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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine


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December 7, 2017 Press Release

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

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

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

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

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

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,

November 29, 2017 Press Release

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

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

November 21, 2017 Press Release

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

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:



In The News

April 18, 2017 In The News

DIXFIELD — U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, told officials and workers during his first tour of the Irving Forest Products mill Tuesday afternoon that he needs to understand their issues and how to help them.


"It's all about jobs and how do we help you guys with taxes, regulations, management costs, etc.?" Poliquin said.


September 21, 2016 In The News

The confirmed reports of the Obama Administration’s covert payment of cash ransoms in exchange for American hostages are an abomination. This kind of action by the Executive Branch is reckless and puts more Americans at risk around the world. This should be alarming to everyone, most especially our federal government’s senior officials.

September 7, 2016 In The News

Over the past seven years, we have seen how this Administration’s foreign policy has made Americans less safe at home and overseas.

June 23, 2016 In The News

Our State is home to more than 107,000 seniors and more than 126,000 veterans. Our seniors and our veterans have been promised benefits and support after their careers in the workforce and service to our country. I believe it is absolutely critical that those promises are fulfilled.

June 10, 2016 In The News

Serving our Veterans should be a commonsense goal for each and every one of our public officials. Our Veterans have served and sacrificed for our Nation—their care and our Nation’s highest respect for them should be unquestioned priorities for all those in government at all levels.

May 31, 2016 In The News

First and foremost, let me be clear: I do not believe in discrimination — period. It’s wrong, hurtful, and against the law. There is no place for discrimination in Maine or in America. We should stamp it out wherever and whenever it rears its ugly head.

Everyone who knows me understands that I embrace and respect everyone. That’s how I live my life. That’s how I raised my son.

May 13, 2016 In The News

The 21st Century ushered in striking technological improvements that have enhanced and changed so many parts of our lives. Technological advancements in the past half-century have allowed for greater collaboration, communication and connectivity across all aspects of life.

May 6, 2016 In The News

The IRS should work for Maine taxpayers—not the other way around.

This year’s tax season served as a reminder of the dysfunction at the IRS. Last year alone, the agency failed to answer eight million calls from Americans looking for answers.

May 1, 2016 In The News

Through the years, international trade deals have hurt many workers and families in Maine's 2nd Congressional District and also the businesses that employ them.

April 25, 2016 In The News

Made in America. Those words mean a lot to American workers. Those words mean that a hardworking American family is earning a paycheck. Those words mean that a business, right here in America, is choosing to employ American citizens rather than export jobs overseas. Those words mean quality.


Photo Galleries

January 3, 2015 Photo Gallery
The U.S. House of Representatives' Flickr photo gallery.


January 3, 2015 Video
A Video of the Lincoln Memorial.