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Pingree Announces NOAA Grants Totaling $199,704 to Assist Recovery of Protected Marine Mammal Species

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced two Prescott Grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) totaling $199,704. The grants, which were awarded to College of the Atlantic and Marine Mammals of Maine, will support the conservation and recovery efforts for stranded marine mammals along the Maine coast. “The news of a beached whale, seal, or sea lion in M... Read More »

Pingree Announces $329,536 in Grants to Support Maine Firefighters

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the fire departments in Portland, Old Orchard Beach, and Casco will receive a collective total of $329,536 in grant funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The grant funding will support operations and safety at each of the three fire departments. “Maine firefighters risk th... Read More »

Pingree Announces Maine State Library, Bowdoin College Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grants

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced federal two grants totaling more than $325,000 will be awarded to two institutions in her district. The Maine State Library will receive $210,270 and Bowdoin College will receive $115,000, both from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). “I’m thrilled that Maine State Library has received federal funding to digitally preserve our ne... Read More »

Pingree Signs on to Legislation to End Authoritarian Police Tactics in Oregon, American Cities

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As President Trump threatens to send unidentified federal police forces to cities across America, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today cosponsored the Preventing Authoritarian Policing Tactics on America’s Streets Act, led by Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici, both of Oregon. The bill would block federal paramilitary occupations in Portland, Oregon and any other American city, wh... Read More »

Pingree Votes to Remove Racist, Confederate Statues from US Capitol Complex

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As the country grapples with the legacy of systemic racism, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted to remove racist and Confederate imagery from the United States Capitol. The House passed H.R. 7573 by a vote of 305-to-113. “Leaders of the Confederacy endorsed race-based enslavement and were traitors to the United States. Any glorification of Confederate leaders is deeply shameful and... Read More »

Pingree Votes to Address Acadia National Park’s Maintenance Backlog, Make Historic Investment in Nation’s Public Lands

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined her House colleagues in enacting the Great American Outdoors Act, legislation to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and preserve the national parks system and public lands across the nation. This landmark bipartisan conservation bill passed the US House 310-107. The bill passed the US Senate on June 17. “For ... Read More »

As Unidentified Federal Agents Detain Protesters in Oregon, Pingree Backs Bill Requiring Officers to Clearly Identify Themselves

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Following reports of unidentified federal agents pulling protesters into unmarked vans in Portland, Oregon, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced her co-sponsorship of H.R.7153, the Law Enforcement Identification Act. The bill, introduced by Congressman Don Beyer (D-Virginia), would immediately require uniformed federal officers policing First Amendment assemblies to visibly dis... Read More »

Pingree Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released a statement on the passing of civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis: I was so sad to learn of the passing of my colleague and friend, John Lewis. This is a great loss to the US Congress and to our country. I feel so fortunate to have served with him and to have learned so much from him. From hearing his speeches at close range to the 25-ho... Read More »

Pingree Introduces Legislation to Bolster Local Creative Economies, Create Skilled Jobs Nationwide

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, introduced the Promoting Local Arts and Creative Economy Workforce Act, legislation to invest in local economies across the country. The bill, which is the House companion to Senator Brian Schatz’ legislation, will bolster the creative economy and empower workers to find sustainable jobs in creative and cultural in... Read More »

Pingree Awards 90-Year-Old Korean War Veteran a Long Overdue Bronze Star

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The staff of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today presented Donald L. Roy of Standish, a Korean War veteran, with his long overdue Bronze Star Medal. Roy, who was a medic in the war, was mailed his medal and certificate in a tube during the early 1950’s, but the tube arrived damaged and the medal had slipped out. “Mr. Roy served his country with honor and valor, tending to the wounds of h... Read More »

Pingree: Trump Administration’s Move to Bypass CDC with COVID-19 Stats is “Outrageous”

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree joined Rep. Pramila Jayapal and 68 other signers in urging the Trump administration to rescind guidance requiring hospitals to bypass the CDC when they report their COVID-19 data. The administration has told hospitals to send the data to a database at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which will reduce transparency to the public and hinder public acce... Read More »

Pingree Announces $300,000 Grant to USM, $400,000 Grant to GPCOG Under CARES Act for COVID-19 Response

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced two grants totaling $700,000 will be awarded to two institutions in her district. The Greater Portland Council of Governments will receive $400,000 and the University of Southern Maine will receive $300,000, both from the Economic Development Administration. The funding, authorized under the CARES Act, will assist the respective institutions... Read More »

Pingree Announces COVID-19 Response Grants Totaling $14,569 to Maine Fire Departments

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the Falmouth and Kittery fire departments will receive two FEMA grants of $7,427 and $7,142, respectively. This funding will assist the departments in purchasing emergency medical PPE and disinfection supplies for COVID-19 response. “Firefighters and EMS personnel are essential in our fight against COVID-19. Many are working overtime and put... Read More »

Pingree Joins 70+ House Members in Opposing Trump Administration Rule Restricting Asylum

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Last night, Congresswoman Pingree joined more than 70 Members of Congress in opposing the Trump administration's new proposed regulation that will dramatically rewrite our nation's asylum laws. The rule, published jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) on June 15, 2020, would eliminate long-established procedural protections and change the standards fo... Read More »

Pingree Says FY 2021 Funding Bills Will Support Maine’s Economy, Environment, COVID-19 Response

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today heralded the House Appropriations Committee’s final markups of the Fiscal Year 2021 funding bills as directly beneficial to Mainers during the coronavirus pandemic and the crises of systemic racism, climate change, and the economic harm caused by COVID-19. The FY2021 Appropriations bills include robust funding for climate change mitigation efforts, cor... Read More »

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