Congressman Poliquin Voted to Increase Funding for the VA

October 11, 2016

On Monday, October 10, Congressman Bruce Poliquin joined several Maine veterans at Dysart’s in Hermon for a press conference on his work supporting veterans in Congress.

At the event, Congressman Poliquin pushed back against a political attack ad from an extremely liberal Super PAC, which supports Emily Cain, that is distorting his voting record. Additionally, the spokesman in the ad misleads viewers to believe he is a Mainer – but he is not. He is a former Democratic member of the VERMONT State House.

Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s record is clear.

He voted to increase funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by $4.6 billion, a 5.6% increase from previous years. 

He has also introduced legislation to extend the ARCH program for an additional 5 years so that Maine veterans can receive care closer to home. 

He worked across the aisle to help get the Ruth Moore Act passed in the House of Representatives so that veterans, who are victims of military sexual assault, can receive the care they desperately need and deserve. 

Congressman Poliquin has also supported legislation that will help reform the VA to ensure our Maine veterans receive the healthcare and benefits they were promised, earned and deserve. No veteran should have to wait months for healthcare.

In Congress, Congressman Poliquin will continue to introduce and support legislation that will fund the VA, allow veterans to revise healthcare closer to home and ensure our veterans receive quality care. 

(Coverage of Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s press conference can be seen here: