Press Releases

February 9, 2021 Press Release
After Congress fully funded & permanently reauthorized the Land and Water Conservation Fund last year, Trump DOI issued directives to undercut the program

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and a bipartisan group of 89 House lawmakers are writing to Acting Interior Secretary Scott de la Vega to urge him to immediately reverse a slew of Trump Administration policy changes designed to impede and overburden the nation’s leading public land conservation program. 

February 9, 2021 Press Release
Lawmakers argue February 19th deadline provides insufficient time for lobstermen and other stakeholders to read and assess 1,000 pages of material, including new data and model

WASHINGTON — Maine’s congressional delegation this week asked the federal agency in charge of managing the nation’s fisheries to extend its public comment period on its draft Biological Opinion (BiOp) on ten fishery management plans in the Greater Atlantic Region. 

February 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill Friday evening to invest $3.5 billion to expand apprenticeship opportunities across the country.

February 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Maine’s congressional delegation wrote to the United States Department of Agriculture this week to express their concerns with the agency’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) guidance for nonindustrial private forest land (NIPF). In December 2020, the agency proposed a threshold for acreage at which a landowner qualifies as NIPF in NRCS programs, which the lawmakers note

February 5, 2021 Press Release
Golden withheld his vote to begin lengthy budget reconciliation process unless congressional leaders move vaccine funding immediately
February 4, 2021 Press Release
Members of Blue Dog Coalition to Congressional leaders: “why… wait until March or even April for us to deliver essential support for our nation’s vaccination efforts, if we have the votes to pass a standalone bill this month.”
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.