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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine


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September 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — In a win for Maine’s sea urchin and sea cucumber harvesting industry and businesses, Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin had their bipartisan amendment, the Poliquin Amendment, included into one of the major spending bills being considered by the House.


September 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The offices of Maine’s Congressional Delegation will host a Military Academy Seminar in cooperation with the Maine Maritime Academy in Portland on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street, from 6 – 8:30 PM. Registration is from 5:30 – 6 PM.

September 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:


August 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is announcing that $1.5 million has been awarded to the University of Maine to help with projects that anticipate ultimately creating 50 new jobs and continuing UMaine’s marine data collection that benefits thousands of lobstermen, fishermen and others in Maine’s marine economy.

August 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, has introduced a commonsense bill to ensure that Veterans’ family members who are buried at tribal Veterans cemeteries—such as the Houlto

August 25, 2017 Press Release

BAR HARBOR – Yesterday, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) joined more than a dozen officials for a tour by sea of the regional buoy and ocean observation equipment systems—the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)—and the Cooke Aquaculture salmon farm off of Bar Harbor.

August 22, 2017 Press Release

BANGOR – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, launched the Veteran Advisory Panel, a new body consisting of Maine Veterans that will assist the Congressman in more effectively hearing from and conveying the interests of Veterans across Maine’s 2nd District to Congress.


August 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement on the United States’ strategy regarding the military campaign in Afghanistan:


August 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement:


“I am deeply saddened and disgusted, as are many Americans today, by the disturbing acts of terrorism that took place in Charlottesville,” said Congressman Poliquin. “There is no place in our country anywhere for racial hate and vicious violence.”

August 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) has announced the Plymouth Fire Department will receive a $172,006 grant for a variety of new equipment.


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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