Jobs and Economic Growth
With thirty-five years of business experience, creating hundreds of jobs and growing the economy, Congressman Poliquin understands what it takes to build and operate a business and help create jobs.
Congressman Poliquin is leading efforts in Congress in to grow and protect jobs in Maine's 2nd District. He supports fiscally responsible pieces of legislation that will stop wasteful government spending and help local job creators grow and hire more workers in Maine.
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WASHINGTON — Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), an outspoken advocate for preserving traditional uses and timber harvesting in Maine’s working forests, released the following statement on the announcement of yet another cross-laminated timber (CLT) manufacturer, SmartLam, LLC of Montana, expanding their operations to Maine in just the last week, with the goal of creating 100 new Maine jobs:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is applauding the creation of 120 jobs in Jay, Maine with the restart of Verso Mill’s operations:
“This is terrific news for the entire region and I am thrilled with the creation of 120 jobs in Franklin County,” said Congressman Poliquin. “I’m hopeful this new investment will bring about sustained growth and reliable jobs for the entire region for years to come.”
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), who fought hard to make sure the working forests of the Katahdin Region can remain open for responsible and sustainable timber harvesting after more than 87,000 acres of land in the area was absorbed by the federal government in 2016 with the creation of a national monument, is applauding today’s announcement from LignaTerra Global of their new cross-laminated timber (CLT) production facility in Millinocket and potentially more than 100 new jobs in the area in the coming years.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement after the House passed tax reform legislation that simplifies the tax code for the average Maine family by doubling the standard deduction and making it easier for Mainers to benefit from the tax code:
“I agree with my colleague Senator Collins that this new law will drastically simplify our tax code for the vast majority of Mainers and save more money for more of our hardworking families,” said Congressman Poliquin.
WASHINGTON – In a unanimous, bipartisan vote, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) had his legislation pass through the House Natural Resources Committee, clearing a key step toward a final vote in the House. The bill, H.R. 4266, will make important revisions to boundary policies at Acadia National Park (ANP) and help resolve recent disputes between local harvesters and the National Park Service (NPS) in and around the park.
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 workers in Maine.
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 hearing in October.
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:
“Mainers deserve a tax break,” said Congressman Bruce Poliquin. “We’re going to deliver it to them.
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:
“Since before this proposal in the House was put forward, I have made clear the current highest tax rate for top earners—those making $1 million or more—must remain intact. This is an important aspect that is included in this House tax reform proposal.
WASHINGTON – At the urgency of Congressman Bruce Poliquin, the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on his and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree’s legislation to make important revisions to boundary policies at Acadia National Park (ANP) and to resolve recent disputes between local harvesters and the National Park Service (NPS)