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May 20, 2019 In The News

Upset by what he saw as “a cynical move” by congressional leaders, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden protested their decision to tie several bipartisan measures aimed at lowering prescription drug prices to proposals to strengthen the Affordable Care Act.

Though the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives approved the package, the Lewiston legislator said including the ACA provisions killed an opportunity to give the Republican-controlled Senate legislation it might approve.

March 11, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jared Golden of Maine went toe-to-toe Friday on the floor of the House of Representatives with a Republican leader over a Democratic proposal to ease voting and promote public financing of campaigns.

After the minority leader, California’s Kevin McCarthy, blasted the measure as something “the Democrat socialist majority” wants “to take more of your money and give it to the politicians,” Golden fired back.

March 9, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A package of more than 100 federal lands bills that the U.S. House of Representatives passed last week includes the Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act.

The Senate had passed the omnibus lands bill earlier last month. So, now all that is needed for it to become law is the president’s signature.

The Acadia portion of the 260-page bill validates the National Park Service’s 2015 expansion of the park’s boundary to include 1,441 acres of donated land on the Schoodic Peninsula. A large portion of that land is now the Schoodic Woods Campground.

March 8, 2019 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed HR 1, the Democratic-backed election reform bill that includes an amendment from Maine 2nd District Rep. Jared Golden providing the rules for public financing for congressional races. The floor debate over that amendment Friday triggered a heated exchange between Golden and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.

February 26, 2019 In The News

Federal legislation sponsored by Maine Reps. Jared Golden and Chellie Pingree, both Democrats, will allow clam and worm harvesters to continue to work in intertidal zones around Acadia National Park, and will also allow the park to expand through a 1,400-acre donation on the Schoodic Peninsula.

The House approved the bill Tuesday – it has already been approved by the Senate – and it will now be sent to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law, according to a statement issued by Golden’s office.

February 13, 2019 In The News

2nd District U.S. Rep. Jared Golden is urging his colleagues on the House Small Business Committee to develop an infrastructure package that focuses on small businesses and rural states.

He pressed U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President Thomas Sullivan to lay out the priorities of Chamber members.

“Would they would put the priority on something like broadband, would they put it on something like rail development, would they put it in straight roads and bridges?” asked Golden.

Sullivan responded, "all of the above."

February 12, 2019 In The News

The 116th Congress could make history with HR 1, a bold set of reforms that would make it easier for Americans to vote, crack down on money-in-politics corruption, and shine a light on dark money in political campaigns.

February 1, 2019 In The News

PORTLAND, Maine — By the end of the day Friday, federal workers who went weeks without pay during the government shutdown will finally get the money they deserve.

"Every morning we'd wake up during the shutdown time frame and we're just kind of hoping that that would be the day that he would get paid and things would go back to normal, and every day it wasn't,” Lindsay Scott said.

Scott, a wife of a member of the U.S. Coast Guard based in Kittery, first spoke with NEWS CENTER Maine five weeks ago when they were just starting to feel the impact of the shutdown.

January 30, 2019 In The News

Freshman Democratic Congressman Jared Golden has introduced a bipartisan bill that would withhold pay from members of Congress and the president during government shutdowns.

Golden introduced the legislation Tuesday alongside other newly-elected lawmakers: Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw and New York Democratic Rep. Max Rose. Golden says the Solidarity in Salary Act of 2019 will help prevent "the American people from being political pawns."

January 29, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Maine Congressman Jared Golden along with Reps. Dan Crenshaw, of Texas, and Max Rose, of New York, say they will introduce a bipartisan bill on Tuesday to withhold pay from members of Congress, the president, and the vice president during a government shutdown.

Golden says the bipartisan group is introducing their legislation, the Solidarity in Salary Act of 2019, “to prevent and limit the duration of future shutdowns and ensure that lawmakers feel the harm they cause federal employees when they fail to fund the government.”