Press Releases

April 23, 2021 Press Release
After a sustained campaign from the ME delegation, VA announced a new, 24-bed substance use treatment facility to be built at Togus

WASHINGTON — Maine’s congressional delegation wrote to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough this week urging him not to delay construction of a new veterans mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) facility in Maine. The delegation has learned that construction of the new 24-bed facility at Togus may experience delays due to new guidance from the VA.

April 22, 2021 Press Release
Collins, Pingree cosponsor Future Logging Careers Act

Bill would help train next generation of Maine loggers as an estimated 2,000 loggers retire over the next decade

April 21, 2021 Press Release
The NO BAN Act would prohibit future administrations from restricting travel based on religion

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) voted to pass the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act through the House today. The NO BAN Act would solidify protections against religious discrimination in travel restrictions and ensure that future policies restricting travel are in response to particular concerns with individual count

April 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today on 4/20, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA), and Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) reintroduced legislation to open several Small Business Administration (SBA) programs to small firms operating in the legal cannabis sector. 

April 20, 2021 Press Release
Bill would end corporate PACs, which spent over $90 million in Maine elections alone since 2008

In the 2020 cycle, corporate PACs spent over $400 million on elections nationally

WASHINGTON — Today, Representatives Jared Golden (ME-2) and Josh Harder (CA-10) introduced their Ban Corporate PACs Act which would ban all corporate Political Action Committees (PACs). 

April 15, 2021 Press Release
The Paycheck Fairness Act would close loopholes in Equal Pay Act to address the gender pay gap

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) will vote to pass H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, through the House today. The legislation would help reduce the disparity in pay between men and women in America by strengthening the Equal Pay Act of 1963, improving salary transparency, and providing women more tools to fight pay discrimination.

April 12, 2021 Press Release
The December COVID-19 relief package included $200 million for logging and log hauling businesses

Washington, D.C. – U.S.

March 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and three bipartisan colleagues — Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08), Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), and Congressman Peter Meijer (MI-03) — introduced a new bill this month to help Congress reclaim its constitutional war powers by repealing outdated Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs).

March 19, 2021 Press Release
In a letter to VA Secretary Denis McDonough, the delegation questions the delays caused by the VA’s Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System, which went into effect in September

WASHINGTON — After complaints from Maine veterans of significantly extended wait times for travel reimbursement, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) led a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough, joined by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), about the reported holdups.

March 18, 2021 Press Release
Bill would offer immigrants brought to the U.S. when they were still children a chance to become legal residents and citizens

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) voted to pass the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 (the Dream Act) today. The bill would provide undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children an opportunity to become permanent residents and citizens of the United States.