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September 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — With more than 2,600 Maine children diagnosed or likely to have been diagnosed with lead poisoning in Maine in the past 5 years, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) introduced comprehensive legislation today that would direct the federal government to take the action necessary to end lead poisoning in American homes.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Motivated by Congress’ inability to address unsustainable prescription drug costs, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) led a bipartisan group of members of Congress today to call out House leadership for their partisanship and unwillingness to take more aggressive action to lower drug prices. Reps.

April 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) took action today to ensure rural patients have dependable access to information about their medications and to protect jobs in Aroostook County. Golden led a bipartisan group of 19 members calling on House appropriators to include specific language in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appropriations bill.

April 3, 2019 Newsletters
Friends, It’s an honor to represent you in Congress. This newsletter is an opportunity to keep you up to date with what I’m working on in Washington, what I’m up to in Maine, and to get your feedback on issues important to our state.
March 21, 2019 In The News

FARMINGTON - U.S. Rep. Jared Golden held a town hall-style meeting at Franklin Memorial Hospital Tuesday evening, discussing ways to improve Mainers' access to health care and some recent developments in Washington D.C.

March 19, 2019 In The News

FARMINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jared Golden shared his support of universal health care for all citizens during a town hall meeting Tuesday at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

It was his first town hall since being elected in November, he said.

“It is my strong belief that the only way to get a strong health care system in place is to have universal coverage for every American citizen,” Golden, D-Maine, said to the nearly 60 people in attendance.

He said three things were necessary for an efficient health care system.

February 27, 2019 In The News

Congressman Jared Golden has joined U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, along with over 100 House Democrats, in co-sponsoring federal “Medicare for All” legislation, which lead sponsor Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) unveiled on Wednesday.

While Medicare for All is his stated goal, Maine’s Second Congressional District representative said he is also backing a series of what he describes as pragmatic measures that would expand access to the existing Medicare program, reduce drug costs and protect pre-existing conditions.

February 27, 2019 In The News

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden on Tuesday laid out what he called his “health care road map.”

During last year’s tough 2nd Congressional District race, Golden said, “I told Mainers I would work to help make good health care available and affordable for everyone.”

February 13, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WABI) - Congressman Jared Golden is introducing a bill designed to stop drug companies that try to unfairly raise drug prices.

The bill would punish pharmaceutical companies that raise the price on a drug more than 10 percent within one year.

"It would then go on into the second year and say if they go up with their prices by more than 18 percent and so on into the third to prevent them from increasing prices unfairly on consumers."

February 13, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. — As public frustration with rising prescription drug prices rises, Maine’s four-member congressional delegation is rallying behind efforts to lower the cost.

“Skyrocketing drug prices are making it more and more difficult for Americans to access the treatments they require,” U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, said recently.

“Year after year, Mainers get soaked by high drug prices. It’s past time our country addressed this issue,” said U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, a 2nd District Democrat.