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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine


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August 25, 2018 Press Release

LEWISTON, Maine – Tonight, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement:


August 22, 2018 Press Release

LEWISTON, Maine – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced grant money awarded to three of the District’s Fire Departments. The Bangor Fire Department received $515,891 to hire four new firefighters as part of the SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) grant program.

August 20, 2018 Press Release

LEWISTON, Maine – Following Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s (ME-02) urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow for alternative and more affordable versions of EpiPen (epinephrine injection) devices,

August 17, 2018 Press Release

BANGOR, Maine – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) today hosted the Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Dr.

July 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In light of talks between the U.S. and the European Union concerning removing barriers to fairer trade, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is urging the Administration to stand up for Maine’s lobster industry. Congressman Poliquin sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) head Ambassador Robert E.

July 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) voted in favor of a resolution that condemns the policy of a carbon tax:


July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement on the new investment into the Jay paper mill from Verso, announced today:


July 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representative Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) testified at an International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing this morning about the urgent crisis facing newspapers, book publishers, and commercial printers in Maine and across the United States. 


July 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement regarding the presidential summit in Helsinki, Finland:



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

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.

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.

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.