Good Government & Clean Elections

Jared believes our government should work for regular Mainers, not corporations, special interests, or the wealthy. He’s fighting to restore faith and trust in our democracy by getting money out of politics and ensuring public officials act in the public good.

One of the first bills Jared cosponsored when he arrived in Congress was H.R. 1, the For the People Act. The For the People Act is the most sweeping democracy reform to pass the House in decades and includes legislation to shine a light on dark money, help more Americans exercise their right to vote, and ensure government officials act in the public interest. The bill also contains provisions that would strengthen election systems from foreign interference and expand prohibitions on foreign political donations. 

In March, Jared helped pass H.R. 1 through the House and secured an amendment in the legislation to set tougher restrictions for candidates utilizing a new matching funds system (similar to the Clean Elections system we have in Maine). He has also voted for legislation that would harden America’s defenses against election interference by foreign countries and make it more difficult for foreign entities to spend money to influence elections. Jared will continue to take action to defend American democracy and make government work for the people.

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July 9, 2020 Press Release

Plan includes original bills to crack down on dark money and stamp out improper behavior by family members of POTUS, VPOTUS, cabinet officials, and members of Congress

May 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—In a letter to President Donald Trump today highlighting the financial strain Maine’s state and local governments are experiencing as a direct result of COVID-19, Maine’s Congressional Delegation advocated for providing additional federal assistance to states and municipalities that have lost substantial revenue resulting from the current public health and economic crisis.  

October 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — To defend American elections from foreign money and influence, put a stop to the spreading of campaign disinformation, and prevent interference with voter registration, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) helped pass the SHIELD Act through the House today. Golden is a cosponsor of the bill. 

March 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) voted for a comprehensive package of reforms today designed to strengthen our democracy by removing big money from politics, helping more Americans exercise their right to vote, and ensuring government officials act in the public interest. The legislation, the For the People Act (H.R. 1), included an amendment offered by Golden to bar candidates who have committed campaign finance violations from accessing a new federal matching system.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Congressmen Jared Golden (ME-02), joined by Reps. Dan Crenshaw (TX-02) and Max Rose (NY-11), introduced a bipartisan bill today to withhold pay from members of Congress, the President, and the Vice President during a government shutdown. 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.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Today, Congressman Jared Golden announced his cosponsorship of HR 1, the For the People Act. The bill contains comprehensive reforms to strengthen our democracy by removing big money from politics, helping more Americans exercise their right to vote, and ensuring government officials act in the public interest.