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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

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February 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill authored by Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin with broad, bipartisan support to make it easier for seafood dealers to export sea urchins and sea cucumbers outside of the United States.

 

January 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement after President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union Address:

 

January 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) voted today in favor of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2018, a funding measure that will give American troops a 2.4% pay raise while providing for extremely critical needs in upgrading national defense and military readiness.

 

January 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s (ME-02) Senior Safe Act—a bipartisan bill to help identify, report, and stop financial abuse of Seniors—was included in a package of legislation that passed the U.S.

January 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, will be joined by U.S. Navy Veteran Joy Lewis Asuncion of Belfast, Maine as his guest to the 2018 State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

 

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January 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), who voted to avert a government shutdown, will be refusing any salary from taxpayers while the government and critical services to Mainers remain unfunded and will be donating the money to the Good Shepherd Food Bank, a statewide charity in Maine.

 

January 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement today on the possibility of a government shutdown:

 

January 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) voted to continue funding for the government and avert a shutdown, which could affect the function of government services for Maine seniors, such as LIHEAP (the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program).

 

January 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced $40,000 of federal financial support—matched by more than $360,000 in state funds—will go toward low-income housing repairs and rehabilitation projects for dozens of homes in Franklin, Washington and Hancock Counties that include improving home heating.

 

January 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is strongly urging Congress to avert a government shutdown that could limit funding for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for Mainers as harsh winter weather continues in Maine.

 

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In The News

April 12, 2016 In The News

This week, Maine’s State Legislature passed LD 1600, a bill that would require State approval before any sitting President can designate a national monument in Maine.  This bill, which is sponsored by Democratic Rep.

April 8, 2016 In The News

In February, I met with Command Sergeant Major Steve Curtis, a retired member of the Maine Army National Guard who lives in Stacyville.  Steve, a born-and-raised Mainer who served for more than 33 years in the military, including two deployments in the Iraq War and service in the 1983 invasion of Grenada, brought to my attention a rather unbelievable inconsistency in the negative way our Nation

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April 1, 2016 In The News

This month, the House has acted to challenge the President on his unlawful executive order to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

March 20, 2016 In The News

One of the most serious problems impacting Maine and America is the alarming and growing heroin and opioid epidemic. In recent years, drug abuse has skyrocketed in Maine and across the country, causing unthinkable harm to our families, friends and communities.

March 16, 2016 In The News

This March, as our Nation celebrates the lives and accomplishments of women throughout American history during Women’s History Month, I believe it is especially important to recognize the countless women that have served in our Nation’s Armed Services and have sacrificed so much to defend our country.

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March 9, 2016 In The News

BANGOR – On Friday, March 11, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, will join in a discussion with numerous Seniors hosted by AARP Maine at Bagel Central in downtown Bangor.  During the morning discussion, the Congressman will talk with Seniors and discuss his commitment to protecting Medicare and Social Security benefits for those that have worked for and earned

March 9, 2016 In The News

As I travel through our Second Congressional District, some of the most frequent issues that I hear about from Maine residents and small business owners are the burdens they experience because of our Nation’s broken health care system under ObamaCare.

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March 8, 2016 In The News

LEWISTON – On Thursday, March 10, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, will speak at the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce March 2016 Breakfast.  The event will take place at the historic Franco American Heritage Center, located at 46 Cedar St., Lewiston, ME 04240, from 6:45 a.m.

March 2, 2016 In The News

This past week, President Obama demonstrated, yet again, that he puts his party’s politics before protecting the American People. On Tuesday, the President announced his plan to shut down the high-security prison at Guantanamo Bay, which currently houses 91 terrorist detainees.

The President laid out his plan in four disastrous steps.

February 25, 2016 In The News

As an avid outdoorsman, a proud gun owner, and a member of the Congressional Sportsmen Caucus, one of my priorities in Congress is to protect our outdoors and public lands and to ensure that they can be enjoyed by all and for generations of Mainers to come.

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