Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

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Aug 3, 2015
“I applaud President Obama for taking bold action to address climate change. Maine communities are already dealing with the effects of climate change and carbon emissions, including rising sea levels, more extreme weather, and ocean acidification. ..."
Aug 1, 2015
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree continued a Congressional trip to Italy and Ukraine this weekend, where she received briefings today at the Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFC) and at the U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (NAVEUR), home of the Sixth Fleet.
Jul 31, 2015
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is giving the Gulf of Maine Research Institute a $192,000 federal grant to work on the development of high-end sashimi-grade markets for Maine seafood.
Jul 31, 2015
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree has signed on to an effort to increase funding for important farm to school programs. The bill would triple funding for an already successful USDA program that puts more local food in schools and helps schools support food-based educational programs like school gardens, cooking classes and farm field trips.
Jul 31, 2015
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree has joined a Congressional delegation on a trip to Ukraine to meet with top government officials and to Italy to meet with American military leaders.
Jul 30, 2015

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement today after it was announced that President Obama would nominate former Maine Congressman Mike Michaud to be U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training. 

Jul 30, 2015

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree introduced a bipartisan bill today to help schools in Maine and around the country modernize and expand their kitchens.  The bill would provide funding for schools that want to buy kitchen equipment and provide training on how to cook fresh meals from scratch.

Jul 30, 2015

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement today after it was announced that President Obama would nominate former Maine Congressman Mike Michaud to be U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training. 

Jul 27, 2015

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree applauded tonight’s unanimous House passage of H.R. 1607—the Ruth Moore Act of 2015—a bill she introduced earlier this year to make it easier for veterans who were sexually assaulted during their service to receive disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. 
 

Jul 23, 2015
Congresswoman Pingree says bill takes away consumers right-to-know, introduces amendment to strike theworst parts of the bill

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