Press Releases

August 21, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Jared Golden (D-Maine) applauded a trade agreement that will eliminate the European Union’s (EU) tariffs on American lobster.

August 20, 2020 Press Release
Grants will improve rural broadband access, replace aging water infrastructure, and support small businesses

WASHINGTON — Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), and Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Jared Golden (ME-02) announced nearly $4.5M in grants from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) today.

August 20, 2020 Press Release

A bipartisan group of 18 members of Congress, led by Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02), took their urgent concerns with Congress’ failure to deliver COVID-19 relief legislation to House leadership today. The lawmakers pressed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to work together to return to negotiations as soon as possible. 

August 19, 2020 Press Release
In Letter, Federal Delegation Says Agriculture Dept. Must Act Before 60-Day Window Closes to Ensure State’s Lobster Industry Receives COVID Relief Promised by President

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August 19, 2020 Press Release
Bill would protect Maine vets’ access to residential care by making more veterans eligible for reimbursed care at MVH facilities

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Republican Congressman Don Young (AK-AL) introduced the bipartisan State Veterans Homes Domiciliary Care Flexibility Act today.

August 14, 2020 Press Release

LEWISTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08), the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Subcontracting and Infrastructure, introduced the bipartisan Small Business Last Mile Act today.

August 12, 2020 Press Release
In a letter to the USDA in June, the Delegation requested that maple syrup be included in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Washington, D.C. — Following a push by Maine’s Congressional Delegation and Governor Janet Mills, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that producers of maple sap used to make maple syrup are now eligible for direct financial relief to help offset the financial harm they have experienced due to COVID-19.

August 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Continuing his mission to improve mental health care for his fellow American veterans, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) introduced legislation today that would create a new pilot program to pioneer mental health telemedicine services for veterans in rural areas. Golden introduced the bill with a Republican Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03). 

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August 4, 2020 Press Release
The RESTART Act is gaining bipartisan momentum as recognition grows that small businesses need relief designed to help them weather ongoing pandemic

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and Congressman Mike Kelly (PA-16) led 22 bipartisan House members today to urge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minor

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July 30, 2020 Press Release
Canadian truckers may be conducting illegal point-to-point transportation of logs within Maine

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) called on officials of three government agencies to investigate allegations of Canadian truckers operating illegally in Maine. Multiple stakeholders in Maine’s logging community have voiced their concerns that Canadians are violating cabotage laws by using H2-A visas to illegally pick up and drop off loads of timber within the United States. 

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