Press Releases

January 27, 2021 Press Release
After congressman’s effort to preserve affordable coverage for dozens of Maine’s retired mill workers, HCTC extension enacted into law

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) led a successful effort to secure a one-year extension for the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) recently as part of the omnibus government funding bill that was signed into law earlier this month. The HCTC helps dozens of Maine retirees, specifically retired workers from the Twin Rivers Paper Mill in Madawaska, afford health insurance. 

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January 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and a bipartisan group of his colleagues from the Problem Solvers Caucus joined National Economic Council Director Brian Deese and members of White House economic policy team today for a conference call to discuss the road ahead for further COVID-19 relief legislation. 

Following the meeting, Golden released the following statement:

January 21, 2021 Press Release
Golden: “History shows that Congress has long respected and taken seriously the requirement of civilian control and provided a waiver for only the most exceptional circumstances. I do not believe we find ourselves in such circumstances today.”

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) today voted against waiving the requirement that retired and former servicemembers take at least seven years between their military service and serving as secretary of defense.

January 13, 2021 Press Release
Golden: “This was not a complex debate — last Wednesday’s assault upon the nation and our democracy played out in broad daylight, in front of the entire nation.”

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) voted today in favor of an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his role in the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol last week. The measure passed on a bipartisan vote of 232-197. 

Golden released the following statement after his vote:

January 11, 2021 Press Release
Golden: “I do not believe there has ever been a clearer case for the immediate impeachment of a president, as well as for his removal from office and disqualification from holding future public office.”

WASHINGTON — After a mob of violent insurrectionists assaulted the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) announced his support for an article of impeachment against the President of the United States today for his role in the deadly attack. The article of impeachment, introduced by Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01), would impeach the president for inciting insurrection.

January 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released the following statement today following hours of violence in which a mob overtook the United States Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election: 

December 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released the following statement today after it was announced that legislation to provide COVID-19 relief and to fund the government through Fiscal Year 2021 had been signed into law by the president:
 

December 22, 2020 Press Release
Congressmen stopped members of Congress from receiving a more than $4,500 pay increase, raising annual salaries to nearly $180,000

WASHINGTON — Congressmen Jared Golden (ME-02) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) announced today that they had defied party leaders and secured a provision to block a pay raise for members of Congress in the government funding bill that passed Congress last night. 

December 22, 2020 Press Release
The funding is modeled on legislation authored by Sen. Collins and Rep. Golden and co-sponsored by Sen. King and Rep. Pingree

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) announced that the COVID-19 relief package that passed Congress and was signed into law included $200 million for logging and log hauling businesses that have been seriously impacted by the pandemic and the resulting economic crisis.

December 21, 2020 Press Release
“Today’s vote in Congress is encouraging news at the end of a challenging year… We shouldn’t let the fact that Congress is finally taking action distract from its failure to act sooner.”

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released the following statement after the passage of bipartisan legislation to provide COVID-19 relief to millions of Americans and to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year: 

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