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.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Poliquin.
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
Bruce Poliquin sits on the following committees:
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%)
Some of Poliquin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4266: Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act
- H.R. 4113: Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act
- H.Res. 536: Expressing support for the designation of September 25, 2017, as “National Lobster Day”.
- H.R. 3657: To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans ...
- H.R. 3614: Guaranteed COLA Act
- H.R. 3402: Fruit and Vegetable Access for Children Act
- H.Res. 475: Expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2017 as “National ...
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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 ...
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 ...
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
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. ...
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 ...
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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