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VIDEO RECAP: Rep. Pingree, Coalition of Mainers Hold Press Conference in Support of American Rescue Plan

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today held a virtual press conference with Maine stakeholders to convey their support for the House-passed American Rescue Plan. Pingree voted for the American Rescue Plan last week. Four Maine experts on issues ranging from food insecurity to affordable housing, child care, and municipal budget needs provided insight into how the constituencies they serve w... Read More »

Pingree Will Vote to Get Money Out of American Elections, Restore Voting Rights with Passage of H.R. 1

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Ahead of tonight’s vote on H.R. 1, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) affirmed her support for the package of much-needed election reforms to strengthen American democracy. The For the People Act boldly expands campaign finance laws and improves access to the ballot box. Pingree was an original cosponsor of the For the People Act in both the 116th and 117th Congress. “Our elections have been ... Read More »

Pingree to Vote Again for Landmark George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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Ahead of tonight’s vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced her intent to vote for the historic bill a second time. The landmark legislation will create mandatory accountability standards for police and address systemic racism in law enforcement and police misconduct. The legislation originally passed the U.S. House last year in the wake o... Read More »

Maine Delegation Reintroduces Legislation to Add York River to the National Park Service’s ‘Wild and Scenic’ List

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Maine’s U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden reintroduced the bipartisan York River Wild and Scenic River Act, bicameral legislation to initiate the final step in the process to add the York River into the National Park System’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Program. If the bill is passed by Congress and signed by the President, the York Riv... Read More »

Pingree Joins Push to End Qualified Immunity

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined 35 lawmakers led by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) in reintroducing the Ending Qualified Immunity Act. This legislation will eliminate the court-invented doctrine of qualified immunity and restore Americans' ability to obtain relief when state and local officials, including police officers, violate... Read More »

Pingree Amendment to Protect York River Passes US House in Wilderness Protection Package

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Today, after nearly a decade of advocacy, an amendment offered by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) to federally protect the York River passed the U.S. House. Pingree’s amendment designating the York River as ‘Wild and Scenic’ passed as part of The Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act. The bill, H.R. 803, recognizes approximately 1.5 million acres of wilderness and protects m... Read More »

Pingree to Vote for American Rescue Plan Supported by Supermajority of Americans, Economists Predict Will Create 10 Million Jobs

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With the U.S. House scheduled to vote on the American Rescue Plan this evening, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) affirmed her intention to vote for the relief package, which 76 percent of Americans support and economists estimate will create 10 million American jobs. Pingree noted that the plan will deliver direct relief to Mainers struggling with pandemic hardships; expand vaccine distribu... Read More »

Pingree, Vice Chair of House LGBTQ Caucus, Celebrates Long-Overdue Passage of the Equality Act

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a vice chair of the House LGBTQ Caucus, today celebrated the passage of the Equality Act, legislation to expand existing civil rights protections to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. “For more than 15 years, Maine has had civil rights protections for our LGBTQ neighbors. We’ve stood together against bigotry and made su... Read More »

Pingree Announces $2,654,124 in USDA Grants to Support Remote Learning

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $2,654,124 in grant funding to three educational institutions in Maine’s First Congressional District to support remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic. “School systems, teachers, staff, and students have all had to pivot quickly to accommodate remote learning during this unprece... Read More »

Maine Delegation Urges President Biden to Act on Pledge to Protect the Livelihoods of Lobstermen

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In their first joint letter to President Biden, Maine’s congressional delegation raised the alarm on misguided regulations that present an unprecedented threat to the state’s lobstermen and lobstering communities, and urged the president to act on his promise to protect lobstermen’s livelihoods. The letter from Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02), Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), ... Read More »

Pingree, Fortenberry, Thune, Merkley Introduce Legislation to Expand & Strengthen Local Meat Processing Capabilities

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.), joined by Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to support small meat and poultry processors. The Strengthening Local Processing Act will increase options for local livestock and poultry producers and assist smaller facilities as they adapt to the COVI... Read More »

Pingree Announces $34,351 in Grants to Support Maine Firefighters

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the fire departments in Rockland and Westbrook will receive a collective total of $34,351 in grant funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The grant funding is for the reimbursement or purchase of emergency medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and disinfection supplie... Read More »

Pingree: House Moving Urgently to Deliver Much-Needed Pandemic Relief

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As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) sits on one of the 12 House panels charged with drafting a much-needed budget reconciliation relief package before expanded unemployment insurance expires for millions on March 14. By the end of last week, nine of the 12 House committees held marathon budget hearings to ensure struggling Americans get the relie... Read More »

Pingree Joins Rural Broadband Caucus Urging President Biden to Prioritize Rural Broadband in Upcoming Infrastructure Package

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined her colleagues on the House Rural Broadband Caucus in sending a bipartisan letter with over 70 other Representatives asking President Biden to prioritize broadband investments in underserved areas of rural America as part of any infrastructure proposal his administration presents to Congress. President Biden has made a passing a major infrastructure p... Read More »

Pingree Applauds Interior Department’s Reversal of Trump Era Policy Undermining the Land and Water Conservation Fund

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, today released the following statement regarding the Department of the Interior’s revocation of an 11th hour order by the Trump administration that undermined the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF): “The Great American Outdoors Act passed on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis, affirming once agai... Read More »

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