Press Releases

July 30, 2021 Press Release
Golden’s provision would require Department of Defense to pilot the use of mass timber products in military construction, offer Maine’s forest products industry new markets

WASHINGTON — In the House Armed Forces Readiness Subcommittee markup of the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) secured a provision yesterday that would direct the Department of Defense to conduct a pilot program for the use of mass timber products in military construction.

July 27, 2021 Press Release
Congressman kills provision to require electronic transmission of medication prescribing info, which would put hundreds of jobs at Twin Rivers Paper Mill in Madawaska at risk

WASHINGTON — After months of advocacy, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) successfully worked to defeat an amendment backed by the pharmaceutical lobby that would have jeopardized hundreds of good-paying Maine jobs.

July 21, 2021 Press Release
Legislation could build on Maine’s first-in-the-nation PFAS ban

PFAS Action Act contains Golden provision to help protect firefighters from PFAS on the job

July 21, 2021 Press Release
The Canadian government has announced that fully-vaccinated Americans can cross the border beginning August 9th, while reports indicate the U.S. will extend restrictions through August 21st


July 20, 2021 Press Release
The funding is provided through 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 $200 million is now available for logging and log hauling businesses that have been seriously impacted by the pandemic.  

July 15, 2021 Press Release
Speaker Pelosi has stated her intention to hold a bipartisan infrastructure deal until a Democrat-only bill can pass the House

Members to Pelosi: “We strongly urge — and pledge to work with you to bring about — a House vote on this legislation before the August recess and without any unnecessary or artificial delay upon arrival from the Senate.” 

July 13, 2021 Press Release
Small business stakeholders testify about lack of SBA presence in rural areas

WASHINGTON — In a hearing of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Business Development chaired by Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) today, the congressman focused on gaps in Small Business Administration (SBA) services for rural small businesses and the need for an active S

June 29, 2021 Press Release
House Defense Subcommittee Appropriations Bill rejects proposed DDG-51 cut

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released a statement today following the release of the Fiscal Year 2022 Defense Subcommittee Appropriations Bill. The bill appropriates funds for two DDG-51 destroyers, rejecting the reduction sought by the Biden Administration in their budget request a month earlier.

June 29, 2021 Press Release
In March, Golden co-led introduction of bipartisan bill to repeal both AUMFs

WASHINGTON — Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills championed by Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) to help Congress reclaim its constitutional war powers by rescinding outdated Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs).