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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

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December 19, 2017 Press Release
House passes tax reform legislation that doubles the standard deduction for the average Maine family, making it easier for Mainers to benefit from the tax code

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement after the House passed tax reform legislation that simplifies the tax code for the average Maine family by doubling the standard deduction and making it easier for Mainers to benefit from the tax code:

 

December 14, 2017 Press Release
The legislation, passed with broad bipartisan support, is Poliquin’s fourth to pass the House this year

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December 13, 2017 Press Release
The legislation passed out of committee unanimously, clearing a key step toward a final vote in the House

WASHINGTON – In a unanimous, bipartisan vote, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) had his legislation pass through the House Natural Resources Committee, clearing a key step toward a final vote in the House.  The bill, H.R.

December 7, 2017 Press Release
Democratic State Rep. Troy Jackson commented on Poliquin's efforts during an interview with WAGM-8 in Presque Isle

WASHINGTON – The Democratic Leader of the Maine State Senate, Troy Jackson (D-Allagash), said this week he appreciates Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) for his successful efforts to fight against illegal and unfair foreign trade, resulting in a sweeping decision by the Nation’s top trade officials to impose tariffs on Chinese imports and level the playing field for 161 worker

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.

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