Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

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Mar 30, 2015

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.

Mar 26, 2015

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.

Mar 18, 2015

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.

Mar 18, 2015

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said this afternoon that Department of Homeland Security has agreed to immediately resume processing of H-2B visas for seasonal workers. 

Mar 18, 2015

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.

Mar 17, 2015

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.

Mar 16, 2015

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.

Mar 16, 2015

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.

Mar 10, 2015

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.

Mar 4, 2015
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree strongly criticized a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being heard in the U.S. Supreme Court today. Opponents of the law are trying to strike down a key provision that allows millions of Americans—including 67,000 people in Maine—to receive subsidies that make health care coverage affordable.

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