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"There is no better legal advocate to argue in front of the Supreme Court for marriage equality than Maine's own Mary Bonauto. From her work in the Goodridge case in Massachusetts in 2003 to her involvement in Maine's own work on marriage equality, Mary is a fierce champion for the rights of all citizens and I couldn’t be more proud of her selection."
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today that the Maine State Library is a recipient of a National Leadership Grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in the amount $493,770; the federal award will be matched with $623,523 in public and private funds.
Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Montana Senator Jon Tester re-introduced the Ruth Moore Act today, a bill that will make it easier forsurvivors of military sexual assault to get the benefits they deserve. Congressman Bruce Poliquin joined the effort as the lead Republican cosponsor in the House.
In a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree recognized Maine teacher Nancie Atwell for winning the first Global Teacher Prize this week.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said this afternoon that Department of Homeland Security has agreed to immediately resume processing of H-2B visas for seasonal workers.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree is welcoming two Maine residents to Capitol Hill today, where they will testify before the House Appropriations Committee as Congress prepares spending priorities for the next fiscal year.
Millions of dollars in grant funding to invest in initiatives that create and support local agriculture jobs has just become available thanks to programs contained in a local food bill written by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree.
In a letter to President Obama this week, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and 51 of her House colleagues have called for protection of the iconic monarch butterfly.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today congratulated Maine teacher Nancie Atwell, who won the first Global Teacher Prize last night in Dubai. Atwell was one of 5,000 teachers worldwide nominated for the award, and has said she will donate the entire $1 millionprize to the school she founded in Edgecomb 25 years ago.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today wrote to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, asking them to work together to find an immediate solution to a problem affecting temporary visas for seasonal workers. The Department of Labor has stopped processing applications for the H-2B visas in the light of an ongoing federal court case.