Press Releases

May 13, 2021 Press Release
Bill would simplify the process for rural small businesses applying for disaster relief

WASHINGTON —  Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) introduced the Disaster Assistance for Rural Small Businesses Act today. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.

May 13, 2021 Press Release
Delegation will begin accepting applications on May 15th

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, Jr., and U.S.

May 7, 2021 Press Release
Winning Lewiston entry to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building

WASHINGTON — This week, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s Second District.

April 26, 2021 Press Release
Lawmakers sent a letter today to the Biden Administration with specific asks for expanding Medicare

Washington D.C.— Today, Representatives Joe Neguse, Pramila Jayapal, Conor Lamb and Jared Golden led an ideologically diverse group of over 80 lawmakers in a letter to President Joe Biden calling for him to expand Medicare through the American Families Plan.

April 23, 2021 Press Release
After a sustained campaign from the ME delegation, VA announced a new, 24-bed substance use treatment facility to be built at Togus

WASHINGTON — Maine’s congressional delegation wrote to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough this week urging him not to delay construction of a new veterans mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) facility in Maine. The delegation has learned that construction of the new 24-bed facility at Togus may experience delays due to new guidance from the VA.

April 22, 2021 Press Release
Collins, Pingree cosponsor Future Logging Careers Act

Bill would help train next generation of Maine loggers as an estimated 2,000 loggers retire over the next decade

April 21, 2021 Press Release
The NO BAN Act would prohibit future administrations from restricting travel based on religion

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) voted to pass the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act through the House today. The NO BAN Act would solidify protections against religious discrimination in travel restrictions and ensure that future policies restricting travel are in response to particular concerns with individual count

April 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today on 4/20, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA), and Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) reintroduced legislation to open several Small Business Administration (SBA) programs to small firms operating in the legal cannabis sector. 

April 20, 2021 Press Release
Bill would end corporate PACs, which spent over $90 million in Maine elections alone since 2008

In the 2020 cycle, corporate PACs spent over $400 million on elections nationally

WASHINGTON — Today, Representatives Jared Golden (ME-2) and Josh Harder (CA-10) introduced their Ban Corporate PACs Act which would ban all corporate Political Action Committees (PACs). 

April 15, 2021 Press Release
The Paycheck Fairness Act would close loopholes in Equal Pay Act to address the gender pay gap

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) will vote to pass H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, through the House today. The legislation would help reduce the disparity in pay between men and women in America by strengthening the Equal Pay Act of 1963, improving salary transparency, and providing women more tools to fight pay discrimination.