Congressman Poliquin’s Record on Jobs

October 13, 2016

For more than 30 years, Congressman Bruce Poliquin started businesses and helped create hundreds of jobs. As Maine’s 2nd District Congressman, he uses this past experience to help protect and create jobs.

For instance, Congressman Poliquin worked across the aisle with a Democratic Member of Congress from Massachusetts to enforce the Department of Defense to follow the law and issue American made footwear, like those at New Balance, for new recruits. His efforts helped save 900 good-paying jobs at New Balance. 

Congressman Poliquin also worked with Rep. Pingree to help protect the sea urchin and sea cucumber industry from being penalized by job-killing regulations. The sea urchin and sea cucumber industry employs more than 650 hard-working Mainers and thanks to their proposal, it protect these jobs. 

Additionally, Congressman Poliquin has worked to allow the Brunswick Naval Air Station to qualify as a HUBZone (creating more jobs), helped a local hospital in Washington County (which has roughly 250 employees) stay open, voted against unfair trade deals, like the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), that would harm Maine’s economy and much, much more.

In Congress, Congressman Poliquin has used his experiences as a businessman to help protect and create jobs. That is the kind of experience that Washington desperately needs.