Press Releases

October 29, 2020 Press Release
Department of the Interior announces it is implementing a plan first proposed by Golden and King to make entrance to national parks and public lands free for families of fallen servicemembers

WASHINGTON — Following the introduction of legislation earlier this year by Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and Senator Angus King (I-ME) to make admission to national parks free for Gold Star Families – an idea proposed to Congressman Golden by a constituent – the U.S. Department of the Interior announced earlier today it would implement the lawmakers’ proposal nationwide.

October 20, 2020 Press Release
Funds would support wastewater system upgrades and telemedicine access

WASHINGTON — Today Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) announced three new sets of loans and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), providing more than $6.5 million in additional support for projects in Maine.

October 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Maine’s Congressional Delegation and Governor Janet Mills welcomed the announcement today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made farmers throughout Maine eligible for disaster relief assistance due to the drought. 

October 15, 2020 Press Release
Bipartisan group urges USDA to provide immediate aid to Maine loggers through Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

WASHINGTON — To help protect Maine loggers and logging businesses, today Representative Jared Golden (ME-02), Representative Chellie Pingree (ME-01), and Representative David Rouzer (NC-07) led a group of 15 bipartisan members of Congress to call on the U.S.

October 7, 2020 Press Release
Congressman cosponsors legislation to block regulations allowing deferral of payroll taxes that must be repaid

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) announced today his cosponsorship of a resolution that would effectively halt an Executive Order that temporarily deferred the collection of payroll taxes. Since payroll taxes help fund Social Security, the order could also do lasting damage to the Social Security system. 

October 6, 2020 Press Release

LEWISTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released a statement following the president’s announcement that he is withdrawing the administration from COVID-19 relief negotiations, effectively halting progress towards a deal: 

October 5, 2020 Press Release
Bill would increase penalties for targeting law enforcement officers with violence

Maine Fraternal Order of Police: “The Protect and Serve Act… is exactly what’s needed by today’s law enforcement officers.” 

October 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released a statement today following his vote against the updated HEROES Act late last night. 

September 28, 2020 Press Release
“Any family who has lost a loved one in defense of the United States should be able to access these treasures free of charge.”

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) led a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers to call on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee leadership to preserve language from his Gold Star Families Park Pass Act in the FY21 NDAA.

September 25, 2020 Press Release
As Maine loggers grapple with low wood pulp prices and layoffs, Golden pushes House to include renewable biomass provision in new clean energy bill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act yesterday offered by Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) to support Maine loggers and the biomass industry and promote Maine’s role in the renewable energy economy.