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Maine Delegation Welcomes $5 Million to Aid Passamaquoddy Impacted by Climate Change

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden welcomed a $5 million planning grant for the Passamaquoddy Tribe to respond to climate-related environmental threats. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of the Interior’s newly announced Voluntary Community-Driven Relocation program and funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. “F...

Pingree Celebrates Pine Tree State’s Climate Progress on 2nd Anniversary of ‘Maine Won’t Wait’

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today celebrated the Governor Mills Administration’s progress over the last two years to implement Maine’s Climate Action Plan known as “Maine Won’t Wait” and released the following statement: “Today we mark the half-way point of Maine’s four-year Climate Action Plan. Maine’s tremendous progress is truly something to celebrate, and I commend Governor Mills a...

Pingree Urges Swift Approval of Respect for Marriage Act in House

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Following Senate passage of bipartisan legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) called on House leaders to urgently take up the bill and send it to President Biden’s desk: “When the Supreme Court decided Loving v. Virginia in 1967 and Obergefell v. Hodges nearly 50 years later, those decisions should have forever cemented the rights of two ...

Maine Delegation and Governor Mills Voice Disappointment, Urge National Retailers to Continue Selling Maine Lobster

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Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, and Governor Janet Mills today released the following statement after Whole Foods Market said it would stop selling Maine lobster nationwide: “We are disappointed by Whole Foods’ decision and deeply frustrated that the Marine Stewardship Council’s suspension of the lobster industry’s certificate of susta...

Pingree, 60 House Members Push Leadership to Expand the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined nearly 60 members of Congress in urging Congressional leadership to expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) as soon as possible. The members, led by Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), urge Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer not to include corporate tax breaks in any must-pass bill or tax extend...

Reps. Pingree, Waltz Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Coastal Communities Impacted by Ocean Acidification

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today introduced bipartisan legislation with Congressman Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) to support coastal communities grappling with ocean acidification driven by human activities. The bipartisan Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2022 (H.R. 9346) would direct the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to support the current efforts of coastal ...

SEEC Climate and Agriculture Task Force releases recommendations for a Climate-Friendly Farm Bill

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Today, the Co-Chairs of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)’s Climate and Agriculture Task Force, Rep. Chellie Pingree and Rep. Kim Schrier, released a report on policy recommendations for next year’s reauthorization of the Farm Bill to ensure it is as climate-friendly as possible. “Increasingly our farmers are experiencing the impacts of climate change firsthand. Every ...

Pingree Statement on Speaker Pelosi Announcement

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) statement on Speaker Nancy Pelosi passing on the gavel: “There never has been and never will be a Speaker of the House like Nancy Pelosi. She forged a path from homemaker to the first woman ever to hold the gavel as House Speaker—becoming an inspiration for young women and girls everywhere to run for elected office themselves. As a colleague a...

Pingree, House Send Bipartisan ‘Speak Out Act’ to President Biden’s Desk

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the bipartisan, bicameral Speak Out Act, sending the bill to President Biden’s desk. The bill prohibits non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) from being enforced in instances in which sexual harassment or sexual assault has been alleged in violation of federal, tribal, or state law and in situations in wh...

Maine Delegation Blasts Inconsistencies of NOAA’s Vessel Strike Rule that Treats Lobster Industry Unequally

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In response to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) favoring the shipping industry over the lobster industry in its attempts to reduce the risk of right whale deaths, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden wrote to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to express their opposition to imposing stricter regulations on fishermen comp...

Maine Delegation and Governor Mills Respond to Suspension of Lobster Fishery Certification by Marine Stewardship Council

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Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, and Governor Janet Mills today released the following statement after the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announced plans to temporarily suspend their certification of Maine’s lobster fishery. In their decision, MSC acknowledges that while the Maine fishery meets standards for sustainability and environ...

Pingree: One Year Later, President Biden’s Infrastructure Law is Delivering for Mainers

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Today, marking the first anniversary of President Biden’s landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree highlighted the historic federal investments that are already creating good-paying jobs and transforming Maine communities. “One year ago, President Biden and the Democratic Congress delivered a once-in-a-generation investment in American infrastruc...

Maine Congresswoman Pingree Calls for NLRB Investigation After Starbucks Abruptly Closes Unionized Portland Location

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today called on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to investigate Starbucks for blatant union-busting tactics. Pingree issued the following statement after Starbucks announced it would be closing a Portland location that recently unionized: “Starbucks’ decision to close one of its busiest stores in Portland less than a month after workers formed a uni...

Congressionally-Directed Funding Secured by King, Pingree Awarded to Create 4-H Club Foundation’s Innovation Lab in Bridgton

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U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that $450,000 in Congressionally-Directed Spending secured by the Maine leaders is headed to the Maine 4-H Club Foundation. The Maine 4-H Club Foundation intends to use the investment to leverage the purchase of Bridgton’s historic Magic Lantern Theater and operate an Innovation Lab and Learning Center. ...

DeLauro, Pingree Announce GAO Report on Food Safety at Food and Drug Administration

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U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Chellie Pingree (ME-01) today announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report in response to their request that the GAO examine food contamination by chemical substances in our food. “Let me be clear- these are forever chemicals that do not break down and may have a detrimental impact on the health of Americans,” said DeLau...

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