Skip to Content

Latest News

Pingree Statement on President Biden’s FY2022 Budget Blueprint

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today welcomed President Biden’s FY 2022 budget request as a statement of their shared funding priorities on addressing the climate crisis, supporting tribal communities, investing in the nation’s cultural institutions, preserving our forests, water... Read More »

Pingree Announces Opening of Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program to Support Local Jobs, Performance Venues

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Rep. Pingree announced that more help is here for local businesses and workers as the Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program begins accepting applications on Thursday, April 8th, 2021. Pingree helped secure additional funding for the program as part of the American Rescue Plan’s support for small businesses. The program includes a t... Read More »

Pingree Announces $749,856 Grant to Gulf of Maine Research Institute

| Posted in Press Releases

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) will receive a grant of $749,856 from the Economic Development Administration to fund the Gulf of Maine Blue Innovation Recovery Program, which will help seafood businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic through innovation and increasing resilience. “Maine’s seafood industry is a cornerstone of ... Read More »

Collins, King, Pingree Host Acting Navy Secretary at BIW, PNSY

| Posted in Press Releases

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) hosted Acting U.S. Secretary of the Navy Thomas Harker in Maine today. They toured facilities at Bath Iron Works and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and met with leadership and employees. “I am delighted that Acting Secretary Harker was able to join us today to visit the best shipyards in the country and ... Read More »

Pingree, New England Representatives Urge Biden Administration to Expand and Improve Support for Seafood and Shellfish Industry

| Posted in Press Releases

Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Andy Kim (NJ-03), Jim Langevin (RI-02), and Frank Pallone (NJ-06) shared a letter they sent to President Joe Biden, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo in support of the seafood and shellfish industry. H.R. 133, passed by Congress in December 2020, authorized $1.... Read More »

Pingree Calls American Jobs Plan Once-in-A-Generation Opportunity to Modernize Nation’s Infrastructure

| Posted in Press Releases

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today said President Biden’s American Jobs Plan presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address the nation’s long-overlooked domestic infrastructure challenges, particularly the climate crisis, decaying infrastructure, and rural broadband connectivity. “Since the 1960s, America’s domestic investments have plummeted by 40 percent, and now we rank 13th ... Read More »

Collins, King, Pingree Urge DHS to Issue Additional H-2B Visas to Support Maine’s Tourism Industry

| Posted in Press Releases

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging him to increase the number of H-2B visas to help small businesses fill seasonal job openings for the upcoming season. The letter calls on Secretary Mayorkas to increase the existing 66,000 H-2B visa cap to 135,320, which is the am... Read More »

Members of Maine, Alaska Delegations Lead Call for VA to Swiftly Implement Their Law Supporting Veterans with Early-Stage Dementia

| Posted in Press Releases

Members of the Maine and Alaska Delegations wrote to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough, urging him to quickly implement the State Veterans Homes Domiciliary Care Flexibility Act. The letter was signed by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Representatives Don Young (R-AK), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Jared Golden (D-ME... Read More »

Pingree Joins House Committee Chairs in Seeking Documents About January 6 Attack on U.S. Capitol

| Posted in Press Releases

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, along with six of her fellow Committee and Subcommittee Chairs across the House of Representatives, today sent letters to the White House, federal agencies, law enforcement, and Legislative Branch entities, including the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms, seeking documents and communications relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist assault on the Capitol. ... Read More »

Pingree Announces $41M from the American Rescue Plan Coming to 18 Maine Health Centers

| Posted in Press Releases

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced 18 Maine health centers will receive a combined total of $41 million in support from the recently passed American Rescue Plan. This funding will support COVID-19 vaccination and service for vulnerable populations. Pingree voted for the American Rescue Plan and championed health care funding for rural and community-focused health centers. “Liv... Read More »

Pingree Celebrates USDA’s New Pandemic Assistance for Producers

| Posted in Press Releases

In reaction to the news of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the following statement: “Small-scale producers bore the brunt of supply chain changes and pandemic-related losses in agriculture, and yet, they received inadequate support from the previous Department of Agriculture,” said Ping... Read More »

Pingree Announces Community Project Funding Opportunity for Maine’s 1st Congressional District

| Posted in Press Releases

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that her office is accepting requests for Community Project Funding in the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations process. These funds will direct congressional spending to eligible projects conducted by state and local governments or 501(c)3 non-profits. Additional information on eligibility and application requirements are available here. “Congres... Read More »

Maine Delegation Pushes for Answers on Delays in Veterans’ Travel Reimbursement

| Posted in Press Releases

After complaints from Maine veterans of significantly extended wait times for travel reimbursement, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) led a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough, joined by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), about the reported holdups. “In many instances, Maine veterans have been... Read More »

Chelsea Student to Attend Naval Academy

| Posted in Press Releases

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today that Jack H. Begin of Chelsea has accepted an offer to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Pingree nominated Begin to the Academy in December. “Acceptance to a U.S. service academy is extremely competitive and reflects highly on a student’s scholarship, community service, and character,” said Pingree. “Along with all the oth... Read More »

VIDEO RECAP: Pingree Holds First Hearing as Interior Approps Chair, Focuses on Solutions for Reducing Marine Plastics Pollution

| Posted in Press Releases

In her first hearing since taking the gavel as Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today questioned three expert witnesses about best practices to reduce the global problem of marine plastic pollution. A video of today’s full Subcommittee hearing is available for viewing here. “Coming from Maine, as ... Read More »

Back to top