Press Releases

May 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to provide new relief for Maine’s fisheries and fishermen in a bipartisan letter today.

May 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced today that Maine lobstermen, fishermen, and other Mainers working in the seafood supply chain will receive a total of $20,166,476.  The funding represents the fifth-highest amount being awarded among 31 recipients.

May 7, 2020 Press Release
Legislation offers permanent solution to make Calais Regional, Penobscot Valley, other critical access hospitals undergoing bankruptcy explicitly eligible for PPP funds

LEWISTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) introduced new legislation today that would make Penobscot Valley Hospital, Calais Regional Hospital, and other non-profit critical access hospitals across the country permanently eligible for small busine

May 4, 2020 Press Release
85 percent of Maine’s state revenues are from income and sales tax revenues, which have sharply decreased due to COVID-19

Washington, D.C.—In a letter to President Donald Trump today highlighting the financial strain Maine’s state and local governments are experiencing as a direct result of COVID-19, Maine’s Congressional Delegation advocated for providing additional federal assistance

May 4, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden wrote to Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie, urging him to continue to prioritize providing additional testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) at the VA Maine Healthcare System and across the entire Veterans Health Administration.

May 1, 2020 Press Release
These smaller, rural hospitals need temporary relief to continue to offer care, employ staff

Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), and Senator Angus King (I-ME) took action today to protect access to health care and preserve important economic drivers in rural Maine.

April 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – All four members of Maine’s Congressional Delegation joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers representing Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York in a letter to Congressional leadership calling for the inclusion of dedicated funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) in upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation.

April 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) voted to pass the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act through the House of Representatives yesterday evening.