Congress

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As part of Maine Public's coverage of election issues throughout the year, we feature this Your Vote 2020 interview with candidates who will be on the ballot during the primary election on July 14.

We speak with two primary candidates to learn about their views on current events, the issues they are prioritizing, and what they feel voters need to know about them.


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As part of Maine Public's coverage of election issues throughout the year, we feature this Your Vote 2020 interview with candidates who will be on the ballot during the primary election on July 14.

We speak with two Republican primary candidates for election to the U.S. House to represent Maine's 2nd Congressional District. They'll discuss their views on current events, the issues they are prioritizing, and what they feel voters need to know about them.


Congressman Jared Golden: Federal Response to COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020
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This is the first segment of a two-hour Maine Calling, as part of our ongoing coverage of how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the people of Maine. For the second segment, click here.

Rep. Jared Golden represents Maine's 2nd Congressional District. He serves on the Small Business Committee and the Armed Services Committee.

Golden joins Maine Calling to discuss the federal stimulus package and its impact on Mainers, as well as other work that's being done to help those in need due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Maine’s 1st Congressional District representative joins us to discuss the latest news from Washington, D.C., including her work on prescription drug pricing, climate change, farming and ocean acidification. We’ll also ask what it’s like working in the majority party.    

 

Congressman Jared Golden

Feb 21, 2019
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First-term U.S. Rep. Jared Golden joins us to discuss his first weeks on the job representing Maine's 2nd Congressional District. We'll ask about the government shutdown, his committee assignments and first floor speech and the president's decision to declare a national emergency in order to get additional funding for a border wall.


Your Vote Candidate Interviews: Mark Holbrook and Angus King

Oct 12, 2018
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Maine Calling speaks with the candidates as part of Maine Public’s Your Vote 2018 coverage.

Maine Public

Maine Calling speaks with the candidates as part of Maine Public’s Your Vote 2018 coverage.

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Democratic State Rep. Jared Golden, of Lewiston, announced Thursday that he’s running for the 2nd Congressional District seat currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin.

Golden, 34, is the assistant majority leader in the Maine House of Representatives, where he is in the middle of his second term.

He is a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving four years with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King are making another run at getting a gun control measure through the gridlocked U.S. Senate.

On Monday the Senate tried and failed to pass dueling proposals to expand background checks and to bar suspected terrorists from buying firearms. Now the question is whether Senator Collins can rally support to a new proposal.

“Surely the terrorist attacks in San Bernadino and in Orlando that took so many lives are a call for compromise, a plea for bipartisan action,” Collins says.

  

  Congresswoman Pingree discusses the latest news and public policy issues in Washington and Maine.

Host Keith Shortall speaks with:

Chellie Pingree was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1955, the youngest of four children. Chellie moved to Maine as a teenager, attended the University of Southern Maine, and graduated from the College of the Atlantic, in Bar Harbor. After college, she moved to North Haven island.

  Maine's First District Representative discussed the latest from Capitol Hill.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

  The former Senator from Maine discussed her new book "Fighting for Common Ground - How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress." She joins us from a studio in Washington, DC.

 Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by former Senator Olympia Snowe.