Rep. Bruce Poliquin

Representative from Maine’s 2nd District, Republican

Poliquin, a Republican, has been the representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Poliquin has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Poliquin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Poliquin for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Bruce Poliquin sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Poliquin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (27%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Taxation (18%) Finance and Financial Sector (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%)

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.
No H.R. 1599: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
Jul 23, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2393: Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015
Jun 10, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Sep 2016, Poliquin missed 6 of 1,277 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.3% 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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