Press Releases

July 20, 2020 Press Release
Exposure to burn pits may be linked to respiratory issues for American servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) announced legislation he is introducing with Republican Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-01) to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to collect important data from veterans being screened for COVID-19 who have also been exposed to harmful toxins from burn pits during service in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Pandemic Care for Burn Pi

July 13, 2020 Press Release
Many VFWs, American Legion Halls, and other VSOs are reeling as bingo nights, facility rentals, and karaoke are cancelled due to COVID-19

Relying on volunteers rather than employees, many VSOs can only receive $1,000 from disaster relief program

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July 9, 2020 Press Release
Congressman’s Plan to Fix a Broken Washington includes 14 bills to restore Americans’ faith in their government, make Congress work better

Plan includes original bills to crack down on dark money and stamp out improper behavior by family members of POTUS, VPOTUS, cabinet officials, and members of Congress

July 8, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and a group of 13 members of Congress have introduced new legislation requiring the U.S. government to identify, analyze, and combat efforts by the Chinese government to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 2, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and Congressman Mike Kelly (PA-16) today introduced the bipartisan Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty (RESTART) Act, a bill to provide America’s small businesses with the flexible, targeted relief they need to survive a prolonged economic downturn and provide jobs.

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July 2, 2020 Press Release
Maine distributors were initially left out of the program, but Collins, King, Pingree, and Golden successfully pressed USDA to rectify regional gap in service

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced today that Maine Farmers Exchange, a Presque Isle distribution company, was awarded $2,142,080 million to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

July 2, 2020 Press Release
During markup of NDAA, Golden goes to bat for shipbuilders, servicemembers, Maine universities

Legislation contains 3% raise for servicemembers, an additional DDG-51 destroyer built at BIW, and planning requirements for the shipbuilding workforce

July 1, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02), Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) today urged Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to reject a petition to impose seasonal closures on lobster and crab fishing in three areas in and around the Gulf of Maine.
 

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