Press Releases

September 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Angus King, and Congressman Jared Golden announced that Aroostook Mental Health Center has been awarded $1 million to combat the opioid crisis in Northern Maine. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP).

September 2, 2021 Press Release
Legislation contains Golden’s measure authorizing a new multi-year contract for DDG-51 destroyers, as well as three DDG-51s next year

WASHINGTON — The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) approved its annual defense authorization bill early this morning, including a number of provisions secured by Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) to protect Maine’s shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works (BIW) and the future shipbuilding workforce, bolster national defense, and support American service

September 1, 2021 Press Release
Amendment to House defense budget bill would put defense spending on par with Senate, including additional DDG-51 destroyers that could be built at BIW

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02), Vice-Chair of the House Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, cosponsored an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today that would authorize construction of a third DDG-51 destroyer in FY 2022 and provide advance procurement funding for a third ship in FY 2023, among other provis

August 31, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, and Governor Janet Mills issued this statement following the release of the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Rule:

August 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Following attacks by terrorist organizations in Afghanistan that have killed American servicemembers, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released the following statement. 

August 24, 2021 Press Release
Golden: “After weeks of work… we have secured a standalone vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package by September 27th”

WASHINGTON — After a weeks-long campaign to press House leadership to split apart consideration of the bipartisan infrastructure bill from the passage of a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and a group of eight of his House colleagues secured an agreement that successfully prevents the two bills from being tied

August 20, 2021 Press Release
Laborers’ Union members, contractors, join Golden at press conference pushing for immediate passage of the bipartisan bill

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) joined workers from the Laborers’ International Union of North America at the Piscataqua River Bridge in Kittery yesterday to call on House leadership to immediately bring the bipartisan infrastructure package to the floor for a vote.

August 18, 2021 Press Release
Seasonal closures on more than a quarter of Maine’s lobstering waters projected to cause economic harm without meaningful risk reduction for right whales

For Downeast Maine proposed closure alone, Pew’s proposal is estimated to reduce risk to whales by just 1.7%, while causing $22 million in losses for local lobstermen  

August 12, 2021 Press Release
Lawmakers back pilot program to individually assign phone numbers, which would save Maine from launching a second area code in 2024

Letter comes on the heels of Maine Public Utilities Commission investigation over questionable numbering practices

August 6, 2021 Press Release
Over half of the lawmakers who left office in 2019 cashed in to become lobbyists or take similar influence-peddling roles

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) introduced legislation today to ban former members of Congress from ever working as federal lobbyists.