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Maine Congressman Jared Golden and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree are trying to block funding for federal rules that would force Maine lobstermen to take half of their gear-rope out of the water. The issue is part of the debate over how best to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale against potentially deadly entanglement.
With Pingree's support, Golden is introducing an amendment to an appropriations bill that would block federal regulators from moving forward with new rules on fishing gear that poses a risk to the roughly 415 whales left on the planet.
Rep. Jared Golden wants to withhold federal funding for the implementation of lobster fishing rules intended to protect the endangered right whale, claiming the government is basing the regulations on an untested scientific tool.
Maine’s 2nd District congressman, a Democrat, introduced an amendment to a pending appropriations bill that would effectively block controversial right whale regulations requiring Maine’s $485 million a year industry to cut the number of buoy lines in the Gulf of Maine by 50 percent to prevent fatal fishing gear entanglements.
OAKLAND — A visit to Oakland reaffirmed what U.S. Rep. Jared Golden said were already “appropriate priorities” for him in Washington: rural broadband access and bettering the economic climate for small businesses.
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.