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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

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.

Firsthand, Congressman Poliquin will help lead initiatives that will bring jobs back to the Second District. He will continue to support fiscally responsible pieces of legislation that will stop wasteful government spending which is crippling the economy and jobs in Maine.

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September 29, 2017 Press Release

Bath, ME — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin welcomed the Secretary of the Navy to Bath Iron Works (BIW) today. Senators Collins and King invited Secretary Spencer to Maine so that he could see firsthand the excellent work performed by the highly skilled employees at BIW to build and maintain the Navy fleet.


September 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that will lower energy costs and create new markets for biomass, a critical component of the forest products industry in Maine.


September 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is pushing Congress to act on important revisions to boundary policies at Acadia National Park (ANP) and to resolve recent disputes between local harvesters and the National Park Service (NPS). Congressman Poliquin is urging the House Natural Resources Committee to hold a hearing on his legislation, which he introduced earlier this year with Senator Angus King’s companion legislation in the Senate.

September 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Maine Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin have introduced a resolution in the House to recognize today, September 25, 2017, as National Lobster Day. The resolution is a companion to one passed in the Senate after being introduced by Senators Susan Collins and Angus King.


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.


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 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. Those onboard included officials from the University of Maine, local lobstermen, local harbor pilots, federal officials who monitor oceanic activity, and Maine aquaculture harvesters.


August 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, is announcing $1,557,484 has been awarded to a number of Maine economic and infrastructure development programs across the 2nd Congressional District. The grants are awarded through the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC). Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:


July 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is reintroducing his bipartisan Fruit and Vegetable Access for Children Act, a bill that will give our children greater access to healthy fruits and vegetables in their school cafeterias.


July 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) applauded the announcement by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Labor (DOL) to issue up to 15,000 additional temporary workers under the H-2B program, a big win for Maine’s economy, which is largely made up of local tourism businesses that need to fill temporary jobs for the massive upcoming August tourism season. The need is greater this year as Maine is experiencing the lowest level of unemployment since World War II.