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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine


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July 12, 2018 Press Release

CALAIS, Maine – Following the news of Houlton Sector Border Patrol agents making an arrest of an individual for illegally entering the United States from Canada near Calais, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of

July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) had his amendment to identify and help cut unnecessary costs for Maine’s critical lobster industry unanimously pass the U.S. House of Representatives and added to a major fisheries bill. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) cosponsored the measure.


July 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, has been named one of the conferees for the negotiations between the House and the Senate for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, one of the primary bills Congress passes annually.


July 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court:


July 9, 2018 Press Release

BANGOR, Maine – Alongside Maine rural community leaders, state lawmakers, medical professionals, law enforcement personnel and others, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) and U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett for a forum focusing on the opioid crisis in rural Maine.

June 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement regarding ND Paper’s investment into the Rumford Paper Mill:


June 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) successfully worked to kill an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2018 that would have stripped $250 million from Bath Iron Work’s (BIW) DDG-51 destroyer program.


June 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act:


June 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is cosponsoring legislation requiring the Administration to quickly reunite families separated at the border and to prevent any further family separations.

June 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S.


In The News

January 27, 2016 In The News

LEWISTON – On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Maine’s Second District Congressman Bruce Poliquin will hold a press conference to announce a new welfare reform bill.  Poliquin will hold the press conference at his Congressional office at 179 Lisbon Street in Lewiston at 9:30 a.m.  All media members are invited to attend.


January 18, 2016 In The News

If it finalizes Proposed Rule 30e-3, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is in danger of failing in one of its statutory responsibilities: investor protection. This rule would allow Wall Street mutual funds to take away critical printed fund performance reports, without customer consent. Main Street investors rely on this information to make informed investing decisions.

September 10, 2015 In The News

The Iranian government has American blood on its hands. It vows to kill more Americans. It's committed to destroying Israel. It supports terrorism throughout the Middle East to help achieve those and other horrific goals.

August 24, 2015 In The News
July 21, 2015 In The News

Today, we are humbled to have the opportunity to visit Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to speak with officials and meet with as many military service members as possible to thank them for their service to our country.  

July 20, 2015 In The News

There is no more important public service than caring for our brave men and women in uniform, during and after active duty. The character and compassion of our nation are measured by fulfilling this commitment.

May 29, 2015 In The News

For several years, families and small businesses have suffered from the negative effects of ObamaCare.

In Congress, I have supported several bills that will help repeal some of ObamaCare’s most penalizing mandates that are hurting Mainers the most – individual mandate, IPAB, Medical Device Excise Tax and restored the work-week to 40 hours instead of 30 hours.

February 26, 2015 In The News

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." – The Constitution of the United States, Amendment 2.

February 10, 2015 In The News

Dear Editor,

For more than twenty years, my father was heavily involved in the local public school system as a teacher, coach and principal. Like most families in the Second District, my parents struggled to get by; but, they always made sure that I attended the best possible school that fit my educational needs.

January 6, 2015 In The News
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