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Maine Delegation Challenges Department of Education Decision to Deny Funding to UMaine Farmington College Prep Program

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WASHINGTON — Maine’s congressional delegation today challenged the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the University of Maine Farmington’s application for a renewed Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant. GEAR UP Maine, run by UMaine Farmington and Syntiro, has helped prepare Maine students for college since 1999, including 29,000 students ...

VIDEO: In floor remarks, Chair Pingree urges passage of full appropriations package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Interior Appropriations subcommittee, today spoke on the floor in support of a continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown while encouraging her Republican colleagues to remember their “solemn duty to exercise our power of the purse” and come to the table to negotiate a full annual appropriations package to avo...

Pingree Applauds Actions to Implement Maine’s Climate Action Plan

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today praised the Governor Mills Administration’s progress over the last year to implement the Climate Action Plan and released the following statement: “One year ago today, Governor Mills and her team unveiled Maine’s four-year Climate Action Plan, presenting the state legislature with a landmark roadmap to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pr...

Pingree Statement on Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) issued the following statement regarding the oral arguments today at the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, challenging Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban: “I am deeply concerned that the Supreme Court has signaled it would throw out 50 years of settled law to uphold Mississippi’s abortion ban. ...

Pingree, Bonamici, Price Lead Call to Restore Presidential Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

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WASHINGTON, DC– Today Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), and David Price (D-N.C.) led 15 Members of the House in calling on President Joe Biden to restore the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) via Executive Order. The PCAH has historically advised the President, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and ...

Maine Food Projects Awarded $3.5M in Federal Grants to Strengthen Local and Regional Food Systems, Pingree Announces

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced federal funding for five Maine-based projects aimed at strengthening and exploring new market opportunities in Maine and New England’s agricultural food systems. The $3.5 million U.S. Department of Agriculture investment coming to Maine is through the Local Food Promotion Programs (LFPP) and the Regional Food System Partnershi...

$200K Grant to Help Family-Owned Meat Processing Business Recover from Devastating Fire, Pingree Announces

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $200,000 grant to a small, family run meat processing business in Kennebunk. The USDA’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant (MPIRG) will help Nest & Mullen LLC, a five-generation farm and butcher shop, rebuild their meat processing plant that was destroyed in a S...

Pingree Announces Nearly $500K in USDA Awards to Expand Economic Opportunity in Rural Maine

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest nearly half a million dollars to improve equitable access to jobs, business opportunities, education, housing, and health care for people who live and work in rural Maine areas. The funding will be awarded to: The Island Institute in Rockland: $193,000 Rural Community Devel...

Pingree: Ahead of Thanksgiving, Child Tax Credit put $27.2M in tax cuts back in First District families’ pockets

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PORTLAND, ME — Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today welcomed a new report from the Joint Economic Committee estimating that 66,000 Child Tax Credit monthly payments were sent to families in Maine’s First Congressional District the week before Thanksgiving. A total of $27.2 million in tax cuts went back in the pockets of hardworking Maine families, covering 106,000 First District children ...

Pingree Hails House Passage of Build Back Better Act as Transformative Blueprint for Climate-Smart, Care Economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today celebrated the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Build Back Better Act, the most beneficial bill for working families enacted since The New Deal. The bill will prepare the nation for the next century through unprecedented investments in climate-smart programs and the establishment of a safety net that supports the needs o...

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