Press Releases

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.

April 12, 2021 Press Release
The December COVID-19 relief package included $200 million for logging and log hauling businesses

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March 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and three bipartisan colleagues — Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08), Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), and Congressman Peter Meijer (MI-03) — introduced a new bill this month to help Congress reclaim its constitutional war powers by repealing outdated Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs).

March 19, 2021 Press Release
In a letter to VA Secretary Denis McDonough, the delegation questions the delays caused by the VA’s Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System, which went into effect in September

WASHINGTON — After complaints from Maine veterans of significantly extended wait times for travel reimbursement, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) led a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough, joined by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), about the reported holdups.

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March 18, 2021 Press Release
Bill would offer immigrants brought to the U.S. when they were still children a chance to become legal residents and citizens

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) voted to pass the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 (the Dream Act) today. The bill would provide undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children an opportunity to become permanent residents and citizens of the United States.

March 18, 2021 Press Release
Congressional leaders blocked another opportunity to address the issue with the Farm Workforce Modernization Act today

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and Maine Senate President Troy Jackson (D-Allagash) released a joint statement today in response to Congress yet again taking action to reform the H-2A visa program without addressing loopholes that have enabled Canadian truckers to unfairly exploit and take American jobs. 

March 17, 2021 Press Release
Legislation includes provision affirming Maine tribal nations’ authority to prosecute domestic violence perpetrators in tribal courts

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) voted today for the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. The legislation reauthorizes and expands the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), landmark legislation to address domestic violence, sexual assault, and related issues. He previously supported the bill when it passed the House in 2019.

March 17, 2021 Press Release
The amendment would remove the arbitrary deadline for constitutional ratification

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) voted for a H.J.Res.17 today, legislation that would remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). If ratified, the ERA would provide Constitutional protection against discrimination on the basis of sex. 

March 16, 2021 Press Release

Congressmen Jared Golden (ME-02) and Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced the Rural Education Investment Act in the House of Representatives. The bipartisan legislation helps address teacher shortages in rural schools by requiring the U.S.

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March 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released the following statement following his votes against two firearms bills in the House, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446: 

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