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Maine Delegation Calls on the Navy to Extend COVID-19 Worker Protection Guidelines to Private Shipyards Like BIW

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The Maine Delegation wrote to Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly today, urging him to take actions necessary to allow large private shipyards like Bath Iron Works to follow the same guidance the Navy has issued to public shipyards to protect vulnerable workers and families from COVID-19. In their letter, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingreeand Jared Golden... Read more »

Pingree Statement on House Passage of Third Coronavirus Response Bill

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the below statement following the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress’ third legislative response to the U.S. outbreak of COVID-19: “Today, the House passed the CARES Act, which will provide much-needed relief for Maine families from the economic impacts of the coro... Read more »

Pingree Cosponsors Legislation Requiring Federal Government to Take Over Medical Supply Chain

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) in introducing the Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act. The bill forces President Trump to implement the Defense Production Act and better coordinate the manufacturing and distribution of scarce, in-demand medical supplies. “Health care workers and first responders are coura... Read more »

Pingree, Pappas Introduces Legislation to Support Maine’s 145,000 Small Business, Provide Cash Advances and Zero-Interest Loans

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined Congressman Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) and nine other House members in introducing the Too Small to Fail Act, legislation to help small businesses, nonprofits, and Maine workers who are facing unprecedented economic uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic. Full text of the bill can be found here. “Maine 145,000 small businesses already operate on... Read more »

Pingree Statement on Introduction of Third House Coronavirus Response Bill

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) released the following statement regarding the House’s third coronavirus response bill, The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act: “The House coronavirus response bill prioritizes the health, wages and well-being of American workers and families. “Senate Republicans are trying to use this crisis to fast-track a bill that will further enrich corporat... Read more »

Maine Delegation Pushes for Expanded Access to Meals for Low-Income Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

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On behalf of the more than 82,000 students in Maine who qualify to participate in the National School Lunch Program, Maine’s Congressional Delegation wrote to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, urging him to immediately use new authorities Congress has granted him to increase low-income students’ access to meals. During the regular school year, the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs pro... Read more »

Pingree, Bonamici Push House Leadership to Protect the Arts Economy During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) today wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, asking them to prioritize the needs of the arts and cultural sector in a COVID-19 economic relief package. Text of the full letter can be found here and at the end of this press release. “On Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Economic An... Read more »

Delegation Calls on HHS Secretary to Deliver Medical Equipment Needed to Fight COVID-19 in Maine

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives ChelliePingree and Jared Golden wrote to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, urging him to quickly distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to Maine. Health care professionals rely on PPE such as masks, surgical gowns, and respirators to safely treat individuals with COVID-19. After Maine received a limit... Read more »

Golden, Pingree Push for Policies to Protect Workers, Families, and Small Businesses in Emergency Coronavirus Bill

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Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) today urged congressional leaders to include the Maine lawmakers’ recommendations to protect workers and their families in the upcoming emergency coronavirus legislation. “As you work with Senate leadership and the President’s Administration on an economic relief package to address the effects of the Coronavirus Disease (CO... Read more »

Pingree, Golden Urge Department of Defense to Extend Deadlines for BIW

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Responding to grave concerns about public health and military readiness as the coronavirus spreads in Maine, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released a statement today urging the Department of Defense to extend deadlines for ships being built at Bath Iron Works (BIW). “Bath Iron Works shipbuilders know the work they do is critical to American national se... Read more »

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