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WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) today announced his cosponsorship of the No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Jobs Act. The legislation would reverse harmful provisions in the 2017 tax bill that encourage corporations to move jobs and production to foreign countries.
WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) cosponsored the Tax Fairness for Workers Act this week to provide tax relief to Maine workers. The bipartisan legislation makes an important change to the 2017 tax bill, restoring the ability of American workers to deduct their union dues, as well as unreimbursed work expenses, from their federal taxes.
The American Loggers Council (ALC) today applauded the introduction of the bipartisan Safe Routes Act of 2019 (H.R. 2453) allowing log trucks to utilize federal interstates for short-haul trips. The legislation was announced today by U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI); other original sponsors include U.S. Representatives Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Joe Courtney (D-CT), Jared Golden (D-ME) and Jim Sensebrenner (R-WI).
LEWISTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) heard from union workers and small businesses at multiple events in the Second District during this week’s district work period. Golden has made a priority of traveling across the state to engage directly with the Mainers he represents, visiting more than 30 Maine towns and cities in since January 3.
LEWISTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) raised serious concerns today about the potential harm inflicted on Maine lobstermen from new regulations proposed by the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team (TRT) intended to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Taking issue with the tool being used to determine the health of the right whale population, Golden urged leaders at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to reevaluate their approach and delay its rulemaking.
BATH — Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer praised the workforce development training taking place in Bath to prepare workers for careers at Bath Iron Works during an Armed Service Committee hearing last week.
U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, asked Navy officials to explain what they were doing to ensure that there would be people willing and able to work in careers in the nation’s shipyards, especially since many of those careers require special skills. While Spencer noted efforts were taking place across the county, he specified the work going on in Maine to make his point.
WASHINGTON -- Senator Angus King (I-ME) and Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation today to level the playing field for the logging trade with other agricultural fields, ready young Mainers for good jobs in the forest products industry, and support Maine's family logging businesses. The Future Loggers Careers Act allows 16- and 17-year-olds to learn the logging trade under parental supervision so that they may carry on and contribute to the family business.
WASHINGTON — Maine legislators have joined a bipartisan group, asking that the U.S. potato industry be considered in trade negotiations with China.
Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and Reps. Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden signed a letter to the Trump administration, asking that the U.S. potato industry be a priority in discussions about the U.S.-China trade deal.
Calling President Donald Trump’s proposed revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement “NAFTA 2.0,” U.S. Rep. Jared Golden of Maine joined a handful of Democratic colleagues in vowing to oppose the deal without major changes.
“Putting a new paint job on the old NAFTA won’t work,” the 2nd District congressman said in a prepared statement.
“Without significant changes to this proposal, Maine will see the last two decades repeated: closed mills, outsourced jobs, and stagnant wages,” the Lewiston Democrat said.