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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Veterans

Honoring the service and sacrifice of members in the military and their families is one the greatest and proudest responsibilities for Members of Congress. One of Congressman Poliquin’s top priorities is to continue to support the brave men and women in uniform during active duty and once they return to civilian life.

When service members return to civilian life, it is imperative that they receive excellent healthcare, help with their benefits and any other issues that may arise. They have served our Country with honor and we must honor and fulfill our promises to them. Congressman Poliquin’s staff in Maine and Washington, D.C., is here to help with all constituents’ requests – click the link here.

 

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October 20, 2017 Press Release

CANTON, Maine – Yesterday, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) presented the Purple Heart and a number of other medals to World War II Veteran Bernard Adams.

 

Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:

 

October 19, 2017 Press Release

LEWISTON, Maine – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, held a press conference in Lewiston to announce a new Veterans bill he is introducing in Congress and to conduct the first meeting of his newly-launched Veteran Advisory Panel.

October 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), along with House Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (TN-01), today introduced the Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2017. This legislation requires Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical professionals to report directly to state licensing boards if they witness unacceptable or unethical behavior from other medical professionals at the VA.

October 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, had his Veterans bill pass out of committee with unanimous, bipartisan support.

 

September 30, 2017 Press Release

MACWAHOC – Yesterday, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) presented the Purple Heart and a number of other medals to World War II Veteran Henry Hunter, Jr that his office was able to secure and celebrated his 99th birthday.

 

Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:

 

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 Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians Tribal Veterans Cemetery in Aroostook County—are provided government furnished headstones, the same treatment as those buried at national and state Veterans cemeteries.

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.

 

July 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, have inserted a provision to a bill to extend funding for the rural Veterans CHOICE program for six months that passed the House today, to authorize the lease for the new Portland VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), as well as several other VA facilities around the country. Because of technicalities in the way the leases are approved, work on the expansion in Portland has been delayed, impacting Veterans’ care.

 

July 11, 2017 Press Release

BANGOR – At a press conference in Bangor, with a number of Maine Seniors and a Veteran in attendance, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced his new bill that will ensure Seniors and retired Veterans receive the Social Security benefits they have worked for, earned and deserve.

 

July 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman (R-Mich.) and Ranking Member Annie Kuster (D-NH), along with Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine), introduced bipartisan legislation to streamline VA’s processes for workforce acquisition.