Category Archives: Other news

Poliquin, somewhat grudgingly, votes for bipartisan budget bill

Nobody’s perfectly happy with the two-year budget deal between congressional leaders and President Barack Obama that cleared the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. It would raise spending by $80 billion over that period, dividing that equally between defense and domestic programs. That excess spending was offset by equal amounts of spending cuts and revenue hikes. Democrats, including […]

Hillary Clinton enlists Baldacci, Pingree and other Democrats for Maine campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton named the first 40 members of her Maine Leadership Council on Friday. The list is a who’s-who of Maine Democrats: Former Gov. John Baldacci, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of the 1st District, Attorney General Janet Mills, Maine House Speaker Mark Eves and state Senate Minority Leader Justin Alfond are the headliners, and it […]

Liberal group files complaint against Poliquin, other U.S. House members

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin is among 23 Republican House members who were named in an ethics complaint from the liberal American Democracy Legal Fund on Wednesday, claiming they’ve used congressional office resources to campaign. It revolves around the members’ signing of an agreement with the the National Republican Congressional Committee, the campaign arm for their caucus, in which […]

Who will Poliquin back for U.S. House speaker?

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives were expected to meet behind closed doors today to pick their candidate for speaker ahead of a formal floor vote near month’s end, but that was upended by a massive turn of events. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California was the favorite to succeed John Boehner of Ohio, who announced his retirement last month, […]

Poliquin a ‘likely yes’ on Export-Import Bank reauthorization

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin is leaning toward supporting reauthorization of the stalled Export-Import Bank, his spokesman said Wednesday. The bank, which provides taxpayer-backed loans to foreign buyers of American goods, saw its authority lapse in June. It’s been a major issue for Poliquin since September, when General Electric Co. said if it isn’t reauthorized, it would move 500 […]