Press Releases

October 4, 2019 Press Release

PORTLAND, MAINE—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) and Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Jared Golden (ME-02) today announced the award of $1.6 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Sea Grant program to the University of Maine.

September 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — After reviewing the redacted version of the Intelligence Community whistleblower complaint, the memorandum of conversation between President Trump and President Zelensky, and the testimony of the Acting Director of National Intelligence before the Intelligence Committee, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released the following statement:

September 25, 2019 Press Release
Golden’s bipartisan legislation reauthorizes successful Small Business Development Center program, increases available funding, and makes program improvements. Last year, Maine SBDCs helped over 1,500 small businesses, created or protected more than 800 jobs, and helped launch 136 new businesses

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) passed a bill to help launch and expand Maine small businesses through the House Small Business Committee today.

September 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released the following statement today in regards to new reports of misconduct contained in an Intelligence Community whistleblower complaint:

September 19, 2019 Press Release
Golden’s Lead Free Future Act would remove lead danger from hundreds of thousands of homes a year, protect millions of children, and save taxpayers & local communities billions of dollars

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.

September 12, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan Members of Congress, including entire Maine delegation, call on Department of Labor to make exemption allowing 16-18 year olds to use mechanized logging equipment under family supervision

WASHINGTON — To help family logging businesses address workforce shortages in the forest products industry, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), joined by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Senator Angus King (I-ME), and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), led a bipartisan group of 16 members of Congress today calling on the Department of Labor (DOL) to take action.

September 11, 2019 Press Release
Golden-backed bill to prohibit oil and natural gas production on the Atlantic coastline passes House

WASHINGTON — Working to protect Maine’s iconic coastline and fisheries, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) voted to put a permanent moratorium on leasing for oil and gas production in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The legislation, the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act, passed the House today with bipartisan support.

September 10, 2019 Press Release
Golden’s bipartisan congressional field hearing examines the challenges and opportunities facing the Mainers building broadband infrastructure today

MACHIAS, ME — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) brought a congressional field hearing to the University of Maine at Machias yesterday to hear from the small businesses, organizations, and stakeholders working to build out broadband infrastructure in rural Maine.

August 22, 2019 Press Release
With no long-term mental health or substance abuse care available at VA facilities in ME, vets are sent hundreds of miles from home to VT, CT, & MA

WASHINGTON — Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), and Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Jared Golden (ME-02) urged Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to address the absence of long-term mental health and substance abuse treatment care fo

August 16, 2019 Press Release
Golden and Stauber’s legislation would help develop policies to update and rebuild Maine fire stations, keep firefighters and communities safe

WASHINGTON —  Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) joined Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) to introduce bipartisan legislation to help improve infrastructure at America’s fire stations.