Press Releases

December 21, 2020 Press Release
Young Fishermen’s Development Act heads to president’s desk for his signature into law

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate both passed a bipartisan bill this week to help prepare young Americans for careers in fishing.

December 17, 2020 Press Release
The Maine Delegation worked together to address a current gap in care for Maine veterans living with early-stage dementia

Washington, D.C. — Following unanimous passage by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the State Veterans Homes Domiciliary Care Flexibility Act will be sent to the President to be signed into law.  The legislation was ultimately passed as part of a broad veteran benefits improvements package, the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D.

December 16, 2020 Press Release
Interest groups’ petition to Department of Commerce attempts end-run around rulemaking process, includes no input from fishermen or the public, ignores ship strikes and entanglements in Canadian waters

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02), Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) today urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to reject a petition for emergency interim fishery regulations regarding the North Atlantic right whale.

December 11, 2020 Press Release
Legislation would restore critical funding for safety and training programs like those run by Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, Maine Lobstermen’s Association, and the Maine Lobstering Union

WASHINGTON — Legislation introduced by Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) to bolster safety training programs for fishermen is on its way to the president’s desk to be signed into law.

December 10, 2020 Press Release
Congressman recommends 13 talented young Mainers for West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy

LEWISTON — Today, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) announced his office’s nominees to the United States Service Academies—the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, U.S. Military Academy at West Point and U.S.

December 10, 2020 Press Release
Final NDAA includes authorization for construction of an additional DDG-51 at BIW, pay raise for servicemembers, and other important national security priorities

WASHINGTON — The conference report of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) — the final version of the legislation — passed the House last night. The legislation contained a number of Congressman Jared Golden’s (ME-02) priorities for American national security, Maine shipbuilders, and servicemembers and their families.

November 23, 2020 Press Release
In letters to Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy, Golden calls on leaders to take action to ensure continued access to PPP, state and local funding

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) today sent letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy decrying the lack of progress on a larger COVID-19 relief package and urging them to at least develop a plan to address expiring CARES Act provisions before the end of the year.

November 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released the following statement in reaction to the Trump Administration’s planned reduction of troops in Afghanistan:

November 20, 2020 Press Release
Tax credit reduces health care costs for certain retirees, including dozens of retirees at Twin Rivers in Madawaska

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) led a bipartisan group of members of Congress today to press the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee to extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) for five years.

October 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden wrote to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today requesting fixes to the Farmers to Families Food Box Program to ensure Maine-based contractors have a fair shot to be selected when the fourth round contracts are awarded.