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Pingree, House Democrats Step in to Avert Government Shutdown with Passage of Continuing Resolution

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after the House passed a 45-day Continuing Resolution to avoid a government shutdown: “For months, there has been a bipartisan path forward to keeping the government open. This stopgap passed with votes from both sides, but nearly half the Republican conference was...

Maine Delegation Calls on Postmaster DeJoy to Urgently Address ‘Unacceptable’ Maine Postal Deficiencies

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden are calling on Postmaster Louis DeJoy to urgently address troubling deficiencies found among U.S. Postal Service (USPS) operations in Maine. The letter follows the release of a recent U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report, requested by Senator Collins and Congresswoman...

Pingree: House Republicans’ Extreme Continuing Resolution ‘Political Theater at the Expense of Americans’

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, today voiced her strong opposition to the latest attempt by House Republicans to slash critical resources from the American people with an extreme Continuing Resolution. The stopgap measure, which would only keep the government open until October 31, 2023, cuts the vast majority of domestic programs by ...

Pingree, House Democrats Demand that Justice Clarence Thomas Recuse Himself from Case Following Revelations of Relationship with Koch Network

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and 49 of her Congressional colleagues today sent a letter to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas demanding he recuse himself from the upcoming Loper Bright v. Raimondo case, and any other case challenging the Chevron deference doctrine, following ProPublica’s investigative reporting that revealed Justice Thomas’ secret participation in donor events organi...

King, Pingree Introduce Bill to Expand Popular Grant Program for Maine Organic Farmers

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U.S. Senator Angus King and Representative Chellie Pingree have introduced legislation to ensure Maine organic farmers and businesses are well equipped to expand their businesses, reach new markets and further support Maine’s agricultural economy. The Organic Market Development Act would codify and increase support for an existing, and highly popular, grant program, which would help resolve supply...

King, Pingree, Golden Call on VA Secretary to Provide Funding for Safe Firearm Storage

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During Suicide Prevention Month, U.S. Senator Angus King, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (SVAC), and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, are urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide more resources and better protect veterans struggling with mental health conditions. In a letter to VA Secretary Denis McDonough, the Maine Delegation is requesting th...

Maine Delegation Announces More than $4 Million for Maine GEAR UP Program

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, have announced the U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Maine $4,058,656 for the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Maine RISE program. GEAR UP Maine, run by UMaine Farmington and the non-profit Syntiro, has helped prepare Maine students fo...

Reps. Pingree, Lawler Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Curb Food Waste

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U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.) today introduced bicameral legislation to help reduce food waste. The bipartisan New Opportunities for Technological Innovation, Mitigation, and Education to Overcome Waste Act, or the NO TIME TO Waste Act, would support research and new technologies, bolster collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and ...

Pingree Announces Nearly $1 Million to Expand Diaper Distribution Networks in Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced Maine was awarded a $990,992 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Diaper Distribution Pilot. This award will help the Maine Community Action Partnership (MeCAP) support caregivers with young children who are facing economic hardship and are working toward self-sufficiency, with a focus on families in eight Maine ...

Pingree, Bonamici, Leger Fernández Introduce Legislation to Increase Access to Arts

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In recognition of National Arts in Education Week, U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), and Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.) reintroduced legislation to increase access to the arts for students. The Arts Education for All Act will support and encourage arts education and programming for our young children, K-12 students, and youth and adults involved in the jus...

Maine Delegation Announces Funding Opportunities for Debris Removal in Coastal Communities

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Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced that $19 million in federal funding is now available to combat marine debris in coastal communities through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Sea Grant Program. This grant program, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will support healthy marine e...

Maine Delegation Announces More Than $1 Million to Support Land Conservation, Boost Outdoor Recreation in Maine

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden today announced more than $1,000,000 in National Park Service (NPS) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants for conservation and outdoor recreation projects in Maine. The funding was allocated as follows: $495,756 for the town of Windham to acquire 697.4 acres of heavily forested land and th...

Pingree, Matsui, Calvert, Pence Lead Legislation to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Improve Air Quality

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Reps. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), and Greg Pence (R-Ind.) introduced the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) of 2023. The bill would reauthorize the DERA program through fiscal year 2029 at the current level of $100 million annually. In 2005, Congress enacted the original Diesel Emissions Reduction Act through the Energy Pol...

Pingree to Biden Admin: FEMA Shelter and Services Program Should Support Asylum Seekers Nationwide, ‘Not Just Those Along the Southern Border’

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is calling on the Biden Administration to reform the burdensome requirements preventing cities and organizations like those in Maine from accessing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Shelter and Services Program (SSP) funding. In a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswe...

Following Pingree Push, Biden. Admin Extends, Redesignates Protections for South Sudanese Amid Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is praising the Biden Administration for extending and redesignating South Sudan for Temporary Protection Status (TPS) through May 3, 2025, safeguarding the lives of both current TPS holders and South Sudanese who have arrived in the United States since the last redesignation in 2022. The news comes just days after Pingree led a group of 19 Members of Congre...

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