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Golden tries to forget liberal record
Michael McAdams | April 11, 2019

As President Trump works to implement work requirements for SNAP benefits, Jared Golden is feigning interest in supporting the measure.

This seems like a good time for a reminder that Jared Golden has previously supported looser requirements for welfare recipients. In fact, while in the statehouse, Golden voted to allow welfare dollars to be spent on tobacco, liquor, gambling, tattoos and bail money for jail.

NRCC Comment: “Maine voters can see right through Jared Golden’s political posturing. When it comes to getting tough on waste, fraud and abuse in our welfare system, Jared Golden has taken a pass on protecting taxpayer dollars.” – NRCC Spokesman Michael McAdams


  • On April 15, 2016, the Maine House passed bill L.D. 1097 by a vote of 106-38, with Golden voting against the legislation. (State of Maine Legislature, L.D. 1097: Passed 106-38, 4/15/16, Golden Voted Nay)
  • The bill prohibited Maine’s welfare programs recipients from using the benefits to purchase tobacco products, liquor, tattoos, bail, or to gamble. (L.D. 1097, 4/16/16)
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