to consider six separate points

WASHINGTON – In response to a request from U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan K.

June 1, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Poliquin urges the White House to continue engaging in world talks with an eye toward sensible environmental policies that do not limit our nation’s economic competiveness, two priorities he believes are not mutually exclusive

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement regarding the Paris Climate Agreement and global discussions on environmental policy:

 

May 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced two different firefighter-related grants for Maine’s 2nd District issued through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program:

 

May 24, 2017 Press Release
Decision Should Help Hundreds of Disadvantaged Northern Maine High School Students Pursue Higher Education

Washington, D.C. — Following a months’ long bipartisan push from the Maine Delegation, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Bruce Poliquin and Chellie Pingree announced today that the U.S.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and an original cosponsor of the Balanced Budget Amendment, released the following statement on the White House’s 2018 Fiscal Year budget proposal—the first step in the budget process that is ultimately written, voted on, and passed by the U.S.

May 19, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan, bicameral letter underscores how new facilities – including a Portland-based CBOC – will improve veterans’ access to vital health care services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin today sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requesting that they include funding for 24 VA medical facility leases in the President’s FY 2018 budget request.

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May 18, 2017 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 — Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin have reintroduced their bill to make it easier for seafood dealers to export sea urchins and sea cucumbers outside of the United States.

May 17, 2017 Press Release
The commonsense bill, Congressman Poliquin’s second to pass the House in the new Congress, removes an outdated restriction to help business and job growth

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s (ME-02) legislation to help business development and job creation in Old Town passed the U.S. House of Representatives with broad bipartisan support in a 418-1 vote.

 

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