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Rep. Bruce Poliquin

Representative for Maine’s 2nd District

Poliquin, a Republican, is the representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Poliquin is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Poliquin.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Poliquin is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Poliquin has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 90% United States Chamber of Commerce: 90% FreedomWorks: 72% The Club for Growth: 64% Human Rights Campaign: 48% League of Conservation Voters: 15% American Civil Liberties Union: 11% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 7% NIAC Action: F

Committee Membership

Bruce Poliquin sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Poliquin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Taxation (13%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Commerce (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Poliquin’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Poliquin’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 764: A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes.
Jul 14, 2016. Passed 306/117.
This bill was the vehicle for passage of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which is the form it was enacted it. Prior to amendments, the bill regarded defunding Planned Parenthood and the National Sea Grant College Program. As enacted, the bill created national ...
No H.R. 1599: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
Jul 23, 2015. Passed 275/150.
This bill was enacted as S. 764. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the distribution and labeling related to bioengineered foods (often referred to as genetically modified foods or GMOs). It would ...
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Nov 2017, Poliquin missed 13 of 1,962 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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