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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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December 7, 2017 Press Release

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.


December 4, 2017 Press Release

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.

December 1, 2017 Press Release

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.


November 16, 2017 Press Release

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.


November 9, 2017 Press Release

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)

November 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This morning, Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s (ME-02) bill to help create jobs and economic development in Old Town moved forward in the U.S. Senate. Congressman Poliquin’s bill was included in a larger package of bills, the Federal Land Management Act of 2017, which passed the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry unanimously, a major step toward becoming law.


November 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced a $100,000 grant awarded to Aroostook County to support a number of different rural development initiatives including public infrastructure development.


Congressman Poliquin said, “Our communities succeed when they have the tools to grow. I’m very pleased this important support will go toward enhancing our infrastructure in the County and helping our communities most effectively carry out critical development projects.”


October 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – At a hearing at the U.S. International Trade Commission, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) strongly implored the Nation’s top trade officials to condemn illegal Chinese subsidies and trade practices that are hurting Maine wood products jobs and to level the playing field for American producers.


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.