Silence is Golden

 

There is an expectation in this Republic that the duly elected Representative of the people will represent the people. Not so for the voters of Congressional District 2 (CD2) in the state of Maine. As the freshman Representative from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has established herself as the standard bearer of the Democrat Party, Jared Golden, the freshman Representative from Maine who campaigned on standing up to his Party, is content to offer his silence as consent.

The Cortez inspired Green New Deal has Democrats breathless to get on board but when the citizens have voiced their opposition, Cortez’ response is “I’m in charge”, and “I’m the boss.” This flies in stark contradiction to the basic tenets of the Constitutional Republic. So we wait for Representative Golden to defend the Republic we hold dear in CD2, and yet, only silence.

The cost of the Green New Deal to every household is $650,000 to fund its $93 trillion price tag. Devastation lurks in the wings of Congress for personal economies. The Golden response is silence.

The regulations and mandates proposed by the Democrats New Deal would crush the economies and businesses all over CD 2. Cortez, the new leader of the Democrats, has a solution for the impending fiscal demise Democrats create, “Don’t have children.” Still, silence from Golden.

Since Jared Golden co-sponsored a bill with Chellie Pingree to funnel tax dollars into his campaign, Golden has done nothing to decry his Party’s careen over the fiscal cliff of insanity. He seems content to cower in the shadow of the Green New Deal. CD2 needs a voice to stand for them in Congress against this regulatory tyranny, but silence is Golden.

-Andy Torbett

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Poliquin Stands Up for Maine Jobs and Maine-Made Products

Poliquin Stands Up for Maine Jobs and Maine-Made Products

Congressman Poliquin testifies in front of the House Armed Services Committee supporting the use of quality American products for our Military Men and Women

 

WASHINGTON – Today, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, testified before the House Armed Services Committee to advocate for the use of the Berry Amendment, a provision which requires the Department of Defense to use American-made products when available.  In addition, Congressman Poliquin thanked the Committee for its work to include an additional DDG-51 ship in last year’s National Defense Authorization Act to be manufactured at Bath Iron Works, employing more than 6,000 Mainers from across our State.

 

Congressman Poliquin testifies before the House Armed Services Committee. Click HERE to watch the Congressman’s testimony.

 

After the hearing, Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:

 

“I urge the Committee to implement the Berry Amendment and to require the Department of Defense to use materials that are made here in America, specifically the top-of-the-line athletic shoes that are manufactured in Maine’s Second District” said Congressman Poliquin. “Our businesses and workers in Maine produce the best shoes in America and provide more than 900 jobs for hardworking Mainers.”

 

Congressman Poliquin enters the House Armed Services Committee hearing room sporting his own American-made athletic shoes.

 

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20160301 Member Day – National Defense Priorities from Members for the FY 2017 NDAA (ID: 104597)

 

Fighting for Rural Families in Maine

Fighting for Rural Families in Maine

Congressman Poliquin introduces bipartisan bill to improve rural families’ access to electricity

 

WASHINGTON – Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, has introduced the Improving Rural Access to Power Act, a bipartisan bill to support electricity infrastructure development in Maine’s rural areas and communities.  Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:

 

“Maine’s rural families and businesses deserve the most reliable access to electricity and other needed resources possible,” said Congressman Poliquin.  “Our communities from the County to Downeast Maine should have ready and dependable electricity available to them when they need it.  This is especially important for our seniors and those that require assured access to power.

 

“The Improving Rural Access to Power Act will make it easier for rural electric cooperatives, the major electricity suppliers for underserved areas, to access the capital they need to properly service communities and local business in more isolated regions, like the hundreds of towns on our State’s Atlantic coastline, making up more than 25,000 users.  Specifically, this bill will help ensure that thousands of households in four different counties in Maine—Aroostook, Hancock, Washington and Penobscot—can fully depend on their electricity provider, which is absolutely vital given the severe and often unpredictable weather conditions we experience.”

 

This legislation will allow the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLB’s) to invest in the electricity supplier market to help ensure that rural electric cooperatives can access the capital needed to properly service rural areas.  Current law restricts the FHLB’s authority to invest.  The Improving Rural Access to Power Act ensures that rural electric cooperatives can properly serve their communities by expanding access to capital and allowing for an increased ability to improve service reliability and transmission.

 

Congressman Poliquin introduced the bill with bipartisan support from Democratic Congressman David Scott (GA-13), the lead cosponsor, who serves on the House Financial Services Committee with Poliquin.

House Votes To Repeal Death Tax

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to repeal the death penalty, which has unfairly targeted family run businesses.  U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin released this statement concerning his vote on the bill:

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. Congressman Bruce Poliquin released the following statement:

“Family-owned farms, fisheries and wood products companies are vital to the Second District’s economy and community. This vote is a vote for their jobs and our economy.

 

“It’s not fair for hard-working Maine families to start and grow their small businesses, and to pay taxes along the way, to find the IRS knocking on their doors to pay the despised death tax upon the passing of the senior family members.

 

“These family-owned farms, fisheries, and wood products companies provide tens of thousands of jobs and better futures for our Maine families. I’m proud to be part of the effort to repeal the destructive death tax and grow our economy.”