Press Releases

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.

November 18, 2020 Press Release

Representatives Jared Golden (ME-02) and Chellie Pingree (ME-01) announced today that the Navy has awarded a $146,118,867 contract modification to Bath Iron Works (BIW). These additional funds will be used to continue ongoing work maintaining and updating Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyers.

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.

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.