Press Releases

June 10, 2021 Press Release
With vaccinations proving effective on both sides of the border, members urge opening border to help struggling border businesses, allow families to reunite, and promote tourism

WASHINGTON —  Today, Reps. Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Jared Golden (ME-02) joined a group of members of Congress from New England border states urging Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to safely reopen the U.S.-Canadian border. 

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June 9, 2021 Press Release
Group of 29 Democrats & 29 Republicans agrees on $1.25 trillion framework for highways, bridges, broadband expansion, freight and passenger rail, clean energy, and more

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and his colleagues in the Problem Solvers Caucus unveiled today the framework for a $1.25 trillion infrastructure deal that could win support from both parties

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June 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), and Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) announced today that Bath Iron Works has been awarded an additional $55,118,975 from the U.S. Navy under a previously awarded contract to perform lead yard services on the DDG-51 class Guided Missile Destroyer program. 

June 3, 2021 Press Release

BATH, MAINE—Maine’s U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Jared Golden (ME-02) today hosted House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee Chairman Joe Courtney (CT-02) at Bath Iron Works, where the three lawmakers highlighted the facility’s value to the Navy’s mission.

June 3, 2021 Press Release
Coast Guard stopping Maine fishermen for violating mask requirements intended for ferries and cruise lines

LEWISTON — After hearing from fishermen in his district, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) yesterday pressed two federal agencies to update their mask requirements for commercial fishing vessels. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has stopped and issued warnings to Maine fishermen in recent weeks for not wearing masks on their boats. 

May 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08) recently introduced the Congressional and Executive Foreign Lobbying Ban. The bipartisan bill would ban members of Congress, senior executive branch officials, and general and flag officers of the Armed Forces from lobbying on behalf of foreign interests.

May 19, 2021 Press Release
The Department of Defense may request only a single destroyer for FY 2022, which would deviate from current multiyear contract and harm national security

Washington, D.C. –U.S.

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.

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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.

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