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Pingree Announces $3.4 Million Federal Investment in Rural Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced two Maine institutions have been awarded a total of $3,392,500 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Community Facilities Program. The funding, which was awarded to the Children’s Discovery Museum in Waterville and Regional Transportation Program, Inc. in Cumberland County, will help improve critical community facil... Read More »

Pingree Urges FDA to Listen to Scientists During COVID-19 Vaccine Approval

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-Col.), Congressman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), and 80 other members of the House of Representatives on a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Azar, which expressed concerns about the politicization around the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) COVID-19 vaccine approval process. The letter is av... Read More »

Pingree Backs Bill to Help Maine’s Island Communities Use Renewable Power, Become Energy Independent

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined 23 of her House colleagues in introducing the Energy Resilient Communities Act, legislation to create a new program at the US Department of Energy to invest in clean energy microgrids. The legislation also prioritizes clean energy equity and resilience, helping to power the critical infrastructure that communities rely on in the aftermath of an ... Read More »

Pingree Applauds Court’s Rejection of Trump Administration’s ‘Cruel’ Food Assistance Restriction

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Following months of advocacy against the Trump administration’s cruel food assistance restrictions, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today applauded a U.S. District Court’s decision to block implementation of a rule that would have stripped Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits away from millions: “SNAP serves as our nation’s largest and most effective line of defense ag... Read More »

Pingree, McGovern, Walorski Raise Awareness of Global Food Insecurity on World Food Day

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Each year, the United States joins 150 nations and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in celebrating World Food Day to promote global awareness and action for those who suffer from chronic hunger and all forms of malnutrition. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.)—co-chairs of the House Food Recovery Caucus—as well as Jim McGovern (D-Ma... Read More »

Pingree to US Senate Leadership: Prioritize COVID Relief Over Rubberstamping Another Anti-Women’s Health SCOTUS Justice

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined 126 House colleagues in the Pro-Choice Caucus in urging Senate leadership to approve an urgently needed pandemic relief package over the approval of an extremist Supreme Court justice who has an anti-women’s health record. In their letter, available online here, Pingree and her colleagues outlined Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s long history of underc... Read More »

Reps. Omar, Pingree Lead Letter Urging USDA to Extend School Meal Waivers Through the 2020-2021 School Year

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to extend school meal waivers for the entirety of the 2020-2021 school year. “[We] urge the Department of Agriculture (Department) to act swiftly to ensure children have access to nutritious meals through the current school year,” the members wrote. “... Read More »

Pingree Announces $1.3 Million Grant to Help Navigate Maine’s Fisheries Through Climate Crisis

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) will receive $1,274,908 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to prepare Maine’s fisheries for climate change. “Climate change poses immense challenges for our fishing industries, which are the backbones for our coastal communities in Maine. As a member of the House Appropr... Read More »

Pingree Votes to Approve Urgently Needed $2.2 Trillion COVID Relief Package to Support Mainers

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Pingree Votes to Approve Urgently Needed $2.2 Trillion COVID Relief Package to Support Mainers New Pandemic Response Bill Strengthens Support for Small Businesses, Renews Weekly Federal Unemployment Payments Through January 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted to approve an updated version of The Heroes Act, the bipartisan COVID-19 relief package passed by th... Read More »

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

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) today introduced legislation to support small meat and poultry processors. The Strengthening Local Processing Act will expand options for local producers and assist smaller facilities as they adapt to the coronavirus pandemic and expand to meet demand. “Maine has almost 3,400 diversified small farms that raise livest... Read More »

Congresswoman Pingree’s Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of a Supreme Court Justice 38 Days Before the 2020 Election

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be a U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice just 38 days before the 2020 election: “This week, America passed a tragic milestone of 200,000 deaths from COVID-19. For the last four months, the U. S. Senate has refused to pass any economic aid and is inste... Read More »

As Gulf of Maine Rapidly Warms & Acidifies, Pingree Opposes Climate Change Denier’s Appointment to NOAA

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined 84 members of the United States House of Representatives in opposing the appointment of longtime climate change denier David Legates as deputy assistant secretary of Commerce for environmental observation and prediction, a leading role at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). Legates is a professor with a long history of casti... Read More »

Pingree Announces $600,000 Grant to CEI to Invest in Underserved Maine Communities

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) will receive $600,000 from the U.S. Treasury Department’s FY 2020 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. This award will enable CEI to increase lending and investment activity in low-income and economically distressed communities in Maine. “I’m proud this federal funding will boost CEI’s work... Read More »

Pingree Votes to Create Green Jobs, Put Nation on Path to Low-Carbon Future

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined her colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. This legislation makes long overdue reforms to American energy policy, authorizing major investments in the transition to a low-carbon and eventually a net zero future. H.R. 4447, which passed the House 220 to 185, includes programs to de... Read More »

Pingree Pushes Trump Admin to Extend 60-Day Public Comment Period of Controversial Proposed Mining Project

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine),Vice Chair of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, today led five House members in pushing the U.S. Forest Service to extend the comment period for the Stibnite Gold Project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement by 60 additional days. Full text of the lawmakers’ letter is available online here and at the bottom of this release. Midas ... Read More »

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