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Pingree, Maine and New Hampshire Delegations Raise Alarm Over DoD Plans to Restructure PNSY Health Clinic

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined members of the Maine and New Hampshire congressional delegations—Representatives Jared Golden (D-Maine), Chris Pappas (D-N.H.), and Annie Kuster (D-N.H.), and Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Angus King (I-Maine), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.)—in requesting a briefing from the Department of Defense (DoD) regarding its restructur...

Mainers to Pingree: I’ve Feared Where My Next Meal Will Come From

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today shared the results of her constituent survey on hunger in preparation for the White House’s Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health this fall. Of 690 survey respondents, 41% said they have worried about where their next meal will come from. Following a push from Pingree, the Biden White House announced it will convene the first Conference on Hunger...

Pingree Honors 2022 Pat Tillman Award Winner in Congress

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Gretchen Evans

Last week, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) honored Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Gretchen Evans of Brunswick, Maine by recognizing her in the official Congressional Record. CSM Evans, who is one of the most decorated female veterans in American history serving in the United States Army for 27 years, was this year’s Pat Tillman Award for Service recipient. “I thank Command Sergeant Major Gre...

Pingree Among 75+ Members of Congress Urging Congressional Leadership to Lower Insulin Prices for the Uninsured

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and more than 75 members of Congress called on congressional leadership to include people without health insurance in any legislation that limits out-of-pocket costs for insulin. In their letter to Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Schumer, House Minority Leader McCarthy, and Senate Minority Leader McConnell, Pingree and her colleagues—led by Congressio...

Pingree, EPA Celebrate Historic $13.8 Million Infrastructure Law Investment to Clean Up, Redevelop Hazardous Sites in Maine

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SoPo Big EPA Check

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) on Tuesday joined Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator David Cash, Portland Mayor Kate Snyder, and Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Melanie Loyzim in Portland to celebrate a historic $13.8 million Infrastructure Law investment to assess and clean up Brownfields sites in communities throughout Maine’s Fir...

With Student Loan Payments Set to Resume, Pingree Calls on Biden to Extend Pause

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and dozens of House Democrats are calling on President Joe Biden and U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to extend the pause on student loan payments, which is set to expire on August 31. Payments have been paused for more than two years as borrowers across the U.S. face continued financial strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Resuming student loan paym...

Pingree Statement on Death of Al Qaeda Leader

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Following news from the Biden Administration that the U.S. has successfully carried out a counterterrorism mission killing Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released this statement: “More than two decades have passed since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 changed our country forever. In 2011, President Obama delivered a sense of justice with the ...

Miller-Meeks, Pingree Introduce the Biochar Research Network Act of 2022

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Today, July 29, 2022, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks M.D. (IA-02) and House Agriculture Committee member Rep. Chellie Pingree (ME-01) introduced the bipartisan Biochar Research Network Act of 2022. This bill would create a National Biochar Research Network where biochar would be tested on varieties of soil to see how well biochar absorbs carbon and benefit farmers in surrounding areas by increasing...

Pingree Votes to Reinstate Assault Weapons Ban

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Assault Weapons Ban Vote Count

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. House today passed the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 (H.R. 1808), which would ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. The legislation, introduced by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and cosponsored by Pingree, restores and updates the previous assault weapons ban th...

Pingree Urges Transparency in DOJ Investigation of Market Manipulation by Beef Packing Companies

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined several of her House colleagues in writing a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting an update on its investigation into allegations of market manipulation by the nation’s four biggest beef packing companies. Over the last few decades, the four largest beef packing companies have grown and consolidated from controlling roughly 25 percent ...

SCHOOL MEALS: Rep. Pingree’s Bipartisan Bills to Source School Meals Locally, Reduce School Food Waste Advance Through House Education and Labor Committee

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Today the House Education and Labor Committee advanced H.R. 8450, the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act, which includes four major bills supported by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine). The bills championed by Pingree and included in the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act include: Kids Eat Local Act - Bipartisan legislation introduced by Pingree that would allow schools the purchasing flexibility ...

Pingree Urges Biden to ‘Unleash Every Resource’ and Declare a National Climate Emergency

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, joined 60 of her House colleagues, led by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), in urging President Biden to declare a national climate emergency. In the letter, the members write that the scope and urgency of the climate c...

Pingree Votes to Protect Contraception Access

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and House Democrats today passed legislation to codify the right to contraception, now under threat following the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. The Right to Contraception Act (H.R. 8373), will ensure that Americans continue to have the legal right—first recognized in the landmark Griswold v. Connecticut case–to access and use contracep...

Maine Congresswoman Pingree Calls for Investigation of Chipotle for Union Busting

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today urged the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to investigate Chipotle for closing its store in Augusta, Maine within hours of workers filing to unionize. “The timing of Chipotle’s store closure in my district is more than alarming, it raises serious concerns of illegal union-busting. My constituents at the Augusta store followed the rules and were we...

Pingree to POTUS: Declare a Public Health Emergency to Protect Abortion Access

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is among 83 lawmakers urging President Biden and United States Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Becerra to issue a Public Health Emergency declaration to ensure continued access to abortion care nationwide. In the letter, Pingree and 82 other members of Congress wrote: “As we have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, a public health emergency d...

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