Press Releases

February 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) today announced his intention to vote against sending instructions to committees to begin work on budget reconciliation unless congressional leaders agree to hold an immediate vote to pass funding to speed up COVID-19 vaccine distribution and production. 

February 3, 2021 Press Release
The December COVID-19 relief package included $200 million for logging and log hauling businesses

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Representative Jared Golden led 19 of their colleagues in sending letters to the U.S.

February 2, 2021 Press Release
Members of Congress will make recommendations for two USDA state director positions and five committee spots

WASHINGTON — Senator Angus King (I-ME) and Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Jared Golden (ME-02) announced today that they are now accepting applications from Mainers interested in working for a number of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) positions in Maine.

January 29, 2021 Press Release
Golden becomes Chairman of House Small Business Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Business Development

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) was named Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural and Rural Business Development. The subcommittee gavel was Golden’s top choice given his focus on rural small business in the 116th Congress. 

January 29, 2021 Press Release
The Gold Star Family Park Pass Act enacted into law with National Defense Authorization Act veto override


January 28, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Congressman Jared Golden, and Senator Angus King today announced they will convene an eleven-memberadvisory committee to review and provide recommendations to President Biden on candidates to serve as U.S. Attorney for Maine. 

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. 

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: